10 Parenting truths moms know all too well (GIFs)

May 8, 2015 at 2:31 p.m. ET

We often hear that being a mom is one of the most difficult jobs you will ever have. It can definitely be challenging to keep our households clean, the occupants fed and happy and food on the table all the while keeping our sanity in check. Here are some mom truths that I was not prepared for before I had kids!

1. There will be many nights when you feel like you haven't slept at all.

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2. You will sometimes feel there is an endless cycle of mess to clean up.

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3. You will do anything to secure a few minutes of quiet time.

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4. Your kids will create mischief.

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5. They will find your makeup.

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6. They will cut their own hair.

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7. Their bedrooms will be a disaster.

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8. You will notice that when they are the most quiet, they are often getting into the most trouble.

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9. But for every moment of mess and mischief you will be rewarded with a love unlike any other.

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10. And it will be worth it.

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