During last night's episode of The Project, co-host Gretel Killeen shared a heartwarming message with viewers about raising children as a single parent.
"I just want to say to any kids out there watching, while it is hard raising a lot of you, raising my children was the happiest years of my life, and I raised mine a single mum," said the mother-of-two.
"It was really bloody hard but I never regretted it and I don't want children watching this thinking they aren't bringing joy."
Gretel's emotional outburst followed a segment where a woman described motherhood as feeling trapped.
"I do not resent my child, but I resent that having a child did essentially trap me," the woman said.
"I'm stuck in a house in the suburbs - I've never experienced what it's like to be free."
The 52-year-old responded by explaining that she went through the same thing.
"I know the battles, I fought them. But it was worth it," Gretel said.
"While I support all women - and there are various organisations if you're finding it very tough as a mum - while I support all of that, we have to be careful also we're not romanticising what we don't have.
"Many girls don't have children who yearn to have them."
This article originally appeared on WHO.
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