Circles of Hell for Moms

“In my studies I came across Dante’s ‘Inferno,’ which is the beginning of the epic poem ‘Divine Comedy.’ ‘Inferno,’ as it turns out, is Italian for “hell.” The 14th-century epic poem tells the story of the writer suffering through the nine circles of hell located within Earth. Kinda sounds like motherhood, no?

“Let’s face it, some parts of motherhood are downright hellish. And while it seems like those sleepless nights with infants or days spent comforting a teething child are hell, they’re not. That’s because those phases end quickly. The real nine circles of hell for moms last longer and make even the most patient woman feel like she is in the middle of an Italian classic.” — Meredith Gordon, Mom.me, May 14, 2015

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