This year more than ever we know how much we’ve valued online interactions - FaceTimes, Whatsapp chats, Zoom classes galore… and how much we’ve all interacted on social media!
Each year we bring you Mother&Baby’s The Mum List (as voted by you) to shout about some of the mums who have inspired, entertained and become our virtual friends on social media.
With so many of us looking online to find that sanity-saving, supportive space we want to say thanks, and celebrate 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 have become a big part of what keeps us going through the minefield of parenthood! Whether they have five or five million followers, we’ve pulled together the hottest mumfluencers around.
Without further ado – drum roll, please – here’s The Mum List 2021…
From doctor-on-call to mum-on-call Dr Punam Krishan talks about life as a GP, being a mother to two children with a 7-year gap, mental health in adults and children. She's also been a huge part of expelling fears and giving us reassurance during the coronavirus pandemic on her page, during her appearances on BBC Morning Live and in her column in The i Paper and Glasgow Times. This GP mama is also one half of The Medic Mum Podcast
with 2020 mumlister @The_GP_Mum. Follow Dr Krishan on Instagram @DrPunamKrishan.
Owner of Mini Explorer Consultancy
, Harriet's extended her life experiences in childcare and running nurseries to offering additional support and tips on everyday dilemmas for parents. Harriet also shares the reality of mothering a 2-year-old and a 4-month-old. Her page makes us feel unbelievably normal, plus Harriet's smile is infectious and toddler Fred and baby Margot will also have your faces aching. Follow Harriet on Instagram @Harriets_Mini_Explorers.
Combining fitness with mum life, Amy-Naomi is helping mamas get fit with her Mummy Boot Camp. Amy-Naomi constantly reminds us how special being a mum is and how grateful we are to bring life into this world. You'll find lots of honest chat about postpartum life aka "the fouth trimester", body image, how exercise has helped her as a new mum and why she started buggy bootcamp. Follow Amy-Naomi on Instagram @Amy-Naomi
and on YouTube
We're dancing our way through motherhood with Ola and family as this TikTok family share all the moves and styles. Ola shares conversations about homeschooling, baby Dream's first words, combined with some honest conversations about home life and how to teach our children about diversity and projecting positive influences into our society. We literally want to step into our phones and have a boogie with this fab five-some. Follow Ola and family on Instagram @Ola_Pelo
and on TikTok @ThePeloFam
From homeware hauls to power pumping, Olivia is an award-winning interior lifestyle blogger and mum-of-one to daughter Nova who has got us wanting to makeover our entire house! We love watching Nova making lots of cameo appearances around the stylish abode she recides in with mama Olivia. There's cute selfies and totally Instagramable house snaps here. You can also watch longer versions on Olivia's YouTube channel. Follow Olivia on Instagram @LustLiving
and on YouTube
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?
More from The Mum List: previous years
Meet the 2020 mumlisters: Mother&Baby's The Mum List 2020
Meet the 2019 mumlisters: Mother&Baby's The Mum List 2019