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Mother knows best! Australia’s top celebrity mums

From the newbies to the seasoned pros.
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It’s a tough gig being a mum. From being constantly sleep-deprived with your newborn to dealing with angsty tweens, teens and even adult children, it’s a big job. However there are some well-known Aussie mamas who make it look like a dream.

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Bindi and Terri Irwin

As the matriarch of the Irwin family, Terri Irwin has been a pillar of support for her kids Bindi and Robert all whilst running Australia Zoo.

“It’s just wanting to do the best you can for your kids and loving them. That’s it. It’s really simple,” she said of what makes a good parent back in 2015.

And now Bindi herself is a mum – the 22-year-old wildlife warrior welcomed daughter Grace Warrior Irwin Powell with husband Chandler Powell in March 2021.

“There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl,” Bindi wrote on Instagram shortly after Grace’s arrival.

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Baby Grace has joined the Irwin family. (Credit: Instagram)

Isla Fisher

She’s back home in Australia after she and husband Sacha Baron Cohen decided they didn’t want to raise their kids in Trump’s America but Isla Fisher is a down-to-earth mum.

“Juggling a family in LA isn’t easy,” she told Marie Claire back in 2018. “There’s not really a culture of bringing your kids to dinner parties or to restaurants past 6pm. I tend to entertain at home because I want to be with my family – it’s easier to put your kids to bed and have a wine with friends.”

Isla and Sacha share children Olive, born in 2007, Elula , born in 2011 and Montgomery who was born in 2015. Oh, and beloved pooch Maisy.

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Though Isla doesn’t share photos of her kids on social media, she does show dog Maisy! (Credit: Instagram)

Elsa Pataky

Chris Hemsworth’s gorgeous wife may originally be from Spain, but she definitely calls Australia home.

The couple, along with daughter India and twin boys Sasha and Tristan recently relocated from their home in Byron Bay to Sydney.

“We made the right decision in 2014 to leave LA and come to Australia – it’s been great for the kids to be in nature, enjoy animals and go horse riding,” she told the Sydney Morning Herald.

Whilst her husband dominated Hollywood during the kids’ younger years, Elsa revealed that they take turns when it comes to career and parenting and knew that her time to shine would come again.

“Doing what you love is important to your sanity as a mother. We should be so proud of being mums – it’s the most difficult job in the world.”

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Mum-of-three Elsa loves being in Australia’s great outdoors with her kids. (Credit: Instagram)

Kate Ritchie

Former Home and Away star Kate Ritchie welcomed daughter Mae Katherine Webb, whom she shares with her ex Stuart Webb, in August 2014 and calls her her “greatest achievement”. But the mum-of-one admitted to WHO that she’s learning just as much from Mae.

“I think one of the great things that Mae has taught me is that I’ve had so much negative self-talk in the past. I appreciate there’s another set of ears listening nowI have to silence some of that negative chat and then turn it into a positive voice and stay calm [around her].”

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“I have to silence some of that negative chat and then turn it into a positive voice and stay calm [around her].” (Credit: Instagram)

Jesinta Franklin

She and husband Buddy Franklin welcomed daughter Tullulah in February 2020 and just over a year later, Jesinta gave birth to a baby boy.

Though she admitted she was nervous to have two children so close together in age, the former Miss Universe described motherhood as “the most beautiful gift and my greatest blessing in life.”

My life will never be the same and I have even more respect and immense appreciation for my own amazing mum and grandmothers & mother in law as well as all the beautiful mumma’s I am surrounded by,” she penned on her first Mother’s Day.

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Jesinta described motherhood as “the most beautiful gift and my greatest blessing in life.” (Credit: Instagram)

Snezana Wood

Before she met her now-husband Sam Wood on The Bachelor, Snezana Markoski welcomed daughter Eve when she herself was just 25.

“I think having Eve gave me a lot of strength,” Snez, who became a single mum roughly nine months after welcoming her daughter, admitted on Show + Tell.

She’s now a proud mum of three to Eve, Willow, three, and Charlie, 21 months.

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What a drop-dead gorgeous family. (Credit: Instagram)

Laura Byrne

If you’ve ever checked out her Instagram account or listened to podcast Life Uncut, you’ll know that Laura Byrne isn’t afraid to share the beautiful and not-so beautiful moments of motherhood.

The Bachelor season five winner shares daughters Marlie-Mae and Lola Ellis with partner Matty “J” Johnson and captioned her first picture with both kids perfectly.

“Haven’t left the couch in five days, my boobs are so big they might start orbiting the sun and Marlie’s eaten all my lactation cookies…. But HOT DAMN we are a happy bunch,” she penned.

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We love Laura’s approach to motherhood! (Credit: Instagram)

Anna Heinrich

If there’s anyone who makes motherhood look like a breeze, it’s Bachelor season one winner Anna Heinrich.

She and husband Tim Robards welcomed baby Elle in November 2020 but Anna admitted to WHO in February that there were days where she had cried out of pure exhaustion. 

However, it’s all been worth it.

“Even sometimes when you’re struggling to put her down to sleep and she finally goes to sleep, and then I’m like, ‘Aww, I want to hang out with her again! I want to play with her again!’ It’s all those clichés that parents say, it’s the hardest thing but it’s also the best thing.”

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“It’s all those clichés that parents say, it’s the hardest thing but it’s also the best thing.” (Credit: Photographed for WHO by PHILLIP CASTLETON)

Mary Viturino

Our hearts burst with happiness when Mary fell for Conor Canning on the third season of Bachelor in Paradise, but they exploded all over again when the couple welcomed daughter Summer in March 2021.

Mary is also a mum to daughter Chanel from a previous relationship and the moment the sisters met will go down as one of the cutest pictures the BIP star has ever uploaded.

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Moana Hope and Isabella Carlstrom

In November 2020, former AFLW player Moana and her model wife Isabella welcomed daughter Svea Hope Carlstrom.

The proud mums regularly share adorable photos of their little one to Instagram but haven’t stopped having adventures.

“Becoming a parent doesn’t stop you from living it just makes life more exciting,” the former Survivor star wrote on Instagram.

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“Becoming a parent doesn’t stop you from living it just makes life more exciting.” (Credit: Instagram)

Fiona Falkiner and Hayley Willis

They welcomed their son Hunter in March 2021 and former Biggest Loser star Fiona Falkiner and partner Hayley Willis are very much in love with their little boy.

Motherhood may have been an adjustment but in an Instagram post, Fiona made it clear that it’s all been worth it.

“The nights can be long, and my nips have definitely seen better days but precious moments like these make it all worth it. You light up our life little H, we are so blessed to have you.”

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“You light up our life little H, we are so blessed to have you.” (Credit: Instagram)

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