Kate Swenson is a mom that recently decided to share how she doesn’t recognize herself anymore after becoming a mom, and it’s a topic that is very, very relatable to millions of moms around the world, but it’s not openly discussed because of the fear of judgment or mom-shaming. Becoming a mom does not mean that everything is rainbows and butterflies, and mom’s identities literally change after becoming a parent. People often talk about how cute and fun kids are, but they never really talk about how behind every adorable child, there’s a parent that is freaking out about things like finances, their body, their own relationships, the lack of sleep, etc.
Swenson’s post was shared to a Facebook page named Finding Cooper’s Voice, a page where she shared about her kids, one of whom has autism.
Check out her powerful post for yourself below:
Swenson’s post resonated with thousands of people, and many admitted that they don’t know how to “fix” the issue. However, they sent her their love and support, and they assured her that this season of motherhood actually does pass: