Sofie Skehan has shared an honest post into the realities of motherhood. As a mother-of-two she posted to social media that at it’s not always easy, and at times being a parent is totally exhausting, despite what you may see on Instagram.
In particular she opened up about how difficult it has been since her youngest, Oliver started teething and how it’s been almost 18 months of tough bedtimes and “upset tummies.” Continuing she added that getting him to bed within an hour is an “ok night” and they have tried everything from “doctors, dentists, you name it.”
She went on to add that she “burst out crying with relief” after noticing that his final tooth has started cutting through and “we’re almost at the end of this.” Continuing, Sofie who is married to celebrity chef Donal Skehan, said that she felt “guilty” never being able to spend bedtime with her eldest, Noah.
The reason why she decided to share her experience is because she realised that many mothers have times they find difficult like this, and that they need support not judgement; “We have to be better at supporting each other through motherhood instead of being so quick at judging. If someone tells you they had a hard birth/breastfeeding journey/dealing with separation anxiety/weaning or whatever it might be.”
Her advice for helping other mothers is; “Acknowledge their struggle. Listen and support. You might have sailed through the same stage but it doesn’t mean the same for everyone.”
“A hug/walk/text to just be there and listen can be so helpful,” she added.
VIP caught up with the Skehan family last year and Donal shared that Sofie is incredibly calm and collected in the face of everything, he said; ” She’s so chill. She has her moments, of course, [laughs] but in most cases I’m the one running around like a headless chicken and she’s the one keeping it together. Even in the face of me disappearing for three days while moving house she’ll keep the show on the road.”
“I think we compliment each other well. I’m the dynamo and the mad thing and she’s the one who keeps it all running behind the scenes.”