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11 Instagrams that will make you feel a whole lot better about your parenting skills

Posted November 20

There’s something to be said about having a pretty Instagram post that lets all your followers know you kids are dressed impeccably and go to bed at a reasonable hour…but how relatable is that? Parenting is all about the snack time struggles and the victory of bedtime, which doesn’t make it onto social media enough. Yeah, we like seeing pictures of pretty beaches and ideal parenting, but we want to see messy (and relatable) kitchens more.

Being a parent gives you a lot of material for your Instagram account and these 11 accounts highlight only the best parts of raising kids all while giving you a little more confidence to get up and parent today:

@livefromsnacktime

Ever want to publish the “Where did he come up with that?” phrases you hear from your kid? That’s exactly what this Instagram account does. Scroll through the wacky and sometimes strange things kids say and know that at least your kid isn’t all that weird.

@babysideburns

Run by a “real life” mom, this Instagram account’s bio says “My kids think I'm the #1 mom on earth, and that's all that matters.” That being said, this account has some pretty hilarious snapshots of less than #1 situations.

@averageparentproblems

This account is the epitome of relatable and really covers it all, from meltdowns to messes. Look familiar?

@mykidcanteatthis

You are not alone in the snack time struggle. Apparently, tons of kids can’t eat “broken” graham crackers, bananas that are already peeled or the “green bits” in the pasta.

@kidsaretheworst

Okay, kids aren’t actually the worst, but sometimes they come pretty close. This account records all the terribly hilarious things that happen to kids and parents alike. Think lipstick on suede, two dozen eggs cracked into the carpet and tantrums in Target. Oh, the joys of parenting.

@mommabeargrylls

Want relatable and spontaneous parenting pictures? Look no further than Momma Bear Grylls. Her cute little girl finds herself in classic kid situations, like eating cereal off the floor and creating an ocean of Legos for mom to pick up.

@fashiondads

If you ever feel like you’ve embarrassed your child as a parent, scroll through this account. At least you’ve never matched with your sheets, right?

@howtobeadad

Be sure to read the captions on this hilarious Instagram that gives you all you need to know about being a dad.

@womenirl

Run by the folks at the magazine Real Simple, this account gives us a glimpse into the unfiltered struggles of being a women. When you finally have the time to enjoy your coffee and you’ve found it not only cold, but with a sock at the bottom, you can relate to these hardships.

@officialnickmom

Though this account has been discontinued, there are still some gems to remind you that you’re doing okay as a parent.

@pinterestfails

Okay, so not all of these fails are done by parents but a quick scroll through some of these disasters inspires you to never craft again. Do you feel the pain of the kids of these Pinterest-Wanna-Be moms?

Emily is a graduate of Brigham Young University and is a staunch believer in pie as breakfast food. Read more about her travels and tastings at ercummings.blogspot.com.

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