A mum was showered with praise after admitting her children can be “a***holes”.
Other struggling parents were quick to thank her for her honest take after saying it was all getting too much.
Blogger Laura Mazza, 33, shares the reality of motherhood online most weeks.
She started her latest post by saying she was a defeated mum - and explained why her children were driving her crazy.
The Melbourne woman didn't get criticised for her grumble and instead was told it's important to be truthful and say it as it us.
Her raw post was liked hundreds of times as sympathy came her way.
“I just want you to know that if you are my friend, you can say my kids were a**holes without one look of judgement from me,” she wrote on Instagram.
“I know I complain a lot about parenting, and that is because raising children [is] the hardest most physically and emotionally impossible thing I’ve ever done.
“Every day is a new uncharted water.
"I broke up fights today, got frustrated today, raised my voice today, cried, consoled crying, felt guilty, felt happy, felt loved, gave love. All in less than 24 hours.
She continued: “It’s hard. It’s hard for all of us.
"We wonder if we are f******g it up all the time. So why not just be honest about it?”
“Why not have the freedom to say ‘I just cannot be f****d with dinner tonight’ and the thought of reading with my kids makes me want to gouge my eyes out?
“I want you to know that with me, you can say that and I’ll never think you don’t love your kids or you’re unappreciative."
Laura added: “Screw all the perfectionist attitudes, and the 'oh my children are blessings 24/7' grateful optimism.
"It doesn’t mean we don’t love our children, it doesn’t mean we aren’t grateful – but we are allowed to vent.
“Because you know what’s even harder than raising children? Pretending it’s not hard.”
Readers loved her honest approach to parenting.
One replied: “Girl!!!! I feel this post 100%. I have two teenage girls and most days I want to convince myself that alcohol IS a vitamin!!!!”
Another posted: “Yes exactly my thought today too! It’s nice to know I’m not alone in this.”