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.

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. 

Brea Schmidt

Brea Schmidt is a writer, speaker and photographer who aims to generate authentic conversation about motherhood and daily life on her blog, The Thinking Branch. Through her work, she aims to empower people to overcome their fears and insecurities and live their truth. She and her husband raise their three children in Pittsburgh, PA.