This year marked the 10th anniversary of the UN General Assembly declaring an annual "Global Day of Parents". Since then, it has been held on 1st June each year to honour parents around the world.
Parenting, often portrayed on social media as an idyllic state of being - beautifully dressed, calm, doting parents, effortlessly juggling work and home, with smiling, cooperative children - is not typically the reality. Well, certainly not in my experience. As the co-parent of three girls and a dog, life is not emotionally or logistically straightforward.