Dad jokes may be all over the internet, but this weekend belongs to moms, so let's hand over the mic to them.

Whether your mother is the comedian in the family, or she could really, really use a laugh today, your family should find something in this Bored Panda list to help lighten the mood.

While we all have a unique sense of humor, there are some universal it's-funny-because-it's-true bits that only a mom can produce. So continue scrolling and check out the ones that really stand out!

#1

Best Mom Ever

Best Mom Ever

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Mary Rogers
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2 months ago

Impeccable logic.

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#2

Her Mother Looks So Happy

Her Mother Looks So Happy

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June’s Very Own
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2 months ago

Good for you!

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Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to belong to a long line of jesters to make humor work for you and your children. Parents can sometimes use joking as a distraction or departure from the usual routine – a break from the serious side of things.

With humor, moms and dad can calm down emotional situations, encourage proper behavior and strengthen the parent-child bond. Yet, many of us do not fully appreciate its potential.

Talya Stone, a former public relations specialist turned blogger and the woman behind online journals Motherhood: The Real Deal and 40 Now What, told Bored Panda that allowing yourself to switch off and not make a big deal out of everything can be a real gamechanger.

"Life is so stressful, as can parenting be and humor is a powerful way of diffusing every situation in particular when your kids are driving you nuts and acting out."

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"If I Birthed 6 Kids, I'm Gonna Get 6 Kids Out". Super-Mom Emma Schols Saved All Of Her 6 Kids From Their Burning Home

"If I Birthed 6 Kids, I'm Gonna Get 6 Kids Out". Super-Mom Emma Schols Saved All Of Her 6 Kids From Their Burning Home

Even tho she was bleeding and losing skin, hair burnt like coal, she kept going. Emma got 93% burn injuries, yet still survived. A Hero.

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DannyW
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2 months ago

Get well soon!!!!!!!!

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#4

Please Don't Make Fun Of This. I Asked My Mom To Make Me A Bulbasaur Cake For My 21st Birthday, And This Is The Result

Please Don't Make Fun Of This. I Asked My Mom To Make Me A Bulbasaur Cake For My 21st Birthday, And This Is The Result

She doesn't do any kind of art and I'm really happy with it.

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Shannon Matthews
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2 months ago

Awwww this is super cute! She did a great job!

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#5

World's Best Mom

World's Best Mom

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Sergio Bicerra
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2 months ago

If u love your parents, tell them. Doesn't have to be that hard. My dad is kindda cold but shows his love in many other ways and once in a while i'll drop an 'love u' just like passing by, and I can feel he feels touched by that. Btw, i think he has said to me "I love you' a hanful of times in my whole life (im 47) but is the kind of guy who would do a week long research on medicine if I told him I got a cold

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"The moment I learned not to take everything so seriously (or myself so seriously), I instantly became a better parent," Talya Stone said.

Susan Newman, Ph.D., who is a social psychologist researching and writing about parenting concerns, family dynamics and trends, agrees. She thinks even though parental anger may seem like the right response when your child misbehaves, it runs the risk of putting a wedge in your relationship.

"Consider a thoughtful, humorous exchange: laughter or a joke, but one not made at your child’s expense in a way that demeans him," Newman suggested in U.S. News. "Sarcasm and put-downs work against tightening your parent-child bond. Let's say you send your child to his room or take your daughter's cellphone away for two weeks. You are ultimately pushing a child away who already feels miserable because he broke a rule or your favorite bowl (or because he got caught). She's stressed by the transgression that curtailed her privileges and may begin to harbor resentment toward her restricting parent."

#6

My Mum Finally Escaped An Abusive Relationship And Found Herself A Little Place. No Furniture Yet But She Just Sent Me This And I’m So Proud

My Mum Finally Escaped An Abusive Relationship And Found Herself A Little Place. No Furniture Yet But She Just Sent Me This And I’m So Proud

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Nadine
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2 months ago

Good for her! It's never to late to find peace and safety!

