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Ten Blog Posts Every New Mom Should Read

Heartfelt, honest, and humorous accounts of motherhood

Sometimes all it takes to get you through the tough moments is knowing other people feel exactly as you do. With help from our readers, we’ve rounded up 10 blog posts that will have you nodding, cringing, sobbing, and in stitches. Enjoy!

The Mom Stays in the Picture, by Allison Tate on Huffington Post
A compelling reason to get on the other side of the camera once in a while.

The Good, the Bad, and the Filtered, by Claire Bidwell Smith on clarebidwellsmith.com
An honest look at family life beyond the Facebook photos.

Don’t Carpe Diem, by Glennon Melton on Huffington Post
Thoughts on cherishing the moments (or not).  

The Hardest Two Months of My Life
, by Joanna Goddard on A Cup of Jo
Reason to be gentle with yourself when it comes time to wean.

Free But Not Cheap, by Magda Pecsenye on AskMoxie.org
Why “job” may be the wrong word for motherhood.

Daughter, You Can Take This One To The Bank
, by Lisa-Jo Baker on lisajobaker.com
A tear-jerking account of how their pain is our pain. Always.

Closer To Fine, by Glennon Melton on Momastery
One mom’s [hilarious] solution to losing it.

Nella Cordelia: A Birth Story, by Kelle Hampton on KelleHampton.com
The most beautiful post about a mother’s unconditional love. (Cue the Kleenex.)

What We See Is Never The Whole Story, by Aidan Donnelley Rowley on Ivy League Insecurities
On pregnancy and loss, and all the sadness you don’t always see.

Am I Mom Enough? A Motherhood Wish List, by Kara Baskin on the 24-Hour Workday
Perspective for Type-A parenting tendencies.