Let’s be honest: Moms go through a lot. There are emotional changes, physical changes (for those who birth their children), and societal pressures that all mothers face. Not to mention the fact that there are always mom-shamers and people who think they can do better. So instead of putting moms down, why don’t we lift them up for once?
This article shows off some of the funniest, sweetest, most wholesome mothers that the world has to offer. These mamas are pretty much proof that some people were just born to be parents. So let’s celebrate these unsung heroes and afterward, we should all call our moms!
Dad for a Day
This single mother didn’t want her son to miss out on his school’s Donuts with Dad Day, so she dressed up as a dad in order to join the event. Sure, she could have just shown up as a mom, but she wanted to make her son laugh and enjoy the day, rather than feeling strange for not having a dad there. Single parents really can do it all!
This mama happily announced that her son was “really excited.” “He was shaking and said, ‘Thank you.’ I told him, ‘I did this for you so you can have fun.'” She also explained that this wasn’t the first time the issue of dad-centered events have come up, but it was the first time she found a perfect solution. “I saw that same, sad look on his face, and I didn’t want that, I wish I would have done it sooner.” The best part? This family is ready to make the dad costume an annual event!
There Are No Family Photos Without Mom!
This particular mom is quite the artist and she’s the center of her latest masterpiece. Apparently, she wasn’t available for a group photo with her family but, of course, she didn’t want to be excluded. Luckily, she had a solution: she told her loved ones to go ahead with the picture and she’d simply photoshop herself in. Technically, that’s exactly what she did…
While her family left space for mom to insert herself into the center of the photo, she wanted to be more prominent than just that. She made sure that everyone would feel her presence and know she was there in spirit. We do have to say, it seems like a bit of a missed opportunity that she didn’t put herself in the two other photos on the wall, as well. There’s always next time…
Mommy-and-Me clothes are a pretty popular trend in which a mother and daughter will wear the same outfit, each one slightly tailored for their age. Clearly, that was the inspiration for this mother’s Christmas gift to her daughter, as she made her child matching pajamas to share with her fur baby.
This is probably the best Mommy-and-Me outfit in the world because it was hand-sewn by a mom. Just to add to the awesomeness, both mama and doggo are featured in each other’s pajamas. We have no doubt that they’re going to have only sweet dreams from now on!
Bringing Christmas to You
Christmas away from home is always a bummer but it can be particularly difficult for young adults who live in tiny apartments and don’t have room for a tree. That’s exactly what this young man was going through when he called his mom to let her know that he didn’t have space for Christmas decorations. This mama wasn’t about to let her son miss out on the holiday traditions, so she showed up at his house with a hand-made wreath instead!
This woman’s delighted son explained the gift’s thoughtfulness, “There’s an ornament my late grandpa gave me when I was only 2, one handmade by my late aunt and another that was on my late uncle’s tree that he wanted me to have before he passed.” He went on to say, “The world is full of heroes that make it their goal to lift up others and bring love to this world and ask for nothing in return. My mother is undoubtedly one of those heroes.”
Mom Says ”No”
A pretty common occurrence in any household with children is that as the kids start to grow older, they want to dress in a more mature manner. Oftentimes, this happens before the parents are ready, or the teen takes things a bit too far in their clothing choices. Well, this mom wasn’t having any of that!
The problem with trying to be a rebellious teen is that you’re typically still living in your parents’ house… and mom does the laundry. Clearly, this mother didn’t like the suggestive message written on her daughter’s underwear so she decided to make some changes. We have to admit that it’s a pretty good strategy, instead of arguing with her daughter over what to wear, this mama simply took matters into her own hands.
It’s Adventure Time!
This mom knows that giving her kids an encouraging message can help get them through a tough day. Well, these children are in for a pleasant surprise as their mom includes these motivational drawings in their lunches each school day. Bonus points for the fact that she’s familiar with Adventure Time!
This loving mama posted, “I can’t draw – I know these will make me kids smile when they find them in their lunch boxes.” We have to disagree, we think she’s a wonderful artist and an even better mother! Most importantly, every day is an adventure with a supportive mom.
It’s Clear Who They’re Rooting For
Good parents are always supportive of their children’s endeavors and will, of course, root for their kids in any competition. That being said, these particular parents took things a step further by making it crystal clear who they’d be cheering on in the upcoming fight they were going to watch.
These are the proud mama and papa of a professional fighter and they want everyone to know it! While their daughter is hiding her face in shame, we have no doubt that she’s glowing on the inside. Truthfully, she’s already won, because whoever she’s fighting against probably doesn’t have parents as awesome as hers!
