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Being a mum is exhausting and lonely – no matter how good some people may look

Sep 29, 2022

A mum says parenting is "exhausting and lonely" no matter how happy people may look on the outside.

Anneliese King often shares parenting stories and advice on Instagram to her 200,000 followers.

In a recent post, she told parents not to compare themselves to others as motherhood can be "exhausting" and "lonely" no matter how much people look on the outside.

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She posted a candid snap of herself biting into a burger while on-the-go to show just how much parents have to juggle at once.

And in a brutally honest caption, she wrote: "I don't know who needs to hear this, but not only is motherhood exhausting and lonely for YOU, but it ALSO is for that b***h with the sparkling counters and styled hair who looks like she has her s**t completely together.

"We're all struggling, regardless of how it looks."

Writing on Instagram, she added: "Do you ever just like put make up on, switch out of the pants you’ve been wearing for three days, and maybe even shower, expecting it to absolutely CHANGE your life?

"Sometimes it really does for me. And maybe that’s the day you see me, and it’s a day you’re struggling. And just remember, we all are.

"And the level of cleanliness of our home really has nothing to do with it.

"Have you ever had a moment where another mother has made you feel less than for absolutely no fault of her own, but just simply by existing?

"There are a lot of things we don’t know who needs to hear."

Since she shared the honest post, many people have thanked Anneliese for being so open about parenting.

Over 3,000 people have liked the post, and dozens of people also left comments.

One person said: "Yes – this. Some days I change my outfit 20 times just because it doesn't feel right."

A second added: "Gosh, I love your posts. I've recently found myself saying my days are beyond depressing, and so lonely. Then I seen this post."

Meanwhile, a third commented: "You are so real and raw. Thank you for sharing. It's so important to keep the connection to ourselves open."

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