While TikTok seems like a platform populated solely by teenagers (and yes, the biggest accounts are definitely teens), many parents are using the app to highlight the ups, downs and major messes of raising children.
For the uninitiated, TikTok is a video sharing platform, whose quick videos and ever changing filters and dance challenges have made it one of the largest social media platforms ever.
Midwest parents from Illinois and Michigan are amassing huge followings on the app — some parents even have follower counts in the millions. Parents are using the app to show everything from very satisfying cleaning videos to sassy kid comebacks, and more and more users are starting to view the app as another way to stay connected to other parents online.
Although TikTok might be a young person’s game, the amount of parent-friendly content makes it worth downloading. Check out our list below for the funniest and most interesting local parent TikTok accounts to follow.
- Handle: @detroit_dad
- Followers: 124K
Dad jokes take center stage from this metro Detroiter who describes himself as a blue-collar Gen Xer. His wife, @mrs.detroit_dad, shares her own marriage tips and a bit of reality living with Saxton.
- Handle: @midwesternmama29
- Followers: 3.5M
West Branch mom Monica Brady films satisfying parent content including fridge restocks and sink deep cleans. Brady also recommends different products and home items, and gives honest reviews for her followers.
- Handle: @c_ima_jolly
- Followers: 106.9K
Hilarious Michigan mom and grandmother Carey Jolly amassed a huge follower count with her distinctly Midwestern jokes and duets. Her bio description says “Love to laugh! Positive vibes!” and that’s what keeps users hitting the follow button.
- Handle: @edenkimofficial
- Followers: 205.5K followers
Eden’s TikTok channel gives her followers a day in the life of a young Midwestern mom. She also walks viewers through her pregnancies, so expecting moms and new moms should give her a follow.
- Handle: @kristinadetroit
- Followers: 1,679
Kristina is the executive director of Detroit Dog Rescue. Parents of dogs and children alike should hit follow for her unique blend of canine expertise and cute family videos.
Slay at Home Mother
- Handle: @slayathomemother
- Followers: 3,130
Organization, crafts and deep cleaning hacks are just some of the reasons to give Slay at Home Mother a follow. She also has a criut maker and shows her followers how to use it.
- Handle: @simplyeveryblog
- Followers: 113
JeeYoung’s TikTok channel may not be as robust as her Instagram, but her page shows real life with young children and a sincere snapshot into family life. Follow along with her page as it grows.
- Handle: @sincerelymalak
- Followers: 92.1K
Malak’s TikTok page is filled to the brim with healthy recipes and food swaps, but she also gives her followers a glimpse into her everyday family life. Follow for clean eating ideas and funny family content.
- Handle: @okayfam
- Followers: 542.5K
This Battle Creek dad’s claim to fame is his hilarious interactions with his sassy kids. Follow along for the savage burns and sweet family jokes.
- Handle: @detroitphoodie
- Followers: 19.8K
This Detroit mom’s TikTok channel focuses on recipes and reviews of local businesses with some adults-only jokes mixed in. Her relatable and funny videos have garnered her nearly 20K followers.
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This post was originally published in September 2021 and is updated regularly.