Nothing cuts to a mother's heart; to her confidence as a mother; to her very core like the glare and judgement of a stay at home mom when, in the midst of a conversation they make the assumption, "You do stay home don't you?" Or, once you have two children, "You must be staying home now that you are so busy."
So, if I can survive that I think my ego, confidence, and whatever else happened to be showing is scarred enough to handle the flip side
My identity is built on nothing less than Jesus Christ. I gave up looking for validation from strangers and friends long ago.