I took the test before bedtime, leaving it in the bathroom while the countdown timer flashed, proving I didn’t really believe I could possibly be pregnant. But when I went in, it said “pregnant” in neat, bold letters.
There are some disadvantages to being a work-from-home parent that you might not realize. If you’ve ever thought of working from home with your kids, let me tell you, it might not be how you’ve imagined it.
How often did I lose my patience, forgetting that she needed me to be steadfast and reliable? How many times had I responded sharply or carelessly instead of making her feel heard and loved? Had I been a good mom more often than not?
The point of airing grievances is not to get advice, it’s simply to get it out there, because so much of the struggle of motherhood is experienced alone, with whining kids and frustrating messes and no one to bear witness.