When You’re Gone for Too Long
This man hadn’t seen his mom in way too long and she clearly missed him. This mother was so proud of her boy that she wanted everyone to know who to thank for his existence. Her son proudly wrote, “This is how my Mom greeted me at the airport, after having not seen her for a few years. She made me walk through the entire airport under her left arm.”
For the most part, the internet loved this heartwarming moment, as it should. The guy who posted the photos even said that he was going to show his mom the comments so she’d see how great she is! Of course, there were some haters who felt that she set out to embarrass her son, to which he wrote, “to all the moms out there. If you embarrass your kids with heart, we will secretly love it. Although for younger kids it may take them a few years to realize it.”
Nothing Will Stop Mom From Feeding Her Kids!
This mom was determined to make her kids a delicious meal and nothing was going to stop her! Not even the fact that she couldn’t find the mixer… While a lack of proper cooking equipment may prevent a mere human from cooking successfully, the situation was no match for a mother.
This bada** mama used an electric drill in place of an electric mixer and we have no doubt that the results were delicious. Clearly, this isn’t the type of mom who just says to herself “I’ll have to make something else,” her kids get their first choice in meals, every time. Now that’s dedication!
No one will ever support this kid as much as his mother is doing in this photo, and we mean no one. We do hope this child realizes that, particularly when he’s older and enters the dating world. If not, he’s going to have some wildly unrealistic expectations… Women, beware.
All jokes aside, it is wonderful that this woman is so supportive of her son’s gaming hobby. She’s willing to let him use her as a step stool, which is more than most people can say. We have no doubt that this kid won that game and was appreciative of his mom’s contribution to his victory.
A Great Parenting Hack
While It’s completely natural and normal for siblings to fight sometimes, it’s also completely natural and normal for mom to decide that she’s had enough. That’s when this parenting hack comes into play: the get-along shirt. While this is clearly a moment of discipline, it’s the reasonable doses of tough love that make a truly amazing mother.
By putting her kids in this oversized shirt together, this mom is ensuring that her children will learn the valuable lesson of how to get along with someone you don’t necessarily want to be around. Although the kids may not be enjoying the learning process, it is important for the long-term to have this skill. We have no doubt that they’ll be well equipped to deal with difficult classmates or colleagues in the future. Now, that’s great parenting!
You Get What You Asked For
While dad jokes usually get all the credit for being wonderfully terrible, mom jokes are just as groan-worthy. This particular mom, named Andrea, got clever with her mom humor when she decided to start canning her own beets. She promised her kids Beats by Dre and they got… beets by Dre.
We’re sure that the kids were disappointed when they saw what their mom meant but they can’t have been too upset because the pun is undeniably hilarious. We know that they’ll understand, one day, probably when they become parents themselves. Until then, they have some home-canned beets to help them get through it.
When a young adult is living in their parents’ home, it can be difficult for mom or dad to let their child know that it’s time to leave the nest. Some parents’ solution is to have an uncomfortable conversation about it, some simply tell their kid that it’s time to leave, but this mom had a much sweeter method…
This was the cake that Keith’s mom made to celebrate his 23rd birthday and it is savage! That being said, it’s also probably a fair assessment of Keith’s personal situation. While we’re sure that the news came as a blow to the young man, he was able to console himself with some delicious dessert, so it’s not all bad.
Like Mother, Like Son
Halloween is always a fun opportunity to dress up with the people you love. There are possibilities for group costumes, couple’s costumes, and even family costumes. However, this mom opted to dress up as her teenage son for Halloween and we have to say that she nailed it! Hopefully, he’ll dress up as his mom next year.
We’re not really sure what type of sorcery is going on here but, somehow, this mom looks younger than her son! She also seems to look even more like him than he does and has perfectly mastered a teenager’s body language. The apple certainly doesn’t fall far from this tree.
But First: A Selfie
One of the biggest generational gaps these days is the issue of the selfie. Young people love to take selfies in which they’re posing in various ways that seem unnatural for older generations. Furthermore, parents who grew up in a time before Instagram and TikTok often struggle to grasp the joy of taking a million photos of oneself. Well, these parents tried their best to understand…
They decided to troll their daughter and her boyfriend a bit by mimicking their selfies. Sometimes, we can’t notice how ridiculous something we’re doing looks until we see it on someone else. This particular photo looks pretty standard for teens but when mom and dad do it, it’s awkward, to say the least. Something tells us that their daughter is going to block them from her social media after this…
Mom Will Save Your Place for You
These kids told their mom that they wanted a cool bookmark so she delivered! This mom wanted to encourage her children’s love of reading, while simultaneously ensuring that they don’t forget who’s always thinking about them. So she turned herself into a bookmark and now her kids know that mom will always be there to save their place.
