Rochelle Humes has opened up about the struggles placed on working mothers and we can seriously relate.
The former Saturdays singer, who has two daughters with husband of seven years and JLS star Marvin Humes, shared a quote to her Instagram which read: ‘We expect women to work like they don’t have children and raise children as if they didn’t work.’
Adding her own message to the emotional words, Rochelle, who is mother to two beautiful daughters Alaia-Mai, six, and Valentina, two, wrote: ‘This really spoke to me. I wonder why we still put so much pressure on Mums, and why does it always seem to be women that judge one another?’
Speaking to her fellow parents, she continued: ‘If you’re a parent reading this and you’re doing all you can to make it work, I think you’re fabulous. After all being a Mum/Dad/parent/carer is the toughest gig in the world, we ALL parent differently and we ALL have Mum guilt.
‘Let’s give ourselves a little more love.’
Right on Rochelle!
The singer’s post clearly spoke to her followers, who shared their own stories of parenting struggles.
‘Us women are supposed to be miracle workers,’ one woman wrote, while another pointed out that there were similar pressures placed on women who don’t have children ‘to work all shifts imaginable and hours, because you don’t have kids you’re seen as flexible constantly.’
Rochelle has previously opened up about the pressures specifically placed on mothers in the public eye, telling www8.sale-north-face.org: ‘There’s no way to win.’
When her daughters were born, Rochelle committed to straightening her hair less in order to get them loving their natural curls.
However, as a result, Rochelle feels that she has invited criticism every time she wears a different style, saying: ‘I’ll one day fancy my hair straight, and they’ll say, “I thought you were natural.”
‘I’m not saying I’ll never ever wear my hair straight and I haven’t since then. The day I do, I’ll probably get backlash.’
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