A motivational video by a woman makes mothers feel better about their’messy’ homes.
Parents struggling to meet unrealistically high standards of how clean their homes should be while caring for children have praised TikToker @s***_mums_club as a breath of fresh air.
A down-to-earth mother has been praised for reassuring other parents that living in a “messy” home is normal and that they shouldn’t compare themselves to others.
The negative side of social media is that it often leads to mothers setting unrealistic expectations for how their home should look and feeling worthless if they can’t keep up with all of their responsibilities.
Katie @s***_mums_club, a TikToker, responds to a mother who says she feels like a failure because she “can’t keep the house clean” and is “always gaining weight” in a video.
“Babe me too on most days, but I don’t think it’s just me and you mate,” Katie, also known on Instagram as The Tradie Wife, responds.
“Welcome to S*** Mums Club, where we f***ing love cake and need to reconsider the house’s ‘clean’ situation.”
“Take one for the team here right, bet it’s not as bad as this,” Katie says as she shows viewers her kitchen and hallway.
“Welcome to my son’s bedside, along with a crisp packet…
“Oh, look, another crisp packet,” says the narrator.
“I did the dishes today, but there’s always more!” she exclaims, pointing to the dirty dishes in the sink.
She shows the familiar sight of laundry in various stages of cleaning and drying upstairs.
“It could be worse, I wouldn’t have a house!” Katie says. “Don’t be too hard on yourself, babe.”
You’re probably smashing it, but you’re just focusing on the negative aspects.”
“We got you back, my love,” she writes in the caption, and the touching message has touched many parents.
“Mate, I am so thankful for your content because you always make me feel good about myself,” one user said.
“Well, you can’t keep the kids alive and clean the house at the same time,” a second user joked.
“I needed this, I really needed this,” a third person said. “I feel like the washing is never-ending and there are clothes everywhere, but this made me feel more normal.”
“Honestly, this page always makes me feel better about my mess,” someone else said. “I realise it’s completely normal when you have kids.”
“You literally just made my week,” another person said.
“I’ve been so depressed about everything.”