Parenting has always been hard. All the meal planning, cooking, clothing, coordinating—the list goes on, but you get the idea. Thankfully, there are plenty of rewarding moments, too.

The Instagram account 'Neat Mom' perfectly captures both the highs and lows of this lifelong journey. As you might've seen from our first publication on this light-hearted online project, its feed is basically the epitome of the phrase "That's funny because it's true."

So continue scrolling to immerse yourself in the laughs and giggles that come from raising kids!

More info: Instagram

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Ingrid Smith
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that's why babysitters are so terrifying. Where the HELL did mom go???

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'Neat Mom' currently has over 1.1 million followers, but if all conditions remain the same, this number is likely to increase. Contrary to what many believe, the share of U.S. women at the end of their childbearing years who have ever given birth was higher in 2016 than it had been 10 years earlier.

According to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, some 86% of women ages 40 to 44 are mothers, compared with 80% in 2006.

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Mirt
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

First time I have heard this and will definitely be quoting it

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James016
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We had a similar moment yesterday with our son. Just after he had his lunch, he blurted out "More butter please" After a few moments of laughter I told my wife that those 3 words make him 100% you.

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Not only are women more likely to be mothers than in the past, but they are also having more children. Overall, women have 2.07 children during their lives on average – up from 1.86 in 2006, the lowest number that has been recorded.

The recent rise in motherhood and fertility might seem to run counter to the notion that the U.S. had experienced a post-recession “Baby Bust.”

(However, it's worth mentioning that each trend is based on a different type of measurement. The analysis here is based on a cumulative measure of lifetime fertility, the number of births a woman has ever had; meantime, reports of declining U.S. fertility are usually based on annual rates, which capture fertility at one point in time.)

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OrdinaryAlso Report

Kathy Rayborn
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But did you throw away the sacrificial first pancake?

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One reason driving down annual fertility rates is that women are becoming mothers later in life. The median age at which women become mothers in the U.S. is 26, compared with 23 in 1994.

This change has been caused in part by declines in births to teens. In the mid-1990s, about one-in-five women in their early 40s (22%) had had a child prior to age 20; in 2014, that share had dropped to 13%.

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ElyKreimendahl Report

Deborah B
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The converse of this is there was no way to call them and tell them they'd forgotten to pick you up from your after-school debate club meeting.

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Delays in childbearing have continued among women in their 20s: while slightly more than half (53%) of women in their early 40s in 1994 had become mothers by age 24, this share was 39% among those who were in this age group in 2014.

The Great Recession intensified this shift toward later motherhood, which has been driven in the longer term by increases in educational attainment and women’s labor force participation, as well as delays in marriage.

Given these social and cultural shifts, it seems likely that the postponement of childbearing will continue in the near future.

But will the recent annual declines in fertility lead U.S. women to have smaller families? It is difficult to answer, but comparing the lifetime fertility of women who just recently completed their childbearing years with those 20 years earlier suggests that postponing births does not necessarily equate with lower lifetime fertility.

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indiecognition
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

After that, it's time for a light nappetizer before the main course

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CCRuns Report

Josh Tall
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

he had been waiting his whole life....for you to come along and order his Gyro!

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Mirt
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am not pregnant and would absolutely still feel this way. It is atleast a 3 cookie minimum.

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Speaking of neat moms, around 29% of all mothers living with children younger than 18 are at staying at home. This marks a modest increase since 1999, when 23% of moms were home with their children, but a long-term decline of about 20 percentage points since the late 1960s when about half of moms were at home.

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neatmom Report

Sm!lez Tub3z
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I see what you did there :) (all star by smash mouth reference for those who don’t know)

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Nicola Roberts
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't care if you have a spreadsheet, 1980 is about 20 years ago!

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Anonymous
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I knew they do it on purpose!!!

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neatmom Report

MotherofGuineaPigs
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My favorite ride at Disney World was the American Standard!

