Sometimes it's really easy to focus on all the parts of parenthood that are hard, because sometimes parenting can feel so alone. I have no coworkers to get advice from down the hall from me; I have no professional development conferences I attend quarterly; and I don't have a partner I meet with to exchange data. So sometimes, for me, it's good to hear other moms say, "It's hard!" because it can often be so isolating when you're parenting in the comfort of your own home. Add in there this digital Mom bullying, where everyone is so quick to judge (have you ever read Dear Mom on the iPhone? Holy judgemental-ness) that oftentimes, I keep a lot of my parenting-is-hard comments to myself, because sometimes people take my comments to mean that I am not wonderfully grateful. So somedays, it just feels great to exhale amidst a community of mamas and say, "Whew! This is hard..."
"From failing you learn. From success...mmm...not so much."