Making the baby was easy.
Growing the baby was easy.
Giving birth . . . that was tricky for a few of the kids.
The early years of cloth diapers, homemade baby food, educational toys, endless time outside was easy, tiring, but easy.
Tweens, teenagers, young adults--that's frigging hard. Every day is a mix of loving too much, not enough, setting boundaries, crossing boundaries.
I am a gentle, loving, kind, respectful, compassionate and curious mother. Some days are harder than others and some days I'm a Rock Star and others not so much.
Parenting is cumulative.
Parenting is unconditional love.
Parenting is the hardest thing I have ever done and the most rewarding.
I was born to be a mom.