Now that I wasn’t managing the daily logistics of having three kids, and constantly tending to everyone else's needs, I didn't know what to do with myself.
You may forget what book you're "reading" but closing the bathroom door for a few minutes or running errands solo definitely count as self-care for parents.
Alicia Cox Thomson was raised to embrace both her Bajan and Polish cultures, and feels it’s crucial that her own kids embrace their blackness.
Alicia Cox Thomson
Of course that fierce, forever love is a given—but the actual daily vagaries of parenting? For me, and a growing number of moms, that’s a hard pass.
When I first looked into my baby’s eyes seven months ago I was over the moon with joy—and blissfully unaware of what was to come.