Ok moms…..raise your hand if you’ve ever witnessed a shopping-induced tantrum in Target.
Raise your hand if you’ve stared at that toddler irrationally flailing themselves all over the germ infested floor while their mother stood there helplessly offering every sugary bribe that came mind just to end the public humiliation.
Now raise your hand if you turned and walked away mumbling some mom-shaming judgement under your breath.
Go ahead, raise your hand, because we’ve all done it….every last one of us!
Now mama, have you been on the other side of that judgement?
We’ve all been there too.
Motherhood is the hardest job on the planet. Trying to live up to the idea of a picture perfect mom only makes being a parent that much harder.
Mila Kunis’ speech from the movie “Bad Moms” really hits home for us. We are trying to navigate motherhood in a world that tends to judge you no matter WHAT you do as a parent!
“When it comes to being a mom, you have no clue what you are doing.”
Believe that “being a mom today is IMPOSSIBLE.”
Want to stop “pretending like you’ve got it all figured out and judging each other.”
Want to have a “place where you don’t have to be perfect, where you can make mistakes, where you’re judged by how hard you’re trying and not what you’re bringing to the bake sale.”
“If you’re a bad mom like us, have no clue what you’re doing, and just want to stop being made to feel worse to you already feel about yourself…”
…then keep on reading.
Find out what moms just like you have confessed to us, admitting to some not so fine moments that simply show how moms are human, doing the best job that they can do.
20 Confessions from Real Moms:
Daily, I tell my husband that I need to “use the restroom”, just so that I can sit in silence for more than 30 seconds and play on Facebook.
I tell my kids that food is spicy just so I don’t have to share. Yes, I have told them that chocolate cake is spicy….they still won’t eat it to this day!
I tell my girls that my phone is out of charge so they will stop bothering me to play on it.
Sometimes I let my kids battle it out, without intervening in their bickering or fighting, until it gets quiet again. Right hooks may get thrown, but I’m just too tired to care.
I had laid towels down so that I don’t have to change wet sheets in the middle of the night after my son woke up soaked in pee.
When my husband was sick and needed to rest. I let the girls watch Moana 2x in a row (and then again the next morning), just to keep them quiet.
I bribe my girls with gummy bears so they will get in their car seats.
One of my boys had a blowout (in his diaper)….I forgot about it and put him down for a nap. Rather than changing the sheets I stripped the mattress down and he slept on the bare mattress. I then proceeded to have wine for lunch!
I read my twins the book “Go the F to Sleep” at 3am when they were 4 months old while I breastfed them! (Best book ever! )
My baby would throw food on the floor and I would give just him more. So instead I took the food from the floor and put it back on the tray. He ate it!
I strapped my twins in their bouncer seats after I had fed and burped them, turned on the tv, and took a 15 minute catnap.
My child put on his favorite ratty Christmas t-shirt that is 2 sizes too small and laden with holes….in June! I proceeded to let him wear it all day, to bed, again the next day and to bed once again. This isn’t the first time either!
I once took a shower during nap while my twins cried just so that I could have 10 minutes to myself .
I may or may not have had a “hangry” moment and ate my kids snack then blamed it on the dog.
Oh, I’ve definitely been all about eating “leftover” snacks in the car. What that means is I eat goldfish crumbled in the bottom of the car seat from 2 days ago.
I’ve let their nails and toenails get super long. My kids look like they have fake press-on nails before I cut them.
Sometimes I don’t change my kids’ sheets nearly as much as I should. I think it has been a month since I have changed their sheets.
I dream about what my life was like before kids….wishing that I could have it back for just one day.
Sometimes we just have to accept that motherhood isn’t entirely rainbows and unicorns. It can be messy and a tad bit ugly too!
The next time you find yourself ridden with guilt after spending nap time trolling the picturesque Instagram feeds of your latest mom crush….
Remember we are all “bad moms” and you’re doing a damn fine job mama!
Join us and share your real mom confessions in the comments below!