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This blogger's Facebook post about being a working Mam is extremely relatable

Your car is filthy and there are sultanas EVERYWHERE.

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RACHELLE BINGHAM IS a mother-of-two based in Melbourne, Australia.

She runs the parenting blog The Mummy Code, where she documents her experiences raising two young children.

Last week, she shared a post on Facebook in which she detailed the exhausting reality of being a working mother and it has struck a chord with Mams all over the world.

“To anyone who thinks that working mums have it all together,” she begins. “Ummm no…..”

I have just arrived home at 5.10pm. I woke up with my 3 year old at 4.30am, got kids ready, went to childcare, drove an hour in traffic and started work at 8am – in a normal job, nothing glamorous or exciting.
I still have to do baths, make dinner and make a slice for work tomorrow who are having a ‘fun’ morning tea. Mr 3 (who is happy to see me) has spent the last 15 minutes asking Why? Why?How? Why? About various things. This is cute but I am super tired. Miss one is upset and tired/hungry because daylight savings threw her out of routine.

She then dropped some truth bombs about how inexplicably filthy (and full of sultanas) your car gets when you’re driving your little ones around.

My car is dirty…..filthy dirty. Filled with toys, juice boxes, lolly wrappers, red bull cans and way too many sultanas to even bother cleaning.
I have shopping on the passenger seat that I quickly grabbed at lunch time, schlepped to the office and finally back to my car.
It may appear that working mums have it together but we are really all just running around, muddling through and trying to make it all work, so no one is let down or left out.

“I am grateful for my family and my job but it’s not easy,” she concluded.

The post has received over 42,000 likes and 7,000 shares on Facebook with many working mothers commenting underneath to share their experiences.

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