I Illustrate The Everyday Life With A 2-Year-Old Toddler As A Stay-At-Home Mom
Becoming a new mom has been life-changing. Having a little kid has been hard, tiring, gratifying, beautiful, challenging, scary, and a thousand other everyday problems that only a parent would ever understand.
It is these life-changing experiences that have inspired me to immortalize my everyday life as a stay at home mom in cartoon drawings. Whether it's the mundane tasks like doing laundry or the exciting moments of James', my baby boy's, first steps, I want to put it down on paper so that I can better cherish these fleeting moments that are often overlooked.
Being a stay at home mom can be incredibly lonely. I like to think that by drawing life's simple moments, I can connect with other mothers and help them feel less alone in raising kids. By doing these relatable comics, I feel less alone, too. It's a win-win situation and I have been able to connect with many lovely parents and fellow parent-illustrators through my cute drawings.
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Newborns Are So Tiny Snuggled Up In Your Arms, Then One Year Later They Get So Long And Big. And Yet, They Still Manage To Fit Perfectly In Your Arms
My wife still attempts to do this with our daughter, who is 9.
James Is My Constant Reminder To Stay Present. I Have A Bad Habit Of Getting Caught Up On My Phone, Wasting My Time Instead Of Doing Something Fulfilling. When I'm In My Haze, He Comes Up To Me With A Toy, Eagerly Calling Me To Play With Him
What Our Weekend Normally Looks Like (Just Kidding, James Can't Settle For Longer Than 5 Seconds When We're All Together In The Bed)
Question remains is james the baby the husband or the cat
I Can't Be The Only "Bad" Parent That Doesn't Watch Age Appropriate Things With Their Kid. I Mean He's Only 18mo, He Can't Possibly Understand What That Dragon's Doing, Right!?
Our Last Visit To The Pediatrician Looked Something Like This. Actually All Our Visits To The Pediatrician Look Like This
Colouring With A Two-Year-Old Like, "Please Don't Touch Me With That Marker"
James And I Are Learning Italian, And Normally We Do It During Breakfast
Peacefully Sleeping With Baby When Suddenly... Bam. Rudely Awakened
I have no idea why, but I enjoy how her pants and the baby's shirt is colored.
When Your Toddler Is Having A Really Hard Time Sleeping Due To Teething, But You Don't Want To Undo Months Of Sleep Training
Flying With A Toddler Is A Delicate Balance Of Skill, Patience And Well Planned Carry-Ons
Every Night Before Bed I Hold Him Like This Just One Second Longer, Hugging Him Tightly And Taking Him In
These are my most favorite precious times with my son. Heart melting!
I Love Having A Tiny Human That I Can Dress Up In Ridiculous Costumes. James Was A Chicken Last Year
Adventures Of Babywearing
James Has Some Pretty Good Dance Moves. Whenever Music Comes On, He Gets To Boogie'ing And We Follow Suit. Our Favourite Move Is The Elbow Jab
My daughter recently taught me how to 'dab' and 'floss'. I am officially cool.
Ever Have One Of Those Days That Just Suck For No Particular Reason? I Like To Draw The Cute And Sweet Moments Of Motherhood, But It Is Definitely Not Always Like That. Some Days Are Really Hard And You Find Yourself Breaking Down On The Living Room Floor After You Finally Get Baby To Go Down To Sleep
Having such a day today. Single mother to four girls (11, 6, 5 & 2)....today sucked so bad, i do hope tomorrow gets better :(
Toddlers Being Toddlers
We Bought James His First Pair Of Underwear With Cute Little Trucks On It. But The Sizing Is Way Off So They Just End Up Sliding Off His Tiny Bum
Working Out At Home Has Its Own Set Of Problems When You're A Mom
I Wanted To Draw A Picture Of James With His Papa, But Them Snuggling And Being Cute Didn't Exactly Feel Right. This Is More What They Get Up To
Lazy Mornings In Bed Watching Youtube Videos Together
is it just me who saw a smiling face in between them in the bed sheet super cute.. ^_^
I Finally Cut James' Very Unruly Hair, And Somehow Managed To Keep His Ears Intact. Giving Him A Forbidden Item Definitely Helped Keep His Attention Elsewhere (In This Case The Remote Control)
Cutting nails is the worst. I always used to cut my daughters too short and it would then hurt her and then I would get shouted at by my wife and then feel like a crap dad.....😞
Rainy Days, Rainy Days
Welcoming Warm Weather And Sunny Days. Each New Season Is Exciting With A Baby, Given How Much They Learn And Grow With Every Day. Excited To Be Teaching Him About All The Plants And Bugs This Summer
James Has Been All About Mommy Lately. All Doors Must Stay Open (Including The Bathroom And Shower) So That He Can Keep A Strict Watch On Me. Leaving The Room Without Him Is Not An Option
Cloth Diapers Bring On A Real, Serious Addiction. They're Supposed To Be "Economical" But As Soon As You Get One, You Need To Get Them All
As a former modern cloth nappy (diaper) mumma, I totally understand. They're so darn cute!
