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10 Things No One Tells You About Motherhood

Motherhood on tv often looks like a dreamy time: Women are seen wandering serenely around parks with a buggy, having coffee with friends, and having hilarious chats with their little one once they're talking.

Then after bedtime, all there is to do, is sit down with a glass of wine every peaceful evening...

But what can you really expect?

  1. That showering will become luxurious me-time, and a rarity at the beginning.

  2. Your children will always call your name before their father’s, even if they’re sitting beside him in the living room and you’re clearing out the attic.

  3. You will become the ultimate micromanager, running the place like no one else can.

  4. You’ll become an expert on every childhood illness, how to cope with minor everyday injuries, and how to open those ridiculously over-secure preschool toy packages.

  5. You will find yourself awake in the middle of the night with worry the one time your baby is sleeping soundly; and getting out of bed in the mornings will be more challenging than ever before.

  6. No, you won’t have regular gym visits, nor will you drop the baby weight six weeks after birth – your priorities have changed and you just don’t care as much about fitting into size 10 jeans as you did before kids. You’d rather spend that precious time with your little wonder, and that’s okay!

  7. Going to the shops will no longer be a quick run-in but a full-on expedition, and a chore you’d rather delegate to your partner.

  8. You won’t be spending your maternity leave making three-course meals and your house spotless; please, you have far more important things to do – like getting a shower in before your baby wakes from his nap.

  9. That foggy head/baby brain will last until your baby is nearly one; and the moment it lifts will be one you’ll remember accurately and share with other new mothers in your wake.

  10. Your life will never be the same again – and that’s a good thing!

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