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The Red Snapper
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Why is my house so clean!!"? I'd never question that. Just accept this gift in silence ...

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Dan Padgett
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have a pack of resistors. When my kid falls asleep, I open them and put them in line with the speaker. Still makes noise, just very little noise :) The toys that is. Unfortunately no way to add resistors to kids yet.

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Just Jeff
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"What advice would you give to your kids?" "Don't you dare get rid of ANY of your jeans." I think it IS a parenting one you buzzkill.

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Anonymous
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not sure why you were downvoted. This is definitely true for me too

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Laura Gillette
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought the rule was, if you were old enough to wear it the first time it was in style, you're too old to wear it the next time it's in style.

Brocken Blue
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That’s kinda sad, really. I plan to wear bell bottom jeans and baggy cargo pants until I die and laugh at at notions of style until the judgemental folks get older and wiser (or die themselves, aging happens to us all)

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Maria Veronica
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don´t like jeans at all, they are unconfortable and not flattering, I don´t undertand why are the most popular clothing in America... well

Caleb R
Community Member
1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This, but to my parents in 1997 with my toys. Just got into a LENGTHY discussion with my wife as to why I will be buying TWO of most of the toys we will buy our children. I will totally be taking advantage of their generation's nostalgia in 30-40 years. Retirement fund officially secured!

Holly Hobby
Community Member
1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was just looking for flares at the mall and I'm 38 🤦‍♀️

JinxBox
Community Member
1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe grow up some more and start giving advice when you have an actual clue. Rambling about jeans and beauty like they were important things. Not even funny, vanity is not funny or clever on any level.

Momma Panda
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But they probably won't fit anymore. So go get rid of them and spare yourself some dignity.

Sue User
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dont get rid of your jeans. When your children ask to get some, you can tell them you wore them. Instant cred.

Carole Reid
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't see how this is an issue when most people look like they got dressed in the dark. jeans not withstanding.

SueMcB
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aaaaand, they won't fit.

Lisa B
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The jeans we wore in the early 90s will NEVER come back because they were ridiculously ugly. That being said, I believe I have a box full in the garage somewhere.

Damon
Community Member
2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Flares aren’t back

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neatmom Report

Owen Jarvis
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I believe this dog had an ulterior motive

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General Anaesthesia
Community Member
2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

With an ten-minute ad break every eight minutes on commercial television these days that isn't a problem any more.

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Mirt
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I still don't want to believe or even consider that a significant portion of indoor dust is made up of dead skin cells.

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Rollinintheseat Report

Kate Jones
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

...and they've been getting back together and/or she's been pregnant ever since. It's been the longest pregnancy in the history of time. She's going to be 70 and they're still going to be putting out stories that she's 'finally having a baby.'

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Owen Jarvis
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I see no problem with being named after R2D2. It was often the cleverest robot. :]

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Mirt
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

After 17 years of marriage, all 3 kids are at sleepovers and we just eat wings in bed while watching TV and getting a good night's sleep. Getting a shower, getting dressed, putting on make up, leaving the house, spending money, and being hungover for what feels like 3 days after one glass of wine is no longer considered a good time.

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Anonymous
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm with you on that one. And they're always right in front of whatever you need

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The Red Snapper
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why would you do that? I would be upset too, if you destroying a perfect scale.

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neatmom Report

Aria Whitaker
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ROFL...he was like, "My job here is DONE!"...👊

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Trophy Husband
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have 5... At this moment I have spent 10 minutes arguing with 5YO about brushing teeth and I really don't have the energy to go in to work tomorrow

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Rita Lynn Lyman
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or just roll up in the driveway and fall asleep in the car before you get in the house

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Owen Jarvis
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think i might be getting old, because my first thought was 'That's a pretty nice leaf blower.'

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James016
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When you are in the lobby and the organiser hasn’t let you in yet.

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I'm here
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Those were the days, my friend. I thought they'd never end.

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