6. That time she was the best (the worst?) surrogate...


10. That time she was the “cool mom”...

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11. On being a working mother...

“I had to go to L.A. and start this show, and my baby was only a few months old and it was a very difficult time. It was harder than I think I wanted to admit at the time. I think I tortured myself a bit in that first year about what kind of mother I was and could I do this thing well and also give birth to this new show. There’s not enough working mothers who kind of talk about who they leaned on and how they got through that difficult time. There’s this thing where nobody likes to talk about how difficult things are. Everybody likes to talk about [how] easy it is or can be if you only do X, Y and Z.

But it’s difficult to be away from your baby and to be working hard and also want to be working—and it’s difficult to be staying at home after you’ve been a person who maybe wasn’t.”

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15. On her personal motherhood motto...

“I have many friends who have had natural childbirth. I applaud them. I have friends who have used doulas and birthing balls and pushed out babies in tubs and taxicabs. I have a friend who had two babies at home! In bed! Her name is Maya Rudolph! She is a baby champion and she pushed her cuties out Little House on the Prairie style! Good for her! Not for me.

That is the motto women should constantly repeat over and over again. Good for her! Not for me.”

From Amy’s book Yes Please

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7. On giving herself a break...

“The lesson I’ve learned about being a mom is to be easier on myself.”

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13. On being a #BoyMom
“There is a lot of peeing.”

There are some people who just get it. Amy Poehler is one of those mamas. Somehow she always knows what to say in regards to motherhood, parenting, and life in general. She’s not perfect, she embraces it, and so do we.

As her absolutely hilarious and amazing alter-ego, Leslie Knope says—we like you, and we love you, Amy. Thank you for your wisdom and the endless #MomGoals.

12. Mom brain is real...

“Sometimes I forget where I’m driving them to. I do just stop in the middle of road and go, ‘Where are we going? How are we in this car? Who am I dropping off? and Where are we going?’ That happens a lot. It’s a lot of forgetful stuff that every mother has to deal with.”

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5. A solid outlook on picky eaters...

“Kids have such little control, and what they put into their bodies, what they eat, is a really good way for them to exercise control. So sometimes you have to just let them do their thing and trust that they’re going to be OK, and if they go to bed hungry they’re going to be OK.”

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1. On pregnancy...

“When you are pregnant you can get away with a lot. . . Women really are at their most dangerous during this time. Your hormones are telling you that you are strong and sexy, everyone is scared of you, and you have a built-in sidekick who may come out at any minute.”

From Amy’s book Yes Please

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9. On having babies...

“When your children arrive, the best you can hope for is that they break open everything about you. Your mind floods with oxygen. Your heart becomes a room with wide-open windows.”

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8. On being a twerking mother...

“When you’re a twerking mother, balance is really important because you don’t want to go too low and blow out your butt and bust your knee.”

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4. On her love for her boys...

“I love my boys so much I fear my heart will explode. I wonder if this love will crack open my chest and split me in half. It is scary, this love.”

From Amy’s book Yes Please

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2. On sleep...

“Sleep at this point is just a concept, something I’m looking forward to investigating in the future.”

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3. On balancing motherhood + her career

14. On the “Mommy Wars”...

“There is an unspoken pact that women are supposed to follow. I am supposed to act like I constantly feel guilty about being away from my kids. (I don’t. I love my job.) Mothers who stay at home are supposed to pretend they are bored and wish they were doing more corporate things. [They don’t. They love their job.]“

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Courtney Barker

British mom Courtney Barker is sharing the story of how her son, 7-month-old Arthur contracted COVID-19 in the hopes of preventing other families from going through what hers is. Thankfully, little Arthur is now feeling better, but last week he was rushed to the hospital.

His mama recalled the experience in a now-viral Facebook post that is attracting worldwide attention.

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