15 Brutally Honest Mother's Day Cards That Should Exist IRL

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There's no shortage of Mother's Day cards out there in the world. Thanks to big-box stores and online print shops, you can find just about any card your heart desires, from the sweet and sentimental to the snarky and wildly inappropriate. But, one thing most of these cards have in common is that they fail to thank moms for the sacrifices we're really making for our kids.


Motherhood isn't pretty. It's exhausting and it keeps you running around the clock. There are leaky boobs, perineal stitches, poop (so much poop!), and a million other tiny things we endure in order to make sure our kids stay happy.

Is it all bad? Of course not! We love it, and that's why we do it. But, a Hallmark card with some tender message about our wisdom and unconditional love just isn't going to cut it. That's why we've put together some unique cards that give thanks for all the things moms do behind the scenes -- yes, even the gross stuff.

Here, 15 funny and totally honest cards that Mom should actually get on Mother's Day.

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