Welcome to Episode 17, where we debunk the rule "Being a mother means losing yourself." Mothers face enormous stigma in every society - they have to know everything about their child, about child-rearing, about human development, and everything else included in being a modern mom. The job description is completely impossible, and yet women have been doing it for centuries. What if there was another way? What if you could life your life like a regular person, with integrity and authenticity, and also be a badass mom? We've met enough outside-the-box moms that we know it's possible. In fact, you'll meet one next week! For now, tune in to learn more about where this rule came from, what contributes to it, and why you might consider breaking it!