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Imperfect Parents

Perfect Parents Bum Me Out

Andrea Mowery | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents
Andrea Mowery

Raising flawed kids has tested my mettle, given me patience and grown me in places I never thought I'd needed to grow. It has humbled me like nothing else ever could.

Dear Dad Alone With His Kids

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

I know you resent the suggestions from others that you are not as capable of parenting as their mother simply because you are a man, or that you have somehow gone too far in the other direction, sacrificing your independence and your freedom to care for these two small diamonds.

Dear Less-Than Perfect Dad

Cory M. Baker | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
Cory M. Baker

I know you didn't expect most of this. I know you never realized how this incredible amount of love and stress and self-doubt could all stem from even one small child in your life. I know you wish you could do it better.

Dear Less-Than-Perfect Mom

Lea Grover | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents
Lea Grover

I know you didn't expect most of this. I know you didn't anticipate loving somebody so intensely, or loathing your post-baby body so much, or being so tired, or being the mom you've turned out to be.