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Serena Williams Thinks She’s ‘Not A Good Mom’

Serena Williams Thinks She’s ‘Not A Good Mom’
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Serena Williams went on her social media to reveal something that she’s been going through that not many would think she is going through.

Williams revealed that she struggles with the motherhood-life and work-life, and balancing out the two. The struggles have been influencing her thoughts, making her feel like she was ‘not a good mom.’


“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.” said Serena Williams. She then continued, “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.”

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!

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Williams described her struggles with motherhood and work-life as ‘being in a funk.’

“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,” she wrote.

Experts have commented on Williams’ comments on her struggles and how open she is about it and it has been said that her revealing this would be therapeutic for not just her but for all moms.