I’m looking at you, momma. I see you smiling that plastered-on smile to make everyone around you think you’re alright.
That you’ve got it all together.
That you’re feeling all “tight-and-right” about your momming skills.
But I know that look. And I know that your smile is a lie.
Kristan Braziel is mom to two hilarious boys: one in college and the other in elementary school. She writes about midlife momming with “focus issues,” including family travel with kids of widely different ages, creating a comfy home, and how to achieve happiness as someone whose family history includes a long line of depression and anxiety. She lives outside of Austin with her husband, Mark, their two sons, and three dogs, including Lilly the Therapy Dog.