Being a mom is no easy feat, and the Duchess of Cambridge agrees. Kate Middleton opened up about the difficulties of being a mom, and many of can now finally relate to her after her recent confession.
While there are the most joyous, life-changing moments, there are days where you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. Kate's been there. She opened up about her harsh, yet honest, awakening about motherhood.
During her introduction of the "Out of the Blue" documentary film series, which discusses the mental health issues in the early years of parenthood, she got serious about her own struggles.
"Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, at times it has also been a huge challenge, even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not," she revealed.
She continued on saying what most of us see and experience every day. Those nitty-gritty aspects of mom-life.
"Nothing can really prepare you for the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother. It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love and worry, all mixed together," Kate said. "Your fundamental identity changes overnight. You go from thinking of yourself as primarily an individual to suddenly being a mother, first and foremost."
Now that she has three children, 4-year-old George, 3-year-old Charlotte, and 3-month-old Louis, it's no surprise that Kate is feeling this overwhelmed. Many mothers struggle with being a parent, the constant worry, the constant weariness, it's a hard job.
"You just have to make it up and do the very best you can to care for your family. For many mothers, myself included, this can, at times lead to lack of confidence and feelings of ignorance," Kate said. "Sadly, for some mothers, this experience can be made so much harder due to challenges with their own mental health."
Later, Kate sent a strong message for all the moms in the world that parenting has no "rule book" or no "right or wrong" way to do things. Every child is different, and parents know what's best for their kids and family.
"[It] should not be seen as a sign of weakness," she added. "Mothers take on an overwhelming responsibility of caring for their families. Their role is vital in providing unconditional love, care, and support at home, particularly in the early years of a child’s development. We, therefore, should do everything we can to support and value their hard work."
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