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Are You Ready to Be a Mom? Take This Quiz

Being a Mom Jeanne Sager Feb 25, 2014

Motherhood readiness testSo, you think you're ready to be a mom, huh? What kind of questions did you ask yourself: am I financially viable, is my partner on board, do we have room for this baby? All good markers of motherhood preparedness, I suppose, but let's get real for a second.

It isn't until I had a baby that I realized all of the above was only the beginning. Was I ready for the kind of sleep deprivation torture the folks at Gitmo only wish they'd dreamed up? Ready to catch vomit in my hands?

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Ah yes, if you think having a savings account and a mortgage is proof positive you're ready to be a mother, let's just say you've got some learning to do! So let's get you there, shall we?

Can you pass these 15 test questions? Even #12?


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1Motherhood Readiness Test Question 1

More to the point -- are you fast enough to catch it?

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2Motherhood Readiness Test Question 2

Two words: rubber sheets.

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3Motherhood Readiness Test Question 3

Hey, at least you'll GET lunch that day.

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4Motherhood Readiness Test Question 4

How about putting a straw in a juice pouch while driving?

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5Motherhood Readiness Test Question 5

And then put pants on them while they're still kicking?

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6Motherhood Readiness Test Question 6

And what about your sleeves?

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7Motherhood Readiness Test Question 7

The sooner you convince yourself, the easier it will be.

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8Motherhood Readiness Test Question 8

Got nothing? Maybe these comebacks will help -- might want to bookmark them. You're gonna need 'em.

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9Motherhood Readiness Test Question 9

I tend to prefer it over eau de poo poo myself.

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10Motherhood Readiness Test Question 10

Bonus points if you don't throw it in your husband's face when he asks why you didn't put any salt in!

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11Motherhood Readiness Test Question 11

Oh no, you DIDN'T just think, "I'd leave baby in the car!"

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12Motherhood Readiness Test Question 12

On a Thursday night at 11 p.m., of course!

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13Motherhood Readiness Test Question 13

A child might be hurt; you've got to be on this.

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