Earlier this month, the writer behind the popular blog The Mummy Code, Rachelle, shared an honest post about the challenges of being a working mum. Employed in Melbourne as a council worker, Rachelle lamented that her job isn’t easy, and that while she’s grateful for her family, there’s something to be said for the chaos of being a working mum, and what goes on ‘behind the scenes.’ The Facebook post has since gone viral, receiving over 44,000 reactions from mothers, some were very negative, some very positive. This is Rachelle’s response.
In a day and age where Kim Kardashian breaks the Internet by showing her butt or posts naked selfies with the hashtag 'liberated', it’s no wonder that so many trolls exist. However, this is her content, she is old enough to know what she’s doing and has a team of managers/lawyers who deal with everything. Plus, really who cares? If you don't like, it don’t look.
I started my blog The Mummy Code while I was on maternity leave as a hobby, a creative outlet. A way to share funny stories, support and perhaps help other women with the struggles of raising children. Recently, I posted a picture of me in my filthy car and described a snapshot of my day which included an early wake up and work. This photo went crazy on social media and ended up with over 2.6 million views and lots of comments.
I have posted hundreds of photos on my social media accounts, all with honest captions and written some controversial blogs. I had no idea that this simple photo would cause such a stir. I was fully clothed and it didn't even show my full face or my children’s faces.