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    These Hilarious Photos About Being A Mom Pull Absolutely No Punches

    Sitting on the toilet with a baby on your lap? Check.

    Giedre Gomes is an Indiana-based mother and professional photographer who spends a lot of time shooting gorgeous, frame-worthy photos of mothers and their children.

    To show a more realistic view of motherhood, Gomes started a photo project that aimed to capture “the routine where every day is the same — breakfast, lunch, dinner, cooking, cleaning, dishes, laundry, driving...”

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    Gomes recruited some mom friends be in her photos after a search for models on Facebook proved fruitless. “Once I told them I needed someone to sit on the toilet butt-naked, they were like ‘Not for me!’ Thankfully my neighbor, Jamie, who is as crazy as me, said 'No problem!'”

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    Gomes says every photo in the series reflects something she went through — or is still going through — as a mom.

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    This includes wrangling kids who only seem to want to jump on the couch...

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    ...and never getting a minute alone — even in the shower. “Most of the time when I shower, my 3-year-old sits on the toilet and waits for me,” Gomes said.

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    The photos capture the challenge of doing laundry with kids:

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    Those stolen moments of privacy:

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    And how those stolen moments never last long:

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    The stuff you do you wouldn't admit to anyone:

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    The little feet in your face:

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    The one-handed cooking:

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    The search for a little help:

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    And — let's not forget — the fun and fantastic moments too:

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    Gomes said the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, although some have criticized this photo, saying the child is too old to be breastfed.

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    “The boy might look bigger than he is,” Gomes said, “but he’s not even two. I wanted to show some breastfeeding pictures because I'm having a hard time weaning my son." 

    In the end, Gomes said she hopes her photo project shows that stay-at-home moms don’t sleep all day or don’t work. "We don’t get a day off...ever. It’s hard work."

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    You can learn more about Gomes photography or visit her Facebook page.

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