The wife of cricketer David Warner  has taken a swipe at the “unrealistic” and “fake” images posted on Instagram by some high-profile mothers.

The Daily Telegraph reports Candice Warner mum to Ivy Mae, 19 months, and Indi Rae, three months says, while other celebrity mums and mummy bloggers upload pictures in immaculate outfits, “calmly sipping cappuccinos”, cradling their ever-content kids, her uniform was “gym gear”.

“You have days where your kids aren’t great and sometimes you want to lock yourself in the kitchen cupboard,” Warner said.

“But most of the time the girls are really great and I really love being a mum.”

“Flicking through Instagram, you are seeing women who have just had babies and have their abs back, or are back in their size-six bikini within weeks,” Warner said.

“That’s not me. A few weeks post-birth, I am the one still in the size-14 pants with a muffin-top.”

Do you think social media puts more pressure on us to be something we are not?

Share your comments below.

Images via Instagram

We may get commissions for purchases made using links in this post. Learn more.
  • I love her! How refreshing to have an honest conversation about motherhood instead of one upmanship.


  • Good on you Candice for your honesty – love it! Rock on!


  • Social media can’t put more pressure on us to be something we are not, that is something we do ourself. You can take Social media super serious or ignore it, your choice.


  • I do think social media puts pressure on mums. The key is to love yourself for who you are


  • Everyone is different and people can choose to present themselves in whatever way they choose. We do not need to feel pressured to look a certain way, it comes down to choice.


  • Some mums like to dress up it helps them feel that there is more to life. While others prefer to dress to what they want.


  • in (a) I leave my office job and now I am getting paid 98 Dollars hourly. How? I work-over internet! My old work was making me miserable, so I was forced to try-something different. Two years after…I can say my life is changed completely for tthe better! Check it out what i do.

    ======== www­.­CashPay60­.­com

    • Should this post be deleted? It’s clearly scam.

      • I think it should be and I suspect it is on MOM at least twice.


  • good for her to be a “sporting wife/celebrity” and being honest – I think this is totally correct and there is a huge pressure to be thin while pregnant and sleek days after giving birth. I get that for some women that is their job (the way they look) but maybe honest mums with muffin tops can post their instagram photo’s and feel proud #ihaveamuffintoptoo!


  • You know we are all different…..no matter how bad my day was I always had eye makeup done. My hair might be a mess but i had great eyeshadow. I did it for me because it made me feel better. I didnt do it to impress or please anyone else. If you are dressing up to make yourself feel good then go ahead. If you are doing it to impress someone else then you need to stop and think about why you feel that need to get pats on the back from others.


  • Thank you Candice! So agree! It can be a lot to take as a new mum!


  • Each to their own! I think if a mum dresses up and it makes her feel good even if uts for a pic on Instagram, then all the power to her!!


  • I think that the media in general puts huge pressure on women to be the perfect mothers and it\’s just not reality.


  • Well, it doesn’t help when you’re having a “lck myself in the cupboard” day!


  • It does seem unrealistic at times,l’m sure the photo’s have been changed to a degree!


  • i totally agree. although like any one of us, we only like to post photos of us that are good, while out having a coffee date, make up on, in nice clothes. it makes us feel good…


Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?
No picture uploaded yet.
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.
Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

You May Like


Looks like this may be blocked by your browser or content filtering.

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just a star rating?

Write A Rating Just A Star Rating