10 Photos Every Parent Posts On Instagram

Are you a parent? Are you on Instagram? I’ll bet you’ve uploaded a few of these photos… drink a shot for every pic you’ve posted (kidding! Or, you know, not…)

1. The much-needed morning caffeine hit

Whether you’ve had a disturbed night because of a little person, or your kiddos just like to get up at 4.45am EVERY MORNING, that first morning #mycuppa is the best.

2. The (often rare) night out selfie

When I post this kind of pic, I’m thinking ‘Look at meeeee! I’m wearing heels! I’m going out!’ It’s one of those moments you just have to share with the world, right?

3. Kids’ shoes

They’re so small. And cute. How can weΒ not add them to Insta-history?

4. The energising healthy juice

A distant relative of the morning caffeine hit, this is the healthy parent’s beverage of choice. People who post this get sympathy and health kudos at the same time.

5. The 7pm wine

It says a lot about the people I follow on Instagram that between 7pm and 8pm most evenings, once the kids are in bed, my feed fills up with these photos. You’re all awesome.

6. The family dinner

Sometimes, you create a meal that looks so good, you can’t keep it between your four walls. It’s only fair that you give everyone who knows you food-envy.

7. That blissful ‘me-time’

I could look at me-time photos all day. Relaxed cups of coffee. A slice of cake. A magazine. Heaven.

8. The growing baby bump

Instagram wasn’t around when I was pregnant with my daughter, so I didn’t get a chance to post a bump photo. But they’re a cool way to show that you can’t see your knees (or knickers) anymore.

9. Rainbow loom bands

Anyone else’s IG feed been filling up with loom bands? Well, what do we expect when EVERY child in the country is obsessed with the little round things, and they’re so colourful?

10. Toy carnage

It happens to the best of us, and every now and then – even though we like to use Instagram to just show the best bits of life – we snap it and share it…


Have I forgotten any classic parent Instagram photos? Comment and let me know. Oh and PS you canΒ follow me on Instagram over here!




  1. July 8, 2014 / 8:27 pm

    God bless IG, all hail the Insta Fix…morning,noon & night!! All these insta-mamas rock…..including you Alison! πŸ™‚ xx

  2. July 8, 2014 / 8:29 pm

    Tea does indeed make me twerk! I like selfie where I hold the camera REALLY high so I look about five stone lighter than I am. And then I lofi it. So I look ace. In reality? Not so much xxx

  3. July 8, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    Spot on Alison. The only reason I can’t say yes to all of these is because my two are too young for loom bands. (And so, I don’t know what they are, shock horror!) I seem to post a lot more photos of wine and coffee than dinners I’m proud of though πŸ˜‰ x

  4. July 8, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    I was suspicious as to what you wanted my photo for! Love this post – so so true. Especially the wine selfies πŸ˜‰ x

  5. July 8, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    I started #igteaclub a couple of weeks ago as the Twitter tea club was out growing 140 characters.You forgot children asleep or in strange places/angles of sleep, child who has gotten up to mischief and made a mess of themselves, pets, kids artwork, selfies and lunch box contents.

  6. July 8, 2014 / 9:07 pm

    I’m not on Instagram (yet! – need a phone upgrade!) but if I was I would probably have posted at least one of all of these (except the bump and the loom bands – the juice would have been a smoothie!) πŸ™‚

  7. July 8, 2014 / 9:09 pm

    Love it, and can definitely relate to nearly all – the funny healthy stuff not so much though

  8. July 8, 2014 / 9:44 pm

    Hilarious!I’ve definitely taken more than my fair share of those – and a few combined i.e bump shot and toddler shoes.

  9. July 9, 2014 / 12:50 am

    Love the list, my little man is too young for loom bands yet. Im sure the time will come when I post about his latest fad etc.. x

  10. July 9, 2014 / 12:24 pm


    I am using this post to class myself as “normal”

  11. July 9, 2014 / 12:27 pm


    Really enjoyed looking through your blog.


    The Dad Network

  12. July 9, 2014 / 12:27 pm


    Really enjoyed looking through your blog.


    The Dad Network

  13. July 9, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    hehe….. love it! I do love IG πŸ˜€

  14. July 9, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    Guilty as charged of pretty much all of them! Hehehe, brilliant πŸ™‚ IG is the one social media app I would hate to lose!

  15. July 9, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    Fab I always say my account is family life, food and fashion! Love these shots!

  16. July 9, 2014 / 9:04 pm

    Oh Alison, I do nearly all of these (bar the juicing and loom bands ones- I’ll leave those to you and Katrina!). So, so true- great post! πŸ™‚

  17. July 10, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    Oh I love instagram, I think its my favourite form of social media. Its perfect for nosey people like me πŸ˜‰

  18. July 10, 2014 / 11:32 pm

    This post really made me smile and I think we are guilty of doing nearly all of these – still have not done the loom band ones yet

    Laura x

  19. July 13, 2014 / 7:33 pm

    I think I’ve done all of those except the juice and loom bands – but there’s still time!

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