20 Funny Illustrations of New Parenthood Struggles

If you’ve ever grappled with losing baby weight, leaving your child at daycare or, um, “misplacing” the baby, illustrator and mother of two Line Severinsen can relate–which is why she started making hysterical cartoons of her real-life motherhood problems.

“I thought to myself that there is no way that no other people felt and looked like I did,” she wrote. “So I wanted to create a counterpoint to help people like me to understand that they weren’t alone and that it is OK to feel and act less than perfect sometimes.”

And, as you’ll see, these illustrations are spot-on!

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Candy Kirby

Candy is the founder of The Mom Beat and a humor columnist whose work as appeared in Redbook, Nickelodeon's NickMom, Disney's BabyZone, HelloGiggles and eHow. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation.