@canbelto ITA. Mothering, like life, is a process full of highs and lows, successes and failures, joy and sorrow. All of it is an important part of the journey. I think that remembering that no one is perfect and that life is messy is so important. Trying to present a picture of a perfect family can take the joy out of life, cause stress and anxiety, and lead to all kinds of problems. Without failure there is no success. True in life, and true for mothering.