Saying goodnight to my daughter is always, um, an adventure.
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.
With the whole COVID thing, it’s been a difficult time BUT my husband has been absolutely amazing with his love and support.
Do you want to know when you really become a grown up? It’s when you have to take care of your parent. The day you realize you’re the caregiver.
“Are you about to get your period?” I think the men who ask this kind of question just have not been schooled. So, I laid it out in an easy-to-read format.
Every new parent goes through that phase when marriage inadvertently crawls to sulk in a dark corner of the basement, hidden by cobwebs, grieving alone.
Loving like a mother is simply defined by the object of that love. When you love someone unconditionally, you love like a mother.
Motherhood isn’t like the movies. As it turns out most of your friends will forget about you.
I waited. I didn’t call her out on her lie. I just cocked my head a little, looked her back straight in the eye and waited for her to blink.
Mothering is difficult. And it really is okay to not love every moment of it. But when you’re at the other end of the field, you’ll miss it.
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