17 parents confess their worst and most hilarious failures.

Parenting ain't easy. But there's never been more pressure to do it all "right."

Research shows that the barrage of organic, homemade recipes on Pinterest, mommy-shaming, and picture-perfect social media posts we face create deep anxiety and depression in a lot of parents.

No matter what they do, they just don't feel good enough. Which of course, makes it even harder to raise, teach, and nurture their children.


But there's another side to what parents are choosing to share online: It's self-deprecating. It's hilarious. And when it comes down to it, it's damn important because we've all been there.

Let's celebrate these 17 parenting fails we can all relate to.

1. When your kids are definitely not addicted to social media.

2. When you've set an excellent nutritional example.

3. When you've taught them proper language skills.

4. When you are awesome at assembling toys.

5. When you demonstrate sportsmanship.

6. When you're totally prepared and not freaking out.

7. When you never forget the wipes.

8. When you teach your kids to love educational films.

9. And learning-based music.

10. When you only play age appropriate tunes.

11. When you give them just enough independence.

12. When you still remember how to adult too.

13. When you always keep the magic alive.

14. When you know how to set boundaries.

15. When you put safety first.

16. When you won't tolerate bad language.

17. And when you never, ever lose your temper.

Let's give these parents a hand for sharing. These examples aren't pretty, but they're real.

Next time you see something on social media that makes you feel like you're doing it all wrong, just remember: Raising kids is messy. And hard. And though plenty of people will tell you otherwise, there's no right way to do it after all.

Even if there were, where would be the fun in that?

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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