Instagram is one of the most popular tools people of the modern world use to share their lives with each other. Parents may be some of the biggest fans of this social media platform. It's a way for them to connect with each other, commiserate with each other and, let's be honest, a way for them to brag about how incredibly cute their kids are.
Instagram was founded by Stanford graduates Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in 2010, and was purchased by Facebook in 2012 for a cool $1 billion. 70% of all Instagram users check the app at least once a day, with many checking in much more often to see the latest selfies. 83% of all Instagram posts contain hashtags, and those most widely used include #love, #beautiful, #me, #cute and #tbt. Currently, Instagram has over 300 billion users; with 70% of those users residing outside of the United States. Approximately 70 million photos and videos are posted to Instagram each day. On average, the total amount of likes per day is around 2.5 billion.
For many mothers, posting pics to Instagram is more than just a way to show Grandma how big little Junior is getting. In fact, more than a few mamas have made posting photos to Instagram into their full-time job.
Moms of Instagram are hot, cool, determined, driven, inspirational and amazing. Their posts are brave, honest, fascinating and fun. Many of the mamas currently posting their day-to-day adventures on Instagram are simply smoking hot. We've scoured Instagram's archives and found 15 of the most sizzling, scintillating and downright sexy mamas currently using the app. Please enjoy the following crazy photos of Instagram's hottest moms.
15 Christine Andrew
Christine Andrew is the founder of HelloFashionBlog.com, and currently has 849,000 Instagram followers. She and her husband, Cody have one son Beckam. Andrew is also a proud stepmother to Cody's two children from a previous marriage: daughter, Mara and son, Wes. Christine's Instagram account features the stylish mama traveling the world. Of course, she always looks fabulous in her photos, whether she's exploring the deserts of Dubai or boarding a plane in chic-looking sweats.
Andrew recently captioned a photo of herself and her stepdaughter Mara smiling on the beach, "May we continue to support each other and chase our dreams. Your potential is endless!! Stay true to your dreams and never compromise what you want due to set backs or failures. There is endless opportunity if we support each other!! One of my favorite quotes: 'to strong women: may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them' love you guys! #womensday."
Another heartwarming photo on the fashionista's account features Andrew snuggling her sleeping toddler. The caption of the photo reads, "I can't believe Beckam turns 3 in a couple weeks. I know my days of being able to hold him are getting more numbered. I swear I get more sentimental closer to each of his birthdays. Are you other moms the same way?? He's just getting so big. I really do cherish the moments he still falls asleep in my arms when I'm holding him. #lovehim #mommyhood #almost3"
14 Miranda Kerr
Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr currently has 10.8 million followers on Instagram. She has a son, Flynn with her ex-husband Orlando Bloom. Her account features photos of the beauty posing for an array of different fashion spreads, jet-setting around the world and being goofy while posing with different filters.
Kerr has said, "I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness. Because just like a rose is beautiful, so is a sunflower, so is a peony. I mean, all flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that's like women too."
The gorgeous mother has also shared, "I feel like life is really short, and it's important to enjoy yourself and embrace whatever comes your way, whether it's a challenging day or a great day, just welcome it with open arms. No matter who you are, you can't escape challenges; they are part of life." We love Miranda's inspirational Instagram account, and her refreshing take on the world.
13 Britney Spears
Pop star and mother-of-two Britney Spears always keeps it real for her 15.4 million Instagram followers. Her account features a mix of glamorous photos depicting Spears rocking killer costumes as well as peeks into everyday life with her family.
A recent photo posted by Spears shows a latte filled with Lucky Charms cereal, accompanied by the caption, "Unbelievable idea. I mean, how come I didn’t think of that?!?! Lucky charmed latte.... just sensational!"
Spears has taken heat over the years for her mothering mistakes, and has said of being a mom, "As a mother, the one thing that always goes through your head is, You're never enough. You never can be enough - or do enough - for your kids. It's a never-ending issue for me. I had to learn: Don't beat yourself up so much.... You have to take it one day at a time, do the best that you can and enjoy yourself. I notice that if there are some times I've been stressed, because I'm human and stress about things, that affects your kids. So you have to make sure you're a happy mom so they can be happy."
12 Kate Hudson
Actress Kate Hudson is flawless from head to toe, even when she's lounging on a boat drinking booze and munching on cheese puffs. Her down-to-earth attitude about life is likely the reason Hudson currently has over 6.7 million Instagram followers. Her account features star-studded events like the Oscars, as well as the mother-of-two goofing around at home with her boys.
Hudson has said of motherhood,"Some days I feel like I should win best mom of the day award, and some days I find myself doing strange things that don’t have any real purpose, in faraway corners in my house, and I realize I am literally and deliberately hiding from my children."
She has also shared, "Yes, I help my kids with their homework. But I also get bored doing it. I will sit and listen to my children pontificate and discuss their ideas till the day is long because it warms my heart, but I really don’t want to do math! I’m gonna say it: I’d prefer to watch 'The Bachelor' rather than do fractions and divisions.”
