Constance Hall, an Australian mother of two and a famous blogger has dished out some really honest advice for mother out there. The mother behind the website “The Not So Secret Life Of Us” has sparked online debate with her recent post where she “salutes” all the “failing mothers” who admit to not being a 24X7 mothers and take out time for themselves and their friends.
“To the woman with piles of dishes and washing who walks straight out the door for a coffee at her friends, I salute you,” the post read.
“Being a good mum or wife or human does NOT mean spending eternity cleaning your house. If you leave them for long enough your friends will start doing them. Trust me,” she wrote. The 32-year-old mother-of-two also touched the sensitive topic of post-natal depression in her post and talked about the image of being an ideal mother.
Hall “salutes” all the mothers who take antidepressants to cope-up with the problem of post-natal depression. “You are still coping, do not confuse depression for not coping, you’ve taken action, you look like a coping queen to me,” she explained.
“Too often strength and weakness are confused, strength is asking for help. You are so strong. So many women are going through the exact same thing, they just don’t talk about it,” she added.
She even advised the new mothers not to feel guilty for their fat bodies and rather display them off to the world. Hall also posted a picture on her Facebook account where she wears a two-piece, which shows off her not-so-flat mommy tummy, together with the stretch marks.
She called motherhood as “brand new 24-hour job that doesn’t pay and won’t end for around 20 years” and advised the mothers to eat whatever they like, including the calorie-laden cakes. “Your post baby body is not all the sudden free for public commentary,” she concluded.
Her bold and honest advice to mothers has garnered 253,830 likes and 121,228 shares as of writing the article. She is also receiving a lot of positive feedback.
“This has made me feel better about myself thankyou Constance Hall xxx,” wrote one user.
“I’m sorry. I don’t know you lovelies, but you sound like women I’d love to know. Empowering and loving even the flaws. I wish more women were like this,” wrote another.