Becoming a mother has been life-changing. It's been hard, tiring, gratifying, beautiful, challenging, scary and a thousand other things that only a parent would ever understand.

It is these life-changing experiences that have inspired me to draw my everyday life as a stay at home mom. 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. By doing this, 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 Instagram account.

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#1 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

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

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Randy Inbred 7 months ago

My wife still attempts to do this with our daughter, who is 9.

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#2 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

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

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justagirl 7 months ago

These drawings are so simple, but that's whats makes it so beautiful!

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#3 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)

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)

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Zerish Kamal 7 months ago

Question remains is james the baby the husband or the cat

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#4 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!?

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!?

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Moo Jar 7 months ago

I love how you can see the beauty in the simplicity

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#5 Our Last Visit To The Pediatrician Looked Something Like This. Actually All Our Visits To The Pediatrician Look Like This

Our Last Visit To The Pediatrician Looked Something Like This. Actually All Our Visits To The Pediatrician Look Like This

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Matthew A 7 months ago

I would not want to be her left ear rn

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#6 Colouring With A Two-Year-Old Like, "Please Don't Touch Me With That Marker"

Colouring With A Two-Year-Old Like, "Please Don't Touch Me With That Marker"

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Matthew A 7 months ago

1. Get white shirt 2. Let them draw on your back 3. Free massage

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#7 Always "Helping"

Always "Helping"

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Danny Boi 7 months ago

When you child tries to grab your folded clothes to put them away but then slowly and clumsily drops them and pulls them apart....

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#8 James And I Are Learning Italian, And Normally We Do It During Breakfast

James And I Are Learning Italian, And Normally We Do It During Breakfast

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Hans 7 months ago

The slippers!

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#9 Peacefully Sleeping With Baby When Suddenly... Bam. Rudely Awakened

Peacefully Sleeping With Baby When Suddenly... Bam. Rudely Awakened

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Jessica Billings 7 months ago

I have no idea why, but I enjoy how her pants and the baby's shirt is colored.

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#10 When Your Toddler Is Having A Really Hard Time Sleeping Due To Teething, But You Don't Want To Undo Months Of Sleep Training

When Your Toddler Is Having A Really Hard Time Sleeping Due To Teething, But You Don't Want To Undo Months Of Sleep Training

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Matthew A 7 months ago

It's worth it!

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