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30 Mom Memes Mothers Will Find Hilariously Relatable

Being a mom is a joy, that goes without saying. But there's also PLENTY to laugh at, and that's what these memes are for.

Picture of children squirming into mother's, Getty Images


Being a mom is the absolute best—but it also means you’re part of a tribe of humans that understands the very specific day-to-day struggles, tasks, and hilarity that come with being a mom, especially to young kids. And thanks to the Internet, that tribe of moms can be bigger—and funnier—than ever. These funny mom memes perfectly capture the good, the bad, and the utterly exhausting aspects of mom life. And whether you are or aren’t a mom yourself, keep in mind just how much your own mom has done (and put up with)! Maybe get her one of these Mother’s Day gifts that’ll spoil her or share one of these motherhood quotes to show her your love. For more laughs, check out these funny mom quotes that will have you cry-laughing.

Child jumping on bed. MEME TEXT: You’d think after 2,524 bedtimes, my kids would have this, Getty Images

Bedtime means actually going to bed!

Bedtime is always a struggle for everyone involved. By the way, make sure you bookmark these back to school memes that are so relatable (and hilarious!)

Mom and child in matching chicken costumes. MEME TEXT: Having a weird mom builds, Getty Images

Normal is overrated

Share this meme if life with your mom is never boring! There are mom memes, and then there are dad jokes. Pick your poison.

Child in bed. MEME TEXT: Never make eye contact with a kid about to fall asleep—they'll sense your excitement and abort, Getty Images

They can just tell

The first few instants after a kid falls asleep are SO tenuous.

Mom smiling suspiciously as she shines a flashlight beneath bed. MEME TEXT: Searching for my son’s chocolate I ate last, Getty Images

Where could it be?!

No candy stash is safe from Mom.

Mom and daughter in the pool, screaming and laughing. MEME TEXT: You never realize how weird you are until you have a kid that acts just like, Getty Images


Wait, was I like that as a kid?!

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Two kids standing on their heads on a couch. MEME TEXT: The most difficult thing about being a parent? The, Getty Images

Also the best part, though

Who would’ve thought?!

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A mother finding her child hiding in a suitcase. MEME TEXT: If I ever go missing, follow my kids. They can find me wherever I, Getty Images

Found you, Mom

Feel like your kids have some kind of “mom detector”? Who knows, maybe it could come in handy.

Mother peeking around corner of dark door. MEME TEXT: Silence is golden! Unless you have a young child. Then silence is, Getty Images

Hear no evil?

It’s *too quiet*! Moms, you might also be able to relate to these hilarious working from home memes right now.

Woman with fake smile. MEME TEXT: When your kid is telling a story that just won't, Getty Images

“And THEN…”

You’re adorable, but Mommy has other things to do…

Delivery man holding large package. MEME TEXT: When the baby falls asleep in your arms and you try to move her to the, Getty Images

Handle with care

No sudden movements!

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Deer being pecked in the eye by a small bird. MEME TEXT: Being the parent of a, Getty Images

Fun with the kiddos

What even is personal space?

Mother on laptop while children play electric guitar and basketball behind her. MEME TEXT: Can I get back to you in about 12 years?, Getty Images

Hold, please

Maybe then I’ll have a free moment.

Woman peering behind shower curtain as if interrupted. MEME TEXT: I don't need a big, luxurious vacation—I'd be happy with an uninterrupted shower!, Getty Images

It’s the little things

You think a tropical getaway is the pinnacle of calm—until you have young kids.

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Child blowing out candles on cake. MEME TEXT: Why do we celebrate you on the anniversary of a day when Mom did all the work?!, Getty Images

Thanks, Mom

Here are more happy birthday memes to share with someone who’s celebrating.

Child playing trumpet, standing on the couch, while mother watches. MEME TEXT: Have kids, they said! It'll be fun, they said!, Getty Images

Never a dull moment

Hey, they never said it would be tranquil.

Woman in bathtub being disrupted by child. MEME TEXT: Want to get your kids' attention? Sit down and look, Getty Images

Impeccable timing

You might as well be summoning them to you.

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Welder. MEME TEXT: Trying to scrub dried Rice Krispies out of a, Getty Images

Why is it so hard?!


Two women touching elbows. MEME TEXT: When I see another mom with her screaming two-year-old in a, Getty Images

I feel your pain

Soldier on, comrade.

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Lion being attacked by her cubs. MEME TEXT: When my kids follow me into my room after the sixth time I put them to, Getty Images

So no one’s sleeping tonight

Mom needs to go to bed too!

Child upside down laughing. MEME TEXT: When I tell my kid to smile for a, Getty Images

Just smile normally…just once?!

I mean, hey, it’s still cute. These funny baby photos will make you laugh out loud.

Woman being covered with steam from the dishwasher. MEME TEXT: The closest I can get to a spa, Getty Images

How refreshing

Bonus: You don’t have to pay anything!

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Child looking up at mother. MEME TEXT: What I say: "No" What kid hears: "Ask again, Mom didn't understand the question!", Getty Images

“No” means what?

And on and on it goes.

Two children in front of TV. MEME TEXT: Feel guilty that your kids watch too much TV? Mute it and put subtitles on—now they're reading!, Getty Images

Pro parenting tip (?)

TOTALLY the same.

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Throwing money in garbage. MEME TEXT: Parenting summed, Getty Images

Where’d all the money go?

Sure, you knew kids would be costly, but sometimes it really can feel like this.

Woman thinking. MEME TEXT: What if I told you Dad also knows how to pour milk?, Getty Images

Give Mom a break

The kicker: when they walk right past Dad sitting on the couch to get to you.

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Woman shoving her face into the laundry. MEME TEXT: "How was your day with the kids?", Getty Images


My aura of exhaustion says more than words ever could. Sounds like Mom deserves one of these thank you memes in addition to mom memes.

Child throwing tantrum on the floor. MEME TEXT: I've never wrestled a bear, but I have pulled a splinter from a two-year-old's, Getty Images

You don’t know the struggle

The jury’s out on which is more treacherous.

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A mother goose and her goslings. MEME TEXT: That first-time mom, Getty Images

Oh good, they’re all here

Parenting will get easier…right?!

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Dog sticking head out window. MEME TEXT: Me on my way to run cumbersome, boring errands without the, Getty Images

A moment alone?!

I am READY to hit Costco.

Woman with arms crossed, smiling. MEME TEXT: Thinking about the junk food I'm going to eat after the kids are in, Getty Images

Guilty pleasures

What they don’t know won’t hurt them. Next, check out the funniest memes of 2020.

Meghan Jones
Meghan Jones is a word nerd who has been writing for since 2017. You can find her byline on pieces about grammar, fun facts, the meanings of various head-scratching words and phrases, and more. Meghan graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2017; her creative nonfiction piece “Anticipation” was published in the Spring 2017 issue of Angles literary magazine.

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