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Health & Fitness Five of the best Scots mum bloggers you need to be following on Instagram

18:55  16 october  2020
18:55  16 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The rise of the 'mumfluencer' is something that has proved vital for the education and entertainment of parents across the country in recent years.

No longer do we need to rely on boring old NHS guides or our friends and family who have been there before to figure out what we're in for when we start on the daunting journey of pregnancy then into parenthood.

Of course nothing beats a bit of good old fashioned advice from your nearest and dearest, and we all know there are no right or wrong answers.

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But it's reassuring to have a bounty of online resources to check out for advice on what do do with wee ones and how to handle any hiccups which may occur.

It's also nice to take a wee break from reality and have a nosey at how someone else tackles the tricky job of raising small humans - and there's nothing wrong with admitting that!

Just be sure not to compare yourself to anyone who you think might be "nailing it" on a day when you're not quite feeling that way yourself.

From style, skincare, home and fashion tips via important pregnancy and postpartum advice to a general view of what life is like with a youngster - or several - there is a mum blogger out there for everyone.

We've gathered together five of our favourites in Scotland for a fun but by no means exclusive list of who you should be following.

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Think we've missed someone out? Make sure to let us know!

Meantime, next time you've got five minutes to yourself, get a cuppa on the go and your favourite chocolate bar and settle down to delve into the world of one of these lovely lasses.

Mama Reid

60.8k followers

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Ash Reid is so good at the whole mum blogging thing, she was able to give up her day job . The 27-year-old set up her Instagram account in 2015 after fearing her pals were growing tired of being bombarded with snaps of her newborn daughter.

The former business analyst's parenting and lifestyle advice, as well as home hacks and beauty tips, soon caught the attention of thousands of social media users, and she found herself working with top brands including Heinz, Mamas & Papas, Matalan and Fabletic. Now mum to  Ella, five, and Charlie, three, and having teamed up with YouTube parenting channel Channel Mum, Glasgow mum Ash is a bonafide social media star with more than 12 million YouTube hits.

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Find Mama Reid here.

Mama Says


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4,697 followers

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Mama Says is Glasgow based mum-of-two Katie Easton. The queen of quirky cool parenting in the west of Scotland, Katie's family and lifestyle blog is the go to page if you like your advice with a bit of an alternative edge. Which we do, and we are also massive fans of all things pink, just like Mama Says.

Katie started her Instagram page and accompanying blog, which is regularly updated and packed full of interesting content, as a creative outlet in the "mental fug that is life with a newborn". Now the proud raiser of two young boys, she uses her platforms to cover a huge variety of subjects, from make up and style, to things to do around Scotland, food and drink, body positivity and flexi working. Now an advertising and PR student, Katie says she prioritises helping other mums retain their sense of self and style, and it shows.

Check out Mama Says here.

Si Si Shoffman

12.4k followers

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Simone Shoffman is one of the most brutally honest and inspiring ‘mumfluencers’ on the Scottish blogging scene. A Glaswegian who resides in London, Si Si with husband Jason, gorgeous pooch Halo and newborn baby Clayton Jagger (CJ).

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Si Si is a training manager for cosmetics firm Aesthetics and has battled Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and Endometriosis in the past, so was offering specialist advice on all things skin care from a first hand point of view when she first started out. When she became pregnant with CJ, the direction of her Instagram page changed slightly, with more of a focus on being a first time mum, but there’s still the same lifestyle and beauty tips to be had.

The 29-year-old has documented her heartbreak at losing a baby at 11 weeks and is always on hand to offer advice on the health issues she’s faced, as well as to make us green with envy at her glamorous life and gorgeous wee family. She’s also never shy in telling the true story about what really happens to us during our postpartum journey, with nappies, bloating and greasy hair to boot! A real breath of fresh air.

You can find Si Si Shoffman here.

Baby Skin

18.5k followers

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Ruby Harrigan has long been one of Glasgow's leading Instagram influencers, but her page has become all the more adorable since she and partner Ralph welcomed their gorgeous wee girl Honey to their fold. PR guru by day and glamorous mumfluencer at all other times, Ruby has got us all hanging on every snap she posts.

As her Insta handle would suggest, she started out as a beauty, lifestyle and skin specialist but has since moved on to all things related to being a new mum with epic style. Ruby is particularly passionate about breastfeeding her wee angel and is on hand to offer advice and tips to anyone in the same boat. She's also got us in awe at all of her on point pregnancy and post pregnancy looks, and we want all of her coats, pastel coloured tracksuits and also her trainers, thanks.

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Find Baby Skin here.

The Social Mama

21.8k followers

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The Social Mama is 28-year-old Aimee Kilgour, who runs a personal blog on Instagram and just launched a YouTube channel in June. Married to husband Kyle for two years, who she has been with for ten, Aimee is a stay at home mum to Kayden, six, Jackson, three, and two-year-old Callie - as well as toy poodles Teddy and Ruby.  She plans to share weekly vlogs from now on, focusing on parenting tips as well as beauty recommendations, hair and make up advice, meal ideas and lots more.

Aimee is a glamorous young mum but she’s not afraid to tell it like it is and prides herself on being able to update her followers with the truth about her life, as well as when her home “looks like a s**t tip” and when she does too. Not that we have seen any evidence the latter happens much.

You can find The Social Mama here.

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