What's A-Parent

Working Mom Describes The Realities Of Her Life

Working moms don't earn enough respect.

What's A-Parent is a series highlighting those who get real about the hardships that come with raising kids. These often untold stories help show parents they are not alone in their struggle, and are doing an amazing job.

If you ever thought that the life of a working mother would be flawlessly perfect, Rachelle Bingham, a working mother of two children, has a special message for you.

"To anyone who thinks that working mums have it all together. Ummm no," Bingham wrote in a Facebook post last week.

The 34-year-old mother from Australia started a blog in 2015 called The Mummy Code, which features her first-person commentary about motherhood. While it's not easy to show what motherhood really looks like, Bingham paints a vivid picture from her blog.

But her most celebrated message came in the form of a Facebook post, in which she describes the tedious lifestyle of motherhood.


In the post, Bingham details her daily routine starting at 4:30 a.m., and continuing with waking up her kids, sending them to daycare, going to work, picking them up, and doing chores.

It is very common for mothers to work full time today. Pew Research discovered in 2015 that the number of two-parent households that have both parents who work full time stands at 46 percent in the U.S., which is up from 31 percent in 1970. The study also concluded that mothers in more than half of all two-parent households work full time.

Bingham has a special message in her Facebook post about the reality of working moms.

"I may appear that working mums have it together but we are really all just running around, muddling through and trying to make it all work, so no one is let down or left out," she wrote. "I am grateful for my family and my job but it's not easy."

Bingham's Facebook post, to her surprise, went viral.

"I am completely overwhelmed with the reaction of the post," she wrote to A Plus. "I didn't expect it at all. I'm happy that a lot of mum's can relate. We're all doing our best (working or not), and it's nice to support each other."


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