Illinois Parents to Follow on TikTok

As TikTok grows in popularity, more and more parents are using the app to document family life.

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 like 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.

Darryl Postelnick

@cookingwithdarryl

Sweet Potato breakfast skillet. ##dabears ##nfl ##fypシ ##nflfootball ##dialitforward ##baconup @nfl @chicagobears

♬ original sound – dpostelnick

This family-friendly cooking channel features suburban Chicago dad Darryl Postelnick grilling up meals for his family. Watch to the end of his videos for his now-famous catchphrase “Are you kidding me?”.

S. Dilla Thomas

@6figga_dilla

##Laborday ##Chicago ##chicagohistory ##fyp. Chicago makes everything better 🙏🏿💯

♬ original sound – S. Dilla Thomas

This Chicago dad and neighborhood historian makes TikTok videos explaining the interesting history of the windy city. Plus, family-friendly recommendations for history-centric visits to different parts of the city.

Tyeisha

@misstyeishaa

short vlog ##dayinmylife ##singlemom ##ThatCloseMessenger ##chicago ##momsoftiktok

♬ Campfire – Charmer & Klay

Tyeisha’s TikTok channel features informative and funny videos on her experience of motherhood and solo parenting. She also walks her followers through self-care challenges.

Marwa

@marwasammi

Midde Eastern picnic haul ##fyp ##arabtiktok

♬ original sound – Marwa

Marwa’s TikTok is a space for other moms and parents to feel seen and heard. Her channel focuses on her experience as a Palestinian mom to two boys, with family-friendly recommendations and fashion videos interspersed.

Ariana Danielle

@_arianadanielle

##adhdtiktok ##adhdinwomen ##momswithadhd ##adhdcheck ##womenwithadhd ##adhdmoms ##adhdprobs

♬ The Magic Bomb (Questions I Get Asked) [Extended Mix] – Hoàng Read

This funny mom chronicles her daily life with kids and ADHD. Follow along for a snapshot in the life of a stay-at-home mom.

Crafty Chicago Mom

@craftychicagomom

love playing with the glow in the dark micas ##molds ##dinos ##triceratop ##defense ##glowinthedark

♬ SHARE YOUR ART By Erica Elan – ericaelan

Walkthroughs on creating handmade stickers, trinkets and more on this TikTok channel. Plus, the crafty Chicago mom sells the things she makes on her linked Etsy shop.

Steve

@husbandtiktok

Update. She wasn’t alright. ##parentsoftiktok

♬ original sound – Solo

This Chicago dad makes being a father seem hilarious. The front-facing commentary on everything from messy child accidents to doing your kid’s homework will have you laughing.

Tuttle Party of 5

@tuttlepartyof5

Sorry husband….. moms out ✌️ see ya Sunday!!! ##husbandwifecomedy ##momcomedy ##girlsweekend ##momstyle ##ItsOurHome

♬ the real sorority check – elizabeth the first

This Illinois mom’s TikTok features fashion tips and finds and glimpses into funny family life. Follow along for trendy outfit try-ons and recipes.


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Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn is a freelance journalist and copy editor. She is a graduate of Wayne State University’s journalism school and of the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University. Amanda is a lover of translated contemporary fiction, wines from Jura and her dog, Lottie.

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