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Mom Blog Pokes Fun at Ridiculous Stock Photos

We've all seen them. Usually at the top of some advice piece for new moms. The scene goes something like this: you're mindlessly scrolling through tour newsfeed when an article pops up. "5 Tips for Mastering the Work-Life Balance."

Ha! You think to yourself; but you click it anyway. Only to come face-to-face with the image of some overly smiley "new mom," who is expertly balancing her laptop in one hand and a baby in the other ... while on the phone with the office. (Because, you know; multitasking – it's a breeze!)

She's usually wearing some ridiculous pant suit from the 90's. Her kitchen, while sparse, is immaculate. Her face appears to never have seen an under-eye bag in it's life. In its life. And her baby? He smiles up at her adoringly. No, he will not yank that phone right out of her hand while she is in the middle of an important call. No, he is not currently sporting an over-ripe diaper. No, she does not want to lose her mind.

Because life, according to this photo, ain't so hard. Didn't you know that, Mom? Didn't you?!

Basically what we're saying here is, if you too have rolled your eyes at the utter ridiculousness of new mom stock photos, we are right there with you. But more importantly, so is "It's Like They Know Us," a – dare we say – genius tumblr blog devoted to calling these images out once and for all.

And it could not be more hilarious.

Allow us to share just a few of our favorites:

"I am sleeping comfortably while pregnant. Wearing makeup at night makes me smile."

Picture contributed by Amelia Gutke from The Longest Shortest Time fb group.

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On our natural, post-baby look:

"I just had a baby."

Picture contributed by Tara Copeland Eastwick of The Longest Shortest Time fb group.

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On a typical Saturday morning with the kids:

"Each weekend, our family has locally-sourced organic breakfast in bed while wearing all white and laughing and laughing."

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On modern multitasking:

"Hey, girlfriend! I’m just over here at the JC Penney Portrait Studio trying to get some work done."

Contributed by Laura Recchi of The Longest Shortest Time fb group.

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On happy family dinners. (In a make-believe land where kids eat their veggies and love leafy greens.)

"Hey pregnant ladies, don’t hog all the salad! Kids love it, too!"

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On bonding with baby:

"I’m so glad we’re raising our child on the set of the Total Eclipse of the Heart video."

“Me too, honey.”

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...and whatever this is:

"And on the third night you shall be visited by the Pumping Angel who will bestow upon you gifts of lactation cookies and People Magazines."

Picture contributed by Tara Copland Eastwick of The Longest Shortest Time fb group.

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Amazing, isn't it? Continue the hilarity over on It's Like They Know Us.

Images via ItsLikeTheyKnowUs.tumblr.com

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