This Is What Weekends Look Like For Us. We Like To Stay At Home And Eat Pancakes On The Couch While Watching Our Favourite Sunday Shows
I love how the drawing instruments are shown next to each illustration....
For My Birthday My Mom Got Me A Meitai And I Gotta Say, I Am So In Love
Camping With Baby Is Actually A Lot Easier Than It Seems
We Went To The Grandparents Where There Are Lots Of New Things To See And Experience, Including Cute Chickens
Mommy's Spa Time Isn't A Big Success
Today's Shower Shenanigans Involved Discovering The Faucet As A Great Source Of Fun
Awe I miss the showers with my kids when they were toddlers.... Water = pure joy for a child.
Super Sunny And Warm Every Day Of The Week, Except The Day We Have To Leave The House And Go Into Town
Exactly... The world is playing games with all of us.....
Quick Study Of Wobbly Baby Trying To Master Walking
James Refuses To Sleep Anywhere But His Crib. But When He Was Little(R), I Would Take Him Into Our Bed In The Morning, Nurse, And We Would Sleep Until 10am Sometimes Even 11am
Electronic Toys Are Either A Life Saver Or The Bane Of A Parent's Existence. They Are Great At Occupying Kids So That You Can (Finally) Get Some Stuff Done, But The Incessant Noise Creeps Deep Into Your Ear Canal Where It Travels Through Your Body And Seeps Into Your Bones
It Only Took Him 2 Years, But James Finally Took His First Steps Alone
When my son started walking, then, my friend, came the hard part 😅
Sometimes When James Is Being Pathetic And Crying For No Good Reason, We Will Mock Him By Mimicking Tarzan Cries
so i think this might actually be a cultural misunderstanding becuz ive seen this happen when translating from spanish to english. sometimes the words we think we r using correctly in english r actually not right at all and end up sending the wrong message. she might not be using pathetic in the way we use it in the english language, she's actually french and might be using it to signify being fussy and crying and thought the word pathetic fit the bill. for example as i mentioned about spanish you can ask someone not to bother you by saying "no me molestes" but in english molest means a wholllllle other thing than it does in spanish. i hope this is the case as all the artists other comics indict a kind and loving mommy!
Only Just Recently James Learnt To Sit Up On His Knees And Reach For Things. Now He Is Starting To Prop One Leg Up, But It Sort Of Just Flops Around Without Much Purpose
Trying To Focus On The Little Moments That Warm My Heart
Sick! Feeling All Sorts Of Awful And It's All James' Fault. Now I'm Stuck Lying On The Couch Like A Dead Potato. James Was The First To Get Sick In Our House, But Still Seems To Have Lots Of Energy For Crawling On Me Like A Monkey
I Sewed Up One Toe Hole In James' Cute Pjs, But As Soon As I Did Another One Poked Through
Warm Summer Days, Enjoying All The Fresh Air And Sweet Blooms
Snuggled Up In His Favourite Blankie
Yay! Go baby. I still have my blankie. I m 22. But ya I don't sleep with it. It has a panda on it.
Never Taking Them Off
It Is Finally Getting Nice And Warm Out, And James And I Are Trying To Soak Up All The Sun Rays We Can Tan Our Ghostly Winter Skins
Sleepy Dreams With My Little Squish
My Little Bowl Cut Baby Had His 2 Year Check Up Last Week. Glad To Be Done With All The Frequent Jabs And Continuous Checkups
Buildin' Stuff And Being A Boy With Papa
My ex left the day before out son's first birthday - he never had these times - ever. But MOM did <3 <3