1. Békésen alszol, amikor egyszer csak… BAMM!  Valaki durván felébreszt.

 Peacefully sleeping with baby when suddenly... BAM. 💥 Rudely awakened. 😑

2. Legutóbbi találkozásunk a gyerekorvossal. Na, jó, valójában az összes találkozásunk egy képben a gyerekorvossal…

Our last visit to the pediatrician looked something like this. Actually all our visits to the pediatrician look like this. 💉 #sorrybud

3. Repülés egy totyogóssal.

Ezt csináld: 1.) Kényeztesd szeretettel, játékokkal és étellel. 2.) Ne nyugtalankodj, és hagyd, hogy a baba játsszon, és mindent megfogdosson. 3. ) Ülj mindig a folyosó melletti ülésre. 4.) Beszálláskor mindig érdeklődj kedvesen, mosolyogva, hogy vannak-e esetleg üres helyek.

Mit ne csinálj: 1. ) Ne babakocsival és bőrönddel csekkolj be! 2.) Ne gyógyszerezd be a gyereked! 3.) Ne vigyél sok játékot, se könyvet – utazz könnyedén! 4.) Ne feszülj rá, hogy a gyereket mindenképp boldoggá tedd! (Mindennek van határa.)

James and I are off on a great adventure! Back to Canada 🇨🇦 to see grandma and grandpa (x2). But we've done this so many times we're seasoned travellers! ✈️

4. Beteg vagyok! Rettentően érzem magam, és az egész James hibája. Most a kanapén heverek, mint egy döglött krumpli.

SICK!! 😣😣 feeling all sorts of awful and it's all James' fault. Now I'm stuck lying on the couch like a dead potato. James was the first to get sick in our house, but still seems to have lots of energy for crawling on me like a monkey. 🐒

5. Az otthoni tornázás kihívásai.

Working out at home has its own set of problems when you're a mom. 😅

6. Vannak napok, amelyek iszonyatosan nehezek... egyszer csak ott találom magam a nappali padlóján magamba roskadva, miután végre lefektettem a babát. 

Ever have one of those days that just SUCK for no particular reason? I like to draw the cute and sweet moments of motherhood, but it is definitely not always like that. Some days are really hard and you find yourself breaking down on the living room floor after you finally get baby to go down to sleep. I am not always cuddling baby and sniffing his sweet baby hair. Some days are like this, where I feel really apathetic or even depressed and I'm not grooving AT ALL on being a mom. It can be really alienating and lonesome being a stay at home mom. I don't have a community to depend on or help me turn my days around. But as I was thinking about how alone I feel in my experiences in motherhood, I realised how wrong I was. Thanks to my little following here on Instagram, I know that there are other moms (and dads!) living the exact same things as I am. So I decided to get a little vulnerable and open up a little in order to share this aspect of motherhood. The one that isn't always perfect with sunshine and cute, chubby babies. Some days just DONT WORK. There are just going to be those days where nothing seems to work out, and you don't get anything done on your to-do list, and baby always finds a reason to cry no matter what you do, and you want to pull out your hair and chug a bottle of wine... and that's ok. Those days pass, and you can look forward to a new day where everything is just perfect and everything works according to plan and the weather is awesome and you're feeling fine. But on those shit days, allow yourself a break. Don't change out of your PJS. Don't do your chores. Skip the shower. Turn the TV on all day. Do whatever you need to make it easier. And remember that you're not alone. ❤️

7. Hajvágási trükk: tereld el a figyelmét egy olyan tárggyal, ami máskülönben tiltólistán van. Ezúttal a távirányítót vetettem be. 

I finally cut James' very unruly hair, and somehow managed to keep his ears intact. Giving him a forbidden item definitely helped keep his attention elsewhere (in this case the remote control). 😅✂️

8. Hétvége! Végre mindannyian jól kialudhatjuk magunkat. (Csak viccelek. James képtelen öt másodpernél tovább veszteg maradni, ha mindannyian egy ágyban vagyunk)

It's the weekend!!! Time for lots of ☝️ this for us. 😴😴 (just kidding, James can't settle for longer than 5 seconds when we're all together in the bed 😅)

