I believe that when a woman becomes a mom she gains some kind of super powers. It's simply too hard to believe that they are all that good in multitasking, caring and selflessness without any kind of magic.

Lucy Knisley is a cartoonist and one of those magical moms. She draws adorable illustrations about her life as a mother to a 10-month old baby boy that she calls Pal (short for "Palindrome," because his birthday was a palindrome date). It's not the real name of the adorable one, but Lucy did not want to subject him to Internet name recognition.

Lucy explores various topics about how a child might affect your life - from sleepless nights to friends and fears.

Take a look at some of her comics and vote for your favorite ones.

More info: Instagram

#5

There Sure Is A Lot Of Advice In The World.

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ADHORTATOR
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Follow your feelings....If you love your kids, then everything will be fine

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#6

Why Are Sleepsacks So Crazy Long, Anyway?

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Master Markus
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ha! Every mother I've met is like "When they go to sleep, we have to be extra quiet because I need that time alone for once".

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#7

This Might Be Getting Old With John But I Will Never Stop Doing It

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Michel M. Prins
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I get a baby I will definitely do this when my wife least expect it. It will make her either laugh or drive her insane!... But first I need a wife.

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#8

Happy Sunday!

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Donna Braamse
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mine are 10 and 12 and their laughs are still The Best!

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#11

He Wasn't Really Sad, Just Overtired. I, On The Other Hand, Was An Actual Mess Of Goo.

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LittleGirlWithShortLegs
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that's my coping mechanism for every situation.

#12

Cute Either Way. It's Pretty Easy To Tell Who Dressed This Guy, Though

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borklaser
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5 years ago

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for us it was always putting the girls in boys clothes.

#14

Maybe A Nose Ring Would Help

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AmStick
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All 3 of mine got Mohawks! 2 boys & 1 girl with bows!

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#16

Look, I Love Cake, But I Wish I Loved Cake Even Half As Much As This Kid Loves Milk

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PurpleUnicorn
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So satisfying when it works. Heartbreaking when it doesn't. I had one of each!

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#17

Between Sleep Deprivation And Breastfeeding Efforts And Emotional Exhaustion From Baby Wrangling, All That's Left Is Pretty Much Love And Bones.

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#18

Inventory. (ohio Funeral Trip, Day 1)

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Lindsay Ropiak
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We now travel with all five of us having our stuff in a single laundry basket. Hubby lifts and off we go!

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#19

Contemplative Boy.

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PurpleUnicorn
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Usually means there's a big stink on the way!

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#22

This Field Of Pal's Studies Is Not My Favorite.

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#23

Is There Anything More Soft And Fragrant And Cuddly Than A Post-bath Baby? We Give Pal A Bath Every Night Before Bed, And I'm Not Sure Which One Of Us Loves It More. I Do Know That This Kid Is Cleaner Than Anyone Else In This House, By Far.

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Out of chocolate
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of the best feelings- post bath drippy baby towel snugs.

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#24

I've Determined That Like 90% Of Baby Hats Have Ears On Them. What A Glorious Time To Be A Baby.

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Michel M. Prins
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a scientific fact that continues into adulthood

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#25

No Puff Is Puffy Enough For My Puff Standards.

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#27

The Daredevil Dangle. (ohio Funeral Trip, Day 3 (of 3)).

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Enea
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Been there, done that. Then again, I've yet to find a more effective way to calm down an upset baby in a traffic jam. Or to amuse passing truck drivers.

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#29

Trophy Room.

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#31

Baby Island Is A Great Idea For A Sitcom. I've Already Written The First Two Episodes In A Haze Of Sleep Deprivation.

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#32

Someday I Will Have A Cute Photo Of Us Both At The Same Time. Maybe.

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Lindsay Ropiak
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I feel your pain. When I attempt to get all three in the pic it's really humorous.

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#35

Breathe In. Breathe Out. Hug A Baby.

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Master Markus
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd rather not. But I heard you have a cat!?

#36

That Moment Of Silence Between The Bonk And The Wahh... My Perfect Niece Is An Imperfect Stander.

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Natalie Binebrink-Davis
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Decide your reaction based on theirs, not theirs off of yours. They're usually okay but will sense its worse if they see or hear panic.. Sponges!

