Being a mother is a full-time job. You are a cook, a teacher, housecleaner, breastfeeder and many other things in one. Doing all of this can really be exhausting. This is what mother of 4 Jazmyne Futrell explained in the description of her Facebook photo that now went viral.
In the photo where she is breastfeeding her baby and simultaneously making dinner and helping the older son with homework while the other two play on the floor, Jazmyne explains that at the end of the day she is so exhausted that she can’t even think of having a nightlife.
She goes on:
“Friends with no kids: ‘you go to bed at 9 pm? Girl I can’t fall asleep before 11 pm,”
“Mom friends: ‘you go to bed at 9 pm? Girl I can’t seem to stay up past 8:30.’” ⠀⠀
Jazmyne posted this photo on her Facebook page “Mixed Mom Brown Babies” with the intention of sharing something ‘real’ on social media. “All the other moms looked amazing on social media. Many times I thought, ‘Can I do this?’ – she shares.
The California mom used to struggle with postpartum depression and hopes that this photo will help other moms out there to make them feel they are not alone. The comments on her post are supportive with many mothers out there relating to the multitasking role that a woman with a family has to deal with.