6 Instagram accounts to make you see the funny side of parenting | #parenting

There’s a hilarious video doing the rounds of comic Shraddha Jain in one of her avatars as Mrs Kulkarni, talking about the experience of online schooling her first grader. The footage has already received more than 2,96,000 views and shared hundreds of times by we-told-you-so parents. The lockdown has been hard for everyone, but parents everywhere are especially feeling the strain of juggling work with the 24×7 task of parenting. However, there’s also a funny side to the experience—and these Instagram accounts do a great job of capturing it. 

New York-based standup comedian Alyce Chan’s observations on parenting hit home, and her witty memes will have you rolling in laughter. Mom Com also organises a free weekly call where you can bond over humour with other mums from around the world.

With 2.2 million followers, this account offers everything from cute baby videos, real-life parenting moments to some real-life epiphanies.

This mother of three chronicles life with her children, and some of them are real truth bombs, like this one: “I’ll see your toddler tantrum and raise you a teen that just had their phone taken away.”

Book nerd and author Clint Edwards is one funny daddy. His Instagram posts on dealing with teenagers will make you realise that you are not alone. If his social media page is anything to go by, his books, including Father-ish (2020) and I’m Sorry… Love, Your Husband (2018), are bound to be a riot.

This British writer and illustrator is a mum to two kids and a dog. Her relatable and funny Instagram feed is filled with her own drawings, coloured with a wicked sense of humour. This year, she released her third book, the first in a series of illustrated children’s books called The Extremely Embarrassing Life of Lottie Brooks. If you have a child between the age of 9-12, you need to get this book now!

Lisa Munn is a mother of four boys. That should be enough to gain a sense of humour. She’s also a great place to start following other funny mamas—she took me to @Mummycusses and @Imightbefunny. Here’s a taste of her words of wisdom: “If I say we’ll see, there is a 100% chance it isn’t happening. I may throw in an “Oh that sounds fun” for decoration, but it’s still not happening.”

Also read:

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A modern parent on virtual schooling: “Why can’t we let go of our extreme take on technology?”

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