Mothers are the pillar on which the whole world rests. They are like the invisible guardians that take care of everything, from tiniest little things to events of great importance. And while they have accepted the role of a silent benefactor, sometimes it all builds up and they have a thing or two to share. We owe it to them to listen.
Last year, Erin Pepler shared a lengthy, but honest story, detailing all the things that mothers go through, that are often unnoticed by everyone else. “No particular event provoked the article – just a build up of feelings and comments. It’s an important topic and I meant every word” Erin told Bored Panda. However, there are some things she said she’d word differently right now. “The one thing I regret about the article is that a lot of people interpreted it to mean that my husband is sort of useless” the mother revealed.
While the general reception of the post was positive, there were some people who weren’t too happy about it. “A bunch of people also mocked me and called me a whiner/martyr/idiot. I try to ignore those people” Erin shared her experiences. From remembering all the names and dates, to making sure that everyone is fed and clothed, Pepler’s account not only offers a unique look into a mother’s routine, but also serves as a reminder that mothers, truly, are the modern day wonder women. Scroll down below to read the full story.
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Erin Pepler is a 33-year-old writer and mother from Toronto, Canada
Last year she wrote a lengthy piece about the invisible workload that she, as other mothers, goes through
“No particular event provoked the article – just a build up of feelings and comments,” Erin told Bored Panda
Erin Pepler discussed the invisible workload that comes with being a mother
“It’s an important topic and I meant every word,” Erin said
She discussed the aspects of motherhood that are usually expected, but often overlooked
“The one thing I regret about the article is that a lot of people interpreted it to mean that my husband is sort of useless” Pepler confessed
She also says that the feedback she received was very positive
But there were some who didn’t like what she was saying
“A bunch of people also mocked me and called me a whiner/martyr/idiot. I try to ignore those people” Erin added
The woman said that she enjoys writing about the many aspects of parenting
And is even working on a book focusing on the pressures of modern parenthood and the ridiculous expectations that mothers face
“I’m writing about how as a mother/parent, you can’t please everyone and also, everyone’s “normal” is different” she explained
Erin wants the world to see that every parent is different, and as long as it works and doesn’t hurt anybody, they should try to ignore the pressure that society puts on them