Don't judge until you know.
Any mother can tell you that motherhood is a full time job, and it’s not an easy one. Some people will do absolutely anything for their children, including putting their lives on hold for them, but that doesn’t mean that it’s all love, all the time.
When this mommy blogger opened up about how she really feels about her relationship, it went viral, and hundreds of people agreed with her.
Mum on the Run
Mothering is a full-time job. Many women decide to dedicate themselves to it fully, like Laura Mazza, who runs a blog called Mum on the Run. This is an outlet for her to share tips and advice for mothers (old and new) as well as to share her personal feelings about her experience.
But when she made this confession, it resonated with enough women, both positively and negatively, that it went viral.
Don’t judge me.
Laura Mazza opens up her viral confession with the simple sentence: “Don’t judge me.” She makes it clear that it’s important for her to be honest about motherhood, no matter how bad it looks. She writes, “If I’m honest about motherhood, don’t say I’m ranting. You didn’t see how many years I couldn’t tell anyone how I felt because I was afraid.”
It soon becomes clear that she has a lot to say about people taking motherhood at face value without taking the time to really know the woman in front of them.
“Don’t judge the mum who works, she’s making a living for her child,” she writes. “Don’t judge the mum who stays home, she’s doing the job of 20 for no pay.”
The Right Perspective
Laura points out that when it comes down to motherhood, it’s all about having the right perspective, which she tries to provide in her examples.
“Don’t judge the single mum,” she writes. “Shes doing fine on her own, and is doing the job of both parents .”
“Don’t judge the mother eating fast food with her kids,” she writes. “You don’t know that she’s too exhausted to cook, that she wanted to keep her kids happy and get out of the house for a treat.”
“Don’t judge the mother who tells off her kids in public,” she writes. “You don’t know if she’s the most patient woman in the world.”