She is the same girl. Same playground we go to weekly. Yet she is so different. Taller, older looking.
Do you struggle with the same desire to spend every waking second with your child, catching every moment of growth, every laugh and new word and smile. But at the same time, NEEDING time away to do everything you, as an adult, need to do: work, cook, clean, shower, shave, see friends, go to the gym, read, take a bath, relax?
How do you find a balance where you're not always left wanting one while getting the other? How do you look at the old photos and make sure that you don't regret saying "Sweetie, I can't right now!" when your child asks you to play with them?
When they are very little, we give ourselves to our children. At least I did. That was my role as a mother to[...]