An illustrator uses funny cartoons to show the reality of what it means to become a mom

Shirley Marie Bradby

October 25, 2017

An illustrator uses funny cartoons to show the reality of what it means to become a mom
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Becoming a mom is the beginning of an adventure where there is no looking back, when you can feel alone and misunderstood, where you learn to reorganize all of your priorities, and when necessary, to laugh a little at yourself.

It is certainly a time for irony and the illustrator Nathalie Jomard, is here to show you why, with her hilarious illustrations that describe what happens in a woman's life when a child is born!

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You will never forget the first time you breastfed your baby-piranha ...

You will never forget the first time you breastfed your baby-piranha ...

Nathalie Jomard

Going to the bathroom will no longer be a private matter. For a long time.

Going to the bathroom will no longer be a private matter. For a long time.

Nathalie Jomard

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The last few weeks can be the most difficult.

The last few weeks can be the most difficult.

Nathalie Jomard

Keeping the right attitude even in the most embarrassing situations. Yes, a mother learns to do this as well.

Keeping the right attitude even in the most embarrassing situations. Yes, a mother learns to do this as well.

Nathalie Jomard

At a certain point ... anything is worth trying!

At a certain point ... anything is worth trying!

Nathalie Jomard

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Your child always wants you for him or herself, but you have accumulated months and months of exhaustion.

Your child always wants you for him or herself, but you have accumulated months and months of exhaustion.

Nathalie Jomard

All the comfort of a double bed, some intimacy with your partner ... Sorry, but what are you talking about?

All the comfort of a double bed, some intimacy with your partner ... Sorry, but what are you talking about?

Nathalie Jomard

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The chaos that the presence of a child can create has no equal.

The chaos that the presence of a child can create has no equal.

Nathalie Jomard

After a while, you realize that none of your personal items will ever be safe.

After a while, you realize that none of your personal items will ever be safe.

Nathalie Jomard

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And your needs will always be second to your child's needs.

And your needs will always be second to your child's needs.

Nathalie Jomard

You will become an even more expert equilibrist.

You will become an even more expert equilibrist.

Nathalie Jomard

Protection from the sun will never be enough!

Protection from the sun will never be enough!

Nathalie Jomard

Between pregnancy and postpartum you may not recognize yourself anymore.

Between pregnancy and postpartum you may not recognize yourself anymore.

Nathalie Jomard

And all your efforts to speed up a natural progression can take a different turn.

And all your efforts to speed up a natural progression can take a different turn.

Nathalie Jomard

Do we want to talk about trying to get a child to eat their vegetables?

Do we want to talk about trying to get a child to eat their vegetables?

Nathalie Jomard

Putting on your shoes and applying nail polish on your toes --- at some point it will become a lost battle.

Putting on your shoes and applying nail polish on your toes --- at some point it will become a lost battle.

Nathalie Jomard

You will find yourself also eating things you detest, just to be a good example for your child.

You will find yourself also eating things you detest, just to be a good example for your child.

Nathalie Jomard

Your multi-tasking skills will touch levels you did not believe were possible.

Your multi-tasking skills will touch levels you did not believe were possible.

Nathalie Jomard

Objects will end up in the most unimaginable places.

Objects will end up in the most unimaginable places.

Nathalie Jomard

Towards the end of your pregnancy, you will feel like a human hot-air balloon.

Towards the end of your pregnancy, you will feel like a human hot-air balloon.

Nathalie Jomard

The death of their first pet will be a tough moment for everyone.

The death of their first pet will be a tough moment for everyone.

Nathalie Jomard

Your authority and self-confidence will be put to the test on many occasions.

Your authority and self-confidence will be put to the test on many occasions.

Nathalie Jomard

You will forget that once you did not even know how to change a diaper!

You will forget that once you did not even know how to change a diaper!

Nathalie Jomard

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