Celebrity Parents 49 Very Candid Celebrity Snapshots Every Parent Can Relate To In case you needed a reminder: You're doing parenthood right By Grace Gavilanes and Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho was the Features Editor of PEOPLE Digital from 2019 to 2022. She worked at the brand for nearly four years covering news, features, human interest, evergreen, holiday gift guides and more. She launched the How I Parent and What It's Really Like to Be …. digital series and has interviewed several celebrities and influential leaders within the entertainment industry. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Diane worked at Bustle, VH1 and Complex. She received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Rutgers University and her master's degree from Columbia Journalism School. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on December 1, 2021 08:04 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 49 Dwayne Johnson Gets a Makeover The Rock/Instagram The Rock has his own in-house glam squad: daughters Jasmine and Tia, who have mastered the art of the manicure and makeup application (as seen in this pic from 2018). "As much as I tell her no, with my crazy busy life, this is the stuff I actually love," he wrote. 02 of 49 Cardi B Does the Homework Scramble Cardi B/Instagram Every mom knows that "oh, crap" moment right before you leave for school, when you realize the assignment is still in your kid's backpack. Yep, even Cardi B. "I forgot one homework last night so he gotta help her before school😩," the rapper wrote of husband Offset, whom she filmed talking daughter Kulture through a worksheet on the letter K. 03 of 49 Hilaria Baldwin Majorly Multitasks Alec Baldwin/Instagram When you've got six kids, you need to make the most of every minute. Hilaria highlights her hair, sneaks a snack, pumps for two and enjoys a glass of wine. 04 of 49 Jade Roper Tolbert Can't Pee in Peace Jade Roper Tolbert/Instagram When you've gotta go, you've gotta go - but that doesn't mean your toddler's gotta care that you're currently indisposed at the moment he or she needs you. "My kids always seem to find me when I'm in the bathroom #mommingthes---outoflife" Jade wrote. 05 of 49 Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi Parents Through the Pain Snooki/ instagram You thought your hangovers were bad before? Add a high-energy toddler who definitely doesn't care that your head is pounding and you need a bacon, egg and cheese, stat, and you'll swear to never drink again. "When you're hungover but still have to be a mom post," she wrote on Instagram. "Poor Angelo. I look dead." 06 of 49 Mina Starsiak Hawk Keeps it Real in a Postpartum Diaper Mina Starsiak Hawk. Mina Starsiak/Instagram The Good Bones star shared a very candid snap of her post-C-section situation five days after welcoming Charlie Drew, as a way of encouraging all new moms to take it easy on themselves and not rush to look a certain way after welcoming a baby. "Next time you wish you looked like this or dressed like that, or had it ALL together like so many of the influencers we follow, just remember ... you're only being shown what they want you to see; part of them for sure, but usually not the whole story," she wrote on an Instagram post comparing her "sucked in" stomach to one in the hospital-issued undies. "So be kind to yourselves and to those you might be quick to judge based solely on social media. My Monday soap box moment 😂 Hope it helps at least a couple of you feel good this Monday!!!" 07 of 49 Ashley Graham's Mid-Shopping Diaper Change Ashley Graham/instagram When your baby's gotta go, there's no stopping them! Ashley Graham had to improvise when her newborn son, Isaac Menelik Giovanni, had a "diaper blow up" while she was shopping at Staples. In the candid photo, the model is crouching on the ground, changing her son's diaper in the middle of the store's stationery aisle. "Sh💩t just got real!" she captioned the picture. "First diaper blow up while running errands with no restroom in sight! Thank God I remembered to put the changing mat in the diaper bag!!!" Hey, a mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do! 08 of 49 Ali Fedotowsky-Manno Shares Her 'Riley Pooped In the Pool' Story Ali Fedotowsky-Manno/Instagram When your