15 Hilarious Cartoons That Nail the Reality of Being a Parent

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Brian Gordon/Fowl Language Comics

If you've found yourself rabidly clicking around on all the funny parents on social media like the rest of us, chances are you've come across the super-funny Fowl Language comics. The web comic series by cartoonist and dad Brian Gordon uses a family of ducks to hilariously capture all the messy, chaotic, stressful, and downright absurd parts of being a parent. In other words, he has an endless supply of material ripe for the picking. 


In 2016, Gordon turned his Fowl Language comics into his first book titled Fowl Language: Welcome to Parenting. Then, another year of parenting ticked by, and the struggle never really got any easier -- or less absurd. Nope, the fun never stopped, so neither did the comics. There was still so much to say and laugh about the daily life of raising children. So it quickly became clear that there would be a follow-up book. 

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Gordon's new book, Fowl Language: The Struggle Is Real, is a collection of his best and most relatable illustrations to date. CafeMom spoke to Brian about his work, and how he captures so much unfiltered parenting truth in each of his illustrations.

We don't know how he does it so flawlessly but he does, and we're so thankful for the humor. Because sometimes if we can't laugh, we'll probably cry. 

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