Serena Williams is going through a really tough time that many mothers can relate to – balancing motherhood and her career.
The tennis champ and new mommy has been busting her behind to get back to her superior performances on the tennis court while struggling with the feelings of not being a “good mom.”
Today was particularly difficult having to leave @OlympiaOhanian today to go to work. I guess some days are harder than others. Yea?
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 30, 2018
The straw that broke the camel’s back may have been when Serena missed her baby girl Alexis Olympia’s first steps while training.
She took her first steps… I was training and missed it. I cried.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) July 7, 2018
On Monday, Serena Williams took to Instagram to open up about the “funk” she’s been in and her postpartum emotions.
Last week was not easy for me. Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom.
I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to 3 years if not dealt with. I like communication best. Talking things through with my mom, my sisters, my friends let me know that my feelings are totally normal.
It’s totally normal to feel like I’m not doing enough for my baby.
We have all been there. I work a lot, I train, and I’m trying to be the best athlete I can be.
However, that means although I have been with her every day of her life, I’m not around as much as I would like to be. Most of you moms deal with the same thing. Whether stay-at-home or working, finding that balance with kids is a true art. You are the true heroes.
I’m here to say: if you are having a rough day or week–it’s ok–I am, too!!! There’s always tomm!
See her original post below.
I appreciate Serena’s transparency and I hope she knows she’s a GREAT mother!