Jessica Simpson admits that 2020 has 'knocked her on her butt'

Jessica Simpson with children Maxwell, Ace and Birdie with husband Eric Johnson.
Jessica Simpson with children Maxwell, Ace and Birdie with husband Eric Johnson. Photo: Instagram

It's been a long, difficult year. And as we crawl towards the 2020 finish line, Jessica Simpson is among those feeling a bit defeated by COVID-19.

Posting to Instagram, the mother-of-three captioned a selfie, "the maze of quarantined holiday Motherhood has knocked me on my butt… well for the next five mins at least. Ha."

The honest post gained support from parents everywhere, who can relate to feeling 'knocked down' by 2020 too.

"It happens when your kids are right on top of you all the time. I have to ask my daughter to give me a break sometimes," wrote one woman.

 "Anxious, guilty, overwhelmed. It's hard work this year!" added another.

The mum to Maxwell, eight, Ace, seven, and Birdie, 21 months revealed to TODAY Parents earlier that she's realised as a parent it's important to try and make time for yourself when you can.

 "I wake up before the kids and I do journaling," she said. "I also have these crystals and I light my candle. I just write. It's been such a great outlet because I get out all my emotions."

The singer revealed in early December that she has partnered with Amazon to create a fictionalised TV series about her life, partly based on her best-selling memoir, 'Open Book', writing that she's "humbled and honoured" to create the series.

"I will share my soul and perspective while holding your heart close to mine," she wrote on Instagram.

"I am a huge TV fan and many of my favourite shows live on Amazon, so the gift of this unprecedented collaboration is the brightest visible dream for me"