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#37

Good Literary Mouthfeel.

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#38

The Holidays Are No Time To Rest!

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Nuniek Widiayani
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My first baby never sleep for her first 3 months, I almost felt of the bridge with my car, sleep while driving, then i took her to my mother in law in the village, she put my baby to sleep just an instant in her arm (I think she cast a spell on the baby, I believe my mother in law is a guardian fairy for children)

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#39

I Should Kickstart This. Pal Digs His Bouncer Thing, But Man Is It Ugly! Someone Could Come Along And Seriously Scoop Up The Market For Parents Who Would Pay For A Less Ugly Baby Thing Like This. I Just Think It Would Be Funny To See Babies Working At Little Baby Desks.

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LRo
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope you make this a real thing. And I wish it was a real thing when my babies were babies.

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#40

I Think Maybe I'm Shrinking?

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Vesna Brnić
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't carry baby that way. It seems heavier and it's not good for him nor your back.

#42

I'll Take It.

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Cory Mirasang
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

just covering the comment below pls do not look down

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#43

Baby Chair Dilemmas.

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Aldea
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Relax chair was the best of them all. It was a gift actually, but it was in the shape of a rocking chair by fisher price. It included toys and massaging. She is 29 months now and still loves it.

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#44

Pal Is At This Stage Where He Wants To Be Held But He Also Wants To Be Free To Roam Around And Doesn't Really Understand Gravity Yet. This Means He Cries To Be Held And Then Struggles To Launch Himself Out Of My Arms Into Thin Air. And He Is Strong! It's Like Holding A Tiny Little Wrestler.

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#45

Guilty Momthoughts.

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Nuniek Widiayani
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always breast feed my baby whe she cries. Boobs always solve problems

#46

Come Back Here And Be Cute Friends!

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Leah Ropp
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For some reason, I thought the cat was farting on the baby at first xD

#47

Sleep Aid. Sleep And Love Are Strength. Trying To Unclog The Fear From My Pipes With Love So I Can Sleep.

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#48

Bad Words < Bad Deeds.
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When I Was About Four, My Mom Took Me To A Skating Rink. I Was Wobbling My Careful Way Out Onto The Ice When A Big Kid Doing His Impression Of A Hockey Player Skated Up And Body Checked Me Straight Onto The Ice. Once I'd Gotten My Breath Back, I Used It To Loudly Utter The Word "fuck!" .
My Mother, Witnessing All, Couldn't Even Really Be Mad, And Just Said "well, Yeah, Actually, This Situation Is Just How That Word Is Meant To Be Used."
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So While I Am Sad That Pal May Be Learning Some Impolite Terms, At Least They Are Being Used The Way They Are Meant To. .
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Leah Ropp
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At least he'll grow up with a big vocabulary.

#49

400 Times A Day.

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Lindsay Ropiak
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And I say it's all ok, because they have padded diaper butts :D

#50

Plus He Changes Sizes Depending On The Person Holding Him!

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#52

I Got Sick And Then Pal Got Sick And Then John Got Sick. What A Week (lemon, It's Tuesday).

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#54

When I'm Working But I Can Hear The Baby Crying In The Other Room.

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#55

Why Break Dance And Nurse Separately When You Can Do Both At The Same Time?

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#56

I Don't Know What Happens.

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#57

Unorthadox Technique.

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#58

He's Really Let Fame Go To His Giant Squishy Head! This Is My Only Drawing For Tonight Because I Got To Watch The First Movie I've Seen In Four Months! Such A Luxury! It Only Got Interrupted By Baby Wakeups Twice! It Was Ghostbusters. Who Wants To Talk With Me About A Movie That Came Out Months Ago? Can Kate Mckinnon Be Any More Perfect And Wonderful? I Put Forth That She Cannot.

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#59

What I Like To Imagine He's Saying As He Boops Up The Stairs For The 20th Time Each Night.

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Brivid
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I'm gonna give myself a bath too"

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#61

Somebody Kept Coming To Visit Me At Work Today

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#62

I Guess I Didn't Really Need To Work As Much As I Need To Carry Pal Around Forever Until My Arms Fall Off.

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