This is a post I was planning on writing anyway, but now that we’re all stuck at home for who knows how long, I figured this was the perfect time for it! If you’re like me and you have a child (or children) to entertain, you probably don’t have a ton of extra free time, but one of my favorite things to do when I do have a few minutes to myself is to watch YouTube videos. So whether you’re interested in motherhood, beauty, travel, food, home decor and DIY’s, or something else, I’ve got a channel for pretty much everyone on this list!
Motherhood & Lifestyle
Tara Henderson – Tara is probably my number one favorite YouTuber. I first found her channel when I was pregnant and was watching a lot of labor and delivery vlogs. I first watched her labor and delivery video of her daughter Shay, which led to me binge watching a ton of her videos! I think the reason I like her so much is because she’s so relatable. She shares a little bit of everything on her channel, from motherhood, fashion, beauty, to travel, home organization, and home decor. So if you’re looking for a good mommy/lifestyle vlogger, Tara’s your girl. You can also follow her on Instagram at @taralynnn.
Aaryn Williams – I found Aaryn on YouTube through Tara, and she’s another one of my absolute favorites. She shares pretty similar content as Tara, and she is so funny. She’s been doing YouTube for a long time, so if you want to just binge watch a bunch of videos, she’s got plenty of them on her channel. She is also so relatable and I can always count on her videos to keep me entertained during my pumping sessions. You can follow her on Instagram at @aaryn_williams.
Caitlyn Neier – I honestly don’t remember how I found Caitlyn, but she’s one of my newest favorites. She shares a lot of “day in the life” type content, as well as fashion, home decor (she has amazing decor style), motherhood, cooking, and cleaning. She works from home and has a three year old little girl, so I enjoy seeing how she balances her work and life, but still gets everything done! You can follow her on IG at @caitlynneier.
Brittani Boren Leach – I found Brittani just through the suggested videos on YouTube that were similar to the ones I was already watching. Brittani is a boy mama, and a lover of iced coffee and Target, so I feel like we could totally be best friends! She shares lots of motherhood and lifestyle content, which is definitely my favorite kind of video to watch. Her channel has really grown and evolved over the years, but she has plenty of videos if you’re looking for a good binge session. Follow her on IG at @brittaniborenleach.
Olivia Zapo – I don’t really remember how I first came across Olivia’s channel, but I’ve been following her for quite a while. She originally started out as more of a fashion/beauty channel, but once she became a mama (she has a little boy who’s almost 2 and is due with her second boy any day now) her channel kind of evolved to include more motherhood and lifestyle content. BUT she does still share lots of fashion and beauty if you’re interested in that! She’s also big on sharing real life and lots of positivity, which I love about her! You can follow her on Instagram at @oliviazapostyle.
Casey Holmes – When it comes to makeup, I usually keep it super simple, but I still enjoy watching Casey’s makeup videos. She shares both simple, every day looks, and more dramatic, full face looks, so she really has something for everyone. She also shares some fun, random videos like the one she did recently where she let her baby pick out what products she should use. Even if you aren’t into makeup, Casey also has a second channel (CaseyHolmesVlogs91) where she shares more lifestyle, vlog type of videos. AND she also owns a small online clothing store called Rosie Daze Boutique, which carries the cutest pieces! Follow her on IG at @caseyhl91.
Home Decor & Home Projects
Rachel Metz – I just recently found Rachel’s channel by accident, but I really like her videos! She shares tons of one room makeovers, easy DIY’s, and home organization videos. Her channel is super motivating and honestly makes me want to redo my whole house! If you’re into home decor or home makeovers, you’ll definitely love her channel! You can follow her on Instagram at @rachel_metz.
Kristen McGowan – Kristen’s channel is another one that I found through recommended videos that were similar to ones I was already watching. Her videos are a little more focused on decor than Rachel’s, but she also does a lot of one room makeover videos. She also does a lot of organization and “shop with me” videos, which I love. Kristen’s channel really just inspires me to decorate and organize! Follow her on IG at @kristenmcgowan.
Sailing La Vagabonde – This is pretty much the only travel channel that I watch on a regular basis. Elayna and Riley (and now their little guy Lenny) are an Australian couple that lives on their sail boat and sails around the world. It’s so fun to watch their adventures and see all the beautiful places they visit. It’s also been really cool to see how they have grown and evolved since their baby was born, but they’re continuing to do what they love, and just bringing him along for the fun! You can follow them on IG at @elayna.carausu and @riley.whitelum.
Sam the Cooking Guy – I think my husband actually discovered this channel, but he always makes such delicious looking stuff, and I was intrigued. We like to watch Sam’s videos when we’re wanting to try something new for dinner, but we also just watch because everything he makes in every single video looks so good. I also really like him because he’s super casual and laid back, and his videos almost always include a bit of humor and sarcasm. You can follow him on IG at @thecookingguy.