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Hi-5 Star Lauren Brant Says She’s Struggling With Motherhood!

Hi-5 Star Lauren Brant Says She’s Struggling With Motherhood!

Former Hi-5 member Lauren Brant has been applauded for her refreshing honesty after an Instagram post revealed she is struggling to cope with her seven-month old son Miller.

The former model had her first child with former AFL star Barry Hall in May of this year and she has now opened up to her followers with a very candid account of motherhood.

“So today … has sucked!” she wrote alongside a post of her with a pram in the background. “I love Miller with all my heart and I love being a mother, HIS mother! But today … I realised that I have not been kind enough to myself and this is a HUGE problem because when I get run down, agitated or sad, Im a lesser mum.”

 

So today… has sucked! I love Miller with all my heart and I love being a mother, HIS mother! But today…. I realised that I have not been kind enough to myself and this is a HUGE problem because when I get run down, agitated or sad, Im a lesser mum. I become less patient and less present. Miller has become extremely needy of me and with that, is not sleeping well at all.. ever. He is constantly trying to get close to me, hold my face, feel my skin against his and get comfort from breastfeeding. I love that he loves me that much, but I feel drained and so damn exhausted. I run my own businesses from home and therefore have to schedule my own work hours… which I haven’t been able to do. So when I find myself with a spare hour – I try do everything at once and then NOTHING gets done and then, I feel completely frustrated. I really need to find balance again, cause today- I admit I am just not coping. I know I’ll get my mo-jo back and I know Miller and I will work it out. I just have to remind myself that I can’t look after everyone and I can’t do everything all the time – because I loose me! The pressure I put on myself … with no plans of attack, makes me scattered. Please tell me this is a normal ‘phase?’ Otherwise I might just run away and live with an isolated tribe in Africa!!! . . . . . #mumlife #muminneed #mumhelp #mumadvice #youngmum #firsttemum #notcoping #mymissues #babylife #babyphases #babymilestones #babyleaps #balance #relax #loveyourself #ruok #wtf #metime #loveyourself

Brant says she’s struggling with the constant demands Miller has and the fact he always wants to be with her. Something we as mothers are never quite prepared for when we have kids. It’s a fact that your time is no longer your own. It’s a struggle to do anything by yourself- whether it’s drinking your coffee, having a shower or even using the toilet!

“Miller has become extremely needy of me and with that, is not sleeping well at all … ever. He is constantly trying to get close to me, hold my face, feel my skin against his and get comfort from breastfeeding. I love that he loves me that much, but I feel drained and so damn exhausted,” Brant says.

“So when I find myself with a spare hour — I try do everything at once and then NOTHING gets done and then, I feel completely frustrated.”

As with all new mums, the struggle to find balance is perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of adjusting to your new life.

“I really need to find balance again, cause today — I admit I am just not coping. I know I’ll get my mojo back and I know Miller and I will work it out. I just have to remind myself that I can’t look after everyone and I can’t do everything all the time — because I lose me! Please tell me this is a normal ‘phase?’ Otherwise I might just run away and live with an isolated tribe in Africa!!!”

The celebrity mum’s frank account was met with hundreds of comments of support from mums that understood exactly how she felt. They were quick to tell the young mum that YES all of her feelings were completely normal!

“Definitely a phase as you say and yes you’ll definitely figure it out so you can come up with another pattern that will work for you but it can get frustrating at times,” one mother said.

“Perfectly normal, we mothers have all been there. I remember all too well how hard the early days were, I promise things get better,” continued another.

“I so appreciate the honesty of this post. I love my 16 month old but I’m not always the best mother when I’m tired. But I’m learning that a bad day is usually followed by a better day, rarely two bad days in a row,” a new mother said. “If only more mum’s were honesty we’d all realise how normal this is.”

Photos: Instagram

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at https://lovechrystal.com.au and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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