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These 17 comics get real about what it feels like to be a new parent.

'New Mom Comics' lets other new parents know that they are not alone.

These 17 comics get real about what it feels like to be a new parent.

Alison H. Wong is a new mom.

Diapers, baby videos, and unyielding cuteness has become her life. But she isn't only a mom; she's also a freelance design consultant with a knack for comic art. So what did the new mom do when her parenting got ... erm ... difficult?

Wong merged two loves of her life together to create "New Mom Comics."

"I created 'New Mom Comics' to let other new parents know that they are not alone," Wong wrote in an email. "When I met other new moms, I realized that we had the same issues and drew these comics because I wish I had something like this to get me through the first year."


Wong took inspiration from her and her partner Eli's life with their newborn by drawing the good, the bad, and the downright hilarious.

"For me, comics better captured the joys, frustrations, and crazy emotions around new parenthood," Wong said. "Even though some days were really hard, I wanted to end on a positive note and add some humor. That's what got me through the tough days."

Here are some of Wong's most telling memories of her start in motherhood.

1. Getting the baby to sleep is a job for the strong at heart.

2. Babygate: the parenting scandal that rocked nap time.


3. Balding goals are legit.

4. 'Blowout' is no longer just a new hairstyle.

5. Baby style: 1. Mommy style: -3.

6. Eating? Psh ... that's for weaklings. (Totally kidding, always eat.)

7. Please, give your hands a break every now and then.

8. Parenting 101: They're alive; you're just freaking out.

9. New clothes have an entirely new meaning.

10. Very funny, Eli.

11. Nap time for the baby is premium grocery planning time.

12. Rough days happen. You'll get through them.

13. Shopping with a baby can be a little distracting.

14. Sleeping through the night is just for the baby. Literally.

15. *Stroller dance, stroller dance, stroller dance!*

16. Seriously, how many tags are there?

17. Even when the victories are small, always cheer yourself on. You deserve it, new mom.

Being a new mom can be hard, but it can also be extremely rewarding.

"There's humor in even the most challenging moments, and it will pass all too quickly, and you'll miss it before you realize it's gone," Wong said.

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Acts of kindness and compassion are always inspiring. A veterinarian gave a different spin on the phrase "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em".

The poor little pup in this video walked into this shelter with a history of being abused. He was so traumatized that he wasn't eating. The vet treating him wasn't sure what to do, so he decided to book a table for two: a the dog's place. It is not clear whether he got an official invite from the canine in question, but he felt pretty safe about showing up unannounced. He walked into the cage and sat down next to the dog. With his back up against the corner of his new (and hopefully temporary) domain, the rescue stared apprehensively at his human guest. The vet presented a dog dish with food and put it in front of the dog. The frightened pup just looked at the dish and made no attempt to eat. Then he broke out another dog dish identical to the one he just gave to his four-legged patient and started eating out of that bowl. And then came the turning point.


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Eight months into the coronavirus pandemic and it feels like disinformation and denial have spread as quickly as the virus itself. Unfortunately, disinformation and denial during a pandemic is deadly. Literally. People who refuse to accept the reality we're living in, who go about daily life as if nothing unusual were happening, who won't wear a mask or keep their distance from people, are preventing communities from being able to keep the pandemic under control—with very real consequences.

An ER nurse in South Dakota shared her experience treating COVID patients—some of whom refuse to believe they have COVID—and it's really shocking. One might think that the virus would become real to people if they were directly affected by it, but apparently that's just not true for some. As Jodi Doering wrote on Twitter:

"I have a night off from the hospital. As I'm on my couch with my dog I can't help but think of the Covid patients the last few days. The ones that stick out are those who still don't believe the virus is real. The ones who scream at you for a magic medicine and that Joe Biden is going to ruin the USA. All while gasping for breath on 100% Vapotherm. They tell you there must be another reason they are sick. They call you names and ask why you have to wear all that 'stuff' because they don't have COViD because it's not real. Yes. This really happens. And I can't stop thinking about it. These people really think this isn't going to happen to them. And then they stop yelling at you when they get intubated. It's like a fucking horror movie that never ends. There's no credits that roll. You just go back and do it all over again."

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Do you know that guy who has never had an issue with his TV/internet provider? Neither do I. If you claim you have never had issues with your bill going up without warning, then you are either lying or you own the cable company. Jake Lawson apparently does not own a cable company, and was prepared to communicate his frustrations regarding his bill in a most creative way.

First off, Jake understands what everyone should realize. The customer service representative doesn't own the cable company either, so yelling at someone who is just trying to make a living like all of us is not the answer. Their job is hard enough as it is so give them a break. Jake gave them more than a break. He gave them a song.


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