The mothers in my novel are terrible. A couple characters have good moms, but they’re not in this story. Part of me wonders why it is these women are so awful. Then again, part of me believes they fit the story, even though someone may accuse me of blaming moms or mom-hating or some such horror. To be fair, the fathers aren’t so great either. Overall, almost all the parents in my novels come across as less than ideal. Therapy might clear this up, but then I might write more boring characters.