When you think you’re holding space for someone and you’re preoccupied with something else, you’re really not holding space.
I’ve come to realize parenthood means constantly having a knot in your throat. It starts at birth and recurs again and again as they grow.
Yes, some parents are the sole parent 100% of the time. But I would argue that single parenthood includes a wider cross-section of parents.
I’ve decided to not care if I am becoming “that” mom because I know when to celebrate my child and when not to. I’ll celebrate for him. I’ll celebrate for me as a Mother. And, I’ll celebrate for us as a family.