As a new mom, I wanted so desperately to get this mothering thing right. I had a lot of beliefs about mothering in general. Some beliefs I gathered by observation. Some were wishful thinking. Some beliefs other moms told me were true. Some I read on the pages of a popular parenting book. And guess what I discovered about these beliefs? All of them were dead wrong.
Do any of these sound familiar?
1. Mothering Is Natural, Easy, and Instinctive
2. The Way I Mother Is the Right (and Only) Way
3. I Am "Just" a Mom
4. Motherhood Is All-Consuming and All-Fulfilling
5. A Good Mother Can Do It All, All at Once