Let’s face it, when it comes to parenting, most of us are just muddling through, learning on the job, and reaching out to any helping hand that’s offered. And so many of us look online to find that sanity-saving, supportive space. It’s why, for the second year running, we’re saying thanks, and celebrating the most brilliantly creative set of mums the UK social media scene has to offer.
From the mums who inspire us, to the ones who reassure us, they help us to keep going through the minefield of motherhood! Whether they have five or five million followers, we’ve pulled together the hottest YouTubers, Instagrammers and vloggers around. Without further ado – drum roll, please – here’s The Mum List 2020!
The amazing Chaneen marks our number 1 spot. This creative, beautiful soul can do it all: tandem feed, vlog, and run her own business. Having not really seen many black mums on the scene, especially breastfeeding ones, Chaneen started speaking up more about motherhood when daughter Jasmine was born in August 2017. Second daughter, Ocean, was then born in April last year – enter a new world of tandem breastfeeding and life with two-under-two. In a bid not to lose her style, she then started created her own clothes, and friends started taking note and asked for their own versions. The rest, as they say, is history.
Rebecca is our online cookbook for daily recipes to feed our tots. This positive mama has us creating shopping lists to cook all of the breakfast, lunches and dinners that she feeds daughter Nina. She’s also now about to release an actual
In January, mummy blogger Rachel Clements passed away after a 15-year battle with an incurable lung disease. Rachel was a positive, charitable influence on our mum community – she spoke about diversity in motherhood, anxiety, and about a long battle with ill-health. Above all she spoke about her three children, Chloe, Louis and Ivan, and the importance of setting an example and creating a bright future for them.
Rachel praised platforms like Instagram for giving mothers a space to belong and learn from one another. We will forever remember Rachel and be grateful for all she taught us about getting out of our comfort zone and speaking up about our struggles. In honour of Rachel, we want to dedicate The Mum List 2020 to her.
In what currently feels like a place full of vacuous, narcissistic, materialist greed that’s never enough for even the eternally blessed, all I wish for right now is the ability to mother, on my own. To walk hand in hand with my children, to pick them up, to carry them when their little legs become too tired, to proudly walk L in to preschool and make small talk with the other Mums at the gate. To be on the committee and put myself forward as a parent helper, to get involved in fundraising and be an extra pair of hands on trips. To not get breathless reading a bed-time story, to physically enter the pool and teach them how to swim, to take them out alone for ice cream and milkshakes or for a cheeky Happy Meal. As a Mother, on my own. To be able to make their beds and faff with interiors in their room, to wash their clothes and arrange them accordingly in their wardrobe. To lift and buckle them in to their car seats and road-trip alone like we used to, the world no longer my oyster. To ride with them at the funfair, chase them around the park, to kick a ball around the playing field and dive into the bacteria-infested soft play ball-pit. As a Mother, on my own. To walk across a sandy beach, paddling and splashing one another at the oceans edge, jumping the little crashing waves as they ooze across in to the sand. To pack a little suitcase, jump on to a train and see where life takes us for the weekend and to do that Disney-World cliche. From fiercely independent to observing from the shadows; I grieve daily for the loss of being a Mother, on my own. . . . . #breathlesslymothering #disabled #inclusive #diverse #makemotherhooddiverse #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #palliativecare #medicalblogger #pulmonaryfibrosis #ileostomy #crohnsdisease #disabledmodel #lifeonoxygen #hospicecare #hospice #terminalillness #disabledblogger #stillbreathing #lifeonoxygen #cambridgeshireblogger #cambridgebloggers #mumsnetinfluencers #influencers #channelmum #motherandbaby #motherhood #lynfordhall #perspective
How The Mum List works
We asked you to nominate your favourite mumfluencers, and their content was judged on:
- Feel-good factor: Does she make you happy to be the mum you are?
- Inspirational: Does she inspire you to be the mum you want to be?
- Relatable: Do you feel she’s a normal mum, just like you?
- Reassuring: Does she help you cope with the challenges of being a mum?
- Entertaining: Does she make you laugh and want to come back for more?
- Innovative: Does she give you a unique view on life as a mum?
Check out last our winners from Mother&Baby's The Mum List 2019 here: