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Woman Goes Viral For Post On The Truth Behind 'What A Mom Means' When She Speaks

A mom on Facebook shared a post about what a mom's words really mean, and a ton of people shared it.

All She Meant


A mom named Charity Beth made a post on Facebook last week. She probably didn't think much of it at the time, but it has since been shared over 800,000 times.

It starts:

When a mother says she's tired, that's all she meant!

She did not say she wants to drop her son and forget that he or she exists.

Time Alone


And continues:

When a mother says she wanted some time alone, just her, that's all she meant! She didn't say she's sorry to be a mother and that motherhood was a mistake in her life.

When a mother says she needs help to get things done, that's exactly what she meant! She is not saying that she is incapable.


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From there, it proceeds to discuss not judging the meal a mom's child is eating, or the condition of her house:

When a mother makes noodles for dinner, it does not mean she does noodles every day of the week and that her son/daughter is a child who does not know vegetables and meats.

When you arrive at a mother's house and face disorganization, it doesn't mean that every day that house is disorganized.

Girls Night

Sometimes moms need a girls night out, too. And sometimes life is terrifying, especially when you're responsible for other humans:

When a mother says she'd love to go out with her friends, that's all she meant! She doesn't want to go back to being "Single / not a mother" and like it as if she had no responsibility.

When a mother says she's worried and afraid, that's what she meant! She didn't say she's going to falter, and much less she's a coward.

Context Matters


It's important to put every situation in context:

When you listen to a mother screaming, it doesn't mean she just screams, probably she has spoken 300 times with normal voice tone.

When you see a nervous mother, on the edge of madness, doesn't mean every day she's in that situation.

There is a whole context, a whole situation.

Invent Untruths


The post concludes:

Do not invent untruths to judge someone, let alone a woman who every day, at all times, gives up her own life to live the life of another being that she knows is much more important than her. In the world there is no human being able to give up and donate as much as a mother! And they deserve a lot of understanding and fewer trials.

And at the bottom it says "Credit: Unknown," which presumably means she did not write these words herself, but cut and paste them for another source.


Regardless of who actually wrote the words of the post, they certainly ring true for a lot of mothers.


The post absolutely blew up once Beth made it pubic. She's clearly amazed by how big it got.

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Her Facebook page is full of other tips and inspirational posts for moms. Although be warned: It appears Beth is an anti-vaxxer.