Everyone loves to love Kate Ritchie; our favourite little girl who grew up in front of our eyes on Home and Away.

We’ve followed her evolution from child small screen star, to blushingly beautiful bride and now we’re all loving to see that Kate Ritchie is getting her ‘hands dirty’ while she mothers little Mae.

The snaps she shares on Instagram are a beautiful little peek into the joy she is experiencing as she watches her little girl learn, grow, taste, try and then turn 1!

how kate ritchie is coping with being mum to mae_cold winter morning with mae
Image sourced from @kateritchieofficial (Instagram)

Photos just like all of us would have on our phone; this one where chubby little fingers find a pine needle on a walk by the beach or at the park.

how kate ritchie is coping with being mum to mae_lunch not going to plan
Image sourced from @kateritchieofficial (Instagram)

LOL we’re not quite sure if those little white Converse sneakers will ever be pure white again!

Refreshing to see that lunchtime at anyone’s house who has a toddler is pretty much the same. So lovely they’re out enjoying the fresh air while they eat too!

how kate ritchie is coping with being mum to mae_breakfast for kate and mae
Image sourced from @kateritchieofficial (Instagram)

Or sitting at the table with Mummy for lunch! Toast for little Mae and a healthy sashimi salad for Kate.

how kate ritchie is coping with being mum to mae_scrambled eggs for mum and mae
Image sourced from @kateritchieofficial (Instagram)

Never forgetting that Mae is the centre of her world, even breakfast in bed includes a bowl of scrambled eggs for Mae.  I wonder how many crumbs will end up in the bed?!

how kate ritchie is coping with being mum to mae_mae in pouch at sunset
Image sourced from @kateritchieofficial (Instagram)

And who doesn’t love to have a set of beautiful sunset photos to remind you of a family holiday? Mae in her pouch and Mum (and Dad we assume is taking the photo) enjoying the sunset on a recent holiday to Cable Beach in Broome.

how kate ritchie is coping with being mum to mae_kate and mae silouhette
Image sourced from @kateritchieofficial (Instagram)

Sun’s going down and it makes for a beautiful sillouhette shot; Mummy and Mae forever.

how kate ritchie is coping with being mum to mae_mae looks at her letters
Image sourced from @kateritchieofficial (Instagram)

And as Mae’s birthday draws near, Kate announces it via Instagram and is obviously planning her little party because we get to see the making of Mae’s first birthday cake …

how kate ritchie is coping with being mum to mae_step one of the birthday cake
Image sourced from @kateritchieofficial (Instagram)

All ingredients ready to go.  Kate mentioned in one of her morning shows just how much the cake tin cost ($200 eeek) so we’re hoping she has another poppet sometime so that she gets more than one use out of it.  We should have told her you can make a “1” using a normal cake tin + sharp knife!

how kate ritchie is coping with being mum to mae_step two of the birthday cake for mae

The red velvet cake starts to take shape once Kate adds a delicious white chocolate cream cheese icing! We laughed when she shared that the icing was hiding a ‘multitude of sins’ (just like ours always does).  That’s what icing is for Kate – no stress.

how kate ritchie is coping with being mum to mae_step three of the birthday cake
Image sourced from @kateritchieofficial (Instagram)

Just like any other mum the night before a birthday party, Kate’s up late putting the finishing touches onto the cake (this time perfectly pale pink smarties).  So, so pretty.

how kate ritchie is coping with being mum to mae_the birthday cake end result
Image sourced from @kateritchieofficial (Instagram)

And the morning of little Mae’s party arrives and proud Mum Kate shares a pic of her creation!

So it seems Kate is doing an incredible job at balancing a career, being a wife and getting on with the business of being gorgeous little Mae’s Mum.

Well done Kate Ritchie.  We love that you’re #keepingitreal #downtoearth and #lovingeveryminute of being a Mum. It’s awesome isn’t it?

MoM xo

  • Bet she is just the best mum ever.


  • Gorgeous photos. She is so down to earth just like the rest of us!


  • kate is the best I truly miss her on home and away


  • Some very lovely snaps of Mae and her mother


  • love the cake result. it is pretty and pink


  • Love when you get to see how normal the lives of celebrities are. Happy 1st birthday to Mae.


  • Good effort for your little one Kate, hope this isn’t a ‘smash cake’, bad choking hazzard for a one year old.


  • how she is coping


  • good on her, I love that even though she could have brought one for less than the cost of the cake tin that she still made it. I vowed ot make my daughters cakes every year and still i do, next week is a 4th cake and I cant tell you how frustrating it is that i spend so much money and at least 8 hours to produce a near edible cake when I could just buy one but as a mum i want that to be my job lol
    The photo is her second birthday cake and took me a long long time plus alot more food colouring than necessary, Its a ladybird/bug by the way.

    • yes it is special and loving to make the cake for your child. such a special occassion is worth the effort.


  • Well done. Very cool indeed.


  • Isn’t it wonderful to see the beautiful mum and daughter reaching a milestone together.


  • Love Kate!! She is such a genuine person and dotes so much on her little girl! Love the cake too!!


  • awesome. aussie celebs are down to earth


  • she is copying


  • I love Kate Ritchie!
    I loved growing up watching Sally on TV and I love driving home after a long day of work listening to her on the radio.


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