I am not a parent, but I've put in a ton of babysitting hours over the years, so I know that it isn't easy to take care of kids. I can only imagine what it must be like to don the official title of parent and do it full time. It certainly doesn't look like it does in a lot of sitcoms, where a mom is perfectly done up and is casually going around town with her impeccably dressed children. And there are 0 diaper explosions or meltdowns or hair pulling action. Those shows depict a fantasy land! So I was thrilled when I heard that a video series was launching on the web that celebrates the sometimes not-so-pretty side of being a mom.
Real Mommy Confessions is about, you guessed it, real moms who confess something they do as a parent. It's a simple but great idea: Let parents know that they are not alone. No one is perfect, and thank goodness for that! The series is the brainchild of Californian Bianca LeRoux, a producer/actress and mom, aka someone who knows both the video and parenting worlds, so you know it is going to be good. A new episode will be available every Thursday.
The first episode, which officially launches today, features a confession from mom Alicia W. from San Rafael, California, as depicted by actress Charlí« Webb. Alicia's confession? She believes in time outs. Mommy time outs, that is. I definitely recommend taking your own mommy time out to watch this quick and funny video:
Plus, watch Parents' own compilation of mom confessions!
Hannah Werthan is the assistant editor for Parents.com. She confesses that she once (all the time) put the kids she babysat to bed early so she could watch TV and go on AIM. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.