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My (Foolish) Quest To Be the Perfect Mom

Kathy Radigan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Armed with the skills I accrued during my 10 years of working in the corporate world as an assistant to various financial executives and all of the parenting books one person could read, I set out to be my ideal of the modern, educated stay-at-home-mom.

I'm the Perfect Mother, I Have the Perfect Marriage, Perfect Children and Perfect Family

Regan Long | Posted 01.19.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

I am proud to say that I am the perfect mother. I have a perfect husband who is likewise, a perfect father. We have a perfect marriage. So naturally, we have perfect children and a perfect family. Before you pass a quick judgement on me, let me explain further.

Mothers Everywhere, You Are Welcome

Alishia Osborn | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Alishia Osborn

This Sunday, I lowered expectations for mothers everywhere. While many of us try to live up to the hype, I did us all a favor and lowered the bar.

Ain't Nobody Got Time to be the Perfect Parent

Jessica Bensten | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

There is so much competition to be "the best." Where did all of this competition come from? I just have to be honest and say I'm never going to be the World's Best Parent. I've got some bad news for you too...it's probably not going to be you, either.

Stop Trying To Make It Perfect; Make It Good Enough

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

I step out in front of the full-length mirror and lather my entire body in cocoa butter lotion, staring at the unrecognizable shape in front of me. I find three small stretch marks underneath my belly button and feel guilty for even noticing.

Supermom Has Retired

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents
Jenny G. Perry

I have more junk drawers than the normal person and plan on dying with at least two active junk drawers.

My Biggest Mom Confession

Rachel M. Martin | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents
Rachel M. Martin

Motherhood is simply real. Real with real moms who lose their patience, who want to throw in the towel. It's full of moms who have to work who'd rather stay home. Or moms who stay home who'd rather work. Or moms who are simply tired with the every-day-the-same routine.

I AM Supermom

Katie Hurley | Posted 11.10.2013 | Parents
Katie Hurley

I get it. No mom is perfect. We shouldn't judge. We don't know what any mom is up against until we walk in her shoes. But that doesn't make us any less super.

10 Confessions From An Imperfect Mom

The Stir | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
The Stir

I secretly want to be beautiful and capable in their eyes, loving and gentle and brave. Perfect. The good queen from a fairytale -- when in reality I am sarcastic, impatient, fearful, weak. Not the evil queen, exactly, but flawed and unlovely and all too human.

This Mother's Day, I'm Telling Myself That I Am Good Enough

The Orange Rhino | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
The Orange Rhino

I want to be a mom who doesn't feel inadequate. Who doesn't look at her friends (and strangers) and say: Wow, they are great moms, why aren't I like them? But instead looks at them and says: Wow, they are great moms and so am I.

Lies Moms Tell Each Other (and Ourselves)

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Katherine Wintsch

Why do we lie to each other? And where do the expectations that perpetuate these lies come from? Mothers today do have more choices, but they also face expectations that would make June Cleaver give up and drink.

Top 10 Ways I Was A Perfect Mom Until I Had Kids

Carrie Goldman | Posted 06.07.2013 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Before I had kids, I possessed many ideas about what kind of parent I would be. Below are ten of those assumptions -- and the reality that followed, post-kids.