Mum of four been praised for sharing a completely ‘real’ post about parenting.

Sydney mum, Carly Hall, shared her story in a mums Facebook group alongside an image of her children.

She wrote – wanting “to cheer anyone up if they think they’re failing as a mum today”.

“I slept in and just couldn’t get my 7-year-old ready for school today. So she just didn’t go… then I got two of them slurpees, while the younger two slept, just so I could have a coffee in peace (on a seperate table), and scroll through Facebook while ignoring them,” she said in the post.

“Thought you might like to use this as a yardstick.”

“I was just hoping that the post would give a few mums a laugh, especially younger or first-time mums who are really hard on themselves,” Carly told Yahoo Lifestyle.

“I’m happy to be a lower benchmark for people and I also think people just enjoyed some realness.”

Carly, who has a seven-, four-, two-, and 12 week-old, admits she didn’t really think twice before deciding to post the image.

“To be honest I didn’t really think about it,” she tells us. “But I think I’m now in a place where I wouldn’t care anyway.”

But it was clear her words hit the mark with hundreds of parents.

“I think people love actual self deprecation – as opposed to the humble brag,” she says.

“I also think everyone thinks everyone else has got it together … it’s reassuring to see that they don’t!”

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  • That was nice to see her being real and honest. Parenting sure is a juggling act.


  • The attendance or otherwise is recorded at schools. Some also record the number of days the pupil is late and include in their reports.


  • Sometimes we have to use our humor


  • I’m actually over this “aim to be a lazy mum” thing society has going. Why would you want to be that mum? Are there days you don’t completely get it right? Of course. Not getting out of bed to take your child to school should not be praised though.


  • This was refreshing to read and laughed at her sitting on a separate table!


  • Yep, can relate. Made me laugh to see that it happens to everyone.


  • To be honest. I looked at the photo at the start of this article and was trying to work out why it was there. I saw nothing wrong with it. Then I read the article, and just lolled. It happens to the best of us. Happy to see real, honest people on social media for a change


  • As mum’s I think we can be our own worst enemy, always hard on ourselves when we shouldn’t be. Good on her.


  • It’s not always easy to get things done and I was always hard on myself. Thank you for giving me and others a reality check that things aren’t always what we believe they should be.


  • No one has it all together every day, especially with four young ones to care for.


  • Not many of us have it all together. I think this post is refreshingly honest.
    Sleeping in one day and just wanting some peace in our hectic lives doesn’t make anyone a bad mother.
    Typically though, i scrolled through the comments and found a troll who is just perfect and couldn’t help but to mention it, rather than just read the article and move on. To that “perfect” mother, your need to post such a comment actually proves you are less than perfect.

    • Please I prefer GOBLIN,Love you.Cheer’s Krusty.


  • Good on her. We need to share more of the real stuff to show that we’re all in this together.


  • This has never happened with any one of our three kid’s although we don’t sit up until all hours of the morning on facebook or any other social media site for that matter,Our children come first and are our number one priority,Our children are one day ahead of every child who misses each school day,Thank’s for the hand up.Cheer’s Krusty.

    • Seriously??? How can you bag this mum? You don’t know that she was up late on Facebook. She has four kids, one of which is a 12 week old. She has every right to be tired and want a day off from the school routine. Life is not a competition for best attendance in school. Good on you for making your kids go each day, and not indulging in the occasional day off for fun. Yay you!


  • So wonderful you didn’t get brow beaten into thinking you were bad.


  • At last some honesty on face book ! Life is not perfect and some people believe everything they read which puts too higher expectations on them


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