"I went and talked to the only person I felt might really understand my need to not mother: my mother."
"I wanted to go to the park whenever and read one more book and not stress about the stuff left out on the counter. "
Stay-at-home moms say it’s a far cry from the old June Cleaver image of a parent who spends any time she’s not with her children cooking and housekeeping.
It’s not just a baby that makes connecting more difficult.
"My determination to feed my son in the 'right' way evolved into a crippling postpartum depression that stripped every ounce of joy from early motherhood."
You might not realize how hurtful these comments can be.
Airing out ignorant ideas about what it means to be a Black mom is a great way to get dragged.
“Imagine having tiny hands tugging at your clothes, clinging to your legs, lifting up your shirt, and constantly wanting to be held. It can be overwhelming," one mom said.
There’s no need to resign yourself to a lifetime of peeing a little each time you sneeze.
Almost a year after the cowardly Supreme Court decided that states could decide whether women could have access to an abortion, I share my story as a mother and health care provider.