Children might be small, but raising them is no small task. Even the most mild-mannered child requires hours of potty training, sleepless nights, and inevitable messes caused by surly two-year-olds who disagree with the concept of pants.
While parenthood can be immensely rewarding, and the bond with a child can bring a lot of love and joy into your life, it's also such an all encompassing job it can sap you of energy and time for anything else.
When the mom Kate Swenson started her site Finding Cooper’s Voice to talk to about the difficulties of parenthood, she quickly grew a following for her refreshing transparency.
In one of her most recent posts Swenson opened up about the ways being a mother has given her an identity crisis, and how she often misses the parts of her she used to cultivate.