being a mom

I’ve been doing this “Mom” thing now for just over three years and while I do not purport to be an expert, I have learned
I am certain those around me consider me "social media and technology obsessed." They are right. I am. Here is the thing, my biggest fear in life is that I will forget moments in time.
Most of us don't think twice about hopping in the shower or running a load of dishes in the dishwasher. But for Flint, Michigan, resident Melissa Mays, 37, these daily acts are fraught with anxiety and fear
I do not live in the moment. You know what I am describing? The moments where there are no cell phones or laptops. Moments where the only form of entertainment is my little one's face starring at me.
Post-kids, I rarely feel like I have my act together. I hate that I have turned into the frantic mother that I used to scoff at, but that seems to just be the nature of the beast.
The first few weeks of motherhood, while they were very sweet, were also such a transformation. Every single aspect of the person I was moments before my baby entered the world seemed gone. I acted differently, I cared differently and I thought differently. I was forever changed.
At 52 years old, I'm a daughter, wife, stepmother, sister, aunt and friend. I am all of these things and I am grateful. However, the one thing I am not is a mother. Years ago, I made the decision not to have children. What I failed to do, however, was listen to the voice of my future self.
The iconic show "Roseanne" portrayed a different kind of American family and became part of TV history. Alicia Goranson, Michael Fishman, Sara Gilbert and Sarah Chalke joined HuffPost Live to share their on-set memories of growing up on "Roseanne."
Reflect back to the last 10 years of your life and write down all that has happened during each of those years; review what you have written and come up with a theme for those experiences. Okay, you don't HAVE to come up with themes, but I think it's a fun experiment.
Having a baby demoted my status in the chain of command in this house. No longer do I call the shots. All commands have been handed over to her. My child is the boss in our home.
Even as I am waving goodbye to them, excited at the opportunity of hours on an end of peace and quiet, I still can't help but want to hold on for a couple of extra seconds to those small arms wrapped around my waist.
This is what motherhood did to me. Motherhood turned me into someone else. Someone who, on most days, I don't recognize. Motherhood took the former me and shook her up a bit. Rocked the ground on which she once stood.
I put the toddler down, went into the bathroom, put toothpaste on my toothbrush and heard something dump all the way down the stairs. Within five minutes, my good day had turned bad.
Some of Victoria's Secret's most famous angels, Adrianna Lima, Lily Aldridge, Miranda Kerr, Kylie Bisutti and Tyra Banks sat down with HuffPost Live and spoke candidly about the pressures of being a model and maintaining a healthy personal life.
I remember telling my mom I hated her when I was a teenager. I am sure it hurt her more then she let on, because if my son tells me that one day, I would be devastated. I will probably call her and tell her all about it. Because she will understand.
There are countless books by experts who offer advice to help parents deal with the toddler years. Toddlers Are A**holes
We can't say it's hard. We can't cry over the pressure. We are supposed to grin and bear it. It's no wonder so many snap, so many are depressed, so many take this pent-up rage and resentment out on their kids. I'm not saying it's right. I'm saying I understand, carajo.
It was one of those moments where I wished words were tangible, able to be yanked back or clapped away like eraser dust.
My 40-something self, that poor relaxed soul with no more babies squealing to be raised, I ache a chilling and lonely ache for her.
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