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These Photos Of Parents Before And After Having Kids Are Hilariously — And Painfully — Real

Parenting ain't for the faint of heart.

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Mike Julianelle, 41, is a Brooklyn-based dad to two boys (ages 7 and 2), and the writer of the blog Dad and Buried.

Mike Julianelle/Dad and Buried / Via Facebook: DadandBuried

Julianelle told BuzzFeed that his blog and its related social channels are where he "sarcastically — but honestly — complains about the challenges and annoyances of parenting."

A couple years ago, Julianelle started an Instagram account called Got Toddlered. "The account was originally dedicated to the memes I made, which showed examples of things children have destroyed or irrevocably altered," Julianne said.

But after Julianelle posted this side-by-side of himself before and after having kids, a reader suggested he ask for submissions from other readers. He did, and the account immediately took off.


Julianelle says the reaction to the account has been overwhelmingly positive, adding, "Some people have even messaged me to tell me I’ve made them feel OK about their own lives! Solidarity!"


"Parenting is hard, but it’s not exactly rare. We don’t all do everything the same but we share a lot of the same experiences. We should focus on those instead of judging the differences."