This Viral Post Perfectly Explains the Insane Pressure on Working Moms | 22 Words

Being a mom is hard. It's a simple fact that is quite honestly, anything but simple. Whether it's your first kid or your fifth, moms constantly juggle an insane amount of things on their plate. Moms are superheroes! Most of us took our mom for granted when we were young. We didn't realize how hard it was to make sure we were always fed, washed, had our homework done, and made it to our extracurricular activities on time. In our eyes, we were the center of our mother's world. We didn't spare much thought about her needs and whether or not she was dressed, showered and fed.

Again, moms are superheroes.

Being a mom is rewarding, of course. There's no denying the joy of motherhood. Motherhood is beautiful and looks different for everyone. There is no "right way" to be a mother.

If you're a mom, there's a chance you've bonded with other moms about the struggles of being a mom. A Facebook post recently went viral, and no matter if you're a working mother or not, all moms can relate to it. Keep scrolling to read the post.

Motherhood isn't easy.

It's stressful, exhausting and wonderful. There are challenges that arise as a mother that you can never foresee.

It sounds cheesy to say, but moms make the world go round.

Being a mother is a full-time job. When you decide to have a child, you're signing up for some serious commitment.

Farewell to the days of going to a movie whenever you want...

Or grabbing happy hour with your friends. Motherhood tends to trump most social outings.

But there are so many wonderful things about motherhood.

Watching your baby grow into an actual human with a personality has to be one of the coolest things ever.

But, of course, there is a lot of stress to motherhood.

Thinking about how any mom finds time to just sleep for more than a few hours makes my head hurt. Moms need their sleep too!

A lot of times, moms come together to commiserate about the #momstruggle.

The internet has spawned a lot of weird stuff, but moms venting and sharing hilarious stories is one of the better parts of it.

Sometimes motherhood cramps your style.

Doesn't your kid know that your home is way too shabby chic for a bunch of milk cartons?

Being a mom means you're always tired.

"Always" is not an understatement. Always means always. Who has time to remember the days of the week?

Sometimes your kids say things that are just...horrifying.

Wow...old and rusty eyes? Way harsh, kid.

As a mother, you learn which things should never be in the house.

Like anything that can make obnoxious noises. Harmonicas are definitely a no-go.

Mothers are always needed.

What was life before you had a toddler hanging off of your hip at all times?

Again. Moms are tired.

And who can blame them? They can barely go to the bathroom alone.

Part of being a mother is driving your kids everywhere.

And you can bet they don't bother to give you a good review, either!

Being a mom sometimes means just winging it.

Nothing can really prepare you for motherhood besides motherhood. You just have to get in there and roll with it.

You learn how to speak fluent scream.

They don't teach this language in high school, kids. It's a learned art.

iPads are your best friends.

Keep the mom-judging to yourself. Sometimes an iPad is the only reason you can get showered for the day.

Moms are always on the hunt for time-savers.

There is always a way to do things more efficiently. Mothers are experts when it comes to this.

Even celebrities keep it real when it comes to parenting.

Especially when it comes to the less glamorous aspect of motherhood...

Your house will always be cluttered.

There's only so much organizing you can do before your kids ruin it the next day. Embrace the chaos.

The things that come out of a mother's mouth sometimes...

If you're a mom, you probably find yourself saying things you truly never thought you'd say.

Kids have no concept of age.

29 is so young. This kid has no idea what he's talking about, clearly.

The mom uniform...

Stickers and tiaras. Vogue needs to start promoting this look.

Bye-bye social life.

It's fine. Who wants to hang out with their friends, anyway?

So yeah, there are a lot of struggles when it comes to being a mom.

But one viral Facebook post nails it perfectly.

On April 18, Sarah Buckley Friedberg posted a Facebook status that explains the intense pressure that working moms experience.

If you're a stay-at-home mom, you can absolutely still relate. That's a full-time job, too! "Society to working moms: Go back to work 6-8 weeks after having the baby. The baby that you spent 9-10 months growing inside of your body. Go back to work before you have finished healing or have had time to bond with your baby. Keep your mind on work, and not your tiny helpless baby that is being watched and cared for by someone other than you. Make sure to break the glass ceiling and excel at your job- you can do anything a man can do! It is your job to show society this! Show the world that women can do it all. Rise to the top of your career," the post begins."

Friedberg touches on so many struggles that mothers face.

"Also, lose that baby weight and get back in shape, as quickly and as gracefully as possible. Make sure to get 8 hours of sleep a night so you can work out, work, and care for your family. But also get up at 5 am to workout, unless you want to do it after your kids go to bed when you also need to clean the house and get life ready for the next day and you know, sleep."

The pressure can be debilitating for some.

"Maintain a clean, pinterest worthy house. Take the Christmas lights down. Recycle. Be Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the birthday planner, the poop doula (seriously when will this end), the finder of lost things, the moderator of fights. Be fun. Be firm. Read books. Have dance parties," Friedberg writes.

In the post, Friedberg also points out the stress that is put on a mother's shoulders when it comes to being a spouse.

"Date your spouse! It's important to keep your relationship alive and fresh. Try to go out 1-2 times a month. Good, kid free time. Hire a babysitter, they charge 22+ dollars an hour in your area so make sure to take out an extra mortgage and/or work another job to be able to afford this."

Friedberg's post has garnered over 76,000 likes, over 17,000 comments and over 70,000 shares.

"Make sure to have friends. Social time is SO important. Surely there is an hour or two left in the week after all of the working, appointments, exercising, cooking, scheduling, cleaning, imparting lifelong morals and learning on the kids, the usual. Maybe go out after the kids are down for a glass of wine and a bite to eat. Make it a healthy bite though. And you may regret that wine at your 530 am spin class."

Read Friedberg's whole post here:

Friedberg ends the post with, "I don't know about you, but I'm ready to lean OUT. Thanks for coming to my Ted talk." Moms, just remember: you're not alone out there. Cheers to you.