Like tons of other amazing moms out there, I made so many assumptions about motherhood before I had kids of my own. In my mind, I fantasized about raising the world's cutest, most perfect baby, and I made promises to myself about the way I would parent my little one without even having a few hours of babysitting experience under my belt. I pictured myself as a cool, calm, and collected mom who would simply laugh off the stresses of motherhood, knowing good and well that I should be making the most of this wonderful and fleeting time in my life. I had a very pleasant pregnancy, so I also led myself to believe that labor and delivery would be pain free. All that was left to do was kick back and enjoy the ride.
Cut to the tail end of more than 30 hours of labor. After I'd just fought a war with my own body, stayed awake for what felt like years, and met my screaming vampire of a baby who wanted to suck down whatever fluids might be left in me, it's fair to say I quickly realized that motherhood wasn't going to be as perfect as I'd thought. My life is now a hot mess at any given moment (especially mealtime — ugh), which is why we've partnered with Red Baron Pizza, an amazingly tasty solution to mealtime chaos, to have a good laugh at some hilarious misconceptions most of us had about motherhood. Soak in the realness below, then download Red Baroness Patches sticker pack in the app store to help you and your mom squad power through the craziness of motherhood.