One of the most interesting things Amy discovered is that mothers are dying to open up—but it takes time. When interviewing mothers for their book, Amy says it would take a good 22 minutes of chatting before moms would speak the truth. "We feel like we don't have permission to admit that it's really hard, so we're all walking around with these smiles on our faces, but really we feel alone," she says.

Trisha and Amy say they've heard just about everything from moms, but one admission really struck a chord. "One mom said, 'I love being a mom, I just hate doing it because it is an impossible job,'" Amy says. "We've raised the bar so high." 


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