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11 Tips for Snapchatting Like a Celeb Mom

I'm a grown-ass adult who's worked in digital and social media for years. I've embraced all the new platforms as they've come (and gone). But I'll be honest with you, it has been a struggle to get into Snapchat.

As the app says, Snapchat "Lets you easily talk with friends, view Live Stories from around the world, and explore news in Discover. Life's more fun when you live in the moment!"

I like fun. I like to live in the moment. I like to use filters that make me look like a cute puppy. But, it turns out, I need some guidance: what to snap, what to say, the point of it all. So who better to hold my hand than these, celebrity moms, who have figured it all out and use Snapchat like a pro?

Reese Witherspoon: Use Snapchat to pass the time


If you want a little #BehindTheScenes, follow me on #Snapchat! #BigLittleLies ๐Ÿ‘ป: SnapsByReese

There is a whole lot of waiting in lifeโ€”the lines at Costco, soccer practice, on your child who is taking FOREVER to pick out a present at Toys-R-Us. Or, like Reese Witherspoon, waiting to go to the set. As Reese shows us here, it's an amusing way to keep occupied while you're idle.

Alyssa Milano, Miranda Kerr and Gwyneth Paltrow: the Filters!


Follow me on snapchat. ๐Ÿ‘ป: milano_alyssa




Night night ๐Ÿถ

One of the most irresistible things about Snapchat are the super cute animal filters. It doesnt matter if you're a mom, not 15, a former '80s TV star, a super model or an A-list actress, no one can resist the call to snap with cute puppy filters.

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Jenna Dewan: the platform to be goofy


Snap snap snap snap snap snap ๐Ÿ‘ฝ

Embrace your goofy side and share it with the world using one of Snapchat's morphtastic filters like this alien-ish one that Jenna Dewan used with creepy results.

Gisele Bundchen: how the pretty look even prettier

There are filters that will make you look oh-so-pretty with shiny eyes, evened out skin and even a halo of flowers. Sure, it helps if you're a supermodel, but the results with some of these filters is pretty awesome for us mere mortals, too.

Jessica Alba: shout out to your pals


Took a selfie w prettiest girl in the room @zendaya ๐Ÿ’‹โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ @honest_beauty

Want to compliment one of your pals in a public way (for 24 hours that is)? Use Snapchat to share your love. Go beyond the mere images of Instagram or Facebook. Plaster your snap with hearts and sweet messages.

Kate Hudson: Thank the boss


Wish I could have been at premier of Mothers Day last night with everyone but I'm currently in Europe! Sending love through snap chat ๐Ÿ˜˜ And now I guess Instagram ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’‹#LoveYouGarryMarshall #MothersDayTheMovie (Snapchat: KHudSnaps)

You should always give kudos to your employers when it's deserved. Kate Hudson used Snapchat to give thanks to director Garry Marshall for the gig.

Chrissy Teigen: oversharing?


i am going to vomit

We share much with our partners: our beds, our bodies and in the case of Snapchat, our faces. The face swap option on Snapchat is creepy, cool, and hilarious.

Nicole Richie: upgrade the Target run


Girls field trip to Target to see @WhoWhatWear new clothing line! I loved it, I bought everything, and I'm so proud of @katherinepower & @hillarykerr โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ #ProudBFF #Pearlsofmylife Snapchat: ItsNikkiFresh

Snapchat can make even the more mundane events (like going to Target) seem like a rollicking good time. Nicole Richie shared her trip to Target with her gal pals and made it epic.

Busy Philipps: the new mom blog?


Cricket asks for Freedom every morning as I'm putting her into her car seat. I honestly didn't even know she knew Beyonce's name until this morning. Also, you can follow me on SC- busyphilipps IF YOU WANT.

Who doesn't love a cute photo of a kid? Add in stickers and parenting wisdom and you have Snapchat gold!

Snooki: revenue, baby!


My drunk ass will be using Lyft this Memorial Day weekend - hooked you guys up too ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ https://www.lyft.com/invited/snooki

Celebrities, especially the reality TV kind, are pros at using social media for financial gains (and really, can you blame them?). Snooki uses Snapchat to bring home the bacon!

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January Jones: all the perks, none of the snaps


I'm not on Snapchat but I do appreciate the filter fun.

And really, you don't NEED to use Snapchat to enjoy some of the perks of Snapchat. If you don't want to chat, post videos of your afternoon Starbucks run or inspire happiness by puking rainbows, you don't have to. You can always just get Snapchat on your phone and play with it as a casual user. And you should, because those flower crowns are SWEET.

If you're just getting started on Snapchat, give momdotme a follow. We'll follow you back! And if you want to delve deeper into Snapchat (and you're one of those "influencer"types) you should check out "Snapchat for Influencers" by Amy Bellgardt and Jessi Sanfilippoโ€”both social-media savvy, snapchatting moms.

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