Parenting is not about perfection. Rather, it's about giving your children your best you, and taking the lead of this dance in a way that will teach them how to lead their own dance one day, openly, honestly and responsibly.
Mommies understand the importance of security. In fact, it's safe to say that we represent the real frontline in domestic security. The threats we deal with are real. They are imminent. They are snotty.
For some children, the question "How was your day?" is all they need to launch into a chatty description of every moment since you parted. But for others what often follows can be anything but comforting to a parent.