44 Hilarious Mother’s Day Jokes That Will Have Mom Laughing All Day

Annie O’Sullivan

Mother’s Day is, of course, a meaningful celebration to honor your mom and all that she does, but it’s also about fun and laughter. So before you post a run-of-the-mill Mother’s Day Instagram caption or start writing your Mother’s Day card, check out these funny Mother’s Day jokes.

With a list full of knock-knock jokes, puns, word play and hilarious relatable sentiments about being a mom, you’ll do exactly what you set out to do on the big day: make her smile.

So matter how you celebrate Mother’s Day — whether you go out to eat, host a big family brunch or partake in a family-friendly activity — we promise you don’t to miss out on all the laughter that will come from sharing these funny bits.

Sweet Mother’s Day Jokes


  • Knock, knock. Who’s there? Adore. Adore who? Adore you, Mommy!
  • Knock, knock. Who’s there? Llama. Llama who? Llama Llama, I love my mama!
  • What did the panda give his mommy? A bear hug.
  • How do you keep little cows quiet, so their mommy can sleep late? Use the moooooote button.
  • Knock, knock. Who’s there? Ivana. Ivana who? Ivana give you a kiss for Mother’s Day!
  • What did the mommy spider say to the Baby spider? You spend too much time on the web.
  • Knock, knock. Who’s there? Justin! Justin who? Justin time to say Happy Mother’s Day!
  • Roses are red, violets are blue. My mom’s jokes are funnier than you.

Mother’s Day Jokes About Food

  • What kind of candy do moms love for Mother’s Day? Her-she’s Kisses.
  • Why did the cookie cry? Because his mother was a wafer so long!
  • Why did the Mother’s Day gift arrive the day after Mother’s Day? It was choco-LATE
  • Dad, do you know the difference between a pack of cookies and a pack of elephants? No? Then it’s a good thing Mom does the grocery shopping!
  • “It’s spicy” is a universal mom code for “I don’t want to share.”
  • What did the baby corn say to the mama corn? Where’s Pop-corn?
  • Cleaning with kids in the house is like brushing your teeth with Oreos.
  • Knock, knock. Who’s there? Omelet? Omelet who? Omelet Mommy sleep in today.
  • At my age I’m no longer a snack; I’m a Happy Meal. I come with toys and kids.

Mother’s Day Nature-Inspired Jokes

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Isabel Pavia

  • Who do flowers celebrate on Mother’s Day? Their chrysanthemums.
  • When are lotuses, tulips and roses red? When your garden is on fire.
  • What kind of flowers are best for Mother’s Day? Mums.
  • What did the tree tell her son before a big game? I’m rooting for you.
  • Don’t wake up Mom! There are at least seven species that eat their young. Your mom may be one of them.
  • Why was the mother firefly so happy? Because her children were all so bright.

Jokes About Motherhood

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Ariel Skelley

  • Motherhood has shown me that you don’t need fun to have alcohol.
  • Motherhood is like a fairy tale, but in reverse. You start out in a beautiful ball gown and end up in stained rags cleaning up after little people.
  • Ever heard of a job that requires no experience, gives no training, pays nothing, and you can’t quit? That’s motherhood. Oh, and people’s lives are on the line.
  • Motherhood taught me just how far I can let myself go and still be okay with it.
  • Moms don’t wish they could sleep like a baby. They wish they could sleep like a dad.
  • What’s the fastest land mammal? A toddler who’s been asked what’s in their mouth.
  • Showering as a mom should be an Olympic sport: Everyone’s yelling your name, you have to beat the clock, and you rarely win a medal.
  • Have you heard the urban legend about what happens when you scream “Mom” three times in the shower? A nice lady appears with the towel you forgot.
  • I hate when I’m waiting for Mom to cook dinner—and then I remember I am Mom.
  • What are the three quickest ways to spread a rumor? The internet, telephone, and telling your mom.
  • Silence is golden. Unless you have kids, then silence is suspicious.
  • You know you’re a mom when you understand why Mama Bear’s porridge was too cold.
  • My kids asked me what it was like to be a mom. So, I woke them up at 3 a.m. demanding to know where my lucky sock was.

Mother’s Day Puns

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  • Why is a computer so smart? It listens to its motherboard.
  • What did the mother rope say to her child? Don’t be knotty.
  • What did the digital clock say to its mother? “Look, Ma! No hands!”
  • Everything you do is so mom point.
  • What sweets do astronaut moms like? Mars bars.
  • Why did the bean children give their mom a sweater? She was chili.”
  • Why was it so hard for the pirate to call his mom? Because she left the phone off the hook.
  • Where do baby Transformers come from? Opti-Mom Prime.

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