Meet Elisha Wilson Beach. And her 11 month old daughter, Nolan. Elisha made some waves on the inter webs recently when she posted this shot on her Instagram.
Now, say what you will– but here’s the thing. Moms wipe snotty noses even though the mere thought of snot makes them gag. They clean bloody wounds even though they can’t stand the sight of blood. They change the poopiest of diapers even though they can’t stand the smell. And when their babies are hungry, they feed them, even though they are kinda in the middle of something.
What I love even more than this shot is some of the feedback she received (“Been there, done that” one lady wrote on Elisha’s Instagram) and her response to her critics:
“I feel like I gave moms a voice and I feel like I encouraged them to be OK with their messy lives,” Elisha says.
“I see so many moms doubting themselves or feeling judged for what they do, whether they’re a working mom or a stay-at-home mom, a formula-feeding mom or a breast-feeding mom,” she said. “I want moms to be confident in the choices they’re making and knowing they’re doing the best for their kids.”
Mom’s lives are messy. But Elisha is right, we are all doing the best we can. And we are all in it together.
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