Alexa Jean Brown is an Instagram star with half a million followers, a mom, and a fitness guru. And judging by her laundry...just like us.

When asked Central New Yorkers which chore you'd be first to hire out if at all possible, the majority of respondents on our (very NOT) scientific Facebook poll said LAUNDRY. I get it. I really do. It's one of those tasks - like washing dishes - that is never quite done unless everyone agrees to eat naked off of paper plates for forever. Not practical, especially not during a Central NY winter.

Unlike washing dishes or vacuuming, there's no easy fix to neglected laundry. Each load takes over an hour to wash and dry - and let's not even discuss the whole folding and putting away. That part takes at least 3 weeks if my household is any type of barometer.

LAUNDRY seems to make us feel bad. Guilty. As though piles of laundry are somehow a marker for our general success as mothers or wives or adults. Is it any surprise that the expression "dirty laundry" means "private matters whose public exposure brings distress and embarrassment"?

You know what? FORGET THAT. 

You know why your laundry isn't done? Because you did more important stuff with your life today and yesterday and possibly all last week. Who cares if those things included keeping children alive and fed or sitting on the couch watching Netflix. No. One. Cares. And if they do, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

So Alexa Jean Brown, thanks for sharing the dirty laundry of your otherwise perfect-looking life. We can talk about why all your clothes are white, grey, and orange later.