Why ‘Little People, Big World’ Fans Are Worried for Tori Roloff After Her Instagram Post
TLC has provided us with plenty of shows we’ve fallen in love with over the years — and Little People, Big World is definitely one of them. The show follows the lives of Matt and Amy Roloff, a couple who both have dwarfism, and their four kids as they navigate life, work on their farm, and start families of their own. And over the years, we’ve all loved to watch Zach Roloff, the only member of the family aside from his parents who has dwarfism, and his wife, Tori.
Nowadays, Tori has a serious social media following, and fans love to see fresh content related to her, Zach, and their baby, Jackson. But she’s been worrying her followers with one post. Here’s what happened.
Tori posted about how ‘life’s just been challenging’ for her
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Life’s just been challenging for me lately. Im entering a new season of life with really difficult things on my horizon and it’s hard to know how to navigate them. I know it’s just a season and I’m blessed to have people in my corner that rooting me on. Especially this kid. I’m praying 2019 helps me become a better wife, friend, mom, and follower of Jesus. ❤️
Tori’s not afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve when it comes to sharing her feelings. This certainly has its benefits, as she’s shared tons of photos of her love of Zach and Jackson over social media. It also, however, means she’s willing to tell her followers when she’s going through a period of time that isn’t great, leading them to worry.
In mid-January, she posted a photo on Instagram of her smiling with Jackson and captioned it, “Life’s just been challenging for me lately. Im entering a new season of life with really difficult things on my horizon and it’s hard to know how to navigate them.” She also mentioned that she’s “blessed to have people in my corner” and that she wants 2019 to help her become “a better wife, friend, mom, and follower of Jesus.”
The post ended on a high note, but fans were worried about the alleged difficulties. As one of her followers commented back, “Tori, you are a wonderful mommy, wife, and friend, daughter in law, and daughter…don’t listen to anyone, they’re the ones with the problems not you.” And another added, “Whatever your going through, please remember, YOU ARE AMAZING! Your one of my favorite people to look up to.”
Fans think the mom-shaming is getting to her
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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.
While Tori has tons of fans on her side, she’s also had an issue with being shamed online. Back in mid-December, she posted her feelings about being mom-shamed to Instagram with a photo of Jackson. She wrote, “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.”
As for what she’s been mom-shamed for, it’s ranged from Jackson’s safety in a canoe to how she lets her little one sleep. She’s responded to her followers to ensure them that she takes “all aspects of parenting and safety seriously,” In Touch Weekly notes, but it evidently hasn’t stopped the hate. As she continued on in her Instagram post, “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.”
Jackson’s health issues could be adding stress
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What a day. It started out pretty miserable. Actually it was great at first- driving to Disneyland getting in line for our favorite ride (Peter Pan). That’s where things went south. Jackson is prone to nursemaids elbow (could be a dwarfism thing or it could just be a Jackson thing). He was pulling away from me in line and it happened. I knew right away that we were in trouble and Jackson would need to see a doctor. I was so bummed. Bummed because we had to leave my favorite place on earth before we got to do anything and bummed that my poor boy was in pain. Well lucky for us by the time a doctor saw him it had already been reduced and he was using his arm again which meant we got to go back to Disneyland (with lots of cuddles and some Tylenol behind us). It was a good reminder for myself. I tend to put a lot of excitement and expectations on Disney because it’s such a special place to me. But it was a good reminder that things don’t always go according to plan and you have to roll with life. I am so thankful Jackson was such a champ today. He rallied harder than anyone and we were still able to enjoy moms favorite place! Love you Disney. Thanks for the magical day! °o° #babyjroloff #zandtpartyofthree Ps this was taken after Jackson was fast asleep. We didn’t need to wake him for this photo!
As for other reasons Tori’s life has been challenging as of late, we know that baby Jackson has had some health difficulties that would be tough for any mom to deal with. Back in June, People notes he was taken to urgent care after hurting his arm while playing. Tori explained on social media, “We thought maybe something called ‘nursemaids elbow’ but after two times of a doctor trying to reduce it to no avail (which by the way is absolutely the worst thing to see your child in that much pain) it could possibly be a fracture but still not sure.”
Not only that, but more recently in January, Tori and Zach were on their way to Disneyland with Jackson when they discovered he had two ear infections. And after they got to the park, Jackson sustained an injury from nursemaid’s elbow once again, and they had to leave the park early. Her fans were still cheering Tori on despite the difficulties, however. As one follower said, “God gave Jackson to you because He knew you’d be the perfect mom for him. Don’t let all of your expectations get you down. There will be plenty more Disney days!”
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