Things I Really Want on my First Mother’s Day

You know those commercials where people get their mom expensive jewellery?

Let me set the stage for you: they are playing in a meadow wearing their most formal attire and the little kid pulls out a box. The mom opens it, discovers a pair of diamond earrings that the kid could not possibly have the credit score to purchase, and gasps in delight. The commercial ends with her hugging her angelic little ones as the camera swirls around them.

This may be what the commercials show us, but that’s not what new moms like me really want.

What do new moms really want? Here are my suggestions:

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