In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, I’m dedicating this column to moms who keep it real. You know the types of moms I’m referring to. They’re cool, honest, and aren’t afraid to tell it like it is, even if it’s at their own expense. The updates they write are appreciated, not eye-roll-inducing. They’re the types of women who are admired for figuring out how to discuss motherhood without sounding like a snob or a complainer or a helicopter mom. They take parenting seriously, but not too seriously, and their Facebook updates are reflections of that thoughtfulness and ease.
Keeping it real doesn’t necessarily mean that an update doesn’t mention poop or some detail of parenting that isn’t pretty. It just means the update is a little more confessional, whether it’s a mom expressing how she really feels at the end of a long day, or simply relaying a pro-tip that goes beyond the average “cloth vs. disposable diapers” argument.
Here are some examples to help kick off Mother’s Day a few days early:
1. Nobody’s Perfect
Women figured out that parenting is difficult hundreds of years ago, but that doesn’t mean it’s gotten any easier to admit. Sherly, I salute you and your candor.