I love being a mom more than anything else in the world. Being the center of my family, a steadfast need-filler, has finally closed the loop and answered the question, “Who am I?” However, while parenting has brought me a great sense of purpose and identity, I feel like I’m occasionally teeter-tottering on the edge of being swallowed whole. Being a mom can be so all-consuming that I’ve found it easy to get lost in it. After 4 years of parenting my trio, I started to see pieces of myself slipping away. While so much of my identity is now built on them, I didn’t want to lose all of who I was before they came on the scene.