As modern-age mothers, one of the main duties to our children (besides keeping them alive and well-fed) is to make their childhoods magical. You see this sentiment online all the time: “Don’t mind the mess, we’re making memories”, “Let them be little” and “The days are long, but the years are short”. These are all sayings with which mothers of young children are very familiar.

Sometimes, amidst the throes of tantrum-throwing three-year-olds and teething babies, having these inspirational quotes thrown in your face is not helpful.