It's something I'm just learning how to do: recognize what I need to be happy and productive.
It’s good for them to know that we value other aspects of our lives outside of them, that we have other purposes.
By walking our highest paths, we can show our children how to be strong and complete women, dancing our dance as they discover theirs.
Where is the line? How do you find it? How do you know the difference between mother’s guilt, selfishness, and neglect?
If there is ever a time when mothers' faces look exactly the same, it is when they are too near to the end of that precious allotment of time with their newborn.
I’m so thankful for her help, but saddened by it at the same time: the image of my chubby-legged toddler being chased around the waiting room by someone other than myself pricks at my heart.
Through all of this, I’ve been single, and a single mother at that. I do not get time off. Almost every moment I have away from my children is spent worrying over how I will afford to pay my bills.
Wanting to launch a new business? Exhausted figuring out how to keep family life on track? So are we!
It is far easier to pretend to be perfect, but it takes real courage to accept our imperfections and to still see ourselves as someone worthy of love and respect.
My imagination and my curiosity have always been my best asset.