Come May 11, I’ll be commemorating my sixth year as a mom. What have I learnt?

That there’s no such thing as a “bad” kid.

That it’s possible to discipline your child without guilt.

That one can still be surprised by how different you and your child can be – and how alike.

That loving has nothing to do with liking.

That dads can be trained to do “mom things” (we already do lots of “dad things”).

Here’s to another year of inept parenting, obsessive self doubt and the indubitable wisdom of simply winging it.

Happy Mothers’ Day, TIM readers!

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