kid is constipated, you celebrate when he finally poops - unless he does it in the hotel pool during your family vacation. That's what happened to the Bachelorette alum, who shared details on her Instagram Story in Feb. 2020. "So, Riley pooped and I'm so mortified at what went down when he finally pooped that I don't think I'm ready to share - or will ever be able to share - but I'm just letting you guys all know it happened," she said in a video, after sharing hours before that her one-year-old hadn't pooped in three days. "You all guessed that Riley pooped in the pool. That's the truth," she confirmed in another clip. "He pooped in the pool. They had to shut the pool down for like an hour-and-a-half." She continued, "It was super embarrassing, so that's Riley's poop story." Fedotowsky-Manno went on to explain to followers that she had tried to prevent the accident by having Riley wear a water-resistant nappy in the pool. Unfortunately, she said, he had "runny as F poops and it all leaked out of his swim diaper." However, the incident didn't put a damper on her day. "Anyway, today was awesome. We had the best day," she told fans in another video. "The kids had so much fun. I still don't have a voice, but I don't care. I had the best time and we're really happy." 09 of 49 Olivia Wilde's Early-Rising Toddler Has Her Considering Drastic Measures Olivia Wilde/ Instagram Parenthood has a way of making you ask yourself the questions you always thought you knew the answer to, as Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis have discovered recently. "When your 3 yr old becomes an (early morning) photographer and you wonder if it's "bad" to put a industrial level padlock on your bedroom door," she captioned this sleepy (and somewhat annoyed) snapshot taken by daughter Daisy. 10 of 49 Dwayne Johnson Sacrifices His Shoes The Rock/Instagram When you gotta go, you gotta go! The Rock learned that the hard way when daughter Tiana needed to pee - and there wasn't a toilet in sight. "She decides to renegotiate ... and demands daddy pick her up because doesn't want to 'stand on the Lava Monster' so I have to hold her while she pees..... all over my new white sneakers," he said. Still, he'd "take this precious memory over my sneakers any day." 11 of 49 Meghan King Compares Instagram vs Reality Meghan King Edmonds Instagram The beauty of social media is that you can perfectly curate photos of a seemingly fabulous life - except, most of what you see is not at all close to what it's really like. That's what the reality star tried to explain in her latest Instagram post. "Instagram ➡️ Reality (swipe left)," she began her note, directing her followers to look at her "Instagram" version of motherhood, a beautiful shot of her and her twin boys Hart and Hayes, and then her "Reality" version, the same shot, except her facial expression shows shock and horror. "The reality is that I wish my life was closer to the feeling I get when I see this beautiful photo with my twins... but it's not: my life is summed up by the look of fright in the next photo 😂," she added. 12 of 49 Amy Schumer's Postpartum Glamour Shots Amy Schumer/Instagram Bringing a baby into the world is a beautiful thing. The aftermath? Maybe slightly less glamorous, as the comedian makes clear in this shot from the hospital room where she welcomed son Gene captioned "Milf alert 1 o'clock". Schumer got a chorus of cheers for her extremely honest shot from stars including Selma Blair, Orlando Bloom and Jenna Fischer, who wrote "Happy Mother's Day! This is it right here!!" 13 of 49 Jessica Simpson Snaps Jessica Simpson/Instagram The singer was very candid about her difficult third pregnancy, but no photo crystallized her pregnancy woes better than this silly shot of her holding up a toilet lid with a stricken look on her face. "Warning...Don't lean back on the toilet when pregnant 🤦🏼♀️" she wrote. 14 of 49 KELLY RIPA NEEDS A VACATION FROM THE VACATION Kelly Ripa/Instagram With her #TBT shot, Kelly summed up what parents across the country have been thinking all summer with her throwback shot featuring all three of her children under the age of 6 and a hilariously deadpan stare: "A vacation with your kids is a trip, not a vacation." 