There is so much pressure on mums to jump back after birth. Seeing Kate Middleton look so put together and glamorous hours after giving birth often made us feel bad about ourselves. Sure, The Duchess of Cambridge has an army of stylists, makeup artists and hairdressers to help her look so incredible but it makes mums feel the pressure to look as good as her.
We all know that pregnancy and motherhood has a massive impact on how we look. Our body changes drastically; in more ways than we expect.
There are times when we may feel too embarrassed or nervous to talk about these changes. We may want others to think we’re doing great but in reality, our boobs hurt, our skin is covered in stretch marks and we’ve been wearing the same t-shirt for five days straight.
YouTuber Colleen Ballinger has reminded us mums that there is nothing wrong with looking less than perfect. Your body just carried a tiny human for nine months for crying out loud.
Taking to Twitter, the new mum posted a candid photo that shows what motherhood is really like.
i see a lot of moms online who portray a perfect, easy lifestyle. but this is a more realistic version of what motherhood looks like. i wish more people would show their reality instead of the most perfect version of themselves online. cuz the messy stuff is beautiful too. pic.twitter.com/t81LzOhoJX— Colleen Ballinger (@ColleenB123) January 17, 2019
She wrote: “I see a lot of moms online who portray a perfect, easy lifestyle. but this is a more realistic version of what motherhood looks like.”
In the photo, Colleen’s top is covered in baby sick, her hair is messy and she isn’t wearing any makeup. She looks like any other new mum does on a normal day.
“I wish more people would show their reality instead of the most perfect version of themselves online. cuz the messy stuff is beautiful too,” she added.
We couldn’t agree with Colleen more. Showing our fellow mums the reality of parenthood is so important and will help so many mums feel reassured.
Keep rockin’ those stained t-shirts and messy buns, mums!