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#7

A Proud Look Of A Mother

A Proud Look Of A Mother

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June’s Very Own
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2 months ago

So genuinely proud of her son 😭

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#8

Mom Gave Me A Teddy Bear For Thanksgiving. Took A Second To Realize It’s One Of The Most Valuable Things I’ve Ever Owned

Mom Gave Me A Teddy Bear For Thanksgiving. Took A Second To Realize It’s One Of The Most Valuable Things I’ve Ever Owned

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Hayhaypaula
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2 months ago

Made from grandpa's shirts! Awesome, Mom!

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#9

A Mother Is A Mother After All

A Mother Is A Mother After All

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

How cute is that baby though?

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Of course, that doesn't mean that humor is always the best answer. "Anything that puts your child in physical danger or seems to put his academic or social standing at risk calls for a serious chat or imposing restrictions," Newman highlighted.

But with that being said, in many instances, a lighter approach reduces both the parent's and the child's stress. So why not make use of it?

"It can also keep a situation from escalating and reduce a child's feelings of regret or remorse over having done something inappropriate. Most importantly, humor underscores that you love your child in spite of the immediate misstep."

#10

My Wife Loves To Take A Nap Whenever Possible. Her Mom And Grandma Came To Town To Visit And Now I Can See Where She Gets It From

My Wife Loves To Take A Nap Whenever Possible. Her Mom And Grandma Came To Town To Visit And Now I Can See Where She Gets It From

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Some Cool Guy
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2 months ago

Power naps are the way

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#11

Mom Who Helped Her Blind Daughter Graduate From Law School, Received And Honorary Law Degree For Her Effort

Mom Who Helped Her Blind Daughter Graduate From Law School, Received And Honorary Law Degree For Her Effort

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June’s Very Own
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2 months ago

I read about this on another BP post. The mother read all her text books to her, and helped her study and wrote essays for her. What a beautiful person

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#12

My Mom Took This Picture Of Our Dog And Also Doesn't Know Memes

My Mom Took This Picture Of Our Dog And Also Doesn't Know Memes

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Jade Gleeson
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2 months ago

That. Is. FANTASTIC!

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#13

Mom Was Worried Somebody Would Step On The Cat, So She Put Cones Around Him

Mom Was Worried Somebody Would Step On The Cat, So She Put Cones Around Him

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Dough Puddle
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2 months ago

I'm more concerned over the trip hazard that rug has got going on. Plus my OCD wants to straighten it.

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Rod A. Martin, one of the premier researchers on the topic, is certain that humor is important for both emotional well-being and relationships.

In his book, 'The Psychology of Humor: An Integrative Approach,' Martin points out, "Besides boosting positive emotions and counteracting negative moods like depression and anxiety, humor is thought to be a valuable mechanism for coping with stressful life events and an important social skill for initiating, maintaining and enhancing satisfying interpersonal relationships."

#14

Moms Are Best

Moms Are Best

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June’s Very Own
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2 months ago

Slay.

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#15

My Mom Crochets And Donated 42 Blankets To Sick Children This Year

My Mom Crochets And Donated 42 Blankets To Sick Children This Year

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NannyChachi
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2 months ago

I crochet and I know the incredible amount of time that she put into making those blankets. That's a wonderful gift.

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#16

A Mom Who Gives Everything For Her Daughter

A Mom Who Gives Everything For Her Daughter

"My daughter has less than a year left to graduate from college. She studies business administration. She is good, smart, and eager to work. I still have 20 blocks left to finish my shift, but I remember my daughter and there is nothing to stop me."

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Nadine
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2 months ago

True love.

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#17

A Mother Handed Out More Than 200 Goodie Bags Filled With Candy And Earplugs, In Case Her 4-Month-Old Child Cried During The Flight

A Mother Handed Out More Than 200 Goodie Bags Filled With Candy And Earplugs, In Case Her 4-Month-Old Child Cried During The Flight

A very touching gesture by the mother but as you know when you have kids expect the unexpected.
Not a peep out of the kid.

