Be honest, before you had kids, were you part of the camp who thought that having a baby would make you a happier person? Ha! I wasn't surprised by the recent news that adults with kids are significantly more stressedthan adults without kids, or that 1 in 5 women now reach the end of their childbearing years with no children. In the 70's, it was 1 in 10.
Moms are bummed because we bought into the children-as-wish-fulfillment myth way back before we even got pregnant, and the reality of motherhood comes as something of a shock. Think about it: If some truth-talking mama pulled you aside before you had kids and debunked all the mommy fairy tales swimming around in your childless head, coping with the daily ups and downs of parenting might be a lot easier.
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