#ThisIsMyLife: What moms do after everyone else has gone to to bed

Me: Fills up online shopping chart. Me: Never buys.

Illustration of mom looking at a web-covered, dusty yoga mat Illustration of mom on the couch with cat watching a naughty cable show Illustration of mom on laptop laughing at a cat video

Illustration of mom and cat looking at baby pictures and crying Illustration of mom on laptop in the middle of the night

illustration of mom wide awake at night

Illustrations: Lauren Pirie

Leah Rumack is the deputy editor of Today’s Parent.

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