Dear New Mom, Those shiny sitcoms and commercials that are flashing before you right now? They aren’t real. You are real. These waves of emotions rushing over you, pulling you along like a current…happy, sad, overwhelmed, uncomfortable, tired, elated, lonely, conflicted. They are real. They are normal. Darling, I wish you well On your way [...] You're reading Lindsay Maloan: On Why A Mother’s Arms Are Home from Postpartum Progress.