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Mom’s ‘Ode To The Hot Mess Mom’ Will Make Every Mother Scream ‘YES!’

Every mother knows that parenting is hard work. For many mothers, being a “mom” is a full-time job—even if they are working out of their home. A stay-at-home mom and a working mom both know that being a mother is always a lot. For many of us, taking care of our children means that we’re taking less care of ourselves. Hence, many of us tend to look like a “hot mess” in order for our children to look their best.

Recently, one mother posted an “Ode” to the hot mess mom on Instagram, and it’s so relatable it’s going to make any mother say “YES! THIS! SO. F*CKING. TRUE.”

Sia, the mom who runs the @diaryofafitmommyofficial account on Instagram, wrote:

Hi, I’m Sia and I’m a Hot Mess Mom.

What is up with this crazy idea that moms have to be made up, have a spotless house, have dinner on the table at 5pm, and raise well behaved, organically fed kids? Because of this unrealistic stigma, we are left feeling like a hot mess. Cue mom-shaming.

Confessions:
I cried 3 or 4 times last week after staying home with my sick kids.
Coffee isn’t just my morning beverage, sometimes it’s 2/3 of my meals.
The laundry pile hardly ever moves and sometimes I will grab clean clothes from the dryer because I haven’t folded it yet.
My son asked me why I have hair under my armpits because I forgot to shave for last week.
Depression and anxiety tell me that I’m not a good mother, but I take pills daily to fight this.
Sometimes my kids eat popsicles at 8am because it’s not worth the battle.
My sink is starting to look like the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Before pregnancy, I told myself my kids would never have screen time. HA.
Sometimes I’m just too tired to even think about sex with my husband.
My house looks like I’m losing a game of Jumanji.
I suck at balancing work and family life.
Ive been wearing the same leggings for so many days, I’ve lost count.

More often than not, I feel like I’m failing as a mom. But you know what? Kids won’t remember that big stack of dishes or the dirty floors but they WILL remember you giving a damn about them making sure they’re fed-even if it’s just macaroni and chicken nuggets-warm, safe, wanted, and content.

Cheers to all the hot mess moms who don’t have their shit together, but are still trying.

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Hi, I’m Sia and I’m a Hot Mess Mom. What is up with this crazy idea that moms have to be made up, have a spotless house, have dinner on the table at 5pm, and raise well behaved, organically fed kids? Because of this unrealistic stigma, we are left feeling like a hot mess. Cue mom-shaming. Confessions: I cried 3 or 4 times last week after staying home with my sick kids. Coffee isn’t just my morning beverage, sometimes it’s 2/3 of my meals. The laundry pile hardly ever moves and sometimes I will grab clean clothes from the dryer because I haven’t folded it yet. My son asked me why I have hair under my armpits because I forgot to shave for last week. Depression and anxiety tell me that I’m not a good mother, but I take pills daily to fight this. Sometimes my kids eat popsicles at 8am because it’s not worth the battle. My sink is starting to look like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Before pregnancy, I told myself my kids would never have screen time. HA. Sometimes I’m just too tired to even think about sex with my husband. My house looks like I’m losing a game of Jumanji. I suck at balancing work and family life. Ive been wearing the same leggings for so many days, I’ve lost count. More often than not, I feel like I’m failing as a mom. But you know what? Kids won’t remember that big stack of dishes or the dirty floors but they WILL remember you giving a damn about them making sure they’re fed-even if it’s just macaroni and chicken nuggets-warm, safe, wanted, and content. Cheers to all the hot mess moms who don’t have their shit together, but are still trying.

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Honestly, this could not be more real. We love when moms keep it totally honest and raw about what it’s truly like to be a mother. People online were already in agreement, sharing their own “hot mess” stories on Sia’s Instagram post.

Cheers to the “hot mess” moms out there, we see you, and we appreciate you!

h/t: Instagram.