I’ve often wondered if I’m the only mother who feels like they are constantly ordering their kids to do this and that and everything. I feel like from the time I get them up in the morning, until they go to bed at night, that I am constantly trying to make sure they are doing what they need to be doing, or not doing what they shouldn’t be doing.

It seems that my kids never retain what took place the day before. I have to remind them the next day to do the same things that I told them to do the day before. Most days I feel exhausted and out of breath by the time bedtime rolls around.

If you’re a mother then you know exactly what I mean, and you will appreciate the video below. If you’re not a mother, then this is just a glimpse of what it’s like in the day of the life of a mother.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.