Trying to put the experience of motherhood into words is no easy task, and perhaps that's part of the allure. I love writing about motherhood and while I used to do a lot of it here I have moved most of those musings to my contributions on mom.me. Last month I wrote a piece I was particularly proud of and I wanted to make sure I shared a link here.
"Parenthood is extremely difficult to describe. It’s nothing like how it's portrayed on sitcoms or social media. It is infinitely messier and more beautiful. Parenthood involves regularly experiencing equal and opposite extremes. It means dwelling in a world rife with hyperbole. It's nothing, if not paradoxical."
Jason said this post reminded him if the opening to A Tale of Two Cities, ha! (It's awesome to be married to your biggest fan.) I am no Dickens, but I was after the feeling he captured so beautifully. Being a mother is the best of times and the worst of times ... read the whole post here.
I'd love to know your thoughts. Did this ring true for you? How would you describe motherhood to those who haven't taken the plunge?