What happens when you feel like you’re a “different kind of mom?”

I share on Mother Plus podcast why right away as a stay-at-home mother, I knew I needed more—more time away than the other mothers, more of my own interests.

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Why we need to have real conversations about our ambivalent feelings about motherhood AND find other moms who understand us.

Why having feelings of ambivalence has nothing to do with how much you love your children.

Why you are allowed to have childcare—even if you are a stay-at-home-mom.

Feel the guilt and do it anyway. How writing helped me process my conflicted feelings. 

Ambivalence in motherhood Part 2: Changing the definition of selfish

Why I put my daughter in two half-day pre-schools even though I was at home (imagine the gasps!)

Accepting the type of mother we are, even if we’re different from other moms, and find people who understand and support you. 

Why do we judge moms for using childcare?

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The mother needs to be as happy as her kids: changing the definition of “selfishness” to be “filling” self and caring for self. 

It’s important to acknowledge and accept that ambivalence—even hating motherhood at times— is normal.

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