Whole Parenting Family

instagrammer? help?

What I think my day looks like:

whole parenting family

What my day really looks like:

whole parenting family

So now I’m on instagram.

WHOOOOOAAAAA NELLY! It’s all because of two ladies: Jacqui & Grace. Follow them & their blogs/social mediums? Better or trouble!

But I need your help. How do I operate it? How do I connect? How do I find other things I’m into? What the helllllo are ###HASHTAGS###?

Come be my friend? Maybe when I figure it out I’ll get the old grammar whammer up here on ye old blog. It’s crowded. Speaking of that, what would you like to see/not seen on the home page around here? Can you be my consultant? Won’t you be my neighbor?

Punchy mom after long day with kids. Forgive the iPhone photo dump. X to the O.

Best line of the day: SuperBoy shows me his finger complete with long booger adhered: “MAMA WHERE CAN I PUT THIS? In your nose?” Um. I have enough of my own. #dutchnoseproblems #peoplewithbignoses #bignoseshavebigboogers –see what I mean about the hashtags?

three kids

three kids

She’s not too sure about this boy bonding going on here.



  1. Jacqui on August 27, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I love me some Instagram, and I’m so glad you’re on it!

    Think of hashtags as blog tags. You know “diapers” “recipes”, etc. It’s a connecting word or phrase. But on Instagram (and Twitter) it connects everyones photos who have included that tag. So if you click on a hashtag (say #statefair) it will pull up all public photos with that hashtag.

    I like to think that there are two ways to use hashtags.

    1. Utilitarian: knitting, knit, Brand Name, gardening, etc. If you tag your photo with a simple word or phrase, and your account is public, that photo will pop up for others to see. Or if you’re sneaky and private, then you can just use that hashtag to find other peoples photos. I like to use it for #grannysquare inspiration.

    2. Funny. Like #idontwantyourbooger or #ilovepeppermintbonbon

    I usually find new people to follow though people I already follow. Either by stalking the list of people they follow or following accounts they share. Grace will occasionally post a picture with four different Instagrammers she really likes and she’ll tag them.

    I hope that was more helpful than confusing.

    • Natural Mama Nell on August 30, 2014 at 11:19 pm

      You are the queen of Insta.

  2. Amanda on August 28, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    I don’t have insta-tips but I do love that you are on there and that I get to follow you there. It’s like a mini-update when I can’t get to your blog posts. Or, a mini-reminder that you have shared a new post when I don’t have time to check my blog lovin’. 🙂 Annd, your ##hashtags## were hilarious. I, too, am still learning! 🙂

    • Natural Mama Nell on August 30, 2014 at 11:19 pm

      More fun ways to follow each other. Hashtag it up, sister!!

  3. Laurel on August 28, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Yeah, don’t really get the hashtag thing either. Just use it once in a while for kicks and giggles since that’s what most others seem to do. 😉

    Glad to hear you’ve signed up! Will be looking you up for a follow!

    • Natural Mama Nell on August 30, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      Kicks& giggles. #rogerthatwhatamidoing