“I don’t deserve to be the mother of such great kids.”
“A woman from my parish asked if I would speak at a meeting of the Moms’ Club. She must have thought I was somebody else.”
“It bothers me when other moms say that they admire me. They don’t know what I’m really like.”
Have thoughts like these ever crossed your mind? If so, you aren’t alone; many mothers experience similar feelings of insecurity. But when those feelings of self-doubt are chronic and crippling, they comprise what I call the “Mompostor™ mindset”: the belief that one is merely “faking it” as a mother.
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