I love this quote because there are so many days like this. I just want to push them away and say "No! Leave me alone!" but it's not long before they return to my lap with all they know, they just want their Mama. Their touch and smell often shock me back into the moment of how much I will miss them when they are gone. With both hands, I can usually dive into the demands and pressures of mothering but one winter, I could not. I continue to dig through this complex experience of mothering through writing. In my latest article, I mention my dreams for the kind of family I wanted and start to describe what it felt like when I fell apart.
Shadow Selfies: Exploring the Isolation of Mothering
This month, use abundant sunshine to take selfies with shadows. Say something about your relationships with posture.