#transParenttuesday : A Transparent Look Into Parenthood

We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

We all see 1000’s of images everyday of cute smiling children, happy families, gorgeous home decor, and everything inbetween. So what about those days that your baby is teething, your family just isn’t happy, every room in your house has been hit by the toddler tornado, and you can’t find a coffee cup that is big enough to handle life? Let’s be real – we all have those days. This post is meant to take a transparent look into the everyday work of parenthood. We all struggle…so why not join together and laugh at each other’s struggles?

 

(Back in April, I shared the first #transparenttuesday post. You can check it out here.)

Now here’s a little transparent look into some very real parenting moments.

Leah at Bless This Happy Mess sent over their first attempt at a family photo session.
You should also check out this funny post full of quotes directed at her little girl. 

 

We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

She also sent over this not unfamiliar example of what happens when you give your child what he/she wants.

We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

 

Here are just a few bloopers from the last few months of attempting to take those “cute” monthly stickers pictures with our Peanut. We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

 

Emily at Moving Through Momhood has a post trying to answer the question – Why cant they throw the boxes away? Good question, Emily! Maybe I should write one – Why does my husband set down the junk mail?

We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

 

The picture below shows a current favorite activity of Peanut’s…pulling everything out of every cabinet that he can get his little hands into.
We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

 

Amy from Discovering Whimsy takes embracing the mess even one step farther. Why not have a little fun with it? 😉 We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

 

Ashley at While Lucy Sleeps used to keep a very tidy house. Now she has had to learn to live with the messes if she wants to enjoy her family time (you and me both, girl!). She sent over this photo of the aftermath of a play date.  We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

 

I love this image from Once Upon a Mom that illustrates the magic that the zoom and crop features hold for an Instagram post.

We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

 

Amanda at Mummy Confessions shared a whole post about why she is happy that he laundry room is a disaster. You can check it out here.We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

 

This image from The Salty Mamas demonstrates the reality of motherhood…right when you think you have got it all together, you go and move a carseat and find a big ole pile of mess. We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

 

There are days when Peanut fights his naps all day. He continues playing and we end up with a crabby little monster at night. Somedays he tries to fight the nap…but he just can’t win.We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

 

Kristina at Messy Tired Love recently shared this one on Instagram. She is a work at home mom, and sometimes this is the environment that she has to work in. Giggling little ones is a messy living room is a better office than many people have!
We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

 

There are times that I love to workout with my baby. Then there are times that I feel like I have a feisty, evil trainer.
We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

 

Kermilia at The Millennial SAHM had an adorable cake smash with her little guy. It doesn’t look like he had as much fun as she did. We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

 

Jaimie at Little Bear Lactation has mastered the art of balancing work with nursing…just do both! We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

 

Kristin at This Wife and Mommy Life told me about the winner of a morning that she had  “I woke up to this… this was my morning… 2 baths… tub scrubbed… floor scrubbed… crib scrubbed… sheet and blanket in the trash… mattress pad and towels washed… room aired out… new sheet and blanket… needless to say I ran out of steam and patience (and sense of smell) early this morning.”

 

Yikes! I hope you had some time to drink your coffee and cry on the couch after that! We all feel for you mama.

We all see enough picture perfect parenting moments on social media. Let’s get transparent for a minute and take a look at the reality of parenthood. #transparenttuesday #everydayparenting #momhumor #momlife

 

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29 thoughts on “#transParenttuesday : A Transparent Look Into Parenthood

  1. I think sometimes social media fools us parents into thinking that other parents seem to have perfect families with cooperative children, who photograph beautifully all the time. We all need a reality check sometimes, so I admire the truthful photos above. It’s reality, it’s messy and it’s totally okay. #twinklytuesday

    • It sure is! And sometimes cuter…I always feel mean, but I find crying baby pictures adorable!
      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. oh gosh it is so true, I love the move the carseat one, how much can one child possibly hide under a car seat?!!!! I love to do the crop in shot on social media too, crop out the real life mess. But real life is so much more fun! thank you for linking up #ablogginggoodtime

  3. OH My goodness some of these are so funny! And so reassuring to know I’m not the only one with a messy front room and children who want one thing then immediately want the opposite! Thanks for sharing on #FabFridayPost

  4. Hi Lexie, refreshingly honest and it gave me a good giggle. It’s good to share the reality. I get a complex seeing photos of other peoples tidy houses and I don’t even have little ones anymore!

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    xx

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