A Mother's Existence

“. . . Isn’t it the conceit of mothers--that we conceal our youth and exist only for our children? It is the province of mothers to preserve the myth that we are unburdened with our own problems. Placed in a circle of immunity, we carry only the crises of those we love. We mask our needs as the needs of others. If ever there was a story without a shadow, it would be this: that we as women exist in direct sunlight only.”

-Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds

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    05/09/14
    I struggle to really separate myself from being a mom, though... The job really consumed me. I wonder if that will change as my baby gets older.
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    05/09/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I seem to have "mom mode" and "work mode". :)
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      05/10/14
      Thanks for sharing!
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      About Amanda
      Current: Portland, Oregon
      Birth: January 11
      On Moms.com since: Apr 16, 2014
      I am a first time mom, new to Portland! I love being a parent, it's the most amazing privilege life can offer.