Social media is a great way to capture life's most memorable moments, but it's notorious for perpetuating unrealistic expectations. Enter: celebrities. Thanks to social media we get a look into their daily lives and, if only for a second, feel like we know them. And when the rich and famous share their funny mom moments, we feel a real sense of solidarity. They are just like us, you guys! They just, you know, happen to have a million social media followers. Thankfully, there are more than a few hilarious celebrity mom moments on Instagram that will not only make you feel less alone, but will leave you wishing you were part of their exclusive mom groups.
Two famous moms you should definitely be following are Busy Philipps and Kristen Bell; arguably the funniest moms on the internet. Although Bell doesn't post actual photos of her kids, she slays the Instagram game with her funny captions on motherhood. Philipps is another celebrity with a significant social media presence, and tends to get real about the aspects of motherhood we'd all rather just gloss over. So if you're not following them both, I suggest you do it now. Yes, right now.
It is so refreshing to see that parenting isn't easy for anyone, including famous people. They might live glamorous lives, but even babies sleeping in expensive cribs spit up and wear poop-filled diapers. So thank you, Instagram, for reminding us that even if we don't have the same platforms as the uber famous, at the end of the day we all put on our mom jeans the same: one stained leg at a time. So with that in mind, here are some hilarious celeb mom moments that we can all relate to:
1. Kristen Bell Playing With Toys
Kristen Bell is not only charming as you-know-what, but she is one of the most hilarious moms in the business. Here is a photo she posted on her Instagram of her children's toys getting it on. Anna and Tyrion actually make a cute couple.
2. Jenny Mollen Trying To Sleep
New York Times best selling author Jenny Mollen is showing us the real struggle of parenting in this post: sleep. We can all agree a full night's sleep is something every parent dreams of...
... if they could sleep long enough to dream, that is.
3. Busy Philipps Stalking Her Child
Busy Philipps caught her daughter playing telephone and omg was it cute. These are some of the best parenting moments around: where we can just sit back and watch our little ones grow up and at least attempt to master life.
4. Pink Juggling Motherhood
What can't this pop star do? Pink, right after the birth of her son, posted this photo of her juggling multiple aspects of motherhood, and boy does she make it look so simple.
5. Sherri DuPree's Target Run
Sherri DuPree, the lead singer of the band Eisley, has to have arguably one of the cutest Instagram accounts out there. Here she is on a trip with her two daughters to our motherland, Target. Yup, those shopping carts make perfect little beds.
6. Drew Barrymore Sharing Her Bed
Our flower child Drew Barrymore has some little flowers of her own, and they don't want to sleep in their own beds either. Although this Instagram photo is freakin' adorable, it shows us how real motherhood is. The bigger your family gets, the less space you have in your bed.
7. Hilary Duff
Oh, how children keep us young and sleep deprived. Hilary Duff posted this photo on her Instagram., reminding us all that sometimes you just need a little coffee to make it through the day.
8. Snooki's Bathroom
If your bathroom looks anything like the above photo, raise your hand. Snooki, also known as Nicole LaValle, is a mother of two and posted this bathroom photo on her Instagram. Guys, we're not alone.
9. January Jones Toilet
As mothers we find our children's toys everywhere, and I mean everywhere. January Jones posted this photo on her Instagram, along with the perfect caption: "I'm trying to eat healthy."
10. Melissa Joan Hart Playing Doctor
Apparently Melissa Joan Hart is a doctor, too. Here she is on her Instagram, performing surgery on Toy Story's Woody.
11. Danielle Jonas' refrigerator
We have watched Danielle Jonas have a fairy tale love story, which included falling in love with one of the biggest pop singers on the planet, getting married, and, now, motherhood. She showed us on her social media that finding books in the refrigerator is, apparently, part of her happy ending.
12. Jessica Alba's Juice
Jessica Alba posted every mom's favorite juice brand on her Instagram. Yes, wine. It's the perfect nighttime juice that you deserve. Now, treat yourself.
13. Jenna Fischer's Half Eaten Banana
This photo nails motherhood. Yup, just a half eating banana left around the house. Jenna Fischer posted this to her Instagram, giving us all something to relate to.
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