19 pictures that capture the joys and struggles of motherhood

How many can you relate to?

Moms (and dads) have a lot of highs and lows when raising children. If you have ever been around children, you know there are going to be times when you don’t know if you should react to their antics with laughter, tears or anger.

These 19 pictures capture all the different emotions motherhood evokes:

1. Do you want a flower?

Flower for Auntie Priya! Malakai running wild after his cousin Noah ? @malakai_and_a_malamute @boundaries4fun

A post shared by P r i y a ? (@mother_of_two_darlings) on

2. When they put everything in their mouth

3. Why use forks when you have mouths?

4. Awww, it’s so cute when the kids get along

5. Oh good, you understand, you’re a mom too

6. Bubbles!

This is what dreams are made of! ✨ (swipe for the goods ?)

A post shared by j o r d a n ? (@jordanreckord) on

7. When the baby makes you fall even more in love with your man

Daddy cuddles ? my little man hasn't always had them but I'm glad he does now. Hopefully they are here to stay! ?

A post shared by Life Of Levi Wolfs ? (@all.about.baby.levi) on

8. Mother and child moments

9. Do you cry, laugh or yell?

10. When your kids are just “helping you out”

11. One proud mom

Here's to another! So proud of my little lady and all the amazing EDA dancers!!!

A post shared by Janelle Mangiante (@janellemangiante) on

12. Car adventures

13. The artwork

❤️? #family #familia #artwork

A post shared by Ani Rivera (@peacemusic71) on

14. The picky eater

15. One moment they’re happy and the next…crying

16. Capturing the cute moments

17. The lack of privacy

Hey Mami…you in there?!? #noprivacyformom

A post shared by Lily Scholer (@lilyscholer) on

18. Nap time

19. As all moms know silence is golden, unless you have a toddler

Enjoy all the rough and cute moments, and capture them on film. You will love to relive those memories when your children are older.

Stacie Simpson

Stacie Simpson is a FamilyShare staff writer. She loves listening to, gathering and sharing stories and advice to help others improve their quality of life. She spends most of her free time with her husband, ballroom dancing, reading and writing.