We’ve always loved Stacey Solomon’s down-to-earth approach to parenting – and life in general!
The Loose Women panellist has been enjoying quality time on holiday with her sons Zachary, 10, and Leighton, 6, and hasn’t been fussed about making her pics look perfect.
The carefree star looked naturally beautiful in her latest Instagram post, where she stands at the front of a boat in a purple swimming costume looking VERY windswept.
Beating Internet trolls to the punch, Stacey poked fun at herself in the photo, captioning the image: ‘Classic stand on the front of a boat pic! Smashed it. They don’t call me Stacey Sexy Solomon for nothing.’
Fans have been loving Stacey’s filter-free snaps, commending 28-year-old for keeping it real on social media.
One person wrote: ‘Keeping it real…total respect for your #nofilter. Keep doing what you’re doing. Top lady!’
‘Wish I had your confidence. Well done. Inspiration x,’ commented another, while a third added: ‘Beautiful! To be happy in your own skin is the sexiest way to be x.’
The pic is one of Stacey’s many body positive snaps, and comes just days after another photo in which she praises her ‘extra fold’ while wearing a red bikini.
Stacey has also been inspiring her fans with a parenting hack she uses to keep her sons entertained before dinner.
Having banned the boys from using technology during their holiday, Stacey decided instead to get her youngest son, Leighton, into a spot of yoga before meal times!
In a cute photo of mum-and-son practicing a meditation pose, Stacey told her followers: ‘When they start blowing straw paper at each other and arguing over who gets to spin the penny next…Anyone else spend the majority of they’re meals out, trying to think of absolutely anything that will keep the kids occupied while the food is being cooked? Tonight’s cook time distraction = pretend yoga.
‘Slowly regretting the no technology on holiday ban (obvs doesn’t apply to mummy).’
Many of Stacey’s followers have applauded her on the technology ban, with one Instagram user writing: ‘Yes if hard to find things to do in the school holidays but putting a ban on technology is a good idea we all spend too much time on phones.’
Another agreed: ‘The good ole days when parents have to interact their kids lol!!! You’re an amazing Mum Stacey and those boys will grow up into fine young men x’
Other parents shared their distraction techniques in the comment section, including one mum’s surprising sparkly method: ‘plastic bottle with water and glitter inside…will keep him occupied for hours (never guaranteed – but have worked with plenty of children with severe autism) sure enough you are doing an amazing job!’
We couldn’t agree more – keep posting those pics, Stacey!
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