Instagram can be an invaluable source of inspiration and information, especially for moms! But far too often we can be misled by fake followings, paid likes + comments, and even worse- people pretending to live a life that’s very different from their reality. You know the type… posting non-stop, giving tips as if they’re a guru of all things, meanwhile they usually have a child or two just off screen staring at an iPad for hours while Mommy picks the perfect filter to use for her daily check-ins that no one asked for.
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we thought it would be the perfect time to share a round-up of Hong Kong Moms with real followings and most importantly REAL inspiring lives. Our top 10 picks won’t spam you with daily nonsense and you can rest assured that the life they lead online and off is one in the same. Scroll through our list of Hong Kong Moms who live with purpose, value sustainability and share content sure to fill your feed with encouragement and positivity.
This Earth Mama stays true to her handle sharing tips and inspiration for slow living. She’s a busy Mom of two who thankfully makes time to capture the beauty of life on Lantau Island. She cares deeply about sustainability, her environmental footprint and nurturing her children’s appreciation for the great outdoors.
Norbyah is a mom of three, and teacher by day whose love of vintage and pre-loved fashion has us looking at our wardrobes with fresh eyes. She’s built a large community of thrifty ladies on Instagram with a series called “show me your closet” where they lead by example reminding us to look for trends in our own closets, re-styling pieces in updated and unique ways instead of hitting the high street.
Utah is a Nike Master trainer and Mom of two. She is guaranteed to hype you up and get you motivated to move your body while not taking yourself too seriously. Utah shares regular fitness inspiration along with beauty, fashion, nutrition and the occasional beach clean-ups with her family.
Kim is the kind of mom you would actually want to start a book club with. Her feed is filled with book reviews accompanied by her favourite gin and tonic. She’s also a circular fashion advocate, who regularly shares her Retykle finds. Positivity and realness radiate in everything that she puts out into the world and we love her for that!
May is the Wellness Curator at Five Elements Habitat and Founder of The Garden Gathering. She shares content to encourage incorporating mindfulness into everyday life including tea ceremonies, yoga instruction and sound baths. A true beacon of positive feminine energy who is raising her daughter to value rituals that nurture the soul.
Gladys consistently shares fun family outings in Hong Kong with her Husband and two boys. She’s a young Mom that encourages being playful and making time for date night. Check out her youtube channel for even more fun content.
Ashleigh is a busy Mom and prenatal/postnatal workout coach. She shares regular fitness motivation and tips for working out at home when you don’t have time to hit the gym along with adorable snaps of her two babes. She also offers 1-2-1 online coaching to help you get your post pregnancy fitness goals in order.
Mandy kept us entertained during the dregs of the pandemic with her regular tiktok/reel style fashion and comedy videos. Her Instagram account is filled with hilarious and useful Mommy advice along with fashion, beauty and reassurance that you are not alone! We love her sense of humour and the fact that she supports small Hong Kong-based brands!
Rosemary is a model turned yogi and holistic health coach with a true sense of adventure. She uses her platform to remind us to get outside and move our bodies in nature. We love her IG stories, usually featuring fun family adventures that will inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and try new things! You can usually spot her near the water practicing challenging yoga poses on some of Hong Kong’s most beautiful beaches.
WELL, we couldn’t do a mom’s round-up without mentioning our Founder and CEO… Emily is a Mom of four with children ranging from 3 to 13. Her personal IG is filled with circular and sustainable fashion inspiration, vegan food recipes and tips, along with plastic-free living advice. She’s passionate about keeping things minimal while supporting local businesses and non-profits that lead with purpose.
Did we miss a Mom that you think we should add to our list? We’d love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Written exclusively for WELL, Magazine Asia