A TikToker and mom of 3 is sharing tours of her 'messy' home to normalize life as a parent

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A TikToker and mom of 3 is sharing tours of her 'messy' home to normalize life as a parent
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Emma Mead, a mom of 3, shared videos of her home on TikTok, and people are praising her for normalizing messiness. @emma_lou_/TikTok
  • Emma Mead is a mom of three living the UK who posts TikTok video tours of her "messy" home.

  • In her videos, Mead highlights untidy parts of her home, like an unmade bed and wrinkled clothes.

  • TikTokers have called the videos relatable and thanked Mead for normalizing clutter.

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Emma Mead, a 34-year-old mom of three, is taking to TikTok to give an unfiltered look inside of her home - including clutter and unmade beds - and many viewers are saying her videos make them feel better about their own homes.

Mead, who lives in Essex, England, posts videos frequently about her life as a mom and caregiver on the social media platform.

In her first home tour, posted on April 24, she walks followers through her home, highlighting parts that are untidy or broken.

"Here's my bed, which is never made! Featuring the one corner where the sheet never fits properly!" she says in the TikTok post.

"We're actually quite proud of the fact that our lounge light only has three lights working," she goes on to say, adding that their house also "features one of those essential baskets that acquires all the random cr*p!"

The video has been viewed close to 650,000 times.

In another video posted on April 26, Mead zooms in on a pile of rumpled clothes sitting on the floor. "These clothes haven't been worn since 2019 because they need to be ironed," she says.

She then pans to her hallway stairs, which feature what looks like plush Baby Yoda slippers, plus two bottles, a book, and some toys pushed up against the wall next to the stair runner.

"If you have random items on your stairs ... let's be friends," she says.

In comments, viewers wrote about how relatable her videos were.

"This is literally my house, so glad I'm not alone," one wrote.

"Those clothes from 2019 are so accurate in my case I can't haha," another said.

Others pointed out that it was refreshing to see a realistic, imperfect home on social media.

"Your house is a home and we need to normalize stuff like this," one follower commented. "Some people are obsessed with having their house like a show home."

"Came upon this after being depressed by the previous TikTok showing a woman who has the most organized home I have EVER seen ... thank you," another wrote.

Mead told Insider that images of picture-perfect homes on social media have put pressure on people to emulate the same impeccable appearances.

"So many people - myself included - feel so stressed and worried about things misplaced in the home, and so I've used humor and sarcasm to show that it's actually OK for our homes to be like this," Mead said. "I felt we should try to normalize the normal, and instead of worrying, enjoy our homes."

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