Anyone who takes on the crazy responsibility of keeping a tiny person alive, in addition to keeping himself or herself alive, has my utmost respect.
And if you do all that AND have the courage to be super frank with the world about how tough that is, then I'm pretty much in awe of you.
Constance Hall is an Australian blogger and a mother to four children.
She recently shared a post on her Facebook saluting her fellow mothers who maybe don't have the perfect suburban mom life we all see represented so often.
Hall paid tribute to mothers with messy houses, depression and baby weight.
To the woman at the park, looking at her phone, ignoring her children,I salute you. For not giving into the public... Posted by Constance Hall on Saturday, January 16, 2016
She ended her post by saying,
Lots of love, A fellow mum, [whose] days are full of mammoth fails and micro victories, yet [whose] heart still manages to repeatedly explode for the mini army of Love all day.
Hall's post received over 260,000 likes and over 124,000 shares just a few days after she posted it.
Mothers everywhere commented with gratitude for Constance's recognition of women like them -- such as mothers who need antidepressants for postpartum depression and mothers who didn't immediately lose their baby weight.
Yesterday, Constance called to mothers to share pictures of themselves, even if they are not the ideal mothers society deems fit.
She also shared a badass photo of her own.
Like a queen you guysShe's flawed, She swears, She eats the cake!! She has a past and she owns that shit,She's... Posted by Constance Hall on Monday, January 18, 2016
This makes me feel super powerful, and I'm not even close to being a mother. Thank you, Constance, for inspiring so many with your beautiful words.