15 of 49 Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi's Workout Woes Snooki/Instagram The Jersey Shore alumna opened up about the tribulations of being a mother, sharing an exercise video on her Instagram Story with the caption "Giving Birth PROBLEMS." While filming herself riding on her Peloton bike at home, Polizzi - who shares daughter Giovanna Marie, 5, and sons Lorenzo Dominic, 7 and Angelo James, 7 months, with husband Jionni LaValle - asked her 13.1 million followers, "Do any other moms pee on the Peloton?" "It's not on purpose," she quipped. "You're just like, 'Whoa!'" 16 of 49 JENNIFER GARNER JUGGLING IT ALL Jennifer Garner/Instagram This mama's definitely got her hands full. "Every single time I get out of the car. How? Why?" the actress joked of her haul, which included a hat, an iced coffee, a waterbottle, books, notebooks, homework, her phone and her keys. She added the hashtags "not staged" and "I've got it." 17 of 49 And Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi's Third-Child Improvisation Snooki/Instagram. Inset: Monica Schipper/Getty Images) Ask any mom of multiple kids: The first child gets weekly staged photoshoots with specially-designed chalkboards and excellent lighting. The second child gets an official monthly check-in, give or take a few days. The third child (that would be Polizzi's son Angelo) gets a Post-It note to help jog your memory when you go through your camera roll later. 18 of 49 TORI ROLOFF'S SON WITH A SMELLY SURPRISE Tori Roloff/Instagram Talk about being on mom duty (no pun intended)! The Little People, Big World star shared this snap of son Jackson for "all those mamas out there that sometime[s] feel like they are sinking." She captioned the shot with a detailed recount of her day - which started with hosing husband Zach Roloff's vomit off the porch after he woke up sick, and ended with finding their son (and his crib) covered in poop. And it didn't stop there - since they had no hot water in their house that day, Tori had to drive him to another house to get him cleaned up. "If you were having a rough day I hope this helps. I can laugh now that Jackson is asleep in a throughly scrubbed crib," she wrote. 19 of 49 PINK ENLISTING COOKING HELP FROM DAUGHTER WILLOW & SON JAMESON PINK/Instagram Can we take a moment to acknowledge how adorably mesmerized Willow and little brother Jameson (whom the singer shares with husband Carey Hart) are? 20 of 49 AND PINK'S KIDS FALLING ASLEEP ON TOP OF HER Pink with Jameson and Willow. Pink/Instagram The singer stayed wide awake as son Jameson sleepily breastfed and daughter Willow clocked in some zzz's. Heaven on earth. 21 of 49 BUSY PHILIPPS WIPING GOO FROM HER DAUGHTER'S HAIR Philipps looked distraught in a snap she shared, as she wiped goo from her and husband Marc Silverstein's daughter Cricket Pearl's curly strands. "ITS ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL SOMEONE GETS SLIME IN THEIR HAIR," she wrote alongside the post. 22 of 49 CARDI B UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF BABY'S NAP TIME Cardi B/Twitter; Inset: Getty ... and in the same vein, mom's nap time. 23 of 49 JANA KRAMER'S DAUGHTER DRINKING OUT OF THE DOG'S BOWL JANA KRAMER/Instagram The country singer documented a little construction project happening in her backyard as her husband Mike Caussin and their daughter Jolie Rae built a house for the family's two dogs. And after a long day being "Daddy's little helper," Jolie decided to take a break and quench her thirst - with water from the dog bowl. "You're not a doggy," Kramer told her little girl, joking that she'll show this video to Jolie's future boyfriends. 24 of 49 LAUREN PAUL WITH A SERIOUS DROOLER LAUREN PAUL/Instagram "I am pleased to offer up this photo as the start to your week," wrote Story's mom, who is married to actor Aaron Paul. 25 of 49 KELLY CLARKSON'S LITTLE GIRL SCREAMING DURING HER PHOTO WITH SANTA ... KELLY CLARKSON/Instagram … and the singer wasn't mad about daughter River Rose's reaction. "So this happened.... #RiverLovesSanta ....is it wrong I slightly enjoyed this ha!" Clarkson, who has two kids (and two stepkids) with husband Brandon Blackstock, captioned the crying pic. 26 of 49 WHITNEY PORT'S SON MAKING HIS PICK WHITNEY PORT/Instagram The Hills alumna snapped this funny photo of her son, Sonny - whom she shares with husband Tim Rosenman - as he picked his newest friend's nose. Port hardly even noticed. "But also look at their toes," she wrote. 