Parenting is hard for both genders. But it’s most grueling for women, in a number of areas.
My anxiety doesn’t mean I can’t be a good parent. In fact, it makes me a better one.
“I am completely comfortable saying that I do not feel the need or desire to ever have children of my own.”
When I look in the mirror I don’t see my kids’ mom anymore. I see me.
Each new baby represents more claims on your time and energy.
Motherhood didn’t become my identity– it helped me find it.
While it is true that binge-drinking among moms is reaching epidemic levels, it is not the act of mom-ing that got us there.
I’m the mom who thinks it’s a great idea to bake a cake at 11 pm or eat dessert before dinner.
Is our obsession with being perfect parents hurting us – and our kids?
“I felt like, and still feel like, I made a mistake. I don’t want to be a parent.”
For now, I’m a boy, and I’m a mama, and those seemingly contradictory truths are things I can accept about myself.
Those three seemingly innocuous words can come across as patronizing, alienating and ultimately dismissive.
There’s a message on Facebook from my ex, my daughter’s father whom we haven’t seen in 15 years.
Broken sleep will become your new norm.