I’ve been surrounded and fascinated by comics ever since I was a little girl. My first childhood book was a collection of comic strip stories by the Danish cartoonist Herluf Bidstrup, who still has a significant influence on me. The other and even more significant impact was my older brother Rokas, who used to draw alien battlefield comics as a child. When I was six, my brother divided an A4 sheet into box frames and gave it to me to fill in. That’s how my first comics were born. That was 30 years ago.

A lot has changed since then, but I always tended to come back to drawing whenever I felt stressed, excited, or simply bored. The themes and styles of my drawings changed over the years, as did I.

Becoming a parent to a little boy called Vincent had fundamental changes in my life and was full of challenges that every first-time parent faces. The lack of sleep, losing your old "self" as you knew it, and questioning each conflicting decision you make as a parent made me feel like I was failing at it all together.

As my son was growing and turning into a happy little boy, I realized that we push ourselves to compete with some imaginary ideals of parenthood while we are all secretly just learning to reshape our lives around our children. That’s when I decided to create these short satire comic strips documenting my experiences as a new mom, which I call "Toddlerama – parenthood uncensored."

It makes me laugh, it makes me cry, it takes away my sleep and provides me with energy sources that I didn’t think existed, but most importantly, it inspires me to draw again as I navigate through being a mom.

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Working From Home

Working From Home

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VANILLA
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3 months ago

That was my teachers cats all the way!

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#2

Life Is Like A Jenga Game Sometimes

Life Is Like A Jenga Game Sometimes

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fro_st puppy
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3 months ago

it sure is

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#3

So Close, Yet So Faaaarrr...

So Close, Yet So Faaaarrr...

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fro_st puppy
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3 months ago

your so close!

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#4

When The Real Panic Sets In...

When The Real Panic Sets In...

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Chantel Atwell
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3 months ago

THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#5

It’s Simple—i Only Want What I Don’t Want

It’s Simple—i Only Want What I Don’t Want

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Flare
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3 months ago

Solution: applesauce

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Memo For All The Future Parents

Memo For All The Future Parents

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3 months ago

This is one of the first baby drawings in colour that I did, so the shading got a bit out of hand, hehe..

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#7

Baby Brain Is Not A Myth. Getting Your Brain Back To Normal Is A Myth

Baby Brain Is Not A Myth. Getting Your Brain Back To Normal Is A Myth

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Flare
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3 months ago

I thought for a second that your eyes would blue-screen!

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#8

Sleeping Is For The Weak

Sleeping Is For The Weak

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Kairen Rider-Matchez
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3 months ago

Oh my so true!!

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#9

Mealtime Logics

Mealtime Logics

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Pauline Bennett
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3 months ago

This was also said at an engagement with tears.

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#10

Me & My Inner Voices. Mute

Me & My Inner Voices. Mute

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Blackheart
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3 months ago

You do the best you can now adays. As for the clean house, I thought I would clean and organize during quarantine. Sounds good in your head, but the reality is YOUR FAMILY IS IN THERE WITH YOU!

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In The Park

In The Park

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Karin Gibson
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3 months ago

sooo true.

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#12

Bedtime Exorcism—you Never Know Where It Takes You

Bedtime Exorcism—you Never Know Where It Takes You

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Popcorn Colonel
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3 months ago

Oh, how true, my sister used to be similar.

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Support Group

Support Group

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Hans
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3 months ago

Never listen to what other parents say! Even if it is true, you can never compare. It does yourself injustice, and it particuly is not just for your baby!

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Dilemma

Dilemma

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Why?
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3 months ago

Chocolate always wins!

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