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

Aw! That was so thoughtful, especially the earplugs. Love that the baby was actually well behaved though!🤣

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For parents who are infuriated by what their child has done, summoning humor in that moment can be hard, but Newman thinks it's worth a shot to make something out of an already unpleasant situation. The social psychologist invites moms and dads to imagine these situations:

  • Your toddler throws ketchup at your beige curtains – a direct hit before company arrives in 15 minutes for dinner.
  • Your teenager, a new driver, crumples the fender backing out of a parking space when he was told not to take the car to the mall.
  • Your 7-year-old tries on every one of your lipsticks, breaking most of them in half.
  • Your child uses your favorite handsaw on a mystery, gooey surface, and the saw is now only suitable for collecting dust or the trash.
  • You warn the kids that nothing good could come from playing ball in the house. Two minutes later, they crack the living room window.
#18

A Year And A Half-Ish After I Was Adopted. Me And My Mom

A Year And A Half-Ish After I Was Adopted. Me And My Mom

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Nancy Tate-Leach
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2 months ago

This is so pure

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#19

Their Mother Is A Saint

Their Mother Is A Saint

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Chinmayee Kalghatgi
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2 months ago

That shirt is so funny. Also can anyone tell me the difference between agender and non-binary?

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#20

My Mother Made Me The 2-Year-Old Outfit And The 39-Year-Old Outfit

My Mother Made Me The 2-Year-Old Outfit And The 39-Year-Old Outfit

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Chinmayee Kalghatgi
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2 months ago

Looking cute

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#21

My Mom Is Giving Me One Of Her Kidneys Tomorrow. Best Mom Ever

My Mom Is Giving Me One Of Her Kidneys Tomorrow. Best Mom Ever

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Lauren Ward
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2 months ago

As a mother, most of us would donate any organ to ensure our childs' survival, including our hearts 💕

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"None of the [before mentioned points are] particularly funny in the heat of the moment," Newman said. "As you attempt to control your displeasure and decide what to do, consider a reaction that's different from your usual approach. For instance, take the line, 'nothing good can come of that,' as a family mantra, an inside joke, and call it up when you see trouble brewing next time."

"Chances are good that your kids will laugh and start using it themselves (or with their siblings). They may even think twice about having a food fight or using your things without asking, and the line will be one more touching point between you. Alternatively, you can jump up and down or lie on the floor (not speaking) to 'say' without words, 'Stop what you’re doing right now!' And the children will think their parent acting ridiculously is quite entertaining."

#22

My Mom Is A Nurse Practitioner And She Has Been On The Front Lines Of A Covid Unit Since March. She Just Got This Shirt. I Haven't Seen Her Light Up Like That In Months

My Mom Is A Nurse Practitioner And She Has Been On The Front Lines Of A Covid Unit Since March. She Just Got This Shirt. I Haven't Seen Her Light Up Like That In Months

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Chancey
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2 months ago

Real hero!

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#23

A Very Awesome Mom

A Very Awesome Mom

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Jade Gleeson
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2 months ago

I do that for all of my kids, they have the option of getting the money after 1 year, or rolling it over and keep saving

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#24

Single Mom Dresses As Dad So Her Son Wouldn't Miss "Donuts With Dad" Day At School

Single Mom Dresses As Dad So Her Son Wouldn't Miss "Donuts With Dad" Day At School

Today at my son Elijah's skewl as I was dropping him off I ask him why there were so many cars... He said Donuts with Dad, so we quickly went back home cause I wasn't about to let him miss out... I know seeing other dads with their kids isn't easy for me but it's life, at least I can do whatever it takes to put a smile on that face, so here it goes.

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June’s Very Own
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2 months ago

That’s absolute love and dedication shown by the mother! Bless them both! I feel like a donut 🍩 now

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#25

In My Mom’s Bathroom

In My Mom’s Bathroom

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LeighAnne Brown-Pedersen
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2 months ago

I need this!

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If you want to give it a go, Newman suggests these silly approaches:

  • Act silly. Walk backward or abruptly stop speaking as a signal that you don't approve of whatever might be going on at the moment. Your children will laugh at you once they understand your action means you are not happy with the current behavior.
  • Talk to your child in pig Latin. Or ask her to repeat back to you something you said in the language she’s studying in school or in pig Latin.
  • Swoop in. Pretend you’re an angel or part of a cleanup crew (if a mess has been created) to diffuse the situation and get help with cleanup.
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I Don’t Know If Angels Exist, But If They Do My Mom Is One. My Mom Taking Care Of Her Dad As He Loses The Fight Against Covid

I Don’t Know If Angels Exist, But If They Do My Mom Is One. My Mom Taking Care Of Her Dad As He Loses The Fight Against Covid

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Chancey
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2 months ago

This is so sad!

