Nobody said that being a mom is going to be easy. But as soon as you become one, you realize how much time, energy, sacrifice, commitment and patience it requires for something that yields little outside reward. Add the societal pressure to be not just a mom, but a perfect one, and it becomes too much.

No wonder that in times of the post-pandemic world, where parents, educators and entire households have faced unprecedented challenges in leading their lives as normally as possible, parenting-related memes are on the rise. From dad jokes to mom memes, it’s a whole new form of absurd comedy that points out the reality of parenthood and wraps it in the internet’s language.

Just like this Neat Mom Instagram account which is home to a whopping 1.1M followers who chuckle over “moms will get it” kinda content. Below we selected some of the funniest, so scroll down and upvote your favorite ones as you go!

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Ivana Bašić
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look at the admiration on their little faces. The ultimate coolness level a parent can achieve.

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Chris Jones
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fantastic idea! I'm so fed up with having to choose (no idea how that fell to me!) and then being told 'don't fancy it'. Argh!

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Memes used to be seen as something that belonged to a younger generation. Part of the miscellaneous language, they have power to point out a particular situation by showing it in a very relatable manner. Today, more and more parents are browsing the internet for humor-related content, much of which is made of memes. So how did that happen, you may wonder?

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Libstak
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Omg I want to be a fly on the wall for this so much. Lmao

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When life gets bumpy, and in the lives of parents, this is daily business, humor can become a savior. Funny parenting memes are one type of humor easily accessible via social media. On the more fundamental level, parenting memes reflect some of the quintessential aspects and experiences of raising kids that many families have in common. Memes help parents to recognize that they are not alone in their parenting journey, and this becomes a form of light-hearted relief.

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Chris Jones
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My inlaws had the same problem with their dog. We have such an inconsistent bedtime that our dogs are too confused.

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Chris Jones
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Getting ready for bed wakes you up! Particularly that flipping minty fresh toothpaste malarkey. Why has no one come up with flavours that will promote sleep? Chamomile toothpaste or something?!

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Many moms and dads are under the immense stress of being perfect parents. But through the shared sense of absurdity that memes offer, they get a much-needed sense of encouragement. Parents realize that they will get through the challenging days, the rough patches, the uncertainties, and the worries. A little gesture like sending a parenting meme to a friend can be an excellent way to send some encouragement their way, share a laugh, and brighten their day.

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Brendan Roberts
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8 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hmmm...perhaps I should ask my wife if I'm honestly the world's greatest lover.

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E Menendez
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is sweet. It really is the simple things.

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At the same time, memes can be about anything and everything, and younger generations share the most memes. So understanding memes and knowing how to communicate using them is a way for parents to bridge the communication and generation gap between them and their children.

They also learn about their children’s culture and trends, as well as giving parents a sense of how they can better relate to their kids. For that reason, parenting memes can open doors to more in-depth conversations with our kids so they surpass the sole purpose of having a laugh.

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Mama Penguin
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Would a single pigeon feather do? I found it at a nearby park.

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Tilfeldig Forbipasserende
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And then there are those who wake up and thinks "F**k, I woke up" (probably not 2 year olds)

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MagicalUnicorn
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that;s so damn relatable, i'm 36 old morning person with zero kids who likes to be in pyjamas by 9; if thing won't start by 6, i'm definitely not going

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Lori E
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We gotta embrace those win/win moments

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Mama Penguin
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Imagine if field trips were a thing for employees. No, not a team building activity. Just a field trip where you take a day off work and learn how a medieval farm was run.

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C W
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It’s cute but cats don’t work that way. It can take weeks for a cat to take to a new environment and feel safe. And that’s with their family not with complete strangers.

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Chris Jones
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aw, bet that was a fantastic laugh! I grew up on a farm and my dad would put us on the back of an old trailer, pulled by a tractor, and drive around the bumpiest fields with deep ruts in them. We would be jolted and thrown about and had to hang on for dear life! Dangerous? Yep! Fun? So much fun! We would be shrieking with laughter. If I had kids I wouldn't do it in a million years!!

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E Menendez
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is probably more interesting and relatable. And more reflective of reality.

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Emily M
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As if somehow the discipline will happen to me in the night

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Chris Jones
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fair play to them. I just have my dogs who never question my decisions or argue with me!

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Mama Penguin
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did not take long to figure that out lol

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E Menendez
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Coming from someone who grew up poor to the point that our summer "consisted of playing in a kiddie pool filled with the laundry rinse water (cause water cost money) I still don't understand the allure of Disney. Over priced garbage.

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Carrie de Luka
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What if there are only red baskets available and you want black? 😳

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Fitz_N_Fartz
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Personal choice is a wonderful thing.....

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LuckyL
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seems like I was always 36 years old - I can't handle multiple people talking.

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Anna Tribe
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember 1 year my grandkids had been complaining that my pancakes were bad because I didn't have a non stick frying pan but I couldn't afford to buy one. 2 weeks later I got one from my daughter lol. Her boys had told her I needed a new frying pan. Last Christmas I'd told my daughter not to buy me anything as I knew she didn't have much money to buy gifts because of being on maternity leave. Imagine my surprise when she gave me a an electric heating blanket because she knew I couldn't afford to have the heating on.

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Dancy Chandler
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dogs should never drive, their head would be outside the whole time.

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Artsy Bookworm
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm 19 and feel this is it. Like I'm just going to graduate get a job maybe get married and kids. Like Meh.... Nothing interesting

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Trixie McMinx
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I miss this too! Best part was there were barely any selfie duck faces too.

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