After some very difficult weeks with a mucus-filled, poor-sleeping, daycare-transitioning, almost-two-year-old, I had to pose this question to my mom blogger group. I wanted to scream and run away from home, but instead I reached out (through my iPhone) to some of the most supportive mamas I know.
The responses flooded in almost immediately and it was glaringly obvious: the parenting challenge of isolation is very real and very hurtful.
Despite never being alone, the isolation is there. We are isolated from what we need as adults.