Identity Crisis: On the 5th Anniversary of Becoming “Mom”

In just a few days, we will celebrate my daughter’s fifth birthday while I will silently be celebrating the fifth anniversary of becoming “Mom.” This name has not just become a title, it has become my identity. I am a completely different person than I was five years ago. I look in the mirror and barely recognize myself behind the broken blood vessels from pregnancy and forehead wrinkles from parenting. I hide my dark eye circles behind my glasses, which I never used to wear in public. My hair, which used to flow freely down my back, is constantly tied up. Where the heck did I go?

This article in its entirety was published by Twin Cities Moms Blog on March 22, 2017 at:


One comment

  1. Being a parent is a wonderful experience. Those early years of molding and helping your child develop good habits are the most important.
    A getaway once in a while or a date night every other week can help us to step out of “mom mode” and can be refreshing as well.

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