Being a mom isn’t easy. I’m dreaming of the day my children get a glimpse of how hard (and dangerous) parenthood is, and finally rise up to call me blessed. Oh, I know it’s coming. My mom promised. (And moms don’t lie. Well, my mom didn’t. Wait, did she?!) It’s an adventurous life trying to wrangle little people into respectable adults, and there are plenty of crying-my-eyes-out–in-the-closet moments to keep me humble. So, until the day comes when they thank me for the (fairly terrific) job I’m doing, I invite you to join me in The Mom Experiment.