Mom’s honest list of parenting fails inspires others: ‘We should be compassionate’
Every parent makes mistakes, even if it’s not something they want to admit.
But a Canadian blogger and fitness trainer is sharing her parenting fails in an honest effort to get people to be kinder and less critical, and remind us all that nobody is perfect. Jennifer Campbell, who has three sons and blogs under the name Mama Lion Strong, shared the post on her Facebook page, where it’s gone viral.
She recalls a frightening time when, while nursing her infant and watching her 4-year-old play, her 2-year-old son escaped from the yard without her noticing.
“I wasn’t expecting anyone but suddenly I heard footsteps coming down the side of the house,” Campbell wrote. “I didn’t even have time to cover myself before a woman came around the corner, a look of fury on her face and my 2-year-old on her hip. She started yelling the second she saw me. ‘Do you know where I just found your child?’ she screeched.”