I was scrolling through one of many Instagram stories of @mumologist . And today, after four years of my odyssey as a mother, she has got me thinking who would I want to have a debriefing with about parenting. Whom would I love to hear say something like “well done, you got through that”, “i love how you handled that”, we are making great progress”, “look how far you have come”, or even just ” wow mate! That one was a silly move” ?There are a thousand books and guides out there giving out parenting tips and tricks. But is there someone who can cheer us on as we make our toddler have that one-more-spoon of their meal or encourage us to get through a toddler tantrum thrown in the middle of the supermarket, or getting a crying child to sober down.@mumologist is right in stating that we as parents are left to deal with new situations, unknown feelings of despair, relentless testing moments that come at us in waves every single day of every single waking moment and not to forget every single sleeping moment (cuz lets not forget how the nights go till they reach their self sufficient stage).Even though every parent goes through these situations with their own levels of intensity for some reason we are left to fend for ourselves. There is no “pat on your backs” or “motivational speeches” from anyone around. If at all there is, there is this untiring list of Donts thrown at you from time to time, or the judgemental glares of strangers or even the unnerving stories of older mothers.How do we get through this beautiful journey of motherhood without feeling alone, inspite of not being alone physically for a single second. (I mean, come on, we all have pooped and pee’d with our children hanging around in the toilets. I have sat on the toilet seat with my child on my lap. Yup!! That alone).All we can do is take one day at a time, deal with it, brace for a tougher tomorrow and hope for a better future for us and our little ones.