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21 Emotions All Moms Experience (Sometimes All in One Day)

Mar 18 2017 - 12:00pm

From the extreme highs to the superlow lows, this roller coaster called motherhood takes your emotions all over the place. Some days I literally feel like my life as a mom is some kind of psychology experiment to see just how many feelings I can hit in a single 24-hour period. One second you're up and the next you're down, which means, yup, you're a mom — so just remember it's totally normal, and try to enjoy the ride.

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We Flip Between Confusion

Like when you realize you have absolutely no idea what you are doing.

And Confidence

Being a mom is so easy! What's all the fuss about?

Source: Universal [2]

We Feel Exhausted

And it sets in around 3 p.m., every single day.

. . . and Energized

Thank you, coffee!

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Sometimes There Is Anger

Why would mommy's iPad need a bath?!?!

That's Almost Always Followed by Regret

I'm so sorry about yelling at you for destroying my iPad.

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There Are Times of Joy

Like when you find out your child got a spot in the five-day/week preschool.

. . . Coupled With Guilt

Then you actually have to leave him there — and he's screaming for you not to leave.

There Are Moments When We Feel Desperate

There are times when you'd sell your soul if it meant your children would just go to sleep.

. . . Paired With Content

And they're asleep. Soul saved.

We Can't Escape the Feelings of Panic

The feeling when you've lost sight of your child for five seconds at Disney World.

. . . or Relief

Found him!

And Then There's the Fear (Oh, the Fear)

OMG is she choking? Or just making that weird face again?

Which Makes Us Strong

Bring it!

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We Beam With Pride

That's my baby!

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. . . and Wilt With Embarrassment

He did not get that from me.

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We Use Restraint

Oh no you didn't just insult my child!

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. . . but Are Protective

What part of "Oh no you didn't" did you not understand?

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We Feel Overwhelmed

First sleepover, first day of school, first dance, or anything "first" really.

All While Trying to Remain Calm

After your spouse talks you down from your ledge, of course.

But the Feelings of Pure Love Just Can't Be Beat!

It's those unsolicited hugs, kisses, and "I love yous."

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