Within 24 Hours, This Mum's Facebook Post Had Been Shared 100,000 Times 6 years ago

Within 24 Hours, This Mum's Facebook Post Had Been Shared 100,000 Times

 “To the woman at the park, looking at her phone, ignoring her children, I salute you.”

Perth-based blogger, busy mother-of-four and the woman behind that viral post about parental sex, Constance Hall,  is back, and this time she is shining the spotlight on post-natal depression and the pressure many mothers feel under to be a perfect parent at all times.

It seems Hall is determined to re-write the mum rule book, and her honest and hard-hitting post about a life of "mammoth fails and micro victories" have clearly struck a cord with plenty of mothers everywhere.

Within hours of having hit "publish", her expletives-laden advice to mothers was liked and shared by thousands.

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

Here is Hall's post in full:

To the woman at the park, looking at her phone, ignoring her children,
I salute you.
For not giving into the public perception that you should be switched on, 24 hours a day.
For giving no fucks about what "constable mother's group" thinks.

To the woman with piles of dishes and washing who walks straight out the door for a coffee at her friends,
I salute you.
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.

To the woman at the doctors surgery, waiting patiently to request some antidepressants,
I salute you.
Post natal depression is a rude little cunt. You are still coping, do not confuse depression for not coping, you've taken action, you look like a coping queen to me.
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.

To the woman who didn't loose all of that baby weight,
I salute you.
A brand new 24 hour job that doesn't pay and won't end for around 20 years is NOT a good time to give up cake. Eat the cake, eat the whole fucking cake and fuck off anyone who dares to say anything. Your post baby body is not all the sudden free for public commentary.

Lots of love,

A fellow mum, who's days are full of mammoth fails and micro victories, yet who's heart still manages to repeatedly explode for the mini army of Love all day. ?

Con

What do YOU think, mamas? SHOULD we be more open about the days when motherhood isn't all cookie baking and cute Kodak moments? Join in the conversation with us on Twitter at @Herfamilydotie

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