13 Relatable Parenting Moments Captured With Sweet Illustrations Instead Of A Camera

"I see my drawings as love letters to new parents everywhere."

Most parents capture the moments they want to remember forever using their camera, but this creative mom also uses her drawing skills. 

Joy Hwang, aka Mom is Drawing, documents her experience as a mother through whimsical illustrations which she shares online for other parents who can relate. From trying to get work done with a toddler climbing on top of you, to the patience it takes to put a child to bed, to how great it feels to finally get some alone time in the shower, Hwang communicates the challenges and triumphs of parenting through her seriously sweet drawings. 

She first gained attention as she started chronicling her struggles with breastfeeding through her illustrations. "One of the hardest assignments I received as a new mom was to keep my baby alive with my boobs (breastfeed)," Hwang told HuffPost. "I've always imagined it would come naturally and magically, but it was quite the opposite."

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As she worked through this challenge herself, she wanted other moms to see her drawings and realize they're not alone. 

"My highest hope is to empower moms and challenge the taboo of breastfeeding and pumping in public and on social media, through sometimes silly or too-honest drawings. I want to open up these conversations and support one another," she said. 

Eventually, her Instagram became less about breastfeeding and more about the day-to-day life of her, her husband, and her daughter. 

"I started Mom Is Drawing to capture fleeting moments in my new role as a mom," Hwang wrote on her website. "Every time when my baby falls asleep for nap or bed time, I rewind my day with a pencil in my hand to recreate the emotion fresh and raw. I see my drawings as love letters to new parents everywhere, and I am happy to be here to share them with you." 

Check out some of our favorite pieces of Hwang's artwork below. 

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