We love Instagram. The photo-sharing platform is probably the most used app on our phones. We love posting photos and words of wisdom from our interviews, giving behind the scenes looks of the site, and sharing precious family photos from our followers with the hashtag, #mmfanpics. (You can follow us on Instagram @matermea.)
But probably what we love most is seeing women from all over the country and world share their experiences in such a visual way. That’s why we’re starting a new feature, Instagram Mom of the Week, that puts a spotlight on some of these amazing women. Our call for submission got the most comments we’ve ever received—147 and growing.
There were so many amazing recommendations, but one woman received the most nominations from our followers, and it’s not hard to see why. Alex Elle is a social media maven who is always on the go, and our first Instagram Mom of the Week.
Alex Elle’s feed is full of gorgeous photos of her and her 7-year-old daughter Charleigh. You can feel how much they love each other in every photo they take together.
Alex Elle regularly shares thought-provoking and inspirational quotes on her feed. Added bonus: They always seem to appear right when you need them most.
Balm and Co. is an all-natural beauty line Alex Elle launched with her daughter. What originally started as a family DIY project has become a promising business, she explained to us. “It started as just something fun but then she had the idea of selling them. That’s where the ‘momma-prenuer’ came into play. Seeing the business side of it, I decided that this could really be something profitable in the mommy market.”
She’s also an amazing photographer, and showcases the work she does for friends and regular collaborators.
What’s great to see on Alex Elle’s Instagram account is how she and her partner Ryan encourage Charleigh, ensuring she’ll grow up to be a confident young woman.