From Jac Jossa’s ‘working mum’ struggles to Stacey Solomon’s raging ‘guilt’, relatable celeb mums we could be pals with

THEY may have millions of followers, but celebrity mums like Jac Jossa and Stacey Solomon frequently share their down-to-earth mum struggles. 

From breastfeeding snaps to feeling exhausted, these are some of the famous mums who would fit right into our friendship groups.

Included in our batch of relatable mums is Kate Garroway, who is one of our celebrity judges for the Fabulous Mum of the Year Award, alongside other notable mums, Giovanna Fletcher, Kate Ferdinand and Ranvir Singh.

The competition launched in January with four thousand mums being nominated, and the winner will be announced on Mother’s Day on Sunday.

Other celebrity mums we want to be pals with include Mrs Hinch, who admitted that being a mum is “scary” and she is learning every day.”

Here are 10 famous mums who share parenting woes that many mums can relate to….

Jac Jossa

Former EastEnders actress Jac Jossa, 28, opened up about struggling “being a full time mum” in a candid post last October. 

She shared a sweet snap with daughters Ella, five, and Mia, two, who she shares with husband Dan Osborne, 29.

She wrote: “I've struggled being a full time working mum and although I wouldn’t have it any other way, homeschooling Ella, keeping Mia engaged and trying to keep up my own working routine has been tough.”

Stacey Solomon

Since welcoming third child Rex, her first child with partner Joe Swash, in May 2019, the Loose Women star hasn’t shied away from parenting topics that many mums can relate to.

When Stacey, 31, was looking after her new baby, she admitted she felt guilt over feeling she wasn’t giving her older sons Leighton and Zach as much attention. 

She wrote on Instagram: “Trying to get a bit of one on one time with my big baby today in between feeds. Feel like I’ve neglected the boys over the last few weeks trying to get into a feeding pattern.

“I’ve now got to the point where I can’t expect them to entertain themselves any longer. The fact that they’ve been so amazing and understanding has made it a lot easier for me but also meant the guilt has set in a little stronger because they’re just so bloomin' good.”

Mrs Hinch 

Mrs Hinch, 30, may be best known for her cleaning tips, but she has gained a legion of fans who love seeing her sweet family life too. 

After she gave birth to son Ronnie, Sophie Hinchliffe opened up about how “scary” motherhood is.

She wrote on Instagram: “I wanted to say that we all know our babies don’t come with an instruction manual, so I’m not afraid to admit that I am learning something new every single day and some days it can be really scary!

“Sometimes when he cries I feel like my heart is in my throat. I keep waking up in the middle of the night just to check his chest…

“As a new mum it’s ok to admit to feeling a little bit scared and not getting everything right first time round. No one is perfect.”

Millie Mackintosh

Mum Millie Mackintosh has shared a picture of her post-baby body with her one million Instagram followers.

And in a heartfelt caption to accompany the honest snap, she confessed her daughter Sienna Grace was 'worth every stretch mark'.

The Made In Chelsea favourite, who is married to her former co-star Hugo Taylor, gave birth to Sienna in May.

The 31-year-old can be seen cradling her child while taking the bedroom snap in front of a mirror, wearing a pair of nude knickers and white bra.

Kate Garraway

Over the past 12 months, certain names stand out as being inspirational in the face of adversity and Kate Garraway is one of them. 

After her husband Derek Draper, 53, was hospitalised with Covid-19 in March 2020, Kate, 53, has become a pillar of strength to her two kids Darcey, 15, and Billy, 11.

Speaking to Good Housekeeping, she said: “I honestly don’t know how single mums do it; it’s just so hard.”

She added at the HELLO! Star Women Awards: "It has brought [me and the kids] closer but also they miss their dad, so I guess I'm trying to be mum and dad as well and obviously can't be.”

Frankie Bridge

Frankie, 32, is mum to Parker, six, and Carter, four, and she shares them with husband Wayne Bridge, 40.

Frankie spoke to the Mirror about any lasting changes she will make to her life as life adjusts to a “new normal” after lockdown.

She said: “I stress out a lot like most parents about a work life balance. It made me realise I can possibly do more things from home and it’s taught me not to stress so much.

"Sometimes it’s nice just to relax and enjoy the kids.”

Dani Dyer

Love Island’s down-to-earth winner Dani, 24, welcomed son Santiago with boyfriend Sammy Kimmence in January, and has been keeping fans updated on her motherhood journey via Instagram.

Dani shared a very relatable dilemma with fans, asking: "So many of you saying to get a sling, I am thinking of getting one but how the hell do you wrap it around you?”

Dani also joked about not being able to eat her dinner because her and Santiago have been "joined at the hip" all day.

Dani also revealed that she has stopped breastfeeding her child because she "really wasn't enjoying it".

Lucy Mecklenburgh

Being a mum in the public eye is never easy, particularly with the “mum police” ready to criticise your every move. 

Proud mum Lucy, 29, who welcomed baby Roman in March last year with partner Ryan Thomas has been sticking up for mums and their parenting choices online.

She was recently attacked online for going to get Roman’s vaccinations by fellow mums.

She hit back on her Instagram stories sharing clips of Good Morning Britain’s Dr Hilary discussing the benefits of vaccinations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The clip said: “It’s about perception of risk. People have forgotten how damaging Polio was, Rabies, Diphtheria, whooping cough. They used to kill thousands and thousands of children. We’ve become complacent because we don’t see that as a risk anymore.”

Christine McGuiness

Christine, 32, has been honest about the struggles and rewards of raising children with autism with husband Paddy McGuiness. 

The famous couple announced their five-year-old daughter Felicity has the condition, after twins Leo and Penelope, seven, were previously diagnosed.

She told OK! Magazine: "There's no time for us as a couple. No quality time, no date nights.

"Not even time to have a laugh together. We're full-time carers and the kids come before everything.

"But we have to stay strong as a unit for our kids."

Rochelle Humes

Rochelle, 31, who is mum to Alaia, seven, Valentina, three, and baby Blake, was recently seen fighting back tears as she took her seven-year-old daughter back to school.

Singer Rochelle appeared teary-eyed as she told fans it was "harder than she anticipated" to do the school run for the first time in months.

Rochelle said: "[Alaia] was happy this morning and excited – and then she said, 'I'm worried I'm going to miss you'.

"I said, 'Are you joking? You're going to be back with your favourite people', and I just didn't make a big deal out of it.

"It's so weird, because we've been waiting for this day for so long.

"I'm so desperate for homeschooling to be over and I'm so desperate for them to have normality. That was harder than I thought it was going to be."

Previously, a mum revealed VERY relatable parenting hacks – including skipping book pages & stealing pocket money for the tooth fairy.

Meanwhile, a mum was left heartbroken after son’s ‘relatable’ drawing of her working from home.

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