Basmah Qazi

Carrie Bickmore shares refreshingly honest photo of what motherhood is really like

Carrie Bickmore shares refreshingly honest photo of what motherhood is really like

In the age of social media, it can be easy to get sucked into comparing yourself to someone who’s life seems so perfect on Instagram.

Users on the photo-sharing app seem to have it all together. They wake up each morning with perfectly blow-dried hair, a full face of makeup all while taking care of three kids – who also happen to be angels.

It's easy to warp reality on the internet, something Carrie Bickmore has proven.

While the host of The Project seems to always look polished and poised, without a hair out of place, the mother-of-three shared a very realistic photo to her Instagram account, showing exactly what life is like as a parent.

Cuddling her newborn daughter Adelaide, the 38-year-old first shared a perfectly curated photograph of her sleeping soundly next to her youngest child.

But once you swipe next, the truth is unveiled, as this is what was really happening behind-the-scenes.

Photo: Instagram @bickmorecarrie

“INSTAGRAM verses REALITY,” she captioned the photo, before going into the differences of both.

“1st pic was taken on a flattering angle, with some props, some casual hand positioning, some clever cropping and a nice little filter added.

“The 2nd was the real moment captured without my knowledge a couple of weeks after Adelaide was born before I woke up and suggested we take a nice shot.”

The photos garnered praise, as fans commended the television host for reminding women what motherhood is really like.

“We can definitely relate, finally someone shows what it really looks like!” wrote one user.

“That’s brilliant! Well done on posting a reality check for us mums! Still looked content and loved up in both!” wrote another.

So that settles it. Even the mums who seem perfect on the outside, have their moments of imperfection as well.