11 Stephanie Sorensen
Stephanie Sorensen is a mom-of-all-trades. It's safe to say Sorensen is one talented mama. She's an actress, a model, a firefighter, an educator and a mother to an autistic little boy. Stephanie is also the inspiration behind the comic Firegirl. This hot mom with an impressive resume currently has 78,400 Instagram followers. Her photos range from sexy photo shoots, to depictions of life as a firefighter, to sultry selfies. Whatever Stephanie is up to, she's always looking fabulous, and always grinning from ear to ear.
One recent photo posted by Sorensen features her handsome son, and is captioned, "As a woman, the thing I'm most proud of is that I am raising right this beautiful boy right here. No greater blessing can God give a woman than to be a mother to a child. #grateful #internationalwomensday #proudmommy #futurefirefighter"
Another photo in which Stephanie poses covered in mud in a knock-out red dress is captioned, "Sometimes reaching for our dreams means we have to get our hands a little dirty. #photooftheday #quoteoftheday #instalike #model #mud #outdoors #wildside"
10 Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian West has two children with her rapper husband Kanye West: daughter, North and son, Saint. The reality show superstar currently has over 94.5 million followers. Her account features many sexy shots to say the least, as well as an abundance of heartwarming photos of the starlet enjoying life with her little ones.
On motherhood, Kim has said, "I think when you have a baby there’s like no time for any like (expletive). Excuse my language. You don’t have time for it and sometimes I see things and I’m like, ‘I’m not gonna let that slide. This person was wrong.’ Or whatever I’m feeling I speak my mind a little bit more after I’ve had our daughter."
Kardashian West has also shared, “It is an adjustment trying to balance a career and motherhood for sure, but the key is to prioritize. You become more selective and work on projects that are so meaningful because you want every other waking moment spent with your family. You have to remember though to make time for yourself. If you feel good, you will be happy in your career and family life and everyone is happy!”
9 Sarah Stage
Sarah Stage is a model who became an Instagram sensation after photos of her rocking a six pack while pregnant with her son went viral. Stage currently has 2 million followers, and often posts pictures and videos featuring her workout routines, her adorable son and her life as a mom. Stage is always open and honest in her posts, possibly the reason why so many of her followers adore her, and shower her feed with likes and positive comments.
Stage recently posted a photo of herself holding a protien shake with her son in tow. The caption read, "Days like these, Jamesy is my cardio #momlife btw I still drink protein shakes when I don't work out too the salted caramel flavor...is my absolute favorite."
Another stunning photo of Stage snuggling her newborn son is captioned, "I am proud of many things in life but nothing beats being a mother."
Stage also encourages other moms not to be afraid of being sexy. She has shared, "Who says you can't feel sexy and be a mom? If anything becoming a mother has made me feel even more comfortable in my own skin, I'm sure a lot of you can agree! I laugh when I read comments saying 'You're a mother now, cover up.' Don't let society define you. #staypositive #momlife"
8 Mindi Jensen
Single mom Mindi Jensen of Price, Utah is a fitness model with over 52,000 Instagram followers. She took heat from her employers after posting a pic of herself rocking a barely there bikini before a fitness competition. The caption read, "I know it’s overload of me in a bikini BUT I’m a 37 year old divorced, single mom of four and I’ve NEVER been anything but skinny and weak."
Soon after the pictures were posted, Jensen, who teaches middle school, was told by school administrators that her bikini photos were causing no small stir among parents and students. Jensen shared, "These kids found it, and the parents were appalled by the pictures--they called it immodest. They called it pornographic. They called the pictures inappropriate, and these are my fitness and show pictures in my sport, in my uniform in my bodybuilding sport.”
School officials gave Jensen three choices: make her account private, take it down or be fired, but she wasn't going to give in to any of those options without a fight. She said of the administrator's demands, "I get comments and messages that it’s inspirational. Women like my story and they’re following my story, and if I put it to private, then it’s not going to reach these people that might need and understand me.”
The issue made it to the district level where the school board decided to rule in favor of Jensen. They apologized, and put a plan in place to train parents on appropriate internet use. This strong mom stood her ground and is still able to compete and post her inspirational photos without the fear of losing her job. She shared of fitness competitions, "I feel like I’m good at it. I feel like I can go places with it. This is the first time that I have felt strong.”
7 Chrissy Teigen
Model Chrissy Teigen has 10.8 million Instagram followers. Her account chronicles life with her dapper musician husband John Legend and their adorable daughter Luna. Teigen turned heads when she posted a photo of herself cooking eggs with a toned tummy just weeks after giving birth, but, despite the photo, her postpartum recovery hasn't been an easy one.
Teigen recently shared on Instagram, "I'll just say it: I have post partum depression. So much love to @glamourmag for letting me share something that was eating me up inside for months and months. One of the most amazing things about social media is the ability to interact candidly with friends and fans and it felt so weird knowing what I was going through but not really feeling like it was the right place to speak on it. I've always felt genuinely close to all of you and I'm insanely relieved you now know something that has been such a huge part of me for so long. My full essay is on the @glamourmag bio."
Chrissy's willingness to share will undoubtedly help countless other mothers currently struggling with the many emotions that often surface during the weeks and months after a baby's delivery. Hats off to Teigen for using her Instagram account to inspire and encourage others.
