I, Mother.
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I, Mother.

Seeking Perfection Isn’t A Problem, Being Crushed When You Fail Is

As a parent, it’s natural to wish to be the best possible role model for your child.

Strobridge & Co. Lith.; Litt, Jacob.; Stewart, Grant, 1866–1929., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

In an email from my brother, I came across a line that I suspect came straight from his therapist.

“Dad made us think we had to be perfect, but it’s okay not to be perfect.”

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The tales of motherhood, honestly.

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