Other women don’t tell you the toughest apart about being away from your kids will be coming home.

Not at first. At first, your 4-year-old son will jump into your arms and hold you so tight you’ll feel how much he’s been longing for you. I missed you so much, you’ll tell him as you put him to bed, and he will say it back, and kiss you, hard, and you will love [...]

Other women don’t tell you that you will apologize constantly and for everything.

Especially when you spend the day pushing around an empty stroller, you will constantly apologize that it's empty. You will tell people not to hold doors open or help in any way because you don't deserve such things given that your child is not with you. You will feel obliged to repeat that the stroller [...]