A request on Mother’s Day: Stop shaming us for needing a break

Leading up to this Mother’s Day, I’m feeling the incredible weight of these last 14 months of parenting. I’m so fucking tired. I desperately need a break. But what has made it 10 times worse has been the consistent shaming on social media of parents, mostly moms, talking about how hard the last year has been with our school-aged kids not able to go to school.

To be told you’re an awful, selfish mom cuz you don’t want to be around your kid 24/7 has taken a huge toll. The worst part is that it seems to be mostly fellow…