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She may be one of the world’s top athletes, but like everyone else on the planet, even the likes of Serena Williams needs a little help once in a while when it comes to the sporting world of motherhood. And don’t we love her just a little bit more for admitting it?

Once again the tennis pro took to social media for help with her three-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia, asking her online community what to do to help give her babe some relief from teething. The 36-year-old revealed that nothing she had tried was working, including amber beads, cold towels, homeopathic water and even letting her chew on her fingers.

With little sleep and her heart “breaking” over her daughter’s discomfort, Williams did the next thing she knew to do: ask Twitter and Instagram for their opinions.

So often we see celebrity moms having “it all” in terms of their babies, since they control what kinds of things they post for the world to see. But as any new mom in a Facebook group can tell you, we can all feel like things are falling apart and there’s no light at the end of the tunnel when your baby is in pain and you haven’t slept in a zillion years.

Luckily for Williams, plenty of parents offered support and validation… which in most cases like this is really what a mom is asking for anyhow.

This isn’t the first time Williams has asked her online “village” for help. In the past few months she’s also taken to her pages to ask about breastfeeding, gas and more. And as a result she’s kind of created her own little parenting community, one that actually feels pretty honest and slightly humorous.

We wish more famous new moms focused on these kinds of realities, rather than pushing the idea that life with a newborn is always glamorous. Because as anyone with or without a diaper genie can tell you, that’s crap.

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