Everyone talks about how special motherhood and parenting is, and the bond shared with a child is unlike any other, it’s a magical journey that is both rewarding and satisfying, and I couldn’t agree more. I absolutely love being a mom, it’s the best job in the world. I am a mom of two boys and love them to pieces, but Raising kids is not always all rainbows and butterflies.

Motherhood is not remembering what it’s like to get a full night’s sleep and wiping more poop than you ever thought you’d see in your life. Raising kids is no longer having privacy, never peeing or showering in peace. Motherhood is using your shirt to wipe runny noses and dirty faces. Life with little children is learning how to do everything with one hand while carrying a baby in another. Motherhood is waking up with a little butt or foot in your face. Motherhood is breastfeeding whenever wherever. Motherhood is yoga pants and bad hair days. Motherhood is no longer shopping alone. Motherhood is a filthy car all the time. Motherhood is not being able to call in sick because it’s a 24/7 job without a paycheck, and the list of everyday problems goes on. But in the end, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Having young kids and being a mom means being completely and totally overwhelmed by love, joy, responsibility, and selflessness.

With the help of my mommy friends, I created this little intimate photography project just in time for Mother’s day, to remind everyone what motherhood really looks like. Some might find these interesting pictures raw, but that's how it is in real life.

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Motherhood Is Never Peeing Alone

Motherhood Is Never Peeing Alone

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FABULOUS1
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3 years ago

My daughter is 24 years old and still does this to me if i forget to lock the door.

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Motherhood Is Never Shopping In Peace

Motherhood Is Never Shopping In Peace

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Teresa Smith
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3 years ago

Omgosh I remember those days..lol it was a chore..lol

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#3

When The Kids Go To Sleep

When The Kids Go To Sleep

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S Bagci
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3 years ago

Awesome !

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#4

Sleep Never Lasts Long, They Find You

Sleep Never Lasts Long, They Find You

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annisa pramita siwi
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3 years ago

Horror 😨😨😨

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#5

Motherhood Is Being Your Kids' Entertainer

Motherhood Is Being Your Kids' Entertainer

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Melinda Burge
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3 years ago

This is such a lovely picture showing mother love <3

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#6

Motherhood Is Never Sleeping In

Motherhood Is Never Sleeping In

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Susan Hebblethwaite
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3 years ago

Now my kids are adults my dogs do exactly the same now, theres no winning.

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#7

Sometimes Moms Need A Time Out To Have A Sip Of Wine And Check On Their Phones

Sometimes Moms Need A Time Out To Have A Sip Of Wine And Check On Their Phones

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Chris Pitch
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3 years ago

hahahahaha! love it! I remember when bananas in Australia cost heaps ($12.00 AUD a kilo), I would have to sneak away from the kids to have one.

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#8

Motherhood Is Breastfeeding Whenever Wherever

Motherhood Is Breastfeeding Whenever Wherever

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ugaas wiilhoog
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3 years ago

Probably an unpopular opinion but if a kid can ask for the breast they are probably too old to be breast feed.

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#9

Motherhood Is Never Ending Laundry

Motherhood Is Never Ending Laundry

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Wanda Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

Yesss. And it only gets worse when they're teens.

adoracat
Community Member
3 years ago

No, when they're teens, you teach them how to do their OWN laundry. That way they can survive on their own!

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GiveMeASloth
Community Member
3 years ago

My 9 year old changes clothes literally 3-4 times a day depending on his mood (eye roll) I used to bitch so bad about this until my mom said hunny 10 years from now you won't ever remember all the laundry you did but you will remember your sons imagination and so will he

Hui Ting Cheong
Community Member
3 years ago

…it’s just throwing them in the washing machine no…

Earl DM
Community Member
9 months ago

I can attest to that. I'm a single dad with three high functioning autistic teenage boys I've been raising since they were toddlers. I'm forever doing laundry.

Camilla Marthedal Knudsen
Community Member
3 years ago

And I thought it would end when he joined the army..........😩

Paige Broseth
Community Member
3 years ago

And thats one of the reason why I shall be sterilised.

Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
3 years ago

But her kids never wear clothes?

Gabrielle M.
Community Member
3 years ago

My kids started doing thier own laundry when I was getting CLEAN FOLDED laundry back in the basket....about 11. They had one class and left to their own devices. I swear I was still getting "mooooom where is this or that"...specially uniforms. ... my reply .... IDK did you do your laundry??!! lol

Angela Curtis
Community Member
3 years ago

#facts I'm literally in the middle of washing 20+ loads of laundry while reading this article

Diane Bolter-Hassien
Community Member
3 years ago

Taught my kids how-to do their laundry as soon as they could reach the knobs. However they don't do anything else.

