Am I a horrible mother? The society-driven guilt part of me says, "yes," but the authentic me says, "heck no!"
Amy is a wife, mother, and child development writer. When she's not keeping up with two little boys, she writes about research-based parenting information at ThoughtfulParent.com. She focuses on translating academic child development information into parent-friendly articles.
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So much for making connections.
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