This One Mom’s Advice To Mother’s Everywhere Is Going Viral For Good Reason

Jan 20, 2016 at 4:17 pm |
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Constance Hall is a mother of 4 and blogger and the giver of some really great advice. I wrote about Constance a few weeks ago when she posted her hilarious take on ‘parent sex‘. Constance is back with another facebook post that is going more viral than her ‘sex’ post, because this time she’s getting real about the pressures moms put on themselves to be ‘the perfect parent’.

Constance begins by writing,

To the woman at the park, looking at her phone, ignoring her children,
I salute you.
For not giving into the public perception that you should be switched on, 24 hours a day.
For giving no fucks about what “constable mother’s group” thinks.

To the woman with piles of dishes and washing who walks straight out the door for a coffee at her friends,
I salute you.
Being a good mum or wife or human does NOT mean spending eternity cleaning your house. If you leave them for long enough your friends will start doing them. Trust me.

To the woman at the doctors surgery, waiting patiently to request some antidepressants,
I salute you.
Post natal depression is a rude little cunt. You are still coping, do not confuse depression for not coping, you’ve taken action, you look like a coping queen to me.
Too often strength and weakness are confused, strength is asking for help.
You are so strong.
So many women are going through the exact same thing, they just don’t talk about it.

 

“A brand new 24 hour job that doesn’t pay and won’t end for around 20 years is NOT a good time to give up cake. Eat the cake. Your post baby body is not all the sudden free for public commentary.”