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The Moment I Stopped Being Perfect: The Truth About Perfect Moms

Katie Hurley | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Perfect moms are everywhere these days, aren't they? You know the ones. They wear the perfect outfits, push the perfect strollers, respond to the needs of their babies at the perfect moment, and always flash a perfect smile. No? You're not familiar with the type? That's because the perfect mom doesn't exist.

Moms: OK Is Good Enough

Kristen Welch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kristen Welch

I'm that person that if you compliment my dress, I will tell you I got it on sale. If you like my hair, I will tell you it needs to be washed. If you tell me something good you see in me, I'm the first to tell you something bad I see in me. It's not a good trait, the deflection of compliments.

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.

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.

I'm Not A Girlie Mom

Teresa Strasser | Posted 03.26.2012 | Parents
Teresa Strasser

When it comes to the cedar-scented hope chest of girlie skills, mine is empty. I could get away with it before being a mother, but now, I am asked almost daily to apply skills I never learned. There are the thank-you notes for toddler birthday gifts, but that is the beginning.