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.