Ten voices from the real world of parenthood and childhood — because reality, as we all know, is far more complex and rich than anything on a greeting card.
“What we need right now is more women who are full of themselves,” writes Glennon Doyle in her book Untamed. One thing that can hold them back: Unhelpful and unhealthy beliefs about being a mom.
Thoughts like these are completely normal, but many moms feel ashamed of having them. Here’s how to let go of self-judgment and too-high expectations, from reproductive psychiatrists Alexandra Sacks and Catherine Birndorf.
Sociologist Jill Suitor studies the truth about moms and their kids — and the surprising effect that parental favoritism can have on us.