When it comes to parenting, celebrities always appear to have it so together. It leaves us other moms asking "how the heck do they do it?!"
Well, what if we told you that celebrities have it just as hard as we do, despite the fact that their parenting journeys look so damn glamorous and enjoyable compared to ours?
Celebrities undeniably have added pressure when it comes to trying to be a good parent; it must be hard to be under the constant scrutiny of the media and the public. On top of their own doubts and worries, they have thousands of people criticizing their every move and deciding whether they're doing a good job or not.
But there's one person that isn't standing for this stereotype, and that's Mindy Kaling. The actress, who has always been open about being a single mom, has opened up about her struggles and has revealed the reason that she hasn't disclosed her daughter's paternity. Keep reading to find out what that reason is.
Being a new mom can be stressful.Just imagine it. You've safely delivered your new baby, you're adjusting to life as a new mom, you've kissed goodbye to any social life that you once had... oh, and you have thousands of strangers critiquing your every move as a new parent.
Celebrities often feel pressured to share their parenting journey with their fans.
via: ShutterstockLike having a baby isn't hard enough! A lot of celebrities document their parenting experience online to share with their followers, which can often result in them being criticized and scrutinized. That's not what a new mom needs, is it?
But there is one actress who has stuck her middle finger up at this stereotype.Mindy Kaling has always been open about being a single mom and has kept her baby's upbringing and identity extremely private.
Mindy Kaling is one of America's favorite actresses.
She's more than just an actress, however.Mindy co-wrote and helped to produce both The Office and The Mindy Project. She is also a best-selling author, with four books under her belt.
Quite an achievement for a single mom.
She was openly single when she announced her pregnancy.
She admitted that being a new and single mom wasn't all smooth sailing.
She admitted that she initially had doubts when bringing her daughter, Katherine, home.
via: YoutubeLast year, in a commencement speech at her old stomping ground, Dartmouth, Mindy explained: "After my daughter was born in December, I remember bringing her home and being in my house with her for the first time. According to movies and TV, this is traditionally the time when my mother and spouse are supposed to be here, sharing this experience with me."
But Mindy had neither of those.
Her speech offered some heart-warming advice.
via: Youtube"Don't be scared if you don't do things in the right order, or if you don't do some things at all. I didn't think I'd have a child before I got married, but hey, it turned out that way, and I wouldn't change a thing."
She had some funny confessions, too.
via: YoutubeIn true Mindy fashion, she hilariously added, "I didn't think I'd have dessert before breakfast today, but hey, it turned out that way, and I wouldn't change a thing." Just when we thought we couldn't love her any more!