Some of you will know I am an unashamed ‘Fan-Mum’ of Rachel Martin’s Finding Joy blog and her ‘Dear Mom’ letters.
As a first time parent her work speaks to me; it’s nice to know that some of the less than glamorous, emotional and at times harrowing parts of parenthood are normal.
The post you’re about to read from Rachel’s Finding Joy blog ‘the motherhood days we don’t talk about that much but we should’ is important. It went viral 48 hours ago when she posted it on her Facebook page. It was shared so quickly and by so many, that (rather than read it and acknowledge that it resonated with parents all over the world and was being shared by millions) Facebook flagged and deleted it as spam. It is anything but.
This wonderful post is both acknowledgement of and permission to be the wiped out, ‘up at 3am with a puking toddler and STILL going at midnight’, ‘everything’s a drama’, ‘this is too hard’ you that you’d like to pretend doesn’t exist…because let’s face it, that’s all of us at some time. This parenting stuff is hard!
The theme of Rachel’s blog is Motherhood, but this post is for all of the fabulous Mum’s & spectacular Dad’s, the carers, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles who are tackling this ‘parenting’ thing and wondering in those moments if you’re the only one that feels overwhelmed, lost & alone.