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Less Than Perfect Mom

The Good Mother

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Lynn Shattuck

"I have this 'good mother' voice in my head sometimes. The other day, Julia was napping and I realized I'd forgotten to turn the baby monitor on. I checked on her and she was still sleeping, but I thought, a good mother wouldn't forget to turn the baby monitor on."

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 08.01.2013 | 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.