Sure, it’s nice to see people post cute photos with their significant others (bonus points for a long, sappy captions sprinkled with heart emojis).

But you know what’s even cuter? Beautiful, honest posts about family. These Instagram accounts are dedicated to preserving the most precious moments of parenthood, childhood, and, well…life that you share with the people closest to your heart.

Maggie and Hayes. Our most devious museum companions. And one exceptionally cute romper @chaboukie

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The Kraus family is made up of four adventurous boys, a dog named Jack, and two dedicated parents who somehow manage to catch the best moments of their busy lives. Follow Jessica for a perfectly rustic-feeling feed of family photos.

Devoted mama and talented chef Bev Weidner will make your heart melt and mouth water. Her gorgeous blond-haired son and daughter are the perfect taste-testers and muses for her sincere captions, written in a way that gives you a peek into what motherhood really feels like.

Mom, dad, and five-year-old daughter experience the best of what the world has to offer — markets in Vietnam, glaciers in New Zealand…all on a budget! This family’s blog offers tons of insider knowledge on thrifty traveling, from travel gear to packing tips.

…“thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write, which was due the next day. we were out at our family cabin in bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table, close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, bird by bird, buddy. just take it bird by bird.’” – A.L. …sometimes life feels like an overwhelming stack of unopened books waiting to be read for an almost overdue project, sitting there square and heavy, like an x-ray vest on my chest making me feel stuck, finding it hard to breathe. but sometimes, all it takes is a tender heart to come along and remind me that i can take things "bird by bird". that one step will lead to the other, and that time will pass, that the heaviness will lighten, and i just might be softer for it. maybe you needed to hear this phrase today. maybe you too get easily overwhelmed by the noise of life that ends up dictating your pace. i live with anxiety, have since high school, and some hours, some days even, this is all i feel. a racing mind. irrational fears. a golf ball lodged in my throat. but “bird by bird,” you guys. one step, then another. and don't forget to breathe. i get to see anne speak this evening with my girlfriends, and if i get the golden opportunity to say hello, i will to thank her for these three words – they are gift to me each and every day. #birdbybird #saintanne ??

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Amanda is indeed an expert at “storytelling through the seasons,” as her bio describes. She has a knack for portraying life with three beautiful children — visually through her photos, as well as with her words. Laced with a sense of familiarity and intimacy, Amanda’s captions tell the story of her experience in a way that makes you feel like a part of the family.

??Hooray for Halloween!??#Marilyn #Groucho #Chaplin #JamesDean @dbelicious

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka have always been #couplegoals, and their expanded family only continues to warrant more adoration. From photos of the whole fam in the most creative, well-coordinated Halloween costumes to ones where they’re just chillin’ at home, NPH shows us all the cute and candid moments in his life.

xx, The FabFitFun Team