25 Hilariously Honest Cartoons About Motherhood's Most Trying Moments | Working Mother

25 Hilariously Honest Cartoons About Motherhood's Most Trying Moments

A few good laughs will get you through it.

Being a mom is full of both magical and trying times, and French illustrator Nathalie Jomard knows it. Through her work, seen below, she hilariously sheds light on what motherhood is like. From pregnancy discomfort to losing all alone time, Nathalie depicts situations we can all relate to. As if the drawings aren't funny enough, we've (roughly) translated the funny French captions.

1. To all the moms who thought breastfeeding was going to be simple:

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"I love breastfeeding! This communion with my baby is so exquisite!"

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

2. Who grants Mother's Day wishes?

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"For Mother's Day, make a wish." "I wish I could pee alone."

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

3. Here's to embracing your bump.

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"Pregnancy and breast growth"

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

4. Warning: there will be hazardous materials.

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"Changing a Diaper: 100 Practice Exercises."

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

5. Where did my toes go?

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"The end of pregnancy ... is a little like ... 'going into unknown land with my feet.'"

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

6. It's always your most valuable items that are for some reason seen as toys.

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Take deep breaths.

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

7. Those late night pet swaps take a toll on you.

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"But no, he is not dead. He's just ... taken ... a nap for an indefinite period of time."

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

8. Love is blind.

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"Oh mom! How beautiful you look this morning!"

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

9. People are suddenly getting up close and personal with you.

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"The midwife, the gyno, the nurse, the esthetician ... the whole world and its dinghies have looked at my pussy! The only person who has not seen my genitals in five months is me!"

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

10. One day they'll understand.

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"It's a matter of perception ..."

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

11. Getting that work-life balance takes practice.

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"Mom, gold medal champion of the domestic Clean and Jerk"

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

12. The Postpartum Bikini Blues are a thing.

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"Dear, tell me that you'll love me all your life. Even when you'll see me in a bikini."

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

13. You have to take on many roles as a mom.

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"The sun is bad for the skin, my kitten. You'll thank me later. Mom is your best anti-wrinkle and anti-cancer ally."

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

14. You've somehow learned how to juggle everything.

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What, like it's hard?

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

15. There are hundreds of parenting guides out there, yet everyone's still winging it.

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"My Baby: Instructions for Use."

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

16. You manage to come up with solutions on your own.

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Whatever works for you.

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

17. Sleeping in a cramped bed becomes the norm.

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Goodbye to when you used to get a good night's rest.

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

18. Sometimes you have to claim defeat.

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Pick your battles.

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

19. Out of all the toys you buy them, your personal belongings will be the most entertaining.

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Ah, your favorite lipstick? Not anymore!

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

20. How could something so little bring on such pain?

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Without a reaction, maybe they'll stop.

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

21. You learn that doing simple tasks could result in big messes.

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They don't seem to grasp starving is not an option.

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

22. There's nothing glamorous about potty training.

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A battle worth fighting.

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

23. You realize that "Do as you're told" needs backup.

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"Authority: How Does It Work?" Good question.

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

24. Embarrassing your teenagers is only payback for when they embarrassed you.

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Your life is really put together, promise.

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

25. Working from home never goes as planned.

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Time for a nap.

Photo: Nathalie Jomard

Check out more of Nathalie's work on her Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages.

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