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13 emotions a mother feels every single day

If motherhood is throwing some unexpected and contradictory emotions at you, you're not alone. We're all riding an emotional rollercoaster, every single day.

13 emotions a mother feels every single day

If motherhood is throwing some unexpected and contradictory emotions at you, you're not alone. We're all riding an emotional rollercoaster, every single day.
  • We all expect to feel love for our child, but it can be a shock to discover that motherhood involves so many other emotions. There are at least 13 common emotions mothers experience every day, all mixed up with the love, of course.

  • 1. Irritation

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  • Even the most patient mother feels intense irritation multiple times a day. Things that cause parental irritation include whining, sulking, tantrums, toilet training, lost shoes, gloves, or homework, uneaten lunches, the questions 'Why?' 'Are we there yet?' and almost any question that starts with 'Can I have...?'. Irritation cannot be banished; it can only be dealt with. Humor helps. So does yoga. Leaving the kids with Grandma, even for an hour or so, may help more.

  • 2. Frustration

  • When this isn't an April fools joke.... it's your life ?? #aprilfools

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  • It's frustrating teaching a toddler to sit at the table, use a cup without a spout, or tie his shoe laces. But don't assume frustration ends with toddlerhood. The tween and teen years can be worse.