Like an estimated 500 million other people, I downloaded TikTok during quarantine. I decided to use the free time that I definitely did have (while having a 5-year-old and 2-year-old at home 24/7 and trying to juggle a fulltime job also transitioning to working from home) to figure out why so many people were obsessed with the social platform.
It started as a social experiment … why was Gen Z so obsessed with the Tiktok app originally designed as a lip-syncing app? (*musical.ly)
…Then I realized I actually liked it…mainly for the wine-drinking, toddler shaming, most realistic portrayal of moms on the internet. Looking to check it out but don’t know where to start? Here are my favorite TikTok moms to follow:
Legit my favorite TikTok mom. Talks wine, kids and the latest TikTok trends.
Video: But why is all the wine gone?
Literally the sweetest mother-daughter duo on Tiktok. I wish I had this mom’s patience.
Video: She pretends to be sad to see what her daughter will do!
Constantly reliving all the dramatic things her kids do. Swears a lot. Her kids tattle about the other kids swearing a lot, and, in the process, swear even more. I love it.
Video: How her kids wake her up
Newborns. Pumping. Sweet Dance moves. Mom jeans. Winning.
Video: How long it takes her kids to clean up
Has serious thoughts about cup of noodles. Has awesome hair. Leaves sticky toys on the ceiling because her kids throw them up there.
Video: hot takes on dads “babysitting” their own kids
Bonus: as the mom of a five-year-old boy who is currently running around the house in an Elsa dress, I have a special love for this TikTok dad.
Video: The Love of Elsa