27 of 49 OLIVIA WILDE'S SON TAKING AN IMPROMPTU NAP ON A PARK SLIDE Otis, whom Wilde shares with comedian Jason Sudeikis, had a very long day. 28 of 49 AND OLIVIA WILDE WAITING IN HER DELIVERY ROOM, RIGHT BEFORE 'THE DRUGS KICKED IN' OLIVIA WILDE/Instagram The actress documented her daughter's birth, jokingly flipping off the camera "juuuuust as the drugs kicked in." In the same photo caption, Wilde revealed daughter Daisy's birth wasn't smooth sailing, but that she felt "deeply grateful" for the medical team who cared for her during her stay. 29 of 49 BRIE BELLA STAYING UP ALL NIGHT WITH A BREASTFEEDING BIRDIE BRIE BELLA/Instagram "Birdie was teething so bad and wanted to breastfeed all night," wrote the wrestling champ, captioning a middle-of-the-night selfie with daughter Birdie, whom she shares with husband Daniel Bryan. "I knew a bunch of the girls were next door and I didn't want them to wake up to Bird crying so I kept her in bed with me. No sleep but I survived the day on pure adrenaline for the first ever Women's Royal Rumble." 30 of 49 AND BRIE BELLA WITH A MESS ON HER HANDS brie bella/Instagram Have you seen a cuter sight? "Usually how we end dinner," Bella wrote on Instagram. 31 of 49 JAIME KING GETTING A KISS WHILE GETTING GLAM JAIME KING/Instagram "Multi-tasking, getting rest, working, being a mama, the world as it is now... It's hard, beautiful and messy AF," the model-actress, who is mom to two sons with husband Kylie Newman, wrote, doling out advice to fellow mamas. "Reminder to myself and all to be gentle with ourselves. We are doing the best we can with what we know and have in each moment." 32 of 49 JESSICA ALBA BREASTFEEDING AT TARGET Jessica Alba/Instagram Nursing can happen anytime, anywhere, as The Honest Company founder proved during a day of shopping. Alba's trip to Target was interrupted when the actress had to stop and breastfeed her and husband Cash Warren's son Hayes in the store's dressing room. 33 of 49 JENNY MOLLEN DEGUNKING HER SON'S NOSE JENNY MOLLEN /Instagram Oh, you know, just another day in the life of the funny-lady (a.k.a. Mrs. Jason Biggs), who posted a photo of herself sucking out the snot of son Lazlo's nose. 34 of 49 NAYA RIVERA'S SON FAKE-CRYING NAYA RIVERA/Instagram The Glee star was pretty impressed with her child, whom she shares with ex Ryan Dorsey. "And the Oscar goes to … Josey Dorsey for best performance in a fake cry!" 35 of 49 PADMA LAKSHMI BREASTFEEDING WHILE DOING HER MAKEUP PADMA LAKSHMI/Instagram The Top Chef host didn't waste anytime when getting ready for an appearance. The model's daughter, Krishna, breastfed while Lakshmi did her own makeup in this throwback snap. 36 of 49 TIA MOWRY-HARDRICT COMPARING BELLIES WITH SON CREE TIA MOWRY-HARDRICT/Instagram "He said he swallowed a big burger," the Sister, Sister alumna said, captioning this funny mother-son mirror selfie, ahead of the arrival of baby No. 2 with husband Cory. 37 of 49 JADE ROPER TOLBERT GOING TO THE BATHROOM WITH DAUGHTER EMERSON JADE LIZ ROPER/Instagram The Bachelor grad has never been one to hold back when it comes to giving followers a sneak peek into her life - particularly motherhood. "If my life has been looking too glamorous on Instagram lately, just know 4 out of 5 times this is how I use the bathroom," wrote Roper Tolbert, who shares daughter Emerson with husband Tanner. 38 of 49 JESSIE JAMES DECKER ASKING AN IMPORTANT QUESTION Jessie James Decker/Instagram New moms can definitely relate: The Eric & Jessie: Game On star shared a picture of herselffeeding her and husband Eric Decker's son Forrest Bradley, pairing the sweet snapshot with a relatable question. "Is it possible for a baby to want to be on the boob 23 hours a day?" the singer jokingly asked her Instagram followers. 39 of 49 CHRISSY TEIGEN DONNING 'ASIAN PEAR UNDERWEAR' Chrissy Teigen/Instagram The Lip Sync Battle star did her bit to show the reality of being a new mom by sharing a photo of herself just four days after giving birth to son Miles Theodore, her second child with husband John Legend. In the picture, the model is dressed in postpartum mesh underwear, which she hilariously called "Asian pear underwear" - a reference to fellow mom Ali Wong's Netflix special, Hard Knock Wife. And she was even holding a carefully wrapped pear! 40 of 49 PETA MURGATROYD TRAVELING WITH A TODDLER Murgatroyd and husband Maksim Chmerkovskiy's son Shai decided that sitting with Dad by Mom's feet made the most sense during the family-of-three's trip to Hawaii. "Poosh wanted the floor, so Papa gave him the floor," Murgatroyd captioned the snapshot. 