These famous mums make us laugh so we don't cry when it comes to parenting

Photo: Ali Wong / Amy Schumer / Chrissy Teigen / Instagram
Photo: Ali Wong / Amy Schumer / Chrissy Teigen / Instagram 

Motherhood often requires some comedic relief - especially when you're exhausted, covered in vomit and probably haven't showered in two days.

Or perhaps you're on day two of a stand-off with your teenager who refuses to shower. It really just depends on where you are in life.

Luckily, there are lots of funny mums out there talking about the wild journey of birthing children and raising them into semi-decent human beings.

Follow these hilarious (and famous) mums on social media when you need some I-feel-you, you-aren't-in-this-alone, parenting real talk that will also make you laugh.

Ali Wong

Wong did two Netflix comedy specials while pregnant: "Baby Cobra" and "Hard Knock Wife," both which debuted around Mother's Day in 2016 and 2018, respectively.

In "Baby Cobra," she pointed out the double standards in parenting, to which we can all relate. Dads get praised for being, well, dads, and mums just get mum shamed.

"It takes so little to be considered a great dad, and it also takes so little to be considered a (expletive) mum," Wong joked. "People praise my husband for coming to all of my doctor's appointments with me. Guess who else has to go to those doctor's appointments? Me!" she said. "I'm the star of the show. There's nothing for the camera to see if I'm not there, but he's the hero for playing Candy Crush while I get my blood drawn."

Amen, sis.

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Amy Schumer​

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Like Wong, Schumer hit the stage while pregnant for Netflix comedy special "Growing." Even though the comedian suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, or severe morning sickness, throughout her pregnancy, she was able to joke about the trials of growing a human.

Women don't talk about how hard it is, she joked. "You (expletive) all lie about it."

"If you've ever had food poisoning, it's that. I've had that every day for five months," Schumer said.

She did note one bright spot: "The best part about it is not getting your period. That's the silver uterine lining if you want to look for one."

Schumer welcomed son Gene with husband Chris Fischer in May.

She continues to make light of motherhood on Instagram, sharing photos of herself pumping breast milk, rocking "hospital underwear for life!" and feeling mixed emotions about going back to work.

Chrissy Teigen​

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Teigen isn't a comedian by trade, but we can't deny the fact that the model is a hilarious mum. She shares two kids with musician John Legend.

In one totally relatable post to Instagram, Teigen shared a photo of her daughter, Luna, 3, and son, Miles, 1, feuding over a toy on her lap. "Everything's fine over here," she captioned it.

Teigen is also known for her fiery, heaping doses of shut-the-heck up when someone dares to come after her or her kids on social media.

She's been open about fertility struggles and postpartum depression and won't stand for anyone's antics.

After revealing the couple used in vitro fertilization, one Twitter user asked: "Did you give it a minute to try naturally or are you avoiding 'the act?'"

Her response was funny, yet effective: "Hi Linda, thanks for asking, you complete witch. I tried for about 9 years. Anything else, let me know!"

Kristen Bell

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The always-funny Bell, who shares two daughters with actor Dax Shepard, is pretty private about posting pictures of her kids on social media, but she's hilariously honest when it comes to mum life.

In the video series "Mumsplaning" with the "Ellen" show, Bell gets real about postpartum depression, gives producer Andy Lassner a hint of what labor pains feel like and talks sleep deprivation with Melissa McCarthy.

Season 3 introduced us to the animal "queendom."

"I mean those male animals aren't pushing babies out of their furry hoo-has are they?" she joked. Later in the video, Bell admits to gaining 47 pounds while pregnant.

Phew! Thanks for being real, mama.

Mayim Bialik

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"The Big Bang Theory" has come to an end. But, the good news is that Bialik is back to being a "proud" stay-at-home mum and sharing funny videos on YouTube.

In one tongue-in-cheek video, she answered all of her critics' burning questions about raising her kids to be vegan. She joked the most-asked question is "Will they live?"

The mum of two sons, ages 10 and 13, could barely spit the question out without laughing.

"Children can thrive without eating meat and without eating dairy. Period," the mum said, noting the only vitamin vegans can't get is vitamin B-12.

Bialik also got real about her kids growing older.

"I'm used to whipping out carrot sticks like they're a six shooter," she said. "I'm used to putting Band-Aids on boo boos. I'm used to nursing away hunger and pain and fear... Like, I'm used to being the most important person in their lives. Now I'm a presence in a new way."

We feel you.

Kristin and Jen

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Comedians Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley started making "I Mum So Hard" videos in the midst of becoming mothers, and the wine-sipping, Spanx-wearing duo exploded to fame from there.

Their "I Spanx So Hard" video went viral as the mums hilariously squeezed themselves into the slimming shape wear.

"It's supposed to make my body look like it has an hourglass figure, but it's more like an hour and a half," Kristin jokes.

The mums joke about everything from potty training to embracing their postpartum bodies. "I Mums So Hard" now has a live comedy tour, a book and a stand-up special on Amazon Prime.

Cat and Nat

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Another funny mum duo, best friends Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer have taken motherhood by storm with their make-your-stomach-hurt mum truths.

Cat and Nat have seven children between them, but in between bedtime stories and making lunches, the mums capture their uncensored talks about parenting on video--usually in the front seat of the car.

These two don't sugar coat anything. In their video titled "What they DON'T tell you about childbirth," the mums talk about postpartum reality.

"You're going to need an ice pack. You think the ice pack may be for your head or to cool you down? Un un. Try again! It's for your cooch!"

Cat and Nat have a touring show, podcast, book and game.

Heather Land

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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With a little bit of Southern charm, comedian Land has fans everywhere peeing their pants over her insanely viral videos with a Snapchat filter where the mum always declares, "I ain't doin it!"

For example, in her video "I Ain't Doin It -- First Day of School Pictures," Land jokes she doesn't understand how parents capture those perfect back-to-school photos.

"I had an easier time recovering from a third-degree tear after childbirth than getting my 16-year-old to cooperate."

She always ends with a zing.

"I would rather accidentally brush my teeth with hemorrhoid cream then try to get a picture. I ain't doin it!"

Land does stand-up comedy shows around the country and has a book.

Kristina Kuzmic

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kuzmic pairs hope with humour in her often-viral videos.

Some of her messages are serious, like surviving a difficult divorce and grief after a miscarriage. But often, she takes a sarcastic, witty and good-hearted approach to tackling parenthood.

In one video, Kuzmic goes after mum-shamers with "How not to mum-shame (a handy tutorial)." During a scene where a woman approaches a pregnant women and says, "Another one?" a fail buzzer chimes.

"No no no no no. Here's a short list of things you don't say to a pregnant women," Kuzmic says. "You don't do a snarky 'Another one?' You don't use words like huge, enormous, elephant or gigantic when describing her body."

Kuzmic has a live tour, book, a blog and three adorable children.

Contributing Sonja Haller and Rasha Ali

USA Today