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#27

The Amount Of Pride

The Amount Of Pride

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Nicky
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1 month ago

What a beautiful MOMent!

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#28

Best Mum Ever

Best Mum Ever

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Chancey
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2 months ago

Mom of the year!

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#29

My Mum Has Been Crocheting Freddy Mercury Dolls And Auctioning Them Off For Cancer Research

My Mum Has Been Crocheting Freddy Mercury Dolls And Auctioning Them Off For Cancer Research

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Roland
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1 month ago

I'm just a yarn boy from a yarn family...

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  • Get emotional, but not really. Make believe you are crying or sad, or do a dance and give it a name: “The Broken Vase Dance” or the “Not Going to Bed Dance.”
  • Make up a jingle. Use it when your child might be acting unsuitably or is about to break one of your rules, and repeat it often. For example, bust out a tune when you see your daughter is about to go over her allotted nightly screen time. Or, sing when your son is about to touch an object he shouldn’t.
  • Laugh at yourself. Do this when you make a mistake or do something boneheaded.
#30

Today Is My First Mother’s Day And I Gotta Say, I’m Killing It

Today Is My First Mother’s Day And I Gotta Say, I’m Killing It

I grew up with abusive, drug-addicted parents. I was always filled with anxiety about having my own kids and wondered if I’d be a good mom.

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Shannon Matthews
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2 months ago

Can relate. My parents were awful, but I'm raising my child the exact opposite of how they parented. I'm always there for her, respect her feelings, and know her worth. As a result, we've always been best friends and can tell each other anything

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#31

Our Dog Chews Up His Toys, My Mum Sews Them Up And Sends Us Reports On How The Surgery Went

Our Dog Chews Up His Toys, My Mum Sews Them Up And Sends Us Reports On How The Surgery Went

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June’s Very Own
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2 months ago

Prayers for hedgehog 🦔 🙏

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#32

Harry Potter Quilt My Mom Made For My Baby. That's So Nice. The Baby Isn't Allowed To Touch It

Harry Potter Quilt My Mom Made For My Baby. That's So Nice. The Baby Isn't Allowed To Touch It

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Iva Kazalova
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2 months ago

This is absolutely stunning!

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#33

A Loving Mother

A Loving Mother

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

But these are adorable!

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Everyone's human, and chances are parents will lose it on occasion with their children. But that doesn't mean we can use it as an excuse every time we lose our temper.

As these moms show, a joke is possible in many everyday situations. Try to follow their lead and slip it in if there's a chance!

#34

My Mom Packed A Lunch For Me For My Flight Today. I'm 47 Going On 8

My Mom Packed A Lunch For Me For My Flight Today. I'm 47 Going On 8

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Shannon Matthews
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2 months ago

Lol sounds like me. When she was in school, I would occasionally pack her a pb&j sandwich cut in the shape of a heart. Now when I go visit her at college, I bring her a pb&j sandwich cut in the shape of a heart. We both cherish this tradition

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#35

Mother Of Dragons

Mother Of Dragons

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June’s Very Own
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2 months ago

Those are some scarily cute dragons 🐉

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#36

My Mom Raised 4 Boys As A Single Mother On A Secretary’s Salary. She Came To Every School Event We Had. And Got Me Through College When I Had Severe Depression

My Mom Raised 4 Boys As A Single Mother On A Secretary’s Salary. She Came To Every School Event We Had. And Got Me Through College When I Had Severe Depression

She’s 76 now. I still talk to her everyday. Mom - you’re a Saint. Love you more than anything.

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Lauren Ward
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2 months ago

Now I love your mom too 🥰

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#37

My Mom Got Me Super Mario Sheets For Christmas. I'm 22 And Have Been Living In My Own Apartment For 4 Years, So I Looked Confused And Disappointed

My Mom Got Me Super Mario Sheets For Christmas. I'm 22 And Have Been Living In My Own Apartment For 4 Years, So I Looked Confused And Disappointed

She said "What? It's not like anyone else is going to see your sheets" and now I don't know if that was ignorance, an insult, or innocence.

