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Truth About Motherhood

When Motherhood Is Harder Than You Thought

Sarah Sandifer | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Sarah Sandifer

I pour the juice and pour out the blocks and pour out the multi-toned painting water. I pour out the snacks and I pour some coffee and then I pour the coffee again because the first cup got cold.

My Dear, You Are an Inconvenience

Sarah Sandifer | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Sarah Sandifer

Through my sleep-deprived vision and doubt-filled moments, this I know for sure: you are worth it. The exhaustion, the questioning, the flipped world, the uncertainty. You, my love, my baby, my dear. Along with inconvenience you bring everything to me and so much more. You bring it all.

The Truth About Being A Mom

Lindsey Caruana | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Lindsey Caruana

As a 29-year-old single, full-time, working mother of a 4-year-old, there hasn't been a moment in the past four years where I didn't feel dizzy from the sheer chaos of my life.

When You Just Want to Quit Being a Mom

Sarah Sandifer | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Sarah Sandifer

Your work counts. You are enough. Even when you are still wearing yesterday's makeup and this morning sweatpants. Even if you don't have it together. Even when this requires more than you have to give.

Days Like This

Nicole Scott | Posted 03.29.2015 | Parents
Nicole Scott

Mama said there will be days like this. She said it with her expressions. The warmest of hugs. Never with an "I told you so," but always with forgiveness. Before I ever knew I was going to be a mother of four, she gave me my first glimpse of what it would be like to be a mama.

It's Time To Tell The Truth About Motherhood

Lisa-Jo Baker | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Lisa-Jo Baker

Not one mom in two years told me she found it hard. That it wasn't easy or natural or normal to suddenly be in charge of another human being.

The Things Moms Carry

Erin Dullea | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Erin Dullea

You might say that motherhood has made me strong. And, I would agree. But it's not my arm muscles that show this strength.

Strangers in a Strange Land

Kate Gace Walton | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Kate Gace Walton

The powerful dissonance of motherhood occurs, I think, when love and irritation come together in nearly equal parts, which they do -- often.