Parent of Three Medically Fragile Kids, Living in Chaos and Embracing Adventure. Writing about Parenting, Feminism, Future, Tech, Health, Equality and Culture.
Loved this! Unwitting misogyny is still misogyny. As a man, I am sure that I have and will fall into the trap. However, I still deserve to be called out and learn to change my way of thinking. Thanks for your thoughts!
It sounds healthy, Kristi! I’m happy for you. It is hard to be the best version of yourself when things are holding you back! Way to choose you! We all need some of that in our lives!
Justin! Dude, you hit this on the head! The attitude that suggests that women are reducing male opportunity is biased and unhealthy. It serves only to confirm a preference to male-dominated journalism/writing.
It is one thing to see that your current area of writing expertise is no longer pulling the readership that it once…
I can totally relate, Nikki! My wife’s mom is just like this. All throughout her childhood, she was verbally abusive and it doesn’t take much for that to kick in still today. My wife is 30 and it seems insane that her mother would treat her this way. My wife has recently started calling her out on it and it has been an exhausting process.
This place is for you! I’m glad you felt able to share your story. Desperation, trauma, pain, anxiety. You understand so much of the hardships of life. Your voice is one that people need to hear, because while your experience is tiring and lonely there are others that can relate to you and will be encouraged…
Don’t feel bad for complaining. We all need to vent. Parenting is stressful and consuming no matter who you are. You situation adds a whole extra layer as a single parent.
I often feel like I have no other identity than the parent of my children and that is exhausting, wonderful in so many ways but still exhausting. When…
There is comfort in knowing you are not alone. It doesn’t mean that things will get better, but at least the shit is spread out a little. Conversation reduces the pressure if only for a short while. We are in this together.
Man, I can so relate. The fairness inequality in life is so depressing. When you try and try and try and then someone else is lifted in front of you it can all feel so unfair. It’s stressful painful. It makes it hard to keep trying and giving life your best. We all need someone to lift us up once in a while. Thanks for your honesty, Andrei. I’m glad I’m not alone.