I have a guest post up on the Good Mother Project on emotional vulnerability, including crying during beer commercials, relating to Joy in the movie Inside Out, and accepting your own emotional state, no matter what it is.
Here are the first two paragraphs:
Motherhood has left me raw. Stripped-down. Vulnerable. And I sort of hate it.
I’m a know-it-all control-freak. I take pride in my self-control and the accomplishments that have resulted from it: my good grades as a kid and my activism as an adult. I like being aware of what is going on in my world, my community, my house, and especially myself.