I Don't Care If You're A Good Mom

Are you a good mom? What does that even mean?

I cannot explain to you the depths to which I could not possibly care less.

But Graeme, you coach moms! You support moms! You read about, write about, teach about, am friends with, and have a mom! You are literally THE MOM FOR MOMS!!! So how can you not be invested in good mothering?

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This Is Us: So Many Beths

This is not a hot take on Beth and Randall’s relationship in This Is Us. I’m not in that writer’s room and I don’t know if their marriage is in trouble or if it was just saved. The truth is that none of us ever know, in those major moments in our lives, whether we have just saved everyone or lit the match that will burn it all down.

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More Than The Mental Load

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the mental load of motherhood. And I’m glad. We have got to have conversations about the expectations of mothers and how we navigate them.

I also want to talk about the emotional load.

And the physical load.

ALL OF THEM.

The MotherLoad.

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The Same Twenty Four Hours

You’ve heard it, you’ve seen the memes, you may have even seen it on a billboard, a napkin, or the cover of a planner: We all have the same 24 hours.

It’s a lie.

It sounds good. It sounds true. And in the most basic sense, distilled of all context and nuance it is true. There are 24 hours in a day and if you live through the entire day you have lived through 24 hours.

Still a lie.

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Balance is Bullshit

YOU are the center of your life. You simply are. Your life revolves around your body, your heart, your soul. You are the hub of the wheel. And wheels don’t stay balanced with one thing over here and one over there - not if they’re moving as wheels were meant to do.

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