A Melbourne mummy blogger has won praise after penning a candid post that said her children were a “hole **” – sometimes.
Laura Mazza, 33, regularly shares the realities of parenting on Instagram, and shares an open letter to mothers who fear being judged for not loving their children every minute.
The mother of three children, who blog under Mum On The Run, admitted that sometimes cooking dinner or reading a bedtime story to her kids can never be bothering.
In her raw and honest post, she noted that this does not make her – or any other woman – a bad mother, and parents should be honest about their feelings without being judged.
“I want you to know that if you’re my friend, you can say ‘my kids were a ** holes today’ without a single view of my opinion,” he wrote on Instagram.
“You should feel free to say ‘I want to run away today.’ With no pearl grip. ”
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“I know I complain a lot about parenting, because of parenting [is] the hardest physically and emotionally impossible thing I’ve ever done, ”he continued.
“Every day is fresh new water. I broke fight today, got frustrated today, raised my voice today, cried, cried consoled, felt guilty, felt happy, felt loved, loved. All in less than 24 hours.
“It’s difficult. It’s difficult for all of us. I wonder if we’re up to date all the time. So let’s be honest about it?”
Laura also shared transferable thoughts about her children, Luca, six, Sofia, four, and two-year-old James.
“Let’s have the freedom to say ‘I can’t be f **** d with dinner tonight’ and the thought of reading with my kids makes me want to gouge my eyes out,” he asked.
“I want you to know that with me, you can say it and I will never think that you do not love your children or that you disapprove.
“Screw all the perfectionist aspects, and the“ oh my kids are blessings 24/7 ”grateful optimism. It does not mean that we do not love our children, it does not mean that we are not grateful – but we are allowed to take risks.
“Because you know what’s even harder than parenting? Pretend it’s not difficult. ”
The post – which was shared online Thursday – clearly struck a chord with other moms, with many praising her honest honesty.
“Girl !!!! I feel like this job is 100% I have two teenage girls and most days I want to convince myself that alcohol is a vitamin !!!! ”One wrote.
“Yeah exactly my mind today too! It’s nice to know I’m not alone in this, ”added another.
While another said it was “so important to feel so we can share honesty”.
In January, Laura admitted that she allowed her children to play with iPads and copy big criticism.
“’I would never give a child an iPad, in my opinion that’s just lazy parenting,’ (he said) quietly, albeit loud enough for me to hear,” said one critic, who caused Laura to respond, later sharing the online interaction.