Mothers across continents will definitely agree that there is no harder yet more rewarding job in the world than motherhood. There really is no perfect word to describe what exactly motherhood is like, but to give you an idea about it, let’s just say that it is consuming yet fulfilling; crazy yet magical; exhausting yet rewarding.
Motherhood is a challenge and a privilege at the same time. It is a never-ending job that involves nurturing a human being to be a humane individual. And in the process of raising an adorable baby comes a variety of roles that a mother need to play in order to be the best mom she can be.
When a baby is born, motherhood begins, which means that a mother is not only a woman anymore. Now, she is a friend, a provider, a nurturer, an entertainer, a playmate, a household worker, a career-woman, and even a counsellor.
To give you a vivid example of what motherhood really is like, Nathalie Jomard created works of art that mothers of all nationality can definitely relate with. Here are 15 powerful images of motherhood that will open your eyes to see how difficult and challenging motherhood can be.
 If you think that literal pain of motherhood starts and ends with labor, then you’re wrong. Breastfeeding a baby feels like there are numerous sharp teeth biting our breasts even if babies are toothless. To make things worse, there is no epidural in breastfeeding!
 First time moms love to read articles to see if they are on the right track of motherhood. From changing the diaper to choosing the right toys, baby books and parenting articles will always be of help!
 Pregnancy involves a lot of additional weight, and you won’t lose these excess love handles just because you’ve given birth. postpartum body means that you won’t be able to wear your old clothes for a long time and that’s normal.
 Once a baby enters the picture, the spacious spot of the bed automatically becomes his. So prepare to say goodbye to comfortable sleep and say hello to sleepless nights with all of his tossing and turnings.
 Motherhood means erasing the word ‘privacy’ from your vocabulary. Once you’ve become a mother, you will rarely have private moments and time for yourself- even when you’re pooping!
 Motherhood means trying to look for your important items but to no avail. That is, until your adorable baby points out where it was hidden!
 Motherhood means trying to be a better version of yourself everyday for your baby. And that includes eating brocoli and other vegetables just to be a good role model for the kids!
 Motherhood means having to work despite feeling exhausted. Because in reality, the only time you’ll be able to focus on your task is when the baby is fast asleep.
 Motherhood means having to find the perfect balance between juggling your career, your household chores, and, of course, your baby. Hence, mothers are known as the best multi-tasker in the world!
 Motherhood means taking all of the preventive measures to keep your child protected. For example, in taking a vacation in the beach, there is no such thing as ‘too much’ protection from the sun!
 Motherhood means expanding ones vocabulary. Silence is not an opportunity to be alone with your thoughts anymore but an alarming sign that there is trouble brewing inside your house!
 One of the most-challenging part of motherhood is feeding your kids with food. During this time you will not only be dealing with a lot of mess but with frustrations as well!
 Motherhood is a 24-hours a day, 7 times a week job in which you cannot take a day-off even if you are sick. Because there is no one else in the house who could take your place!
 Motherhood gives you a superb strength and balance in which you can suddenly carry everything all at once without dropping anything! Motherhood prepares all the woman out there to be professional jugglers in case they need a new career!
 Lastly, being a mother means being protective of the innocence of our children. As much as possible, we want to shield them from things that can break their heart simply because when they are in pain, so are we!
Which of the 15 pictures shown can you relate the most? Share your motherhood experience with us down in the comment section! We would like to hear your sentiments because your thoughts matter!
Photos | Nathalie Jomard