When we say we’re here for all moms—we mean it. We don’t, in the slightest, just mean ‘perfect’ moms, in ideal marriages, with sparkly lives. We mean the moms who get STDs from their partners, who feel incomplete without another child, who are cheated on for 13 years, and who have to put their kids in daycare for 9 or 10 hours a day.
In this episode, we hear from Aidee as she navigates the feelings of guilt and a bit of remorse for choosing to work full-time and put her kiddos in daycare.
My Kids Spend Nine Hours at Daycare Every Day and I Have Learned to Be OK with it
Elizabeth can’t imagine the level of deception she’d have to go to to have an “oops” baby even though she desperately wants another.
Please, Sir, May I Have One More?: Longing for Another Child when “Oops, I Did it Again” Isn’t an Option
One contributor talks about learning to trust her gut when her PAP smear results show she got an STD (from her husband…).
The final story included in this episode is about learning and healing after 13 years of affairs come out into the open.
Thank you to our strong, smart, and courageous contributors for sharing their stories with us so that we can share them with you. The ACM community is here for you—no matter what hard motherhood lessons you’re in the midst of learning.