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!

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Zoe Is So Excited To Be A New Mom!

Zoe Is So Excited To Be A New Mom!

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#2

This Is My Life Now

This Is My Life Now

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#3

Poor Mom Felt Asleep Just Like That

Poor Mom Felt Asleep Just Like That

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#4

Sip Away, Little Ones

Sip Away, Little Ones

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Peggy Blanchard
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Psssst! What are we gonna do?" "I dunno--we're completely outnumbered!"

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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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Cathulhu

Cathulhu

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#8

This Is Not What I Expected

This Is Not What I Expected

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#9

Are You Done Yet?

Are You Done Yet?

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#10

Looks Like Mommy's Having A Blast

Looks Like Mommy's Having A Blast

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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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#12

My Cat Recently Had Kittens, Her Face Is Priceless

My Cat Recently Had Kittens, Her Face Is Priceless

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#14

Well Hello There

Well Hello There

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#15

Aaargh, They Are Running Away!

Aaargh, They Are Running Away!

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#16

But Mooom! :p

But Mooom! :p

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#17

My Cat Has Seen Things

My Cat Has Seen Things

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#18

Drained Out

Drained Out

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#20

Happy Friday, Purrrr

Happy Friday, Purrrr

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#21

Always Loving On One Of The Babies.

Always Loving On One Of The Babies.

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#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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Happy and healthy pups! Ha not a Breeder. All spayed and neutered now, these puppies were and are loved, raised in warm safe home, and slept in a real bed like royalty, and no profit was made except memories. Tsk tsk assumptions. Thanks Leanne. Also they are pomchis (not that it matters). This was a bathroom doorway she was followed into.

Laura Holland
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6 years ago

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Because we really need more backyard breeder of red Chihuahuas.

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#24

Converting...

Converting...

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#25

Jhalli Totally Killin It With Motherhood, Butt On

Jhalli Totally Killin It With Motherhood, Butt On

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Vilmou
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kitten stealth mode, on: level: impossible

#28

Six!?! Really?!? Fml!

Six!?! Really?!? Fml!

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Pamela Ogburn
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These babies can't be mine, albinoes? Maybe they will have my eyes. Love my babies.

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#29

Everyone's Invited

Everyone's Invited

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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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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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#38

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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mother: THATS WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT EATING A BEE!

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#41

In Qatif Sea , Saudi Arabia

In Qatif Sea , Saudi Arabia

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Rebecca Smith
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#48

Miu" Before Disappearing

Miu" Before Disappearing

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Rebecca Smith
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#49

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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