6 Luiza Lorentziadis
Model and fitness expert Luiza Lorentziadis currently has 28,300 Instagram followers. Her feed is full of color, sun and baby bliss. Her little boy is a dreamboat who loves the camera, and although most of her captions are in Spanish, it's easy to see Lorentziadis is head over heels for her little man.
The fit mom posted multiple pictures of herself posing during her pregnancy, and recently shared them next to identical poses taken after her baby's delivery. The photos insinuate that she bounced back virtually overnight, and may be frustrating for some moms. However, to others, Lorentziadis is an inspiration, and a testament to the fact that being fit after having a baby is definitely possible.
Photos of her baby bump show how svelte Lorentziadis was able to stay during pregnancy, even as her belly grew. Her account also contains proof that it's possible for many women to stay fit, healthy and active during pregnancy, if they have the right knowledge and tools at their disposal.
5 Heidi Klum
Supermodel and Project Runway host Heidi Klum currently has 3.4 million followers on Instagram. She lives a glamorous life, and her feed is a fun mix of selfies, inside peeks into her personal life and stylish shots of the German beauty living the dream, looking fabulous all the while.
Klum has four beautiful children, and once shared that the paparazzi wasn't to blame for making life difficult for her and her babies. She claims her kids are used to the spotlight, and have a harder time with those they interact with on a daily basis. She shared of haters, "It's mainly other mums and kids that give you the stink eye a little bit." Klum continued, "I think it's important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state--meaning surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do."
Klum has also said of her outlook on life, "I am generally a very happy and easygoing person. I also believe it's always better to meet people with a smile rather than looking cold, especially when you first meet. It changes everything."
4 Bella Falconi
Bella Falconi is a mom with killer abs and 2.7 million Instagram followers. She's a life coach, has a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition Science and is a proud Christian. Falconi's feed is a lovely mix of workout videos, inspirational quotes, fashion shots and adorable photos of her baby girl.
While most of Falconi's captions are in Portuguese, she does share thoughts in English every once in awhile. One such caption shows the types of positive and uplifting messages found in her pictures and words and states, "Take the first step, and you will be one step further. Take the second step and you will be two steps further. Take three steps and you will be three steps further from where you started. Then count all of your steps and you will realize that you are closer to your goals than you thought you were. Every step counts. Be positive. Keep moving."
3 Hannah Polites
Hannah Polites is an Australian stunner with 1.4 million Instagram followers. She's another mother who seemed to be bikini ready the second her baby had left her uterus. She's a fit mom with a megawatt smile and a bright, happy feed. Her baby girl, Eveliah is featured often, along with more than a few pics of Polites' perky bum.
One caption accompanying a snapshot of Polites' killer booty states, "Trying to get that booty growth after the baby... I've lost muscle from mixing up my routine whilst pregnant but I'm ready to create change. This will be my before photo." To the dismay of some, her before photo of her bum is the backside basically every woman wishes to possess.
Polites shared some kind words with her followers when wishing them a Happy New Year. She posted, "...Happy New Year to all of you amazing people, I hope this year brings travel, romance, personal growth, love, positivity, compassion and a renewed energy for continued success in all you do. Thank you for your kind words of support and for encouraging me along my journey, especially as I transitioned into a mother... I appreciate you all."
2 Amanda Beard
Amanda Beard is a 4 time Olympian, a motivational speaker, the author of a New York Times Bestseller, a mother to son, Blaise and daughter, Doone, and an Instagram sensation. Beard currently has 10.1 million followers, and it isn't hard to determine why. Her feed is as inspiring as it is adorable, and contains a perfect mix of fitness tips, family photos and promotional pictures.
Beard has said of what is important to her now that she's a mother, "While winning is fun, it isn't everything. My family is No. 1. Trying to manage motherhood and training isn't easy. I honestly never get down time. I'm constantly running around with Blaise or running off to workout. It keeps me fit. I enjoy training, so as long as I have fun, I will do it."
Beard is on a mission to share her love of health and fitness with the next generation. She has also said, "Our children are our future, and we need to instill in them how to live a healthy lifestyle."
1 Jennifer Lopez
Singer, actress and business mogul Jennifer Lopez currently has 60.3 million Instagram followers. Her crazy, busy, star-studded life is depicted in an array of beautiful photos, in which Jen is always looking flawless and fab.
Lopez recently posted a collage of photos featuring her treasured twins, Max and Emme, accompanied by the caption, "...I cant believe its 9 years ago today that God entrusted me with the biggest blessings of my life... he finally sent me my beautiful twins, my babies, my love and life in two lil human beings. I immediately felt bonded, protective, overwhelmed with emotion and like the luckiest woman on this earth. And Ive felt that way everyday since."
The post continues, "You make me proud every single moment of every single day! You are two shining lights that make this world a better more beautiful place for me and everyone who is lucky enough to know you...Thank you Lord for choosing me to be Max and Emme's mom. The word LOVE is not enough for how my heart and soul feel when I think of you... Happy Happy Birthday my lil coconuts!!! Mama loves you so damn much!!!"
What a wonderful, and smoking hot, mom.