41 of 49 KYM JOHNSON HERJAVEC WITH A 'VERY REAL NEW MOM' MOMENT Kym Johnson Kerjavec/Instagram Leaks happen - and the Dancing with the Stars pro and first-time mom isn't afraid to share her experience with her Instagram followers. "Thanks [husband] @robert_herjavec for capturing these VERY REAL New Mom Moments!!" she wrote, crediting her husband for taking the candid snapshot. She continued: "I'm just a rookie at this job and learning every day but I've never done anything more challenging or amazing!" 42 of 49 BROOKLYN DECKER FLAUNTING HER PREGNANCY SKIN Brooklyn Decker/Instagram A far cry from her What to Expect When You're Expecting character who somehow inherited a glowing complexion and superhuman energy with her pregnancy, Decker (whose husband is athlete Andy Roddick) took to Instagram to show off her skin blemishes - a direct result of pregnancy hormones, she says - which she sarcastically called "effin awesome." 43 of 49 AND BROOKLYN DECKER TAKING A MOMENT OUT OF HER BUSY SCHEDULE TO PUMP Brooklyn Decker/Instagram Dressed up and ready to take on the day, the model-actress headed to a private room to pump (and snap a selfie!) before returning to a press event for her company, Finery. "Yes I am in a back room pumping as they talk outside," wrote Decker. "Yes this sucks. But YES this is why it's awesome to be a part of a female founded, female-run startup." 44 of 49 HILARIA BALDWIN SHARING A LESS-THAN-PERFECT FAMILY PHOTO Hilaria Thomas Baldwin/Instagram Getting the perfect Santa photo is often a Christmas miracle and something parents everywhere struggle to achieve - the fitness guru (and mom-of-four!) included. "This is us… Rafa: hates Santa," Hilaria, who's married to actor Alec Baldwin, wrote in the caption. "Carmen: asked for a magic carpet. Leo is like: whatever…as long as food is involved in this experience. Alec: the forever photogenic celebrity, And me: trying to avoid traumatizing my 2 year old and GETTING MY OBLIGATORY SANTA PHOTO…while sacrificing any attempt at a decent pose." 45 of 49 KIMBERLY VAN DER BEEK INTRODUCING HER KIDS TO THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THEIR FAMILY James Van Der Beek The sweetest meet-cute you'll ever see! After her home birth, James Van Der Beek's wife introduced her four kids to their little sister, Gwendolyn, and the kids took turns holding their baby girl. 46 of 49 BONUS DAD PIC: JAMES VAN DER BEEK GIVING FANS A TOUR OF THE COUPLE'S DELIVERY ROOM James Van Der Beek/Instagram The Pose star shared a photograph depicting the scene immediately following the birth of his daughter Gwendolyn, including a "messy bed," "plastic sheeting underneath old sheets," a "vomit bag (unused)," an "inflatable birthing tub (also unused)," a "happy, healthy baby," a "happy, healthy mom in her own shower right after giving birth" and the placenta, which sat in a metal bowl (out of frame here). 47 of 49 JAMIE OTIS EMBRACING HER POST-BABY BODY Jamie Otis/Instagram "… I love every bit of my postpartum bod," wrote Otis with this Instagram pic of herself posing in a white tank top and matching "hospital undies" three days after the birth of daughter Henley Grace, whom she shares with husband Doug Hehner. She continued: "It's truly amazing how my body helped create & carry an 8 lb 2 oz baby … I'm feelin' like I can conquer the WORLD after pushing her out. Women are SO much stronger than we give ourselves credit for." 48 of 49 JENNA DEWAN GETTING A MAKEOVER, COURTESY OF HER DAUGHTER Jenna Dewan/Instagram Spending the day with daughter Everly proved to be quite artistic for Dewan and ex Channing Tatum's only child, who very creatively painted the World of Dance star's face. 49 of 49 BLUE IVY CARTER WEARING MOM BEYONCÉ'S LOUBOUTIN HEELS Beyonce Instagram Like mother, like daughter! Clad in pink pajamas, Miss Blue Ivy Carter channeled Queen Bey by slipping into the Grammy winner's high heels at home.