I may never be an Insta-Mum

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I have seen lots of talk lately of being an Insta-Mum. Presumably Insta-Mums are perfectly styled women, with homes that contain only white furnishings and never an item out of place. I’ll be honest. I would LOVE to be one of these women. Sometimes I am. Fleetingly. Most of the time my real life gets in the way. My own Instagram feed is a mixture of photographs of my daughter, products I’m reviewing for brands and recently the odd photograph of me – unkempt eyebrows and all!

I have been tagged by Sally from Who’s The Mummy? to share a photograph of me not being an Insta-Mum.

Here is a photo of me attempting to be an Insta-Mum, on my daughter’s first Birthday:


I’ve probably got too many chins to be an Insta-Mum anyway, but here is the real me:

Not an Insta-Mum

Me, in my natural form. Being loud. Probably swearing.

In this photo I’m shouting because a group of ducks were taking flight and I was just a tiny bit terrified..! Daisy is relatively unfazed, as you can see. She isn’t bothered about the ducks and is just watching to see if she can have some of the snacks that we have put down for them. The snacks were rice cakes – as I’m just NEVER prepared in life.

Enjoyed that? Here is another photo for your enjoyment:

I may never be an Insta-Mum

As you can see I am absolutely thrilled at the prospect of having my photograph taken… In reality I’m stopping Daisy from falling to the floor and I’m in agony as she is pinching me!

As you can see, not really an Insta-Mum in the normal definition that I hear them spoke about. I do feel that my Instagram feed fairly accurately reflects real life. I share photographs of days out, talk about the highs and lows of life and I’m real. Me. Most of the time. 

The #NotanInstaMum Challenge

I’m tagging some of my friends to take on Sally’s #NotanInstaMum challenge. So I’m tagging Chammy and Hannah. Are you ladies up for it? You just need to share a blog post with your embarrassing photo and the story behind it.

14 Responses

  1. Sophie's Nursery October 12, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Haha love this! This is so me – I have way more bad photos of myself than decent ones. Like you say, there is this thing called real life which takes over, esp with toddlers involved! 😀 x

  2. Elinor Hill October 12, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    I hate hate having my picture taken which is silly as I do YouTube videos but I’ve learnt to only show my hands and a bit of my face! That way I’m not permanently deleting everything. You look lovely btw. Elinor x

  3. Hannah October 13, 2017 / 5:40 am

    Ah I love this and truth is, you’re always better off being yourself anyway!

  4. Kara October 13, 2017 / 6:58 am

    I am not an instamum either although these are not actually bad pics of you – Sally’s makes me laugh out loud every time

  5. five little doves October 13, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    I totally love this. I am so not an insta-mum either but then what does it matter? Surely an insta-mum is a mum who is on Instagram? You look great Katy, and you are real, that’s what I love!

  6. Cathy Glynn October 13, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    These are fab. I’m no insta mummy, I detest having my photo taken x

    • katykicker October 17, 2017 / 1:16 pm

      I’m trying to look more relaxed when I know my photo is being taken (and failing!)

  7. Kira October 14, 2017 / 9:46 am

    Hahah I love this !! Insta mums are so overacted haha x

  8. SAlly October 14, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    I am also really bad for talking or looking off shot just as a photo is taken. But kara’s right – these are all lovely! You’re too harsh on yourself x

    • katykicker October 17, 2017 / 1:18 pm

      Aww thanks so much! I think we all do that sometimes don’t we x

  9. Baby Isabella October 15, 2017 / 10:00 am

    Haha loved this post, my mummy isn’t an InstaMum either so we might have to join in when she’s brave enough to do another photo x

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