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“ I’m learning to be myself and a mother, that motherhood is just another layer of me.”

YES! Please continue to believe this. I am so tired of hearing the matyred mother trope. We are ourselves, not someone’s mom. Being a mother is hard and rewarding and a million other things, but it is not ALL we are. Mothers are people. Please continue to express yourself in all your depths and complexities, that include being a mother. (And pregnant or not, naps don’t make you weak.)

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