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Show of hands: Who here thought taking care of a baby would be piece of cake? Me neither. Next question: Who here had no idea it would be as hard as it is? Yup, mine's raised, too.

If I had to write a job posting that summed up my newborn-caring duties, it would look something like this: Helpless boss with wild mood swings, huge appetite, and lots of gas seeks 24/7 caregiver to feed, bathe, clothe, play, and ferry to and from doctor's appointments. Must be willing to work for no salary, vacation, or sick time.

Well, when you put it that way...

Raquel D'Apice, a mom of one and stand-up comic, is the brains behind the humor blog The Ugly Volvo. She riffed on the job posting idea by coming up with hilarious fake Yelp reviews written by parents caring for their newborns (something she cleverly titled "The Newborn Experience"). "We obsessively check online reviews to see if a movie is worth seeing or a restaurant is worth visiting. If anyone was considering having a newborn baby and wanted to read the Yelp reviews first, here they are," she wrote.

Related: 12 Things No One Ever Tells You About Babies

And don't forget to visit The Ugly Volvo to see read more reviews!

OK, it's your turn: How would you rate your Newborn Experience? (Be honest!)

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Bonnie Gibbs Vengrow is a New York City-based writer and editor who traded in her Blackberry and Metro card for playdates and PB&J sandwiches—and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch her feisty, funny son grow up. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

Photo of mom with newborn via Shutterstock


Comments (1)

December 3, 2018
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