Letting Go of the Mom You Think You Should Be

I think every mom, at some point in her life, has envied another mom. It could be that it’s not even a specific person that we envy-but rather an idealized mom-type. It is the Fantasy Mom, always better than us, always on top of everything, always cheerful, with well-behaved children, a clean house always, and has never […]

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The Shared Humanity of Our Scars

I see a counselor every other week. I know people will jump to conclusions when a confession like that is made, but it has been one of the best things for me. My counselor has given me tools that I didn’t have before, and taught me how to process emotion rather than stuffing it (because […]

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