You want someone to know you, really know you and accept you. Not just as a mom but as a person. But exposing yourself is scary. What will people think if they saw all the insecure and imperfect parts of me? The truth is that all of us moms look over our shoulder from time to time, wondering if others can see through our polished veneers. The stark truth is that we’re all flawed as moms and as humans. But when we loosen the protective layers, little by little, exposing our doubts and fears, we let in the air of healing—the healing that gives each of us permission to breathe.