This is actually a pretty easy DIY project and it will definitely make the kids think of home, even when they’re lost in a story. Perhaps the best thing about this, though, is this mom’s pure dedication to making sure her children feel loved, even with something as small as a bookmark.
She’s Here, She’s There, She’s Everywhere
Many parents struggle a bit with technology, and they struggle even more to understand their children’s obsession with selfies, but this mom really tried to get into the mind of her kids. She dedicated herself to seeing what all the selfie fuss was about when at her local Apple store with her family and it looks like they loved it!
The child who posted this photo explained, “My dad and I (jokingly) told my mom we would leave the Apple store only after she had taken a ‘selfie’ on every device…next thing I know, her face is all over the store.” Clearly, mom took this joke as a challenge and we have to say that she’s killing it!
A Message From Mom
All young adults make mistakes, especially when they first move out of their parent’s home, it’s simply a part of life. Clearly, this mom knows that and she wanted to make sure that her child had a friendly reminder when embarking on living on their own for the very first time…
We admire the hours and effort this mother must have put into creating this beautiful masterpiece. It’s certainly the nicest way that someone can go about telling a cold, hard, truth to their loved one. We hope her child took her advice, if not, she may just have to knit an entire quilt with that message instead.
Mom Won’t Ever Let You Forget
Mothers who birth their children have an undeniable leverage in any argument: The physical strain they put their bodies through in order to give their kids life. Imagine being in an argument with your mother and then she pulls that out of her back pocket! It’s definitely a Joker card, in that it will almost always win…
This mother wanted to celebrate her daughter’s birthday but also wanted to ensure that no one lost sight of who the real hero of the day was. This cake seems like the perfect way to give mom the credit she deserves without taking the spotlight off the actual birthday girl. Now, that’s a level of finesse that only a mom can achieve!
Mom Will Always Be Your Biggest Fan
This mother’s love and dedication has reached as far as loving her daughter’s fur baby, as well. When planning her Halloween costume, mom knew exactly who she wanted to be: her daughter’s dog, Teddy. Teddy’s mama, Zoe, loved the costume so much that she posted it all over social media making her mom internet famous.
Zoe shared the photo along with the caption, “My mom dressed up as my dog noooooo.” She later explained in more detail, “Whenever trick-or-treaters came to the door, my dog would bark at them, so she would have to hold him while passing out candy. This year she found the perfect solution for that.” Now that’s a scary costume!
Working From Home
Recently, due to COVID-19, many of us have been working from home and schools have been closed which has posed a unique challenge for working parents. Imagine needing to be at meetings, make sure your kids do their schoolwork, and keep everyone relatively calm, all at once! That’s the challenge this mama faced but, luckily, she had the perfect solution…
This mother wanted to make sure that her child felt included when he saw mom and dad typing away on their laptops and he had nothing to do. So she set up a workspace for her son, and made him a homemade laptop that he can draw on as much as he wants. Now, that’s quarantine parenting level 1000!
Being Misled in the Best Way
This mom wanted to give her child a little financial assistance but, of course, she had to do it in the most mom-way possible. What fun is a bank transfer when you can surprise your kid in a creative manner, instead? This child was definitely misled, in the best way, we’re sure they preferred cash over candy anyway!
The person who shared this wholesome photo with the internet explained, “Asked Mom for cash this year — she decided that a check would be too easy.” Clearly, this mother wants her kid to know that she’s willing to go that extra mile! We’re sure that with each candy wrapper opened, her child got to experience that initial excitement all over again. Now, that’s mom goals!
A Makeover for Mama
It’s pretty typical for small children to see mom getting all dolled up with her hair and makeup and they want to feel included. It can be mesmerizing for kids to see their mother get all glamorous. So naturally, this little girl wanted to try some makeup for herself, and she wanted mom to get in on the transformation.
While this may not be the most professional makeover ever, it’s most definitely the sweetest one and we think that both ladies look lovely. The daughter is even decked out in some pearls to match her new look! We bet that mom has never felt more beautiful than when she’s spending some quality time with her child… smeared lipstick and all.
A Proud Mom
When this young adult came out as gay to their mother, mom knew that just voicing her support wouldn’t be enough, she had to show it. She wanted her child to know that she will always love them and always be proud to be their mama. Clearly, her child loved the support, as they posted this heartwarming picture for all of the internet to see.
The photo was captioned, “My mom sent me this picture of her and our family dog showing their PRIDE. It made me smile to know they support and love me and the LGBT community!” Many of the comments online showed happiness for this woman’s support in their community. Not only did this woman support her own kids, but she showed solidarity to other children, as well. Now, that’s the power of a mom!