Kate Middleton has her work cut out for her, both as a Duchess and as a full-time mom.

The new year is shaping up to be a busy year for the Duchess of Cambridge, who was recently passed down patronages by Queen Elizabeth II. As a full-time mother to two children under the age of five, Middleton has a full plate. 

At a visit with Anna Freud Centre’s Early Years Parenting Unit in London, Middleton leveled with parents and revealed that ‘parenting is tough,” the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. Middleton visited with mothers and youngsters wearing a blue Eponine coat dress with matching blue suede shoes, drop earrings and a silver wristwatch. The center provides support and mental health care to children and mothers.

Even in the midst of her civic duties and royal tours, Middleton is most clearly a mother first. From playing with her children during the family’s royal Canadian Tour in September to crouching down in designer duds to speak to young Prince George, Middleton is still a mother that many can relate to.

Read on for Kate’s most memorable quotes on parenting and kids, from Hello! Magazine and Café Mom.

  1. “It’s very emotional,” Middleton said outside of the hospital after delivering her first child, George, in July of 2013. “It’s such a special time. I think any parent will know what this feeling feels like.”
  2. “I hope we will be able to have a happy family ourselves,” Middleton said after her marriage to  Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.
  3. In a speech about the importance of hospice care for families, Middleton stated: “First class delivery of children’s palliative care is life changing. When families are confronted with the shattering news that their children have a life limiting condition, their world can fall apart. It is at those times that professional support is imperative.”
  4. “He’s done the first nappy!” Middleton said of William changing diapers.
  5. “Imagine if everyone was able to help just one child who needs to be listened to, needs to be respected, and needs to be loved – we could make such a huge difference for an entire generation,” Middleton said on supporting kids.