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Are you the parent you thought you’d be?

Posted on: August 16, 2011

If you are a parent, please take a moment to read this and let me know what you think.

This blog post from The Sydney Morning Herald gets at some of the contradictions inherent in parenting. The love and irritation, exhaustion and exaltation that are the lot of even the most conscientious and loving mother.I’ve experienced a wider plethora of emotions since becoming a parent, than I have in any other role. I’ve never felt such pure frustration and intense anger as I have since becoming a parent. I didn’t realise a small being could … Read More

via Janette’s Blog

4 Responses to "Are you the parent you thought you’d be?"

What a wonderfully descriptive post of how I feel as a mother!

Thanks for sharing!

Glad you liked it — it certainly struck a chord with me as well!

I think I’m pretty good, but no one’s a perfect parent. It’s the greatest challenge you’ll ever face, because it NEVER ends!

You are certainly right … none of us is perfect! When I had my daughter, my doctor told me it would be like having my heart walk around on the outside of my body. He was right! 🙂

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