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"Good enough" in the journey of motherhood (Examiner.com)

Chief Marketing Officer Julie Holland Faylor, MHS, CEDS is the National Eating Disorders Examiner. Read an excerpt below from her blog post "Good enough" in the journey of motherhood": As I explore my personal aspirations for the coming year, the idea of being “good enough” has been on my mind. We are exposed to so much information through television, magazines, books, movies and the internet telling us and showing us how to do things right, how to do things well. Yet all this information can be overwhelming, and make us feel inadequate even when we are doing our very best and even excelling in our roles. I think about the idea of being a “good enough” mother frequently. I struggled to conceive a child for over 18 years. In light of the link between eating disorders and infertility, it’s likely that my fertility challenges stemmed—at least in part—from the eating disorder that threatened my life from the ages of seven to 18. I had always known that I wanted to be a mother. After I sought eating disorder treatment and found a life of recovery, I endured 18 years of attempts, losses and finally a successful pregnancy resulting in a healthy baby girl. During this time, I learned as much as possible about motherhood. When my time came—and I had faith that it would, eventually—I would know everything there was to know about being a mom and I would be the best mother in the world... Visit her blog to read the article in its entirety.

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