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Shannon Matthews
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2 months ago

Peak mom

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#38

Moms Deserve All The Love We Can Give Them

Moms Deserve All The Love We Can Give Them

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NannyChachi
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2 months ago

Truth.

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#39

My Mom Made My Guinea Pigs A House Complete With Couches Art And Baby Pictures

My Mom Made My Guinea Pigs A House Complete With Couches Art And Baby Pictures

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Shannon Matthews
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2 months ago

Awwww she loves her furry little grandchildren!

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#40

Oh Dear Mom

Oh Dear Mom

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Hannah Edwards
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1 month ago

My son went to meet a friend on the park yesterday. It was the first time he’d gone out, spur of the moment, on his own. I panicked a bit too, I get this.

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#41

I Jokingly Asked My Mom To Knit A Sweater For My Cat. She Took It Seriously, And Actually Did It

I Jokingly Asked My Mom To Knit A Sweater For My Cat. She Took It Seriously, And Actually Did It

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Lauren Ward
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2 months ago

Fluffy gray goes with every color 😍

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#42

Nicolas Is 11 Years Old And Blind. To Allow Him To Enjoy His Favourite Team, His Mother Sylvia Takes Him To Every Single Palmeiras Game And She Narrates The Action

Nicolas Is 11 Years Old And Blind. To Allow Him To Enjoy His Favourite Team, His Mother Sylvia Takes Him To Every Single Palmeiras Game And She Narrates The Action

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June’s Very Own
Community Member
2 months ago

Those damn onion ninjas 🥷 🧅

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#43

My Mother Made A Facebook Account And This Was Her First Message To Me

My Mother Made A Facebook Account And This Was Her First Message To Me

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June’s Very Own
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2 months ago

Haha! Great sense of humour

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#44

Found A Cookie I Made As A Child For My Mom’s First Mother’s Day After She Left My Abusive Dad Still In My Mom’s Freezer - I’m 28 Now

Found A Cookie I Made As A Child For My Mom’s First Mother’s Day After She Left My Abusive Dad Still In My Mom’s Freezer - I’m 28 Now

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1Zs Girl
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2 months ago

That's so sweet 😊

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#45

Mom. 92. All She Wanted For Her Birthday Was Grilled Hot Dogs By The Lake And Us

Mom. 92. All She Wanted For Her Birthday Was Grilled Hot Dogs By The Lake And Us

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Dough Puddle
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2 months ago

My mom will ask for something special for dinner then later ask if it's too much trouble, too expensive, or putting me out. Why mom? Why can't you just ask and be happy to receive? So frustrating

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#46

These Were My First Pair Of Shoes In 1980. My Mother Kept Them For 40 Years In Good Condition, And They Are Now My Son's First Pair Of Shoes In 2020

These Were My First Pair Of Shoes In 1980. My Mother Kept Them For 40 Years In Good Condition, And They Are Now My Son's First Pair Of Shoes In 2020

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June’s Very Own
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2 months ago

Maybe your son can pass them onto his own son in the future:) (if he chooses to have any children, if not maybe he can donate them:) )

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#47

I'm 49. Just Found This In My Mum's Bookcase, What The Hell

I'm 49. Just Found This In My Mum's Bookcase, What The Hell

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LeighAnne Brown-Pedersen
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2 months ago

If you have to ask…yes

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#48

Tested Positive For Covid. Woke Up Today To Find A Shiped Order Of Meds, Chicken Noodle Soup, Etc. On My Doorstep From My Mom

Tested Positive For Covid. Woke Up Today To Find A Shiped Order Of Meds, Chicken Noodle Soup, Etc. On My Doorstep From My Mom

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Lauren Ward
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2 months ago

Being a mother is a lifelong commitment! 😊

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#49

Left A Sock At My Mum's And She Posted It Back To Me With A Home Made Card

Left A Sock At My Mum's And She Posted It Back To Me With A Home Made Card

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June’s Very Own
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2 months ago

Yay! Socks reunited at last 🧦 🧦

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#50

My Son And I Planted Our Faces On A Copier Back In 1994

My Son And I Planted Our Faces On A Copier Back In 1994

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June’s Very Own
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2 months ago

I want to do this one day:) a mother’s love is forever

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