There aren’t enough words in the world to describe the complex, unique experience of motherhood. Countless books have been written on the subject of motherhood, and countless more will follow. When someone asks you what it’s like to be a mom, it’s hard to come up with an adequate answer without rambling on for hours (and even then, you’d still have barely brushed the surface).
So what is the short definition of motherhood? These 37 mothers try to fit all the glory and gore of what it means to be a mom in five words or less, and their answers are pretty spot on.