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Your Feelings of Exhaustion Are Valid Even if You Don't Have Kids

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“You don’t know real exhaustion until you have kids.” Prior to becoming a parent, that phrase made me cringe. If I didn’t know “real exhaustion,” what on earth had I been enduring for the past few years of my life?

It felt pretty damn real to me. I was also terrified. I had always planned on having kids, but would I ever truly be capable of being a parent if I already felt exhausted?

It took actually becoming a mom and settling into motherhood to realize that I didn’t need to be a parent to be tired, or even exhausted.

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