Parenting struggles are universal, which is why Mommy Shorts blogger Ilana Wiles decided to launch an Instagram account to let fellow moms and dads know they are not alone. #AverageParentProblems covers daily parenting pitfalls from stepping on Lego to dealing with tantrums at the mall.
According to Wiles, a working mom-of-two, Instagram is so full of picture perfect parenting moments that she wanted to create something for the average Joe. “The parents I relate to are the ones who don’t have space to put all the toys away, who serve their kids hot dogs more often then they’d like to admit, and who consider their day a success if they get everyone to school on time,” she told Buzzfeed.
The Instagram account has only been around for a month, but has already racked up over 52,000 followers! Parents are invited to use the hashtag #AverageParentProblems and Wiles picks photos to edit in a meme style for the account.
“I hope other parents will relate to the photos, feel like they are in good company and see the amusement in our daily struggles,” Wiles told The Huffington Post. “I am always aiming to make the struggles of raising children entertaining. Parents need it!”
Here are some of the most amusing posts from #AverageParentProblems: