You have faceless Instagram accounts recycling parenting memes, trying to capitalize on the latest buzzwords and then you have 'Parent Normal.'

It's run by writer Chris Cate who is a "3x dad" himself, so you know the content he shares is coming from someone with real-life experience and an understanding of what raising kids actually feels like. Which is probably the reason why 157,000 people are already following his carefully-curated feed.

The best part is that you don't even have to be a mother or father yourself to get these jokes. Thanks to all the pop-culture references, they're universal. So continue scrolling to check out the latest memes Chris has shared and for his older gems, open up our first publication on him.

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#1

This Is Going To Be A Fun Christmas

This Is Going To Be A Fun Christmas

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#2

It Happens To All Of Us

It Happens To All Of Us

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#3

The 80s Were A Different Time

The 80s Were A Different Time

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Minath
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's the same when you watch Little Mermaid.

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#4

Yep

Yep

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Headless Roach
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's like with that c**k waking up screaming. We don't know why but we understand.

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#5

Sweet Slimy Revenge!

Sweet Slimy Revenge!

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#6

Respect

Respect

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Nea
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Growing up is an exercise in eliminating the ‘wonder’ part of life!

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#8

So Rewarding

So Rewarding

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Shyla Bouche
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I once accused my mom of having kids to get her dishes done. I remember being quite offended when she laughed at me.

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#9

I Wish This Wasn't True

I Wish This Wasn't True

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#10

If You Know, You Know

If You Know, You Know

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Pandalea
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

On the day my fourth kid entered kindergarten, I came back home, put music on and *danced*!

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#11

Life Ain't Easy For Anybody

Life Ain't Easy For Anybody

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#12

The Scary Truth!

The Scary Truth!

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Nea
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seriously the disgusting amounts of energy kids have!!!

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#13

How Did We Survive?

How Did We Survive?

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Robert B
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I still get paralyzed with awe when I remember I have all my fingers, toes, eyes, etc.

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#15

I'm So Tired, But I Can't Sleep. Why?!

I'm So Tired, But I Can't Sleep. Why?!

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Bobby
Community Member
3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I stopped using my bedroom for anything other than sleep. No TV, no computer, no phone other than seeing the alarm. Really conditioned me to "this room is for sleeping" and helped a lot

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#16

Are You Listening?

Are You Listening?

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#17

I Would Have Such Mixed Feelings On This Smell

I Would Have Such Mixed Feelings On This Smell

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#18

Ain't That The Truth!

Ain't That The Truth!

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Minath
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It doesn't change when they reach adulthood and move out either!

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#19

This Is A Scary Thought

This Is A Scary Thought

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Nadia D
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Killing me all the time I think about it, right...

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#20

Kid: What Markers?

Kid: What Markers?

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#22

I'd Rather Be Wrongly Called Pregnant

I'd Rather Be Wrongly Called Pregnant

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Minath
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had my kid young, the first 14 years of her life we were asked if we were sisters, great for me, she wasn't impressed. It mostly happened when I got asked for ID when buying tobacco and alcohol.

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#23

Who Wants To Play?

Who Wants To Play?

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Debby Keir
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my, I'm rather deaf and have been for more than 30 years - nerve damage so hearing aids don't work. Babysitting the grandchildren and 7 year old is yelling around 10pm. Go up, ask what's the matter - she yells something which to me sounded really garbled and I couldn't understand. I ask her nicely to repeat it more slowly and quietly as I couldn't understand. More garble and why can't you understand me at the end. I'm deaf, I reply, surely you know this? Another headfit "You're lying, you're not deaf" Turns out that the only deaf children she knows all had cochlear implants, so you're not deaf unless you have one, ...

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#24

All Kids Are Different!

All Kids Are Different!

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DEW
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Send it!! Then when you pick them up or send another text\e-mail and say oop's I hit the wrong e-mail! I was so happy to see how well my daughter is doing at school!!!

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#25

Horrible

Horrible

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#26

This Doesn't Bode Well For My Future

This Doesn't Bode Well For My Future

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#27

Tag Your Spouse If This Is True!

Tag Your Spouse If This Is True!

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DEW
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ooohh so you can get that picture when your husband takes a photo of you?? I'll take it!! LOL!!

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#29

As An Introvert, This Hits Home

As An Introvert, This Hits Home

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Bobby
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's easier to do things for my kids suffering in scared to do for myself

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#30

Nobody

Nobody

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James016
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Give them a goodnight kiss and then they wipe their mouth on your sleeve/arm

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#31

Please Don't Ask Why I'm Yelling

Please Don't Ask Why I'm Yelling

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CP
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Happens with me all the time. I try to explain to the kids that if you don't want me to yell, listen within the first 10 times I ask you to do something.

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#32

Can't Let Your Imagination Run Too Wild!

Can't Let Your Imagination Run Too Wild!

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#33

Who Is The Boss Here?!

Who Is The Boss Here?!

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Esha
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And then the whole stack of books comes out from under the covers...

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#34

We Can All Use A Safe Place

We Can All Use A Safe Place

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#35

Life Isn’t Fair. Kids: Hold My Root Beer

Life Isn’t Fair. Kids: Hold My Root Beer

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Mulberry Juice
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My brother NEVER cut it exactly in half and always took more. I’m still bitter about that because it was MY chocolate bar!!!

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#36

Truth!

Truth!

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I'm.Just.A.Girl
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My ex taught my daughter the "mom, mama, mom, mommy, mom, mama....." "WHAT?!" "...HI" Skit Stewie does to Lou's while she sleeps in the show 'Family Guy'. My daughter was 2. She still does to me and she is 11.🙄

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#37

You Have No Idea

You Have No Idea

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#38

Wouldn't That Be Nice

Wouldn't That Be Nice

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Skittle-chanWan
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

aren't all those nature documentaries like that? always the cutest thing has to die

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#39

Welcome To Parenthood!

Welcome To Parenthood!

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#40

Your Dad Lol

Your Dad Lol

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