Sadly, after we give birth, there isn't a rule book we're sent home with; something that tells us: "Do do this, but be sure not to do that." We pretty much just blindly figure it out as we go. Trial and error, as they say.
That said, there are a few unwritten rules of motherhood we all seem to innately follow. They aren't anything we were ever taught or told, they're just things that naturally have come to us after becoming mothers.
Here are 20 rules of motherhood.
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