Motherhood is definitely not all sunshine and rainbows. Especially when the mother is tired or stressed out. Just think - sleepless nights, added responsibility, less time for yourself, etc. Would you be smiling all the time? Of course not. Don't get me wrong, motherhood is a beautiful thing and totally worth all the sacrifices, but it definitely has a downside. These pictures of animals' expressions collected by Bored Panda perfectly capture what "the other side" of motherhood looks like. Keep on scrolling to take a look!

Do you have any pictures of animals showing what it's like to be a mother? Add them to the list and don't forget to vote for your favorites!

#1

Zoe Is So Excited To Be A New Mom!

Zoe Is So Excited To Be A New Mom!

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Danuta Starwars 2 years ago

God bless her:)

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#2

This Is My Life Now

This Is My Life Now

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Adrienne Trego 2 years ago

You mean "this is my life meow".

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#3

Poor Mom Felt Asleep Just Like That

Poor Mom Felt Asleep Just Like That

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Carole Waters 2 years ago

Completely worn out.

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#4

Sip Away, Little Ones

Sip Away, Little Ones

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Laura Ingles. 2 years ago

I love this photo!.... Aaarrrggghh!!!!

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#5

Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom

Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom

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Santiago Fontainhas 2 years ago

1...2...

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#6

Angry Dad Cat Liked To Sit In The Sink By Himself...Until The Kittens Found Him

Angry Dad Cat Liked To Sit In The Sink By Himself...Until The Kittens Found Him

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Lanu Tzudir 2 years ago

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#7

Cathulhu

Cathulhu

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Holly Woods 2 years ago

She looks like a very strange type of octopus.

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#8

This Is Not What I Expected

This Is Not What I Expected

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forest nymph 2 years ago

<3

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#9

Are You Done Yet?

Are You Done Yet?

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Laura Ingles. 2 years ago

I love the three different shades of the kittens!! They look so soft!

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#10

Looks Like Mommy's Having A Blast

Looks Like Mommy's Having A Blast

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amber.le 2 years ago

She did looked really stressed!

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#11

The Moment You Realize You Don't Want Children

The Moment You Realize You Don't Want Children

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Laura Ingles. 2 years ago

And the moment you realise that choice has long gone...

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#12

My Cat Recently Had Kittens, Her Face Is Priceless

My Cat Recently Had Kittens, Her Face Is Priceless

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Benicio del Pilitch 2 years ago

help... me

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#13

The "First Time Mom" Look

The "First Time Mom" Look

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Jean Marcouyeux 2 years ago

WOW - 11 pups?

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#14

Well Hello There

Well Hello There

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Brianna Bastian 2 years ago

Cute. she is saying: i love you but go away

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#15

Aaargh, They Are Running Away!

Aaargh, They Are Running Away!

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Noah Dang 2 years ago

CATch them if you can! ????

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#16

But Mooom! :p

But Mooom! :p

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Rebecca Smith 2 years ago

"Don't you sass me!"

#17

My Cat Has Seen Things

My Cat Has Seen Things

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Julia Wolfe 2 years ago

That caption!

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#18

Drained Out

Drained Out

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alexa_bessee 2 years ago

I love this breed of cat! So cute!

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#19

I Feel Kind Of... Trapped

I Feel Kind Of... Trapped

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#20

Happy Friday, Purrrr

Happy Friday, Purrrr

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PinkPotatoUnicorn 3 months ago

It looks like there is a runt in there ... pool kitty😿

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#21

Always Loving On One Of The Babies.

Always Loving On One Of The Babies.

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Jhoa 2 years ago

She looks very loving.

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#22

My Precious !

My Precious !

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Courtney Armstrong 2 years ago

Awwww, look how tiny!! ;)

#23

When Your Kids Attack And Stop You Strolling Full Stop In The Middle Of The Door Way

When Your Kids Attack And Stop You Strolling Full Stop In The Middle Of The Door Way

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Rebecca Smith 2 years ago

7 puppies for a chihuahua?!! I thought they usually have 2 or 3??

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#24

Converting...

Converting...

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PinkPotatoUnicorn 3 months ago

Lol!

#25

Jhalli Totally Killin It With Motherhood, Butt On

Jhalli Totally Killin It With Motherhood, Butt On

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Vilmou 2 years ago

what an amazing mixture of colours <3

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#26

I'm So Exhausted.

I'm So Exhausted.

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PinkPotatoUnicorn 3 months ago

Kitten stealth mode, on: level: impossible

#27

Mom And Son.

Mom And Son.

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#28

Six!?! Really?!? Fml!

Six!?! Really?!? Fml!

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#29

Everyone's Invited

Everyone's Invited

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Zuma Monte 2 years ago

so the cat's name is Everyone?

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#30

Milk Time:)

Milk Time:)

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Tillie Martinussen 2 years ago

I love the little feet. :D

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#31

One Mommy And One Helper....

One Mommy And One Helper....

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#32

Dueling Moms! These Cats, Lola And Little Kitty, Are Best Friends Who Had Kittens A Week Apart!

Dueling Moms! These Cats, Lola And Little Kitty, Are Best Friends Who Had Kittens A Week Apart!

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2 years ago

They refused to be separated, and won't leave that box even for a bigger one! They're precious, and all 7 kittens are healthy!

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#33

Even Rat Mom's Need A Break

Even Rat Mom's Need A Break

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Ironhide 1904 2 years ago

Awww <3

#34

Two Heads Together Are Better Than One

Two Heads Together Are Better Than One

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#35

Worn Out Kitty

Worn Out Kitty

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Raukura Cave 2 years ago

They look like piano keys lol

#36

"1 Day Gone And I'm Knackered Already!"

"1 Day Gone And I'm Knackered Already!"

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#37

My Doodle Escaping From His Daughter's Hyperness.

My Doodle Escaping From His Daughter's Hyperness.

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Cheyenne Bills (phoenixgirl58) 2 years ago

doodle looks so much like my dog

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We're Getting A New Kitten They Said, It'll Be Fun They Said...

We're Getting A New Kitten They Said, It'll Be Fun They Said...

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Lazy Panda 2 years ago

Mother: THATS WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT EATING A BEE!

#39

What? Did I Hear "food"?

What? Did I Hear "food"?

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Ilija Ljubica Božić 2 years ago

????????

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#40

Oof....

Oof....

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#41

In Qatif Sea , Saudi Arabia

In Qatif Sea , Saudi Arabia

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Rebecca Smith 2 years ago

That's a pretty big kitten to still be nursing!

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#42

Thank God That Is Over

Thank God That Is Over

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#43

Wtf Just Happened?

Wtf Just Happened?

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#44

From Top To Bottom: Einstein, Phantom, Mr. Mango, Ella, Hunio

From Top To Bottom: Einstein, Phantom, Mr. Mango, Ella, Hunio

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Ava Kabir 2 years ago

why. exactly would you name Einstein's sibling mr. mango? :3

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#45

Happy Mother Cat!

Happy Mother Cat!

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Jane Howard 1 year ago

Happy? Hardly.

#46

Have Kids, They Said. It'll Be Fun, They Said.

Have Kids, They Said. It'll Be Fun, They Said.

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#47

Leydi

Leydi

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Greta Bershteyn-Kosenko 2 years ago

Soooooo cute

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#48

Miu" Before Disappearing

Miu" Before Disappearing

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Rebecca Smith 2 years ago

???? I'm sorry she disappeared. She never came back?

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Water Sipper

Water Sipper

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#50

Just Go To Sleep Already!

Just Go To Sleep Already!

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#51

Me And My Shadow

Me And My Shadow

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