Let me preface all of this by saying I am very blessed to have a happy and healthy family, which is the most important thing in the world. My children don't care one bit what I look like, but I do. And I don't want to look like a mom.
We've all heard the term "helicopter mom" to describe moms that are over-protective and overly involved in their children's daily activities. These moms frequently over-stay their welcome and hyper-manage everything.
When we listen to one another without condemning another's needs, we are all better. We provide a space that is non-judgmental, supportive and provides mothers with the same embrace that they give their families.