The Look generally lasts only a few seconds at the most, but it carries with it decades, perhaps even generations, of memories and parental experiences.
I could feel it building over over the past week. The not listening. The blatant disrespect and bad decision making. And it was driving me crazy.
Being a good mother doesn’t mean you have to be perfect. It’s about having the willingness to try again when things get messy.
I’m starting to realize this: the less blame I pile on myself for things I can’t change, the more energy I can invest in my kids right now.
The problem with my “me time” coming in a bottle is that it eventually took much more than it gave.
Today I take away a new perspective on motherhood. I learned that the sometimes inconvenient moments can turn out to be the most magical memories of my life.
You do you, momvan. Maybe she used to be a strippervan.
What happens when you know you need support?
I had no idea so much freedom could be found in such a short phrase.
Oh, mama: I hear you now. You are berating yourself. Questioning yourself. Criticizing yourself.