As a geek, you're no stranger to struggle. Social isolation from most of your in-person world. Online communities where you finally find your people, only to have the whole thing collapse under the weight of too many flame wars and personality conflicts. The disappointment/rage every time Hollywood butchers one of your favorite books, yet knowing you kinda have to watch whatever follow-up travesties they produce just to see how they treat the rest of the series. Then when you become a mom, you get all new issues to deal with; struggles every geek mom knows all too well.
It's hard out there for a geeky mama. If you're pregnant, it can limit your cosplay options, and your hormones can make you cry even harder over anything even remotely emotional in your favorite books or movies. (The mere mention of Dobby from Harry Potter was enough to set me off in my third trimester.) Once your little ones are around, you have a whole host of other issues to deal with. How will you make time for all your favorite stuff when your kids are either too young to get it, or it’s too violent or inappropriate for them to see? What if your partner isn't on board with your fandom? What if you’re the only one in your family who wants to spend entire weekends at drum corps competitions?
In other words, I'm sending a three-finger salute to anyone who recognizes any of the following. We’ll get through this, I'm sure. If anyone can weather the ups and downs of parenting, geek-specific or otherwise, it’s those of us who've obsessed over tales of strength and heroism for our entire lives, and who have dealt with other people not really getting why we’re so serious about our obsessions.