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Why this family’s honest parenting has won them half a million fans

Most people use social media to gloss up their lives - these parents are telling it how it is.

While you wouldn’t trade it for the world, the real truth is that often the mundane tasks of being a parent suck.

No matter if you read all the books, took all your mother-in-law’s advice and watched every episode of 7th Heaven – odds are you’ll still feel unprepared for some challenges that get thrown at you.

Perhaps that’s why one British couple is winning the internet with their very candid stories about what parenthood is really like.

With four daughters between them Simon and Clemmie Hooper are the Instagrammers who’ve used their stressful (and funny) life being surrounded by a tribe of little women to win over half a million fans with posts on their @father_of_daughters and mother_of_daughters social accounts.

From the battles of trying to go to the toilet without kids crawling all over them to spending their Friday night’s delousing their primary schooler’s hair, these two have an irreverent approach to most parenting problems – and the results are hilarious!

Here are some of our personal favourites…

Solution to doing a solo wee…

https://www.instagram.com/p/BNL9YTpBY0f/?taken-by=mother_of_daughters

Dealing with nits…

How to turn a parenting problem into a cleaning solution…

When you have unhelpful little helpers trying to do your hair…

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMGZkBJB4wI/

Explaining the birds and the bees…

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMpN0dfDB-9/

And the reminder that mum and dad should never get sick…

How one sleeps with so many legs and arms to accommodate…

Ah… doesn’t all that just make you so clucky?

VIDEO: Watch this baby get jealous when her parents kiss

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