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Word on the Street: The Mother's Day Edition

May 4, 2011




Connecticut; Diagnosed in 2009; Four sons

The greatest challenge of motherhood is not being the so-called perfect mother. I have four boys and being the only female in the home they look at me differently and expect different responses from me than I expected from my mom. Boys tend to want their mom to be perfect and not have any flaws. Let's face it: They tend to marry someone just like their mother and in their eyes we can do no wrong; so when we are faced with a challenge in life, we are not supposed to break down but overcome and become stronger. The greatest joy that I've gotten out of being a mother is overcoming my fears and winning my life's challenges and becoming a stronger woman who now sees that strength, determination and "faith in themselves" in my sons.

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