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20 Women Get Real About How Motherhood Changed Them

6. Mandy P.
"I just remember looking at all the moms in my life with new eyes and I was filled with even more respect, awe, and empathy for them. They say you don’t really understand until you have kids, and nothing could be truer. You also don’t understand the overwhelming love, joy, anxieties, and fatigue a newborn instantly produces in your life until it happens to you. It’s insanity and wonderful all at once."