Tennis star Serena Williams has often spoken in the past about the beauty as well as the struggles of motherhood. Now, she is asking mums of Twitter to share their own stories of motherhood with the world. In a tweet posted about 10 hours ago, the 23-time Grand Slam winner recounted a hilarious incident with her daughter, Olympia, before asking her Twitter followers to share their own memories of motherhood.
"The other day on a flight home Olympia insisted on running up and down the aisle and when I finally got her to sit still, she threw up all over me," she wrote, sharing a picture of the two of them together. "#ThisMama would love to hear your stories of motherhood.. even ones like this!"
Kids humble us. The other day on a flight home Olympia insisted on running up and down the aisle and when I finally got her to sit still, she threw up all over me. #ThisMama would love to hear your stories of motherhood.. even ones like this! Share and tag them with #ThisMama. pic.twitter.com/9N5duB2M3t- Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) August 26, 2018
Her tweet has been 'liked' over 21,000 times and has collected thousands of responses. Many on Twitter have shared their own stories of motherhood, using the hashtag "This Mama." Some hilarious, some touching, the tweets have now been curated into their own Twitter Moment.
Read some of the responses below:
My daughter and I planted some seeds together, hoping to grow flowers. I went outside to water them and told her to watch. She locked the sliding glass door on me. #ThisMama got locked out of the house by her two year old- Megan (@m_pedrianes) August 26, 2018
Then there was the time I was interviewed by the police on suspicion of being a drug dealer, because my six year old had taken some homeopathic white powder 'wraps' to school & given to his friends. When asked what they were he said "people come to our house & buy them" #thismama- Sarah Ockwell-Smith (@TheBabyExpert) August 26, 2018
The other day I made my 7yo daughter close her eyes while I fed her a banana chip.- Lea Robinson (@SassNSmut) August 26, 2018
When she chewed it up, she asked excitedly what it was and I said... a cockroach.
I couldn't help myself.
Every day with both my daughters is a miracle.#ThisMamahttps://t.co/4Ap5aj1CWc
My daughter loved to take everything out of the pantry & put it all back in. #ThisMama came back in the room to her looking like this & the 3 minutes it took me to figure out she'd gotten into the red food coloring & wasn't bleeding profusely were the longest 3 minutes of my life pic.twitter.com/eRvmEGlQFD- Kaz Weida (@kazweida) August 26, 2018
Many have also praised Serena Williams for the initiative:
I love how Serena Williams uses her big platform to make other moms feel less alone. https://t.co/Z1teSpmYxQ- Evie Blad (@EvieBlad) August 26, 2018
This tweet and the replies are worth your time. https://t.co/5KOWfdzybG- Charlotte Clymer (@cmclymer) August 27, 2018
Olympia is Serena's daughter with husband Alexis Ohanian. At just 11 months old, she is already a social media star with over 4 lakh followers on her verified Instagram account.
Serena herself often posts adorable pictures and videos of her daughter on social media:
A few days ago, the 36-year-old tennis star revealed in an Instagram post that she is dealing with "postpartum emotions" as she juggles her professional duties with parental ones.
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