Writing The Hard Stuff

Alison Lee

In my last post about having a difficult day with my son, I added a PS at the end of the post, stating that I do not suffer from depression or any other form of mental illness. Some readers commented that they felt sad that I had to add that, as surely, even mothers who don’t suffer from depression can have a horrifically bad day, I did not need a disclaimer.

They are right and I agree, of course. I am one of millions of mothers who occasionally go through a difficult time with the kids. We are allowed to have bad days. We are allowed to lose our shit. We are allowed to crumple into a fetal position on the floor and ask for the day to be over already. We are only human. We do not have to apologize for speaking up.

But this is how it is when you put yourself out there in the blogging world…

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Alison Lee is the co-editor of Multiples Illuminated, an anthology about twins, triplets and more, a writer, and publisher. A former PR and marketing professional, she is the owner of Little Love Media, specializing in blog book tours. Alison’s writing has been featured in Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and Club Mid. She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends (Fall, 2014), and has an essay in another, So Glad They Told Me: Women Get Real About Motherhood (Spring, 2016). She is also an editor at BonBon Break. Alison lives in Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).