I stopped blogging on the newspaper’s mommy blog for a long time, tired of the shiny, happy motherhood stories everyone was posting. I haven’t been shiny or happy for a long time. I have to settle for, at best, bittersweet, most days.

But after talking to the features editor about it, I felt better and posted today. I might not exactly fit in, but I have a feeling there are mothers who will benefit from my point of view.

Here ya go: