Being a mom for the first time is no joke – every single emotion is magnified, from love, to anxiety, to fear, to joy – and there’s really no way to prepare yourself or your friends. You just have to do it.
Oh, and also? Because of hormones, “new mom” applies to anyone who has recently given birth, not necessarily for the first time. It’s a wild ride.
Which is something Karen Kleiman and Molly McIntyre must know intimately in order to create these brilliant illustrations for The Postpartum Stress Center – they will make you feel seen in the realest way imaginable, new mommas.
#10. Literally everyone around you has had similar days.
#9. It’s impossible to turn them off sometimes.
#8. Get real with each other, ladies.
#7. We all need someone.
#6. Please don’t do this to your new mom friends.
#5. It can be both.
#4. Everything. Especially the cookies.
#2. This is one of the hardest questions out there – how much is too much?
#1. Dinner is the worst and everyone knows it.
BRB, weeping again.
You can find these comics and more in Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts, Kleiman’s new book.