When I was preparing to welcome my first child into the world, I had a distinct, utopian vision of what motherhood was going to be like.
The reality of motherhood didn't match it in the least.
The first six months of motherhood were actually some of the hardest days of my life. I loved my baby, of course, but I also experienced overwhelming feelings of failure and guilt.
Today, I'd like to tell you about what brought this on, and what I did (and what you can do, if you're feeling the same way!) to change it.