Mom-ing is hard. The physical & emotional demands and tedious tasks are just pieces of a cornucopia of challenges. And sadly, filling so much of that cornucopia is judgment from others and inevitably judgment of ourselves. But we all know that there is no perfection – yet so much harsh judgment about imperfections. If we could all just give a smile and a kind word, and have an acceptance of all those insanely imperfect moments and downright imperfect people (gasp!), we would all be stronger as a community of caregivers. And if we could embrace those imperfections – both within others AND within ourselves – and view them with humor and a loving eye, we would all be better as mothers, as role models, as women, and as human beings.