The Hard Part

Amil Niazi’s monthly meditations on the highs and lows of parenting — and every feeling in-between.

the hard part

Finding Joy for My Kids in the Apocalypse

Even when I want to scream into the abyss until my voice runs out.

More From ‘The Hard Part’

  1. The Cool-Mom MythIs the default, the “Regular Mom,” that inherently undesirable, unlikable, and unappealing?
  2. The Dread of Watching Your Kid Start SchoolAs my son heads into kindergarten, I’m plagued by my own painful memories.
  3. The Unbearable Heaviness of Being an ‘Old Mom’At 39, every physical ache, every existential spiral, every scroll past young momfluencer content makes me obsess over the time left.
  4. When the Choice to Grow Your Family Isn’t Actually YoursYou’d think the forces that fought Roe would tackle infertility next, but you’d be wrong.
  5. When Dads Do What Moms DoTo share the burden of parenting, you have to actually share it.
  6. Being a ‘Mom’ Isn’t What It Used to BeThe label was always flawed. The pandemic shattered it beyond repair.