Parenting is difficult. It's rewarding. And Anastasiya Lykova perfectly illustrates every bit of it in her cute comics. No wonder, the Russian artist is currently raising a baby boy so she's really well-versed in sleepless nights, temper tantrums, you know, the whole shebang. Continue scrolling to check out the chaotic reality of bringing up a child through Lykova's eyes and upvote your favorite pictures!

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Do not forget scratches like from a cat on with rabbies. Really come from a baby whose finger nails seem to grow a centimeter each day.

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"My son's name is Timothy, he is two years old," Lykova introduced her boy to Bored Panda. "He is very humble with strangers, but a real boss with relatives, especially his mother."The artist said that her life has changed a lot since she brought Timothy into this world. And only for the better.

"After his birth, there was a strong reappraisal of values, during which I found my destiny. Also, I realized that before Timothy, I had a lot of free time and opportunities that I did not appreciate."

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Hseed
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11 months ago

Hahahaha so true! My kids are fast as lightning, but they invest their time more in touching/climbing/braking/mayhem! All the other kids know how to speak Latin and Ancient Greek by the time they're 2. At least is what their parents say.

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However, the 29-year-old agreed that motherhood has its challenges. "I have very little time that I can devote to myself and my personal development in other areas, of course, there's also a greater financial constraint." But all of these things are mere nuances. Her boy means the world to Lykova and she's thankful for every second that she gets to spend with him.

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nanashi
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11 months ago

when we were growing up, we got into the sticker craze and sticks to any surface we could reach. didn't understand why my mom was upset seeing our "works". but now I see my nephews doing the same in my brother's house, I finally understand. sorry mom.

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Hseed
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11 months ago

Hahaha I'm laughing so hard at this post!!

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Hseed
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11 months ago

I feel you...

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Foxxy (The Original)
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11 months ago

No one really talked about the hair loss after childbirth so when I was losing big clumps of hair I freaked out. It is completely normal.

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Hans
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11 months ago

They grow faster than your muscles adapt....

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Hans
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11 months ago

Nice one. And probably the right one for all those that will comment the series again with "finally no children for me".

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Hans
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11 months ago

This is true affection. It MUST hurt.

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Hseed
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11 months ago

Keep up!!! I'm so proud of my wife for that... society is so f'd up with breastfeeding. It should be encouraged, not embarrassing! And of course I'm ok with the formula option, just don't make weird what should be (and is) the natural option.

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Hans
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11 months ago

Haha, didn't I comment on that a few minutes ago? You could cut those nails daily, it still happens.

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Lauren Caswell
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11 months ago

So true! I scared a few ppl when I stood in queues in late stage pregnancy XD I'd turn to the side and inevitably hear a 'whoah'

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Gillbella
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11 months ago

💕

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ElsewhereElseTV
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11 months ago

._.

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Hans
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11 months ago

Children rarely get too cold despite our tendency to add the blanket. Can be done 10 times an hour, does not help anyway.

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Hans
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11 months ago

...at the instant you move.

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11 months ago

Do that with two children and you can save the gym membership! And do not forget the cardiocascular exercise: running between two crying children, boiling water in the kitchen, and the rining phone.

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Jef Bateman
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11 months ago

Children in tantrums can be overwhelming. Go to another room and get some distance before you lose your temper.

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Whose kitchen is he goin to

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Hans
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11 months ago

"Sleep like a baby" is really a stupid idiom. I prefer not to sleep like a baby, because it means to frequently wake up.

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Gabi
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11 months ago

I love how the child looks at her :D also, TOTALLY true....

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SilverLining
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11 months ago

You forgot the wider hips and fatter feet lol

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Hans
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11 months ago

What is this smell? Why does the diaper suddenly gets warm?

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11 months ago

And it get exponential with additional ones...

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Foxxy (The Original)
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11 months ago (edited)

Several hours! more like 2 years lol. Well for me anyway.

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TheHerplover
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11 months ago

I need to get back to the human zoo! It's feeding time!!

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Zuila
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11 months ago

I let the kids cook with me. They have fun and I get to cook the meal without fuss.

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Evil Little Thing
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11 months ago

My son just got his finger out his nose. He's 15.

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Hans
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11 months ago

Instagram is superfluous. Particularly if it is about self esteem.

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Rosemari Ferreira Gebbran
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11 months ago

I play with the kid, run around, clean the house and work a freaking lot and I'm still fatter than before pregnancy.

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