Did You Suck at Motherhood Today?

Teanna Sunberg
5 min readSep 13, 2020

What mother, already in those first seconds of skin to skin contact, hasn’t felt the piercing fear of not being enough? Fast forward 13 years, and that same bundle of joy is staring you down with two primed lasers of hate. Parents teeter on a cliff between joy and desperation. Every day.

I have produced pages of journaled entries over the last quarter of a century — my history of mothering. Penned fears…

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Teanna Sunberg

Balkan & Central European culture specialist. Culture Crossings: Where culture, justice and church intersect. Missiologist.