If you asked someone what the heck a social media influencer was 10 years ago, they’d probably think you were crazy. (Remember those old school Facebook status updates…or worse…MySpace?) My oh my how time has changed!
Social media influencers play a big role in many of our lives. Maybe their posts will inspire a purchase or trip. Maybe their posts are as simple as making you feel like you belong to their tribe. Let’s be real…parenthood can be very lonely as beautiful as it is.
There are so many amazing Tampa Bay social media influencers that it got us thinking…what if we could share our favorites all in one place? So we did!
The moms we have selected are real, they’re funny, they’re inspiring, and they are ruling social media in Tampa Bay and beyond! This article was originally published in the May 2019 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine, but we’ve updated it since!
Our favorite social media influencers in Tampa Bay
(Listed in no particular order–we love them all equally and so should you!)
Diana Blinkhorn of The Gray Ruby Diaries
Diana Blinkhorn is a mom of 3 girls who often take centerstage on her Instagram feed. Her Insta bio says it all…”Chronicling motherhood with 3 wild haired baby girls, 1 absurdly long caption at a time”. She’s amazing. We love her and we know you will too! In fact, if you love Disney–check out her article from our May issue about her family’s favorite Insta-worthy Disney Treats!
Kiva Williams of The Fun Foodie Mama
Kiva Williams is a wife, mom of three and homemaker who enjoys sharing her love of motherhood, female empowerment, and food.
Through her blog and social media sites she enjoys connecting families to the best food and family activities in the Tampa Bay Area.
She also enjoys empowering and inspiring her audience to live a fulfilling life by showcasing everyday tips and skills for the modern female and mom.
Follow along as The Fun Foodie Mama keeps you in the know for all things food, family and fun across Tampa Bay:
Facebook: The Fun Foodie Mama
Articles by Kiva Williams:
Marisa Langford of Tampa Mama
Marisa was our April 2019 cover mom along with her daughter and the mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs! She is one of the original ‘mommy bloggers’ and social media influencers in Tampa Bay, writing about fun things to do with the kids in our area. The mom of 4 also chronicles her experience of raising her kids, 3 of whom have a rare condition. She shared her daughter’s journey after a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis in our April issue. She is a regular contributor at Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.
Articles by Marisa Langford:
Lauren Gay of Outdoorsy Diva
I’m all about living the life you desire and filling my days with adventure. As an adventure travel and outdoor enthusiast I share my day trips and adventures throughout the state of Florida, domestically, and internationally. I’m showing moms with older kids that even as they grow up you can still have fun with them and even when they leave you it’s important to carve out the life you desire for yourself as an empty nester.
Articles by Lauren Gay:
5 National Parks Just a Day Away from Tampa Bay
Celebrating Milestones During a Pandemic
Natassja Prose of Prose & Company
Natassja of Prose & Company, is a mom of two boys and a lover of all things fun. She shares her family’s adventures and fun things for families to do around town and beyond on her blog.
Articles by Natajassa:
Bramty Juliette, a 23-year-old mom of three kids (4-year-old daughter and 4-month-old twins) is also known as the mom of the family channel, The Bramfam, on YouTube. With over 2.5 MILLION subscribers across her two YouTube channels, Bramty has been featured on BuzzFeed News, INSIDER and USA Today. Showcasing her life in her family channel, Bramty embraces and isn’t afraid to show the reality of being a young mom. Her sense of humor and openness to the conflicts she encounters in her life has captured the hearts of millions and keeps on attracting new viewers every day. Bramty Juliette is an inspiration to the new generation.
How we ended up back in Tampa: After being told the great news that we were going to have twins, we knew we needed to settle down after living in Los Angeles. Tampa has always had our hearts, so it was a no-brainer that this is where we were destined to be.
What people can expect on my pages: We are definitely not your ordinary “social media family,” so expect a positive, high-energized family that has isn’t afraid to show the reality of family drama, tons of laughter and endless love.
Janie Porter of She Just Glows
She Just Glows inspires women to find joy in the parenting trenches. It’s written by St. Pete mom-of-4 Janie Porter, who spends her days fighting through the pressure to be thin, happy, have the perfect house and perfect life. “Love yourself. They need you to,” is one of the cornerstones of her message.
Sheriss Crosskey of Tampa Bay Moms Blog
Sheriss Crosskey does not believe that there is one “right” way to be a mom. Tampa Bay Moms Blog is passionate about parenting, community and the Tampa Bay area, with a mission to encourage local moms to get out in the community and try new things. This team of moms and social media influencers is passionate about giving parents relevant, timely and fun information about all things “mom” in Tampa Bay.
Related: Get Outside and PLAY! Local mom influencers share their favorite things to do outside in Tampa Bay with the kids!
The Moms of Tampa
Jennifer Burby of The Champagne Supernova
Articles by Jennifer Burby:
Pursue Your Dreams: Find Your Passion Project
Photo by Marisa Stone Photography
Christina Campbell of Mommy Spot Tampa Bay
Christina Campbell is the “mom boss” behind The Mommy Spot Tampa Bay, a website and events company for moms in Tampa Bay. With her love for all that encompasses motherhood (she has three kids), launching this local resource was a no-brainer. Now she’s excited to launch The Mommy Spot’s national website!
