A lot of people believe that their moms are angels on Earth, sent down from heaven to care for the children of the world. But while they play the role of their children’s angel, the reality is rather difficult in that moms don’t really have superpowers and the work they have to do isn’t exactly easy – and it gets more challenging the more kids they have to take care of! Oooops.

Of course, this is not to say that these women regret giving birth to these little bundles of joy and pain (well, sometimes maybe…) but let’s be honest, motherhood isn’t all sweet kisses and hugs of love. In fact, motherhood is among the most challenging things any woman could ever face in her entire life!

And every mom will tell you that while the most challenging times are those when the kids were still small, many still get sleepless nights even as their kids have all grown up because they still worry about their children, no matter how old they get!

French artist Nathalie Jomard created brutally honest illustrations about the reality of being a mom – and these had gone viral across the world because no matter the language and race, every mom really experiences these similar things.

Can you relate with these illustrations?

A lot of new moms wish babies came with instruction books and manuals because even the most popular books you can buy don’t really answer all your problems…

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You’ll soon learn that having babies and getting some work done don’t actually go together, most of the time…

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And you should be prepared for sleepless nights, every night!

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Did someone also mention that you can’t just treat yourself to a delicious meal while trying to teach your toddler how to eat his veggies?

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After becoming a mom, you can add ‘juggler’ to your resume…

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But don’t expect you’ll ever have a private time — even if you’re in the toilet!

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And while your kids will always be the apple of your eyes, they can also be your worst critics…

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At times, you’ve got to learn how to let them deal with life’s disappointments; such as the death of their beloved pet…

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You’ll soon realize that multi-tasking is the only way, I repeat, the only way you can ever get things done at your house!

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And you can say goodbye to nights of comfortable sleep in your own large bed…

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And you’ll realize that kids love to have fun but that often means having the messiest house in the neighborhood! Ooooops.

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Yes, motherhood is difficult — and it will take up 90% of your time. But know that the reward is great because love from your kids is priceless! Although it might break your partner’s heart a bit that your kids prefer you over him…

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Did you enjoy these hilarious illustrations? Check out more on Nathalie Jomard’s Facebook page.