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“How To Prepare For Children”: Mom’s Hilarious List Goes Viral
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Parenting, People2 years ago

“How To Prepare For Children”: Mom’s Hilarious List Goes Viral

Australian blogger Laura Mazza started her blog The Mum on the Run after struggling with postnatal depression with her first child, Luca. She felt alone and confused, and so began writing to connect with other mums who might be going through a similar situation. And because quite simply, she enjoys writing.

Image credits: Laura Mazza

The blog now has almost 250k followers thanks to her heartfelt and honest posts, where she discusses everything from anxiety to the first poop. Laura’s straightforward, no bulls**t writing style has really endeared her to her readers – she clearly loves her kids to bits and wouldn’t have it any other way, but there’s no sugarcoating of things here!

Laura’s latest viral post is some tongue-in-cheek ‘preparation’ for having kids. How can you really know what to expect? Well, Laura has put together a handy checklist of things you can try, which might give you a basic idea of what parenthood is really like.

Image credits: Laura Mazza

Nothing like a bit of real-life experience to get you mentally prepared for what’s to come! The post quickly caught on with sympathetic parents and horrified non-parents alike, with over 120k likes and shares on Laura’s Facebook page.

Image credits: Laura Mazza

Besides her blogging, Laura is a social worker. She took her masters in psychology with the ultimate goal of helping new mamas to cope with their sudden life changes, which she manages to do in all kinds of creative and often amusing ways.

Image credits: Laura Mazza

“For once I don’t think I saw any negative comments, every kid is the same!” Laura told Bored Panda about her latest viral post. “Even the older generation of followers told me it gave them a good laugh because it was the same for them, and those are the days they DON’T miss.”

Despite the obvious difficulties and frustrations that can come with parenthood, Laura firmly believes that if she had to do it all over again, she would do it exactly the same way. “As much as I’m sleep deprived, my hair is more silver than tinsel and I look like an old haggard woman who can’t jump without having protective underwear on, I wouldn’t change a thing,” she told us.

“Every day is an adventure and if I was overly prepared, I don’t think it would be.”

Image credits: Laura Mazza

What do you think? Can you relate to some of this ‘advice?’ Scroll down below to read other people’s reactions, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Image credits: Laura Mazza

Here’s what people had to say about the hilarious post

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lilly nyangweso
Community Member
2 years ago

There is also the part where your kid wants to cuddle only you, and tells you the sweetest little things like..you are the best mum in the whole world...or no one is more important to me than you dad...or your stomach is so squishy and I love it. So yep bring on another kid please.

Foxxy’s #1 fan
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2 years ago

My son recently started saying “I love you lots as the stars” and he is always up for a cuddle. My daughter on the other hand is a teen, so don’t get much hugs from her but we are still close that she can talk to me.

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Herb Eaversmells
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2 years ago (edited)

1) get ready to love someone unconditionally so much you can't imagine anything else. I know these posts are done in fun, but most of the time being a parent is the best thing ever. Like the first time your child says I love you unprompted

Cori
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes! The good parts get left out far too often. My not quite 2 year old has recently started giving my this thousand watt smile that lights up his whole face. Then he'll throw his little arms around me and give me THE BEST hug ever. And yes, I also love my dog. And I loved my toddlers when I worked at a daycare back before I had kids of my own. I used to think I loved those kids (and my dog) like my own, but I didn't. It can't even compare. This kind of love is instinctual and very very deep. I'm a major pacifist but I will never forget gazing at my newborn son and thinking, 'I would literally scratch the eyes out of anyone who tries to hurt you.' Sounds crazy right? It makes perfect sense though if you're a parent.

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Demi Zwaan
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2 years ago

And another one for the file 'why I never want children'. Thank you, BP.

Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

And we’re all happy you’re not reproducing. People who don’t want kids should never have them.

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lilly nyangweso
Community Member
2 years ago

There is also the part where your kid wants to cuddle only you, and tells you the sweetest little things like..you are the best mum in the whole world...or no one is more important to me than you dad...or your stomach is so squishy and I love it. So yep bring on another kid please.

Foxxy’s #1 fan
Community Member
2 years ago

My son recently started saying “I love you lots as the stars” and he is always up for a cuddle. My daughter on the other hand is a teen, so don’t get much hugs from her but we are still close that she can talk to me.

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Herb Eaversmells
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

1) get ready to love someone unconditionally so much you can't imagine anything else. I know these posts are done in fun, but most of the time being a parent is the best thing ever. Like the first time your child says I love you unprompted

Cori
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes! The good parts get left out far too often. My not quite 2 year old has recently started giving my this thousand watt smile that lights up his whole face. Then he'll throw his little arms around me and give me THE BEST hug ever. And yes, I also love my dog. And I loved my toddlers when I worked at a daycare back before I had kids of my own. I used to think I loved those kids (and my dog) like my own, but I didn't. It can't even compare. This kind of love is instinctual and very very deep. I'm a major pacifist but I will never forget gazing at my newborn son and thinking, 'I would literally scratch the eyes out of anyone who tries to hurt you.' Sounds crazy right? It makes perfect sense though if you're a parent.

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
2 years ago

And another one for the file 'why I never want children'. Thank you, BP.

Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

And we’re all happy you’re not reproducing. People who don’t want kids should never have them.

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