Stacey Solomon has revealed she was judged for being a single teen mum but ‘couldn’t be prouder’ now of her ‘greatest achievements’.
The TV personality, 33, celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday by sharing a reflective post to Instagram.
She shared a slew of sweet snaps with her five kids – Zachary, Leighton, Rex, Rose and Belle.
In one snap, Stacey beamed as she cradled one-month-old Belle, while another included husband Joe Swash.
Alongside the photos, she penned: ‘I’ve been a mum since I was 17 years old. I barley remember life before becoming mum. I do remember all of the looks I’d get & all of the things that people would say when they saw a ‘child raising a child’.
Sweet: Stacey Solomon has revealed she was judged for being a single teen mum but ‘couldn’t be prouder’ now of her ‘greatest achievements’
Adorable: Baby Belle was born in February after the Loose Women panellist and partner Joe Swash , 41, announced the surprise pregnancy in December
‘I can’t believe I am now a mummy of 5. And all I can say is, not one of those judgments or opinions back then were true. No matter how real they felt I look at each of them now and I have never felt so proud.
‘They are the kindest most amazing people and I was a part of that. Zachy, Leight, Rex, Rose, Belle You are all my biggest blessings. My greatest achievements. Every single one of you have made me who I am. I’m so grateful for you all. And it’s the biggest privilege raising you all.
She signed off by saying: ‘Forever my little pickles. To the moon and back always. Happy Mothers Day to all of you mum as out there. Sending lots of love to all of you who find today extremely difficult’
Baby Belle was born in February after the Loose Women panellist and partner Joe Swash , 41, announced the surprise pregnancy in December.
On Monday the star admitted she was feeling proud of herself after tackling a busy day by herself with her five children.
Stacey shared a series of sweet photos of herself and the kids after a busy day of school runs, swimming lessons and baby groups.
‘Proud. Feeling like I smashed it today. Don’t mind if I sound big headed but I felt like a superhuman today,’ a beaming Stacey wrote.
She explained how she hasn’t been feeling her best in recent weeks, writing ‘For some reason lately I’ve found it easy to tell myself that I’m failing or doing a rubbish job & I never tell myself how well im doing.’
She decided to switch her mindset and share her achievements as she admitted ‘three 3 & under & two teenagers is wonderful but it’s not easy.’
Family: In one snap, Stacey beamed as she cradled one-month-old Belle, while husband Joe Swash joined the photo
Alongside the snap she penned: ‘I can’t believe I am now a mummy of 5. And all I can say is, not one of those judgments or opinions back then were true. No matter how real they felt I look at each of them now and I have never felt so proud.
Mum: Stacey welcomed her fifth child a month ago, and has been honest about her struggle with the daily juggle as she shared an update in family life on Monday
Stacey explained how her day got off to a good start as her husband Joe Swash took over one of the night feeds for baby Belle before he headed off for work.
‘We did the school runs and then afterwards I managed to make it for the first time EVER to Rhyme time at the library with Rex, Rose & Belle,’ Stacey continued.
‘Spent some time with other mum’s & felt so nice to see Rex & Belle enjoying being out of the house. Then we stayed out as long as we could, came home, played play dough shops did tuna pasta dinner & this evening was swimming lesson for Rexy.’
‘Now we are home & I’m ready to collapse on the sofa & start the cluster feeds.’
‘Sorry for the essay. but basically Just a little reminder that you’re doing amazing, even when you feel like you’re not. You’re so incredible don’t forget to tell yourself that sometimes.’
The Loose Women star added that she was spending her evening trying to plan a last minute family holiday during the Easter break.
‘Aimlessly searching for somehwere to take the kids before I go back to filming away,’ she exlained of her imminent return to work.
‘Lots of you asking if it is daunting the thought of taking them all away. Yes definitely but I feel like now’s the best time before Belle is running around and Joe and me are running after the the three little ones and they outnumber us,’ the busy mum later explained.
Last week Stacey admitted she feels ‘absolutely f****d 100 per cent of the time’.
The TV personality, 33, shared advice to other mothers on her Instagram story on Wednesday afternoon, reassuring them that they are doing an ‘incredible job’.
She said: ‘Public service announcement for anyone who’s ever like ‘Oh my gosh, it looks like they’ve got their s**t together – and I really haven’t’. Please don’t feel like that, you’re doing an incredible job.
Smashing it: On Monday the star admitted she was feeling proud of herself after tackling a busy Monday by herself with her five children
Low-key: The Loose Women star cut a casual figure in a pair of white joggers and a black sweatshirt as she danced with her children
Stylish: Stacey accessorised with dainty gold earrings from her Abbott Lyon collection
Mother’s Day: Stacey spent the day out for a meal with her whole family
‘And I know it looks like I’ve just gone straight back to normal as if I never gave birth. It feels like that if I’m honest!’
She continued: ‘But it’s only because the whole ‘sleep when she sleeps, make sure you take time to rest and recover, don’t do anything too quickly’ goes out the window when you’ve got a one year old!
‘It’s incredible this age gap, three, one and 0. I’m so grateful to have three young babies that I can raise together and grow up together and I am honestly so grateful.
‘But I can assure you that 100 per cent of the time I feel absolutely f****d!’
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