Helen Flanagan, 33, has apologised to her children as she shared a post on Saturday night about how she feels she is not the mother that she had hoped to be.
The Coronation Street star, who has three children with her ex Scott Sinclair, uploaded the reflective post to her Instagram Story.
The post, originally from the pregnancy and motherhood app Peanut, discussed the challenges of motherhood and Helen acknowledged that some days, she wasn’t the mother she aspired to be and felt overwhelmed.
It also emphasised the importance of apologising and starting afresh when needed and embracing imperfections.
It read: ‘I’m okay with saying sorry to my kids, because some days I’m not the mother that I want to be.
Speaking out: Actress Helen Flanagan, 33, has apologised to her children as she shared a post about how she feels she is not the mother that she had hoped to be
Opening up: Thee Coronation Street star who shares her children with her ex Scott Sinclair, acknowledged that some days, she is left feeling overwhelmed
‘Some days I’m touched out and overwhelmed. I’m far from perfect and I want my kids to know that’s okay.
‘You can apologise and start again. We all have our moments, but we got this.’
Helen often faces criticism for her choice of clothing and revealing photos, with some online commentators accusing her of being inappropriate due to her role as a mother.
Last month, a series of photos of her posing in a busty pink top sparked a backlash, with some disapproving comments.
One said: ‘Very inappropriate for mom!’, while another penned: ‘Do you crave attention?’
Despite the negative comments, the majority of reactions were supportive, appreciating her beauty and self-assuredness.
Helen however is not afraid to hit back at the trolls who mum-shame her over her sexy posts on Instagram saying that she sees her saucy photos as ‘women empowerment’.
Speaking to The Sun at the Pride of Britain Awards she said: ‘It’s because I like to dress sexy, it’s silly.
Speaking out: The post, originally from the Peanut app, discussed the challenges of motherhood and how some days can be overwhelming
Being judged: Helen often faces criticism for her choice of clothing and revealing photos, with some online commentators accusing her of being inappropriate due to her role as a mother
Having her say: Helen Flanagan ‘hit back’ at trolls who mum-shamed her after posing in a busty pink top for a night out with the girls
The end: The actress split with Scott Sinclair after 13 years together and the pair share their three children together Matilda, eight, Delilah, five and Charlie, two
‘I’m very much for women empowerment. I like women to feel confident, and I think women should celebrate ourselves.’
Earlier this year, Helen, who is mum to Matilda, eight, Delilah, five and Charlie, two, proudly revealed the result of her boob job, after going under the knife to ‘feel more confident’ after breastfeeding her kids caused her breasts to ‘became really saggy’.
Speaking about the procedure, she said: ‘Do you know what I really needed it. I breastfed for three years. My whole twenties I really did spend it kind of at home really.
‘I never went out and spent all my twenties being pregnant and breastfeeding. From 24 to 30 that’s what I did so now I do want to have fun.’
Helen added: ‘Being a mum is really hard. It’s really tough, juggling everything.
‘It sounds a bit silly, I know I only work on social media but I feel like you get such mum guilt as well. Even being here tonight.’