Beyond reminding everyone that being a mother, in general, isn't easy, Williams has also made it known in the past that you don't have to be perfect as a parent at all times either. "No matter what I’ve heard, and no matter how many times people have told me, 'You don’t have to be perfect,' and I say, 'I know that,' every time [I still feel I] have to be perfect," Williams shared in an interview with Glamour. "It’s just what us moms do, which makes me respect moms so much.
But on Friday she took to Instagram to share a snapshot of her and her daughter and to make it very clear that having it all all the time is an impossible standard to hold yourself to, even for someone like her. "I am not sure who took this picture but working and being a mom is not easy," Williams wrote alongside an image of her and her daughter in an embrace. "I am often exhausted, stressed, and then I go play a professional tennis match. We keep going.
Having it all, all the time is an impossible standard—so let it go. 🤗 https://t.co/sTbaVeJun8— Glamour (@glamourmag) February 25, 2020