I have recently read an article about a woman named Celeste Erlach who wrote her husband a letter asking for help raising their two small children, a baby and toddler. Apparently, this letter went viral.
In her letter she went into detail about needing some rest but wasn’t getting help from her husband as he kept pushing the bassinet toward her side of the bed until she took over. This incident pushed her to the point where she wrote this famous letter to her husband.
After I read the article, I came to the conclusion that the most disturbing part for me was the fact that she was afraid of people pinning her as an inadequate mother. It was then when I looked back on my own experience with my three children and the struggles I endured. I also wanted to be the “perfect mom” and impress our families and friends with the impression I could do it all.
My words to all moms, be kind to yourselves and don’t be so judgmental on other moms. We all have our trials and they will pass. Get up, dust yourself off and continue on with the great adventure we call motherhood.