I want to talk about being an overwhelmed parent.

I want to talk about being an overwhelmed parent.

This piece was published under a different title on Motherly earlier this month.

The overwhelmed parent is a common site in media. Advertisers sell dozens of products to the bumbling, busy, burnt out parent with too much to do. Quick fixes and band aids abound in the form of paper towels, stain removers, instant dinners, book clubs, giant glasses of wine, cupcakes, and spa days. While the quick fixes get attention, it feels like we never actually see the overwhelmed parent in all their muck and rawness. We get a brief glimpse, then everything is glazed over.

 

I want to talk about being an overwhelmed parent.

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I am not the stuff the perfect parent is made of.

I am not the stuff the perfect parent is made of.

Would you like some unsolicited advice?

Would you like some unsolicited advice?