9 Struggles You’ll Only Understand If You’re A Mom
8: The desperate need to impress.
We all feel that pressure to do well. But during motherhood it is amplified like nothing else. So a woman like me, who seriously didn’t care about trends and fashion and fads and gadgets, finds herself wondering if the baby will do better in life for having a Ralph Lauren hat and the newest baby phonics (they won’t), and more socially sensitive women find themselves biting their nails when asked whether they will take painkillers for giving birth (take them). No matter what we do, the judgment is strong, and we feel it and shiver.