Jessa Duggar Just Brilliantly Captioned an Instagram Post to Shut Down Those Who Shame Her
We’ve been watching the Duggar family for years, and thanks to social media and shows like TLC’s Counting On, we never miss a beat when it comes to many of the older Duggar siblings. There are many fan favorites in the family, but fans have always loved to hear about the life of Jessa Duggar. Now married to Ben Seewald with two sons, Jessa’s currently pregnant with her third baby, and fans love hearing about how she chooses to parent her kids and all the details of her next child. If there’s any couple that Duggar fans are rooting for, it’s definitely Ben and Jessa.
It seems not everyone’s a fan of Jessa’s parenting, however. The mom is constantly getting criticized online — though recently, she had the perfect caption to combat any potential hate. Here’s what she said.
Jessa Duggar is no stranger to being mom-shamed online
Jessa certainly has her fans, but many others who are familiar with her and her family aren’t afraid to criticize her, either. Romper reminds us the Duggar has been consistently critiqued for her dirty home, and she received a particularly special amount of backlash for a video of her youngest son, Henry, trying a new food. The food appeared popcorn-like in appearance, which scared fans. “Isn’t he a little young for popcorn,” one person commented, and another scolded Jessa with, “Babies can choke on popcorn. Why would you let him have that?”
That’s far from the only criticism she’s received, of course. When she allowed her oldest son, Spurgeon, to feed from a bottle at nearly 2 years old, Parents notes many were quick to attack and claim her son was far too old for such behavior. Some came to her defense, of course, but the damage was already done. And there were other times in the past that, in addition to fans calling her home disgusting, they called her parenting choices “unsanitary,” too.
She recently posted this photo with a witty caption
Fans generally love when Jessa posts photos and videos of her sons Spurgeon and Henry, and she recently added a set of photos of her sons to her Instagram showing them exploring the bed of a truck. The two brothers looked like they were having a good, wholesome time — and while a truck bed may not be the most ideal play place for young children, it’s clear Jessa is keeping close watch. She captioned the photo, “They spent 20 min picking up every little pebble they could find and throwing them out into the yard. Thought these pics of the bros were too sweet not to share!”
At the end of the post, she also immediately shut down any mom-shame she would have received, too. “P.S. Yes, we’re barefoot, and we kept away from the roll of barbed wire, and he didn’t get to keep the prized nail that he found,” she wrote. “There. Beat ya to it.” Many of Jessa’s fans seemed to love the way she shut down the hate before it could start, too. “Absolutely love the way you shoot down the haters. Just keep doing you and being the best mummy you are,” one fan commented.
Jessa’s shut down haters in the past, too
Jessa’s proven that she doesn’t let the online criticism get to her. In fact, this isn’t the first time she’s added disclaimers to her posts to prove that she knows exactly how to parent her children. When she was criticized for feeding Spurgeon with a bottle, for example, she took to Instagram to explain herself. “That’s my boy! Yes, he’s 22 months old. Yes, he drinks water from a sippy cup, and yes, he still prefers to drink much of his milk/kefir from his bottle–especially before nap/bedtime,” she wrote. “So there ya have it. If you are experiencing anxiety over this, please share all your wisdom and perfect parenting advice in the comments section below.”
Jessa’s also defended her sisters, too. OK! Magazine reminds us Joy-Anna Duggar was getting shamed for not being around for her son’s first birthday, and Jessa clapped back. “Girl, I know y’all are heading back to celebrate Gideon’s bday, but seriously, even if you did stay away one more day it’s not like he’d know you were celebrating late,” Jessa added. “I’ve always joked that 1st bday parties are more for the parents than the kid.”
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