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 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 series, Instagram Mom of the Week, that puts a spotlight on some of these amazing women. Meet our newest Instagram Mom, Melissa (@fabhautemama).
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our interviews, it’s that being a mother can test your patience. But having a good sense of humor can make the more trying moments—like your toddler crawling out of their crib in the middle of the night—hilarious rather than hysteria-inducing.
And from what we can tell, Melissa has a great sense of humor. Every one of her posts has a comment that makes us crack a smile.
Along with being hilarious, Melissa also runs a blog called Fab Haute Mama, where she writes about motherhood, beauty, fitness, and food with the same candid flair as you see on her Instagram account.
The Brooklyn, New York-based mom to 2-year-old Zöe and stepmom to 8-year-old Yara is six-months pregnant, and her bump makes some very sweet (and fashionable) appearances.
Melissa brings her daughter and step-daughter to many cultural events, which makes for some adorable photo ops.
Little Z, as she’s known by family and friends, is behind some pretty funny moments and hashtag usage. We can relate to many of her #ToddlerProblems
Melissa doesn’t hide from the mess that often comes with having a toddler; she embraces it in a way that’s easy to relate to.
Last night Sugar Plum Z turned into Spider Girl. She scaled and jumped out of the crib for the first time then came to my room and in all her excitement screamed “Hi” I kindly walked her back to her quarters, places her in the crib and said goodnight. This morning, I guess she realized being Spider Girl wasn’t such a good idea. LOL. Crib conversion was delayed by a week but now it’s time. #Zoë #ToddlerLife