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What I Hope My Daughter Is Like As A Mom

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I Hope She's Joyful
My great grandmother, for whom my daughter is named, always said, "You're only as happy as you make up your mind to be." As someone who suffers from depression, I know that's not always true, but I do find that I feel better when I choose to find joy in the little moments.

Not every second of motherhood is going to be enjoyable for her, but if she can laugh at her kids' funny quips or smile at them playing together (nicely, for once!), then hers will be a happy life.