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How becoming a mother is like being a teenager again — but that’s a good thing

“Like 'adolescence,' matrescence is characterized by a push and pull — the new life and the old identity both asserting themselves. Remember being a teenager? Some days you felt all grown up and ready to face the world, and other days you were just wishing somebody else would show up and make your hard choices for you. There’s no clear line between child and adult. You don’t wake up one day, suddenly mature.”

Read more from Anna O'Neil, on Aleteia

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