There’s no way to avoid it: Sometimes this #momlife is just plain hard. We yell at our kids—even when we try not to. We clean all the time and yet there are always more dirty dishes. (How is that possible?) We sacrifice things we never really wanted to sacrifice (Goodbye sleeping in on the weekends ?.) But in the middle of the hardship and the sacrifice and the stretch marks and the three-day-old mom bun, you also find incredible strength. You’re doing it, mama. You’re really doing it.



P.S. Emily McDowell’s Valentine’s Day cards say what we really mean. ? Ahem: “There’s nobody I’d rather lie in bed and look at my phone next to.” (Choose Priority Mail to get there for V-Day.)