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."