The pressures of motherhood look different for every mother.
Whether you are a first-time mom or a fifth-time one, a working mom or one who stays at home, a single mom or one who has a partner, a wealthy mom or one who has to watch every penny spent . . .
A mom who is her child’s queen—or one who is a real-life princess.
But in a recently-released clip from the upcoming ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Meghan Markle’s response to her interviewer’s question reminds us all that there’s something we all have in common:
No matter who we are, we all deserve to be cared for and asked how we’re doing as we navigate motherhood.
“Not many people have asked if I’m ok … it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”
— ITV News (@itvnews) October 18, 2019
As a fellow mom, I want to jump through the screen and hug Meghan. I want her to know she’s not alone. I want her to know I don’t care about the royal bubble that separates us because outside of it is a community of moms she became connected to the minute she had that baby.
And we DO care about how she is doing.
Ask a fellow mom how she’s doing today. Whether she’s lugging a car seat and a toddler into the grocery store still in her pajamas, or she’s in full make-up and hair at the bus stop at 8 a.m.
Ask her how she is.
You might be the only person who asks her today.