Ana Defillo
January 28, 2017 11:53 am
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We all know moms are the real superheroes, right? Not only do they bring life into the world (NBD), they are expected to work, keep the house from burning down, make sure their kids eat healthy dinners (whether they cook them or not), go to every PTA meeting… You get the picture. Basically, moms are told to live up to extremely unrealistic expectations and are unfairly judged for everything. If they can’t “keep it all together,” then people think they are bad mothers. Um, no. That is not how it works.

So when badass mother-of-two Cierra Lyn Fortner was complimented by a cashier at the Walmart in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri for “keeping it together”, she felt compelled to dismantle the harmful myth on her Facebook.

Fortner thanked the cashier and drove home, but on her way home she realized she wanted the cashier to know the truth. Fortner confessed her struggles on social media, which include battling a personality disorder, depression, and anxiety. But there was one takeaway she believed was the most important.

She continued, “From one exhausted mom to another, you’re doing great, have that melt down, let your kids eat the crap out of that cereal and take care of yourself always.”

Read the inspiring post below.

You rock, Cierra!

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