Moms deserve awards for everything they do. Throughout their busy schedule, they still manage to find time for what's truly important: their families. Moms are amazing, and these 15 pictures prove how incredible and irreplaceable they really are:

1. Moms tackle the craziest messes

You clean the most daunting messes (even the ones dad is too afraid to handle).

2. Moms kiss a hundred boo-boos a day

#kissingbooboos #momlife #mommoments #girlmom #nobitingallowed

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Every mom knows kisses make everything better.

3. Moms want you to get messy

Messy kids are happy kids. Messy play encourages your children to learn by giving them chance to explore with their senses, especially touch. Join your kids in their messiness once in awhile - they love spending time with you.

4. Moms teach her children

First bit of sewing #grandmashands #sewing #embroidery #binca #toddlercrafts

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Share your interests and hobbies with your kids. They treasure these learning experiences forever, and will possibly pass them down to their own children one day.

5. Moms function on little to no sleep

Balancing motherhood, your relationship, your profession and a clean home all while getting enough sleep is almost impossible. Most days you find yourself too sleep-deprived to function. Husbands, offer to take the kids to the park while your wife gets a few hours of much-needed sleep.

6. Moms handle public tantrums

Just my princess throwing an early morning temper tantrum #mawmawsaidno #tempertantrum #princess #callamae

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Every mom will experience her child having a meltdown in public at least once. Don't be embarrassed - every mom understands what you're going through, and anyone who gives you cold stares has likely not experienced motherhood themselves.

7. Moms multitask

It's a dirt job but someone has to do it #bumgenius #momsmultitask

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You know how to get things done efficiently. They can hold their baby while making dinner and breastfeed while working. Multitasking is one of their many strengths.

8. Moms are expert chefs


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You make the best food. Just so you know, your children secretly miss your cooking when they move out. Teach them what you know so they can make meals just as delicious as yours.

9. Moms keep their kids healthy and strong

You know it's important for your growing children to eat healthy. But there's nothing wrong with treating your kids to a sugary treat every now and then.

10. Moms are a personal cheauffeur

Moms look forward to the day when her children have their own driver's licenses, but at the same time, she wants to drive them around forever. It's bittersweet.

11. Moms love mommy-daughter time

Starting this adventure tonight! Hope it stands the test of time! #justbetweenus #girltalk #journaling

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I remember sitting with my mom in a donut shop as we filled out our mommy-and-me book. This monthly tradition was just between the two of us, and I've always treasured those personal moments we spent together. Reserve time for your daughter while she's still young to build a strong relationship that will last a lifetime.

12. Moms love mother-son time

The bond between mother and son is special. Reserve personal time with your son away from the rest of the family.

13. Moms make time for their spouse

Show your kids what a healthy marriage looks like by spending time with your husband. Show your love and appreciation for him when you're alone and when you're in front of your kids.

14. Moms know they aren't perfect

Admitting your imperfections sets a wonderful example for your children. Let them see your faults and how hard you work to improve yourself each day.

15. Moms wake up and do it all over again

Motherhood is a 24/7 job. Day after day, moms care for their kids nonstop.

Here's to you, moms. You're raising the next generation, and you're doing a stellar job. Show your own mother how much you appreciate everything she's done for you.

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