The Project's Carrie Bickmore reveals candid parenting struggle: 'So real'

The Project host Carrie Bickmore has been praised by fans for sharing a very real parenting moment after she returned from her European adventure with her family.

The presenter returned to The Project desk last month after she set off overseas in April with her husband Chris and three kids Oliver, 14, Evie, 7, and Adelaide, 3.

Posting on Instagram on Wednesday, Carrie shared a photo of a thin unmade mattress on the floor and a doona thrown on top.

Carrie Bickmore presenting The Project.
Carrie Bickmore returned to The Project last month. Source: The Project

"So much bed hopping in our house at the moment, kids are not sleeping, they either end up in our bed or we end up in theirs, or sleeping on a pull-out mattress on their floor (with a doona that we haven't even bothered to put a cover on) ... it's not affecting our mood at all," she wrote.

Followers praised Carrie for the candid post, with many sharing similar experiences with their own kids.


"This is the most relatable thing on the internet," one said.

"Oh this is my life these last few months too. So tired," another commented.

"So real and relatable," a third added.

"It's always nice to know you're not alone," somebody else shared.

Carrie shares 'parenting fail'

Carrie is often applauded for her relatable parenting posts, with the TV host also sharing a candid "parenting fail" in May.

Carrie posted a snap showcasing two trays of mini pavlovas on a table next to a list of ingredients and the New Zealand flag.

“Parenting fail. International food festival at Evie’s school. Bring something Australian,” she began.

“1. Planned to make pavlova. Got to the day and realised I did not have any of the tools needed to make pavlova so went to shop and bought meringues. (Not an Australian dish)

“2. Got to school and they could only find a New Zealand flag (fitting given I was taking Pavlova which actually originates from NZ)

“3. Spelt cornflour wrong.

“4. Was told I could have brought fairy bread. Who knew fairy bread was just an Australian thing?”

Mini pavlovas next to a New Zealand flag.
Carrie revealed the school could only find a New Zealand flag. Source: Instagram

Carrie ended the caption by saying that her kids loved the meringues and the night ended up being “so lovely”.

Shortly after sharing the post online, a number of Carrie’s followers rushed to the comments to applaud her efforts.

“Looks like a parenting win! Well done mumma,” one person wrote, followed by another who said, “Awesome effort!”.

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