Busy Philipps is brutally honest about mom-ing. And she's got some great advice too.

Being a mom can be hard.

You don't have to be a mom to know that. Obviously, I'll never be a mom and I certainly know it. For moms — especially now, when advice on how to be "the very best" is driving moms to distraction — there's a lot of pressure to be perfect. But what does "perfection" even mean? How do you define it? And does letting your kids enjoy Teddy Grahams (best snack) and too much "Yo Gabba Gabba!" (fun for adults too!) mean you're not setting them up for success?

After all, haven't all moms felt like a "hot mess" at some point? And shouldn't it be OK to admit that?


More and more women are showing up to rebel against the idea of "perfect" motherhood. And that's a good thing.

That's why movies like "Bad Moms" are so popular (and getting sequels) and why you'll find celebs and non-celebs alike speaking out about the realities of motherhood.

And that's why this video of Busy Philipps, who recently sat down with People magazine to answer some anonymous moms' most pressing questions, is pure delight.

Philipps lovingly admits she doesn't have all the answers, but she does give some real talk about the reality of screen time and how hard it can be to make friends with other parents. Of course, the best advice for any parent: "It's all about balance," whether that's how often you change your baby's onesie or how prominent "princess culture" is in your kiddo's world.

Philipps, who just signed on for her very own late-night talk show, has never shied away from speaking openly about the rewards — and the awkward hilarity — of her life as a mom of two.

Listen, anyone who can help their baby perfect a side-eye is a parenting master in my book:

Philipps is a great reminder that nobody has all the answers, and parents don't need to take themselves too seriously.

As Instagram-famous mom Sia Cooper wrote in a viral post in April 2018, "There's no one right way to parent or to be a mom." She continued: "We all are running in the same race and doing the best that we can. Motherhood is not a one size fits all — what works for one family may not work for the next. So who are we to judge another mom's choices or reasoning?"

So why not celebrate all the parents — like Philipps — who are out there doing their best and feeling free to laugh and be open about it? You're nailing it!

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