9 Struggles You’ll Only Understand If You’re A Mom

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Being a parent comes with many difficulties. Naturally, some of them are reflected by other elements of our lives. Being frustrated when our kids don’t eat breakfast on time is sort of the same as waiting for a late friend. Or clearing up muddy pawprints compared to muddy bootprints, which are basically the same deal. But some struggles are unique to being a mother. As a mom to a seven month old, with many mommy friends, it surprised me how many “weird” struggles I thought I was going through alone are actually common, everyday problems… if you’re a mom.

9: Wondering how much you could have done.

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When you’re sleep deprived, the baby is screaming, and you have ten minutes to shower, eat, clean the kitchen and put a load of laundry on, it’s like you suddenly have superpowers. Right now, with a seven month old asleep in his crib, I have written more in two hours than I would manage most days. I make my living over naptime. And looking at all this work I can do now, I can’t help but wonder how much I could have got done if I hadn’t procrastinated before baby. I could have started an empire in the time I spent watching Netflix!

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