9. A fiam folyamatosan segít abban, hogy a jelenben maradjak, és ne nyomkodjam a telefonomat.

James is my constant reminder to stay present. I have a bad habit of getting caught up on my phone, wasting my time instead of doing something fulfilling. When I'm in my haze, he comes up to me with a toy, eagerly calling me to play with him. I've learnt to look at my phone less, and instead of missing it, I spend more time playing with James, doing yoga, drawing or learning a new language! There is so much to do now that I'm not stuck on the internet. It's a really great feeling. . . . . . . . . . #illustration #illustrator #drawing #copicmarkers #art #artoftheday #artist #doodle #sketch #instaart #illustratorsofinstagram #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #momcomic #honestmotherhood #sahm #motherhoodrising #mytinymoments #instamom #lovelysquares #instadaily #childrenswritersguild #doodling #childrensillustration

10. Valentin-nap gyerekvállalás előtt vs. után.

#valentinesday is coming up but this year it will be a little different. 😙

11. Mindig, amikor lenézek, ezt látom.

He is always there, tugging at my leg, making sure mommy doesn't forget about him. I call him my little puppy dog. 🐶

12. Fürdés közben sem unatkozom.

He's a pretty good shower partner... 🛁 . . . . . . . . . . #illustration #illustrator #drawing #copicmarkers #art #artoftheday #artist #doodle #sketch #instaart #illustratorsofinstagram #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #momcomic #honestmotherhood #sahm #motherhoodrising #mytinymoments #instamom #lovelysquares #instadaily #childrenswritersguild #doodling #childrensillustration

13. Ugye, nem én vagyok az egyetlen szaranya, aki nem a korának megfelelő dolgokat nézi a gyerekével? Végtére is még csak 18 hónapos, nem értheti, mik azok a sárkányok, nem?

I can't be the only "bad" parent that doesn't watch age appropriate things with their kid. I mean he's only 18mo, he can't possibly understand what that dragon's doing, right!? 🗡🦇 #gameofthrones #thespoilsofwar

14. Wow. Nem véletlenül hívják dackorszaknak. Könnyek, düh, sikítozás, dobálás, ütések végtelen napjai ezek – iszonyatosan kimerítő. Gondoskodó szülőnek tartom magam, de feszegeti a határokat. 

Wow. They don't call it #terribletwos for nothing. We've been in a constant state of tears, anger, screaming, throwing, hitting... it's overwhelming and exhausting. I am all about gentle parenting, but I am really being pushed to my limits. I keep trying to remind myself that this is the time he needs me the most. As a parent, my responsibility is to teach him healthy emotions AND healthy expression, while holding patience and empathy in high value. What an important lesson this is, not only for our children, but for ourselves as well. Now, if only I could keep this in mind as he throws his toys across the room for the 50th time and screams at me when I try to help... please leave your parenting advice below!! 👇

15. Baloldali kép: Annyira imádlak, egyszerűen tökéletes vagy. Jobb oldal: Mi a szent szar???! Hiszen ez harap! 

Lately he loves to clamp down and pull off my boob when he's finished nursing. 😱😭 . . . . . . . . . . #illustration #illustrator #drawing #copicmarkers #art #artoftheday #artist #doodle #sketch #instaart #illustratorsofinstagram #sketchbook #leuchtturm1917 #momcomic #honestmotherhood #sahm #motherhoodrising #mytinymoments #instamom #lovelysquares #instadaily #childrenswritersguild #doodling #childrensillustration

16. Az otthoni szépségápolás nem egy sikersztori.

Mommy's spa time isn't a big success. 🙄

17. Akkor és most. Ami először feltűnt, hogy megnőtt James keze. Órákat tudok azzal tölteni, hogy bámulom a pici ujjacskáit…

The first thing I noticed getting bigger on James were his hands. I would spend hours studying his tiny fingers as he nursed and nursed and nursed and nursed. My finger would look so big clasped inside his tiny hands, then all of a sudden one day I noticed how he was able to wrap his fingers all the way around. Newborns are so // t i n y // snuggled up in your arms, then one year later they get so loooong and big. And yet, they still manage to fit perfectly in your arms. My little baby, forever. 💕

18. Amikor a totyogósod nehezen alszik a fogzás miatt, de nem akarod elszúrni az előtte álló kemény hónapokat sem, amikor a saját ágyába kell szoktatod.

When your toddler is having a really hard time sleeping due to teething, but you don't want to undo months of sleep training... 😫😩😪😴

Kiemelt kép: Kara Western