Tori Roloff From ‘Little People, Big World’ Just Shared Her Real Thoughts About the Holidays

Fans of Little People, Big World have been following the Roloff family for years. And though it all began with the series chronicling the lives of Matt and Amy Roloff, a couple with dwarfism, and their kids, the dynamics of the family have shifted throughout the past decade. Not only are Matt and Amy now divorced, but the Roloff children are growing up fast, too. And in recent times, Zach, the only child of Matt and Amy’s to also have a form of dwarfism, has gotten married and started a family of his own.

Now, fans have been keeping up with Zach and wife Tori on social media. And most recently, Tori announced that the holidays left her with a bittersweet feeling. Here’s why.

Tori and Zach spent the holidays with the tight-knit Roloff family

Fans couldn’t help but love the photos Tori and Zach posted on their Instagrams for Christmas. Tori posted these adorable photos of their son, Jackson, with his baby cousin, Ember — and it’s clear the toddlers were loving the holidays. Not only that, but we also got a glimpse into their home with plenty of sweet photos of the family around the Christmas tree (and, of course, baby Jackson was wearing a Santa hat to keep it festive). “We read the Christmas story. We took our family photo. And Jackson opened the first gift of Christmas. We are ready to celebrate Jesus!” Tori captioned her photo.

As evidenced by Amy Roloff’s Instagram, it appears she had the whole family together for the holidays, too. She posted a photo of her, her kids, their families, and her boyfriend all sitting together at the Christmas dinner table. “Christmas… no gift is as precious as Jesus… then being around those you love… my kids and grandkids and Chris,” she added to the post. And there’s no doubt baby Jackson enjoyed more time with cousin Ember, too.

Here’s why Tori said Christmas time was ‘bittersweet’

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Today is always such a bittersweet day. Bitter because it’s the end of another beautiful holiday season and year. Sweet because I have the opportunity to reflect on my life and all that I have to be grateful for. This kid takes center stage of my heart daily. He brings me so much joy and love. I am so grateful to God for the blessings he has given to my family. I hope you can find time between today and New Years to really give thanks to our savior for what you have in your life. I know this time of year can be really hard for some but I hope you dig deep to find things that you’re thankful for-it’s good for the soul and keeps you moving. Happy holidays friends! Here’s to one great holiday season. #storyofzachandtori #babyjroloff

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Tori and Zach looked like they had a blast with Amy, but the holiday season evidently still has its ups and downs for Tori. She got candid on Instagram with a post about how she really feels about Christmas. Just two days after the holiday was over, she captioned a photo of her and Jackson with, “Today is always such a bittersweet day. Bitter because it’s the end of another beautiful holiday season and year. Sweet because I have the opportunity to reflect on my life and all that I have to be grateful for.”

Overall, though, she noted she was most thankful for Jackson being in her life. “This kid takes center stage of my heart daily. He brings me so much joy and love. I am so grateful to God for the blessings he has given to my family,” she added. Tori also told her followers that even if this time of year is difficult, “I hope you dig deep to find things that you’re thankful for-it’s good for the soul and keeps you moving.”

Tori’s had a year full of ups and downs on social media

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I wanted to share something that has been on my heart lately. * I feel like I do this every now and again to reiterate why I’m here and what I hope to use my platform for. * Lately I have been getting a lot of negative comments and feedback on my social media. I don’t usually take things to heart because I know I cant please everyone but I had to bring this up. Mom shaming is a real thing and it’s not cool. I get it all the time because I put my tactics out there and I try to be as honest about my life as possible. But for some reason lately I’ve been getting a lot of people bashing my momisms or how I do things in my home. I don’t want my social media to go there. This is a place where I like to be as positive as possible. There’s a lot going on in my life right now personally and I like to use my social media to brighten other’s day but unfortunately there have been days that i feel it’s doing no good. I’m only saying this because I feel like people need to hear it. My life is far from perfect. I know that and I’m okay with that. But when moms and sisters and friends and whoever start shaming each other for what they do with their kids that’s where I draw my line. We’re all doing the best we can and that’s all we can do. I love my son and my family unbearably and I do what I think is best for them. So please-be kind to each other. There are people behind your screens and you never know what a person is walking through. * In the words of the great Rev Run “do your best-forget the rest!” * * * UPDATE I didn’t post this for people to tell me I’m a good mom-I’m the best one I know how to be. I posted as just a reminder to EVERYONE to lift one another up. Don’t knock each other down.

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Tori’s ultra-reflective holiday post isn’t out the ordinary for the new mom. Her fans love her stories of motherhood, and she gets super candid on her Instagram quite frequently. She’s even had moments of clear distress and hasn’t been shy about sharing them with her followers.

In mid-December, we remember when she also reflected about the negativity that comes with social media. On a post about parenting, she wrote, “Mom shaming is a real thing and it’s not cool. I get it all the time because I put my tactics out there and I try to be as honest about my life as possible. But for some reason lately I’ve been getting a lot of people bashing my momisms or how I do things in my home.” Tori also added that she uses her social media as a source of positivity and hopes any mom-bashing can be contained now that she’s put this message forward. The post had over 80,000 likes and no negative commentary to speak of, so it seems the vast majority of her followers are on her side.

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