Juci Grill
Community Member
3 years ago

Laundry never ends, just the size of the pile is changing.....

Barbara Harris
Community Member
3 years ago

I have my husband and the kids to do the laundry so I do t have this problem... we all wash our own clothes... that is the best chore to teach a kid... to wash the laundry and to wash their dishes off and put them in the dishwasher...

MaKenna Carnes
Community Member
3 years ago

honestly though

Bored Office Girl
Community Member
3 years ago

I already feel that way with just me and my husband, so I can't imagine what it'll be like for us when we have kids!!!

Ika Prastya
Community Member
3 years ago

Ah so true.

Susan Hebblethwaite
Community Member
3 years ago

True

Bryan Bumpers
Community Member
3 years ago

Especially when you cloth diaper

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Motherhood Is Never Showering In Peace

Motherhood Is Never Showering In Peace

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Paul Dixon
Community Member
3 years ago

Partner could be looking after the kids while you take a shower. :-(

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#11

Motherhood Is Being Kicked In The Face At Night

Motherhood Is Being Kicked In The Face At Night

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GiveMeASloth
Community Member
3 years ago

Gah this is terrible but something about that little snuggly baby beside you makes it worth it

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#12

Motherhood Is Cooking With One Hand

Motherhood Is Cooking With One Hand

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Rita Miller
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh yes but i.g my other 2 pulling at my shirt mom mom mom I'm hungry

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#13

Motherhood Is Trying To Keep Your Kids Alive

Motherhood Is Trying To Keep Your Kids Alive

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Kay Renee
Community Member
3 years ago

Less laundry and less fighting with a toddler who doesn't want to. You gonna do it for her?

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#14

Motherhood Is Not Being Able To Call In Sick

Motherhood Is Not Being Able To Call In Sick

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Flisey
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3 years ago

Single mums having to push through because they are it. There is no one to step up and help out.

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#15

Motherhood Is Being A Nurse Or Wiping Kids' Noses With Your Shirt

Motherhood Is Being A Nurse Or Wiping Kids' Noses With Your Shirt

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Hey
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3 years ago

My mom never did such thing

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#16

Motherhood Is Having No Privacy

Motherhood Is Having No Privacy

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Tiff Jade Thompson
Community Member
3 years ago

Honestly, all of these will be misses for the while i have kids but i can't wait... i want children even more now! i love this post!

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#17

Motherhood Is Having Little Helpers To Help You Cook

Motherhood Is Having Little Helpers To Help You Cook

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annisa pramita siwi
Community Member
3 years ago

'Uh..oh..don't do that, go away, watch tv or something' there,that's more like my mom..she is such a good cook but so perfectionist that she didn't allow me to help when i was little..

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#18

Motherhood Is Being A Housekeeper

Motherhood Is Being A Housekeeper

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Paul Dixon
Community Member
3 years ago

My mum taught us to pick up after ourselves, even at that age - otherwise we'd feel the wrath of dad. And once she had cleaned it was expected to stay that way - as she put it .... "you can play, but we're not pigs so we will not live like pigs" The same with closing doors to keep the heat in "were you born in a barn...no...then shut the door" (never understood the barn. But I always shut the door)

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#19

Motherhood Is Trying Not To Lose Your Mind

Motherhood Is Trying Not To Lose Your Mind

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Monique Siegers
Community Member
3 years ago

kids need rules and boundries ofc.. but you also need patience and let your kids be kids.

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Motherhood Is Being A Maid

Motherhood Is Being A Maid

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Louise Brigance
Community Member
3 years ago

For a lot of reasons, saying that Mom is a maid really raises my hackles. We all do a lot of things for our kids. I don't know, but when it gets said like that it's almost like an expectation or a task. I willingly did all those things when the kids were little, but I wasn't a maid! Not for my own kids.

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Motherhood Is Breastfeeding On Demand

Motherhood Is Breastfeeding On Demand

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Jessica Temple
Community Member
3 years ago

I love this mom. She doesn't sweat the small things, and looks to allow her children to be little and enjoy life.

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Motherhood Is Never Shopping Alone

Motherhood Is Never Shopping Alone

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Susann Campbell
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3 years ago

Two under control , now try to see what the third one is trying to do.

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