Model Gets Brutally Honest About the Pressures of Being a Working Mom

Some Days It’s Just Too Much

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Credit: Instagram / @tessholliday

Holliday says what so many other women wish they could say, but never do, and that’s that some days it’s all just too much. The pressure we put on new moms to ‘have it all together’ is ridiculous. Babies are demanding and hard and sleep deprivation is one of the worst parts about motherhood. Sometimes moms need to be able to simply ‘tap out’, and they should hopefully have a support system in place for them when they need it.

“My confidence has taken a blow with this birth & it wasn’t until this morning I realized why. The pressure of “looking good” for a living is too much today. When your face is breaking out from the hormones of breastfeeding + total exhaustion from lack of sleep, bags under your eyes, patchy red skin & to top it off no energy to work out or leave my bed.. how do you do it? How do you feel confident in your skin & feel like you aren’t letting the client down by showing up exhausted & disheveled?”

While Holliday works as a model, and her image is part of her job, I think women in any career or job industry can relate to this.

“Yes, I chose a career based on my looks & I’m the first one to say that beauty isn’t what should drive you, it’s certainly not what motivates me. As a working mom in an industry that’s as critical as mine, where is the line? The balance? The compassion?”

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Kelli is a Canadian living in the US with a longstanding love affair with entertainment news and celebrity gossip. She has written about it for some of the most popular websites in both Canada and the US including Entertainment Tonight Canada, I'm Not Obsessed and Babble. When she's not chauffeuring her 4 kids back and forth to the rink for various hockey and figure skating activities, she can be found glued to Netflix or reading a great book.

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