Here’s the harsh reality of being a new parent which no one tells you before you have kids—it’s a lot harder than it looks from the outside. And you can’t really appreciate how challenging it is until you’re up to your neck in baby poop, with sore nipples from breast feeding, and you can’t find the wipes because your baby addled brain (which is a real thing) suggested that the proper storage location for this essential piece of baby changing equipment was the freezer. It does get better. And in spite of the hardship it’s totally worth it. But if you’re expecting your first child or even thinking of having children in the future, then you’ll want to read these memes to get a peek into what new parenthood has in store.

30 “Welcome To Parenting” Memes For Everybody Even Considering Children

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May is a stay-at-home mom who writes to keep her kids in shoes and video games. She's a former high school English teacher and an avid follower of pop culture.