Honest quotes from famous mums that will make you say 'yep, been there'
These all sound very familiar.
For a long time, celebrities were these mysterious, untouchable people with unattainable lives...and then social media came along.
Suddenly we could chat with our favourite movie stars and models and slowly realise they were just like us and like us, they aren't perfect 24/7. This includes celebrity mums.
If you don't believe me then just check out these quotes from some of our favourite famous mums because they are so relatable.
Chrissy Teigen is well known for being open and honest about her parenting journey but one quote I particularly related to was when she said;
"No one told me I would be coming home in diapers too."
Yep, me neither but I did. Not going to lie I did find those mammy nappies really comfortable.
Blunt by name, blunt by nature. While she might come across as the perfect, can do it all nanny in Mary Poppins, Emily was very forward about not being perfect after becoming a new mum.
"After we got home from the hospital, I didn’t shower for a weekend, then John and I were like, ‘Let’s go out for dinner. I could last only about an hour because my boobs were exploding. When the milk first comes in, it’s like a tsunami. But we went, just to prove to ourselves that we could feel normal for a second."
I remember having a friend of mine who hadn't had kids yet ask me how some mums can be so lazy as to not wash. Well, when you take in the fact that you're exhausted from not getting any sleep, constantly changing nappies and feeding, you're lucky if you can grab a quick bite to eat never mind have ten whole minutes alone to have a shower.
Oh, and then there's also the phantom crying you think you hear the moment you step into the shower too.
Kristen Bell is another celeb mum who likes to keep it real online. An ambassador for mental health she likes to let mums know that all is not what it seems online.
"In the age of social media, when you can edit your life in beautiful pictures, it’s important to remind moms that all of us are wearing yogurt and all of our hands smell like urine."
Yes this, all of this! I don't know how many times I've fallen into the trap of comparing myself to what I see on social media when it comes to parenting. Whether you're following celeb mums or the mums you run into at the school gate it's important to remember that even though it can look like peaches and cream on Instagram we're all dealing with toddler tantrums and crayons stuck up noses behind the scenes.