Read This Mom's Heartfelt Post to Other Parents Who Find a Way to Stay Strong Every Day
"A letter to my people #nojudgementclub," begins Storm-Manea Ellyatt's Facebook post addressing the not-so-bright-side of parenting. Her post continues, outlining the "sick joke" that is going into parenting thinking it will be all sunshine and rainbows, when in reality, parenting is pretty freaking stressful.
It feels like a sick joke you never quite understood until this moment. . . . Not once did I see an ad with a mum locked in her cupboard crying in her leaked stained PJs from three days ago, covered in sweat and vomit, praying to every god imaginable for the strength and patience to go back to the shitshow that is now their life.
Ellyatt continues, explaining in wonder how so many parents appear just fine in public, when really they're struggling daily. Leaving "her people" with a bit of encouragement, she ends the post, "Cheers all you amazing parents that dust yourselves off and do it again, with the smile of a thousand curse words, shattered souls and hopefully a strong coffee or wine in hand."
Read the heartfelt post in full below.