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New Mom Rachel Platten Admits Her Hardest Day of Motherhood Left Her a Mess. Other Say ‘Be Kind’ to Yourself

New Mom Rachel Platten Admits Her Hardest Day of Motherhood Left Her a Mess. Other Say ‘Be Kind’ to Yourself

Singer Rachel Platten opened up with fans after one of her toughest days parenting.

The songwriter and new mom said her power unexpectedly went out, which ultimately caused the entire day to unravel.

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This was me Sunday. Crying while my sweet little girl was smiling and nuzzling into me. The hardest day yet in motherhood. Our power went out after a scary explosion – and what used to be something kind of romantic for just my husband and i (candles, books, cuddling) turned into an apocalypse with a newborn. How ridiculous (i know), far stronger women raise babies all alone without power every single day, but all of my competence flew out the door the second my comfortable surroundings were gone and I’m not proud of it. My husband and i started fighting, doubting ourselves, frantically trying to find a place to save my dwindling frozen milk supply that I’d need this week for an out of town show, running around like chickens with our heads cut off. We were underslept and exhausted and by the end of the day our mellow, sweet violet was screaming at the top of her lungs for two hours straight and could not be comforted. As if to say “ok mom enough your bs has finally got to me”. I felt like i failed. When the going got tough, i was my worst self, not my best self. But im learning, and I’m doing my best, and that’s all i can do. Im sharing this story to share the real. The messy. The ouch hurtful parts of parenting that maybe don’t get talked about so much. Our stories have the power to heal, connect and inspire. Join me and @marchofdimes and share your real story and let’s help all these tears be normalized. I love you all #unspokenstories (and a big thank you @claireholt for your bravery I’m hoping to continue to spread this realness with you sister 🙏🏽🙏🏽)

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Platten shared her raw reaction after a power outage left the mom feeling disheveled. She said the incident led her to examine herself as a parent.

She wrote:

Our power went out after a scary explosion – and what used to be something kind of romantic for just my husband and I (candles, books, cuddling) turned into an apocalypse with a newborn.

The “messy” situation left her feeling like a bad mom who couldn’t get it right under pressure.

In an Instagram post, the mother of a baby girl named Violet Skye described what she said was “the hardest day yet in motherhood.”

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felt cute, might delete. for real tho. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨in all seriousness, some of you guys have noticed i took most of violets pictures off of Instagram. I honestly can’t figure out how to navigate sharing her with the world. I’m a “public figure” 🙄- and as you guys know I’m a very open person. I choose to share so much of my life because it makes me feel good to be vulnerable and normalize things other people maybe don’t talk about as freely. But who knows how violet will feel and be. She might be a very private person and hate the spotlight. Or she might LOVE it and wanna be super out there too. 🤷🏼‍♀️ without knowing who she is yet, it feels wrong and confusing to choose to share her baby pictures with millions of people without her consent. BUT at the same time, she’s my WORLD. The thing I’m most proud of and it’s hard to try to share my life but not include the thing I’m MOST excited about. Soooo bear with me as i try to figure this whole thing out. I’d love to hear from you guys, how do you choose what to share and what not to? But ummm NO – this is not an invitation for mommy shamers so if you feel the need to write something not so kind please move on and keep scrolling. 😉

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She continued:

All of my competence flew out the door the second my comfortable surroundings were gone and I’m not proud of it.

Platten added:

We were underslept and exhausted and by the end of the day our mellow, sweet violet was screaming at the top of her lungs for two hours straight and could not be comforted. As if to say “ok mom enough your bs has finally got to me.” I felt like i failed.

The new mom told fans that when “the going got tough, I was my worst self, not my best self.” However, fans reassured the singer that she’s just like any other mother and that she’s doing her best.

One commenter told Platten to be kinder to herself. The fan wrote:

I think you were your human self that day, not your ‘worst self.’ Motherhood is exhausting on the best of days. You did the [best] you could in the situation you were and next time (because there’s always a next time) you’ll be able to handle it better for yourself. Be kind to you.

As reported by Dearly, Platten has always been candid about her struggles as a first-time mother.

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My husband Kevin just opened an incredible restaurant in downtown Santa Monica called @thegablesla. The food is SOOO 😋 delicious, the design is gorgeous, his staff is the kindest, most hardworking group of people and Issa vibe. He’s been working on this dream for three years, finding the perfect space, laboring over the design, picking every piece of art, carefully helping to craft the menu with @vickifanmatsusaka and co., making playlists, no detail was too small for his careful eye. I couldn’t be more proud of his dedication to creating his dream. Please stop by if you’re in the area or share it with someone who is, we can’t wait to welcome you to @thegablesla 🙂 #seesantamonica #thegablesla #foodporn #losangeles #foodpics #interiordesign #restaurant #eaterla

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