I became a mother on March 21st 2014. It was nothing like I thought it would be. I wasn’t perusing the city with my baby on my back or taking her out for late night dinners with the husband. I wasn’t throwing get-togethers with friends while she slept peacefully down the hall or attending mommy and me groups with like-minded women. No, instead I stayed home for three months with an inconsolable infant, inhaled my meals when I actually had the time to eat, rushed home for nap time when I finally got her on a schedule that would allow for some much needed sleep and basically teetered on the brink of post natal psychosis when everyone else seemed to be loving their new found responsibilities. Motherhood isn’t as easy as I thought it was supposed to be and, frankly, often times I feel trapped. What I do know is that everything I feel is normal, a struggle most women who find themselves in the role of daughter, sister, mother, wife and working woman deal with. So I share and I laugh and connect with those who can relate to me.