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Natalie Cassidy has shared a peek inside her family life after posting a snap of her two daughters heading back to school.

Just like many other parents around the country the EastEnders actress is back to work on set while her children, Eliza, nine, and Joanie, four, have started their new school year, after spending extra time with them during lockdown this year.

The mum of two rarely shares pictures of her children, but this year she said she was determined to get to grips with posting on Instagram to connect with people so we may get to see more of her wonderful cosy home and family life.

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Taking to her Instagram Stories the soap star, 37, spoke about feeling "mum guilt" as she wasn't there to see her children off to school in the morning.

Sharing a picture of the girls with their matching blonde ponytails, scooters and backpacks, Natalie wrote: "I got this pic from my nanny today.

"It's great to be at work, but missed picking them up today… mum guilt!"

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Natalie shared a look at what her daily routine is like including a 5am wake-up call by one of her daughters, with a picture of her looking at a bright pink calendar.

The actress added the message: "Up at 5 this morning… A bit unnecessary really isn't it? Good morning…"

Although Natalie is relatively private about her home life it seems we'll be seeing more of it soon after she posted a selfie on her way to work with a message to her followers.

She penned: "Just about to head to work. I’ve not really used insta that much.. but having got to grips with it I think it’s a really great way to connect with people and for all of us to know we are in the same boat.

"It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do, this place is here for everyone. And I quite like that. #workingmums #family #positivevibes"

Natalie, who shares Joanie with her fiancé Marc Humphreys, and co-parents Eliza with ex Adam Cottrell, made the most of their time in lockdown throwing her daughters an incredible teepee sleepover in their back garden.

Back in June she posted a snap of the luxury tent which was filled with pillows, sweets, and soft drinks so that they could enjoy a spot of glamping in her back garden.

Slowly panning around the pink tent Natalie revealed four beds, fluffy rugs on the floor, sunflowers in a vase and even a mini drinks and sweets trolley for the girls.

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A small sign hanging from the circular trolley read: "Sweets. Please take a bag help yourself to a sweet or two or three… or four."

She was thrilled with the sleepover set up, which was on the same week as Glastonbury Music Festival would have been happening, and shared a picture of her with her daughters cheering as they stood outside the tent.

Eliza and Joanie have featured before on Natalie's Instagram, as she whisked them off to Disneyland Paris to meet Micky and Minnie Mouse.

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