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This Meghan Trainor parody nails the messy reality of being a mom

/ Source: TODAY Contributor

Pop star Meghan Trainor may be the glamorous "M-Train" in the video for her hit "Me Too," but in a parody version of the song, mom-of-two Deva Dalporto admits to being a "Train Wreck."

"Who's that tired thing I see over there? That's me? God, I look like crap," Dalporto sings in the parody while wearing last night's makeup and yawning sleepily.

Throughout the parody, Dalporto does laundry, sings about her desire to pee alone and constantly cleans up after her kids. Still, the California mom says she wouldn't want her life to be any other way.

"I ask God every day why my kids just can't behave," she sings in the video. "But I can't stop loving them both and I wouldn't trade with anyone else."

"The stark difference between Meghan Trainor's glam life in the video and my real mom life was too good not to explore," Dalporto, who blogs at MyLifeSuckers, told TODAY Parents. "When I first saw (Trainor's) video I thought, 'That's not how I look when I brush my teeth!'"

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"My husband told me I was 'really brave' to look that terrible on camera," said Dalporto. "But I was just trying to show reality."YouTube

But, all joking about the mom life aside, Dalporto says the parody is special to her for a slightly unique reason.

"We auctioned off parts in the video to raise money for the local schools," Dalporto shared. "Education is a cause that is dear to my heart, so to be able to use the video to help children feels amazing."

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So, why does Dalporto think people respond so well to the chance to star in — or sing along to — her parodies?

"I'm honest about my experiences with motherhood. I don't sugarcoat it," said Dalporto. "The truth is, my life is messy. I love my life. I love my kids more than life. But, it's a messy life and I wanted to celebrate that and poke fun at it in this video."

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"My husband told me I was 'really brave' to look that terrible on camera, but I was just trying to show reality," she said. "I don't look like Meghan Trainor when I wake in the morning — or really at any point in the day — and I wanted an honest portrayal of my life as a mom."

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