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Shame Is the Enemy of All Mothers

Shame Is the Enemy of All Mothers

Shame is a lurking shadow — a constant companion — and it can steal more from you than you’d imagine.

The problem for those of us who are mothers, however, is that we are failing to acknowledge shame where it exists. Oh, we talk a lot about mommy guilt. We feel bad about missing soccer practice or giving up on breastfeeding or feeding our kids non-organic bananas. But when we express our mommy guilt over our day-to-day failures, I believe we are trying to express much, much more. Read more