The world of motherhood Instagram accounts is vast, deep, and apparently vicious.
There are accounts dedicated to activities for toddlers, tips for sleep training, emotional awareness, picky eating, and all of the other topics that mothers of young children spend every waking (and should-be-sleeping) hour pondering.
Yesterday, one of the more influential accounts in this space was exposed for committing the unpardonable sin. The creator of the popular TakingCaraBabies reportedly donated to Donald Trump's campaign with *gasp* her and her husband's own money!
TakingCaraBabies is an account dedicated to, um, Taking Care of Babies. The founder of the brand & business, Cara Dumaplin, is a Neonatal