21 Life After Baby Memes That Sum Up New Motherhood Perfectly


Most moms are prepared to deal with the pain of labor. They may even be bracing themselves for the sleepless nights that come along with having a newborn. But there are a lot of things about motherhood that may come as a surprise, and may make you cry. Luckily there are plenty of memes out there meant to make you laugh at the things that make this job one of the hardest around. The Internet is full of life after baby memes that take a lighter look at some of the less glamorous parts of the job, like lack of sleep, lack of time, and a to-do list that could fill up a few notebooks.

If you're feeling like you're in a little over your head, don't cry yourself to sleep. If you've had a baby, you've already proven that you're pretty tough. Remember, as a mom, you're a part of a sisterhood of women who are all doing the best they can to stay sane and keep their kids safe. There is no such thing as a perfect mom. The most important thing is to keep a good sense of humor. So take a break and check out the memes on this list — and then pay it forward by sharing them with another mom who needs a good laugh.

1Their Face Will Say It All

bunnuby on Twitter

You will wish your baby could tell you what's on their mind... until they can.

2No Time For The Phone

Colleen on Twitter

They will save up all of their crying for the moment you decide to make a phone call.

3Sniff Before You Touch

Jillian Darlington on Twitter

You will have to ask.

4Laugh Away The Tears

FriendsEAT on Twitter

Try to find the humor in everything.

5Coffee Is Life

✨Star✨ on Twitter

When you're a mom, no coffee is ever big enough.

6Kiss The Club Goodbye

LoveLifeMommyandWife on Twitter

Kids have no regard for your social life. Either stay at home or learn to cook with a hangover.

7Everyday Is Laundry Day

Miranda Gallegos on Twitter

Remember when you could save all of the washing for the weekend? Yeah, me either.

8The Aging Affect

Alexandra on Twitter

You will find gray hairs in places you never thought you would.

9What's Sleep?

Hermelinda Ríos Aria on Twitter

By now, you know that you will be tired all the time. Unfortunately, baby will have no regard for this... at all.

10The Baby Language

Good Family Life on Twitter

You will find yourself constantly trying to figure out what the heck your toddler is talking about.

11Call For Backup

*Danni* on Twitter

When they're not fighting, it can actually be helpful to have more than one kid.

12The Many Hats Of Mom

Jaana Uolamo on Twitter

If you thought being a mom was all about cooing at your baby and tickling her little toes, think again.

13Time To Leave

NeilMed Baby on Twitter

You'll never be on time for anything ever again.

14Sleep Over Everything

The Honest Company on Twitter

You may want to stay up and finish that book, but you'll be sorry tomorrow.

15Throw Away The Manual

Michelle Wendorf on Twitter

Every kid is different, so just throw something up against the wall and see what sticks.

16Everything Is A Competition

Lactation Treats on Twitter

Your kid won't decide they want something until their sibling wants it first.

17So Long Sex?

Jillian Darlington on Twitter

If given the choice, you will most likely choose sleep over sex.

18Queen Of Warnings

Aleva Naturals on Twitter

Toddlers will test your limits. The counting is just as much for you as it is for them.

19Don't Believe The Hype

The StyleFairy on Twitter

That annoyingly perfect mom with the happy Facebook posts? She's just as miserable as you are.  

20Being Tired Is Your New Way Of Life

Good Mother Project on Twitter

You'll even be tired on the weekends.

21Welcome Home

Ashley LeBlanc on Twitter

You don't have a lot of time to shop, so Target will inevitably become your favorite one-stop shop.