Brittany Abajian of Style Me Britt
Mom to Zane and Nori Blair, Tampa Social Media Influencer Abaijan escaped the cold weather of Chicago when she met the love of her life, Julio, and officially became a sunshine state resident. Life is one big party at the House of Hernández—if the clan is not at Disney, they’re out floating in a fun shaped float or planning an event or holiday. Follow their adventures in travel, food, and motherhood on stylemebritt.
Yamel Belen of KurlyCrown
This mom of five is also a pediatric Registered Nurse and Doula who owns and operates One Love Doula Services here in Tampa. You can find her on her over on her personal blog, Kurlycrown, where she aims to motivate mothers in the areas of motherhood and personal style while preaching self-care.
Ashley Solberg of AshleySolberg.com
Family. Food. Life. Ashley Solberg is one momma leaving her mark on the world by raising her three kids (twins included!) the best she can with a little fun along the way. The Tampa Social Media Influencer adores the Tampa foodie scene, family-friendly travel, inventing easy recipes and making their house an intentional home in the middle of mom-life chaos.
Anna Giblin of @PlaygroudGuru
Along with her “co-workers,” her two sons (2-and-a-half and 3 months) and occasionally her husband, Anna Giblin travels to playgrounds in our area, analyzing their amenities and true functionality for other mamas. Explore her Instagram page for a peek at the fun, fabulous playgrounds in Tampa Bay—and she loves getting new recommendations.
Alex Metallo of Alex The Real Housemom
Alex Metallo is married to her high school sweetheart and mother of four wonderful, chaotic littles! Visit her blog, Alex the Real Housemom, to read about family fun, quick recipes and the adventures of a mom and wife, all with a splash of humor—her motherhood superpower!
Angel McClung of Anchors + Planes
The anchor behind military spouse and mommy blog, Anchors + Planes, Angel McClung is a cinematic photographer in the Tampa Bay area whose work ranges from intimate weddings to products for social media. She is passionate about sharing cruelty-free and vegan products to fellow parents and military families in an encouraging and joyful way.
Jaclyn Quinones of Crazy Life with Littles
Karimah Henry of Crafting a Fun Life
People can expect see my experience raising two active boys. I plan fun activities including art projects and science experiments. I also share awesome things to do and places to visit in the Tampa Bay area.
Amy Patenaude of Psyched2Parent
Amy Patenaude, a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and Licensed School Psychologist, wears many hats: mother, wife, friend, assessment consultant for a publishing company, Tampa Social Media influencer, and school psychologist. She believes that all parents love their children and want the best for them, so she created psyched2parent.com to share information and research from the fields of education, medicine, and psychology to provide guidance and help you reflect on your parenting practices.
Krystal Butherus of Sunny Sweet Days
Sunny Sweet Days is a Florida food and lifestyle blog designed to inspire busy families. Writer Krystal Butherus celebrates cooking, travel, Florida theme parks, baking sweet treats, and ideas to organize your home on a budget.
Michelle Bremer of Runway Translator
Michelle Bremer is the Founder of Runway Translator Fashion Styling; go-to Fashion Expert for WFLA’s The Daytime Show; the Style & Beauty Contributor for Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine; and the organizer of private group shopping ‘Style Finder’ Boutique Bus Tours! Michelle brings high fashion down to Earth and makes shopping fun!
Katrina Oliveira of Mommyhood Life
Mommyhood Life is a fun mom’s guide to creating unforgettable family memories. Katrina Oliviera’s goal is to inspire moms to spend intentional time with their families having fun by featuring kid-approved recipes, family-friendly travel ideas, must-see Florida attractions, and tips to help make motherhood a little easier.
Nicole Taggart of IamHoneyBee.com
Nicole Taggart is a food and travel blogger always on a lookout for a great time. Busy with two kids and two Boston Terriers, she and her husband love to live life to the fullest, whether that means a great night in will some grilled steak and a BIG glass of wine, or a fun day at Disney.
Lorin Augeri of The Momllenial
Lorin Augeri blogs about life in sunny Tampa where they love to make great food and dress cute on occasion – all while doing their best to live sustainably and lower their carbon footprint. Augeri is passionate about finding brands and businesses that do good for people and the planet and sharing them with her followers while also posting about easy-to-make recipes, fun things to do around town, home decor and the roller coaster that is being a millennial mama.
Jennifer Buggica of The Foodie Patootie
Jennifer Buggica, a Tampa native, is the creator of The Foodie Patootie, a food and parenting blog where she shares her favorite recipes. You’ll find nourishing, flavorful meals that the whole family will enjoy, plus the truths about motherhood. Follow her on Instagram for recipe demos and her adventures with kids in Tampa Bay.
Imelda Olvera of Mama and Sun
Imelda Olvera is a young Latina mother to a preschooler and Tampa social media influencer who shares her experiences on motherhood as well as tips and fun things to do in the area.
Tracy Alves of SunnyChicHome
SunnyChicHome is a lifestyle blog dedicated to sharing content inspired by everyday family life. From decorating your home to planning the perfect kid friendly vacation and everything in between. SunnyChicHome was created in 2015 and has over 100k social media readers today!
Chelsae Lund of A Lunderful Life
Chelsae Lund is a is a life style blogger. She is a first time mom to an energetic toddler and they are always on the go. Follow along at ALunderfulLife for ideas of family friendly things to do around Tampa Bay. She is always sharing her favorite foodie spots, events around Tampa, or places to take Olivia. Chelsae also loves to share about her families travel adventures as well as her journey navigating through motherhood.