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Mother of Two Writes a Perfect Salute to Imperfect Parents

“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.”

Via Facebook

The pressure to be a perfect mom in the era of Facebook, mommy bloggers, and forums such as UrbanBaby makes many women feel they’re falling short of June Cleaver status. This cultural shift toward high-pressure parenting is why brutally honest blogger Constance Hall’s recent Facebook post is a breath of fresh air to mothers everywhere.


Check out the full post below:

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.
To the woman who didn't loose all of that baby weight,
I salute you.

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, eat the whole fucking cake and fuck off anyone who dares to say anything. Your post baby body is not all the sudden free for public commentary.

Lots of love,
A fellow mum, who's days are full of mammoth fails and micro victories, yet who's heart still manages to repeatedly explode for the mini army of Love all day. ??
Con

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