Since welcoming baby Olympia in September 2017, Serena Williams has painted the most realistic picture of motherhood for her fans and followers. Whether it's opening up about postpartum depression, breastfeeding, or going back to work after giving birth, the tennis star has shown the world that being a mom is so much more than the cute Instagram photos. And on Sunday, she asked other mothers to do the same.
"Kids humble us," she wrote on social media. "The other day on a flight home Olympia insisted on running up and down the aisle and when I finally got her to sit still, she threw up all over me. #ThisMama would love to hear your stories of motherhood . . . even ones like this!" Serena then prompted others to share their stories with the #ThisMama tag, and you won't even believe the incredible tales that poured in.
From poop explosions to frightening escapes from the crib and even run-ins with red food coloring that looked like a lot of blood, these moms have seen it all. The stories are equal parts hilarious and mortifying, and they will make you feel incredibly at peace knowing you are not alone. Read on to see the incredible stories, and remember, motherhood is no easy feat!