“ The most important thing she’s learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.”
-Jill Churchill, Grime and Punishment (1989)
There’s always been this sort of pressure on mothers, from society and from ourselves. No matter what we do, how “good” we are, it never seems to measure up to how good we think we “should” be. Mothers take the heat, and are the subject of many sessions at the therapist’s office! But we’ve got to remember that we’re all just doing the best that we can. We are each on our own path, mother, son, daughter – and where our lives come together we live and grow and help each other the best that we can.