• 15 Comic Illustrations That Perfectly Describe What It's Like to be a Parent

    Parenting humor to brighten your day brought to you by Mamá Ilustrada!
  • Parenting is a universal experience. Wherever you are in the world, some aspects of parenting always stay the same. That’s why Argentinean mom and freelance illustrator Natalia Sabransky’s comics are still so spot-on even if her first language isn't English. 

    She calls her comics “Mamá Ilustrada” or “Illustrated Mom” and she draws about her everyday experience of being a mom to her 2-year-old son Santiago. Her husband Gaston pops up from time to time in her comics too. 

    Her humorous and light-hearted comics cover everything from newborn care confusion, asking help from grandma, unsolicited parenting advice, the many chores of a parent and so much more. You’ll be sure to giggle in delight. 

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    Her comics, found on her website Mamailustrada.revistabb.cl and on its corresponding social media pages on Facebook and Instagram, originally have Spanish texts. Lucky for us she sent English translations of her work to Bored Panda.

    She told the viral news website that through her comics she wants other parents to know that they’re not alone and “that there are others who've had similar experiences.” 

    Here are a few of our Mamá Ilustrada favorites:

    1. "When will you start minding your own business!?"
     By Natalia Sabransky/Bored Panda


    2. They really didn't need to make diaper shopping so complicated.  By Natalia Sabransky/Bored Panda

     
    3. Why do babies smell so wonderful?

    By Natalia Sabransky/Bored Panda

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    5. When in doubt
     By Natalia Sabransky/Bored Panda


    6.  How is it that we can't help but do this
     By Natalia Sabransky/Bored Panda


    7. Admit it, you've done this too  By Natalia Sabransky/Bored Panda


    8. It's what you think is best for your baby
    By Natalia Sabransky/Bored Panda 

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    9. Is there a right way to answer this, dad?

    By Natalia Sabransky/Bored Panda


    10. First trimester trials

    By Natalia Sabransky/Bored Panda


    11. The first day of school is the hardest

    By Natalia Sabransky/Bored Panda


    11. Cherish every moment before they're gone
    By Natalia Sabransky/Bored Panda

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    12. Sigh.
      By Natalia Sabransky/Bored Panda


    13. "How did my grocery bill get so high?!"
    By Natalia Sabransky/Bored Panda


    14. You unconciously catch yourself singing Hi5 songs

     By Natalia Sabransky/Bored Panda


    15. The best time of the day

     By Natalia Sabransky/Bored Panda


    Source:
    Undated. "Mom Illustrates Her Everyday Motherhood Problems". boredpanda.com

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