The Only Word That Can Describe Parenthood

Mar 22, 2016

One Word to Describe Parenting |

Before I had children, I used to find it very confusing and frustrating how often my parent friends would share negative stories about parenthood, but then, in the next breath, talk about how awesome it was.

I just wanted to know….which one was it?


Now that I’m a mama of two, I think I’ve cracked the code.

The only word I can think of to describe parenthood is this:



Meaning, in my books, simultaneously




Slightly uncomfortable

Think polar bear dips, roller coasters, and whitewater rafting.


What about you?  If you could sum up your definition of parenting in one word, what would it be?