I wish I could say my maternal instincts were spot on and that when it comes to my kids I can sense their pain and spring into action before nary a whimper. But it’s not true. I’m wrong ALL the time. I talked about when my instincts have served me well on SheKnows Mommalogues, but more often than not I miss the mark:
My instincts also tell me that leaving my children to this guy as guardian is a terrific idea, should anything ever happen to me and my husband:
I don’t know how most moms distinguish the difference between what is natural instinct and what is not, but I wish I was better at it. I feel like I miss the mark a lot.
If only there was a book that highlighted some of the lies we’re told about how motherhood comes naturally when clearly so many of us have our moments of struggle. OH WAIT! My good friend Jill Smokler from Scary Mommy has released Motherhood Comes Naturally (And Other Vicious Lies), a book “debunking more than twenty pervasive myths about motherhood. She’s here to give you what few others will dare: The truth.”
Everyone who has a mother should buy this book, but also I have one to give away. Leave a comment telling me about a time your motherly instincts paid off OR a time you completely missed the mark and I’ll choose the one I like best.