They are overrated. I keep telling my kids to enjoy life now because there is this middle place where everything will suck and prove challenging and then it will go back to somewhat normal (whatever that means) again.

Also, it is sad. As I was writing the story I realized that how I felt is most likely not unique. I find it near impossible to believe that other women don’t experience the same feelings given the way our societal structure is designed.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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