Every second parent on Instagram can’t stop raving about how clever their little girl is (no she really is!) or how lovely their picnic at the park was with their two-year-old on Sunday.
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The reality is… much less glamorous.
What these highly curated social media images fail to communicate though is Sally’s two-year-old had a full blown tantrum at the park and threw yoghurt at her stepdad, or that Melissa’s little girl is one and, you know, can’t actually read yet.
So in the name of transparency, we asked the Mamamia community to share the unfiltered, dirty, messy images that portray what parenting is actually like on a day to day basis. Without the #blessed.
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Parenting doesn’t look the same for everyone. It mostly certainly doesn’t look as shiny as it appears on Instagram. We want to see what #parentinglookslike for you! We’re kicking it off with this: #parentinglookslike when you didn’t realise he knew how to open screw lids. Bye bye expensive face cream. – @mel_ricketts