Motherhood is a blissful, exhilarating, and rewarding journey full of first experiences and joyful moments. But just as the stars cannot shine without darkness, all journeys include contrast, and motherhood is no exception. MOMMING HARD is an anthology of personal stories shining a light on the darker spaces in motherhood. It serves to normalize conversations about the hard things, the challenging things, the things that aren't talked about as casually and openly as the wins, the successes, and the picture-perfect family photos posted on Facebook.
Parenting is often presented with a shiny exterior, but what goes on behind the scenes is not always so sparkly. This book aims to strip the layers back from surface-level experience, and shine a light instead of some of the difficulties of parenting that aren't often talked about.
MOMMING HARD is the real life behind-the-scenes of the family photoshoot, the things that aren't captured in the frame; the kids fighting, the baby wailing, someone slipping in the mud, and justifying why you've even bothered to plan this event because... you know the end result will always be worth it. Motherhood is full of highs and lows, ups and downs, and a tangible representation of every possible emotion on the scale. MOMMING HARD will help you to feel normal about your struggles, your difficult emotions, and will help you to release the need to make everything appear picture perfect. It's not, and it's okay.