In Flux

Embracing transitions and change

Becoming a Mother

Mother is a role assigned to women the moment they give birth. And in fact, they do become someone's mother. But the real "mothering" develops over time as a woman learns who her child is and how to best nurture and teach that child. Read More

And then always a mother forever

what about after 3 kids (15,11,8) mom is now saying "its time for me now"... disconnecting from the home, the husband and the kids in many ways too. Midlife crises? Selfishness? Someone whose life plan was to always be a mom. I'm all about taking care of yourself but once a mom always a mom, right?

a mother forever

Yes, always a mom! But so many other things as well. You do need to take care of your own needs as well.

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Abigail Brenner, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice. She is the author of Transitions: How Women Embrace Change and Celebrate Life and other books.

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