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Parenting

The pics that show the REAL side of parenting

Carla McConnell by Carla McConnell
December 18th, 2017
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I love my two daughters but seriously, parenting can suck hardcore sometimes. There is the washing, cooking, cleaning, school events, extra curricular activities, sickness, fighting, mess and just general chaos. Most days are just a battle to get everyone through the day in one piece, with as little crying as possible (including me). Sometimes when you scroll through Instagram it can feel like everyone else is nailing parenting with their picture perfect well-behaved kids.

Photographer Dannielle Guenther was inspired to create a series of photographs that show what parenting REALLY looked like. The series ‘Best Case Scenario’ was born after a regular client of Danielle’s “just laid down on the couch, and I [said] we should do a funny one. She has a wonderful sense of humour, [and] she was all about it! And then it just spiralled out of control in a really great way.”

The photographs show what a shared experience parenting is; from chaos at the supermarket, to being sick with kids, to crawling out of a sleeping baby’s room. These pics are hilarious, real and totally brilliant and make me feel like I’m less alone in this parenting battle. Now I’d call that insta worthy!!

Check, Please!

Check, Please!

She Got the Bug

She Got the Bug

Just Another Mouth to Feed

Just Another Mouth to Feed

Escape Plan

Escape Plan

Parenting is exhausting...

Parenting is exhausting…

Rush hour

Rush hour

Clean up on Aisle 5!

Clean up on Aisle 5!

Oh NO!!!

Oh NO!!!

Fully Loaded

Fully Loaded

Dy Spa

Dy Spa

Playdate (IN)Sanity

Playdate (IN)Sanity

Photos are republished with the permission of the photographer Danielle Guenther. You can check out more of her awesome pics at her website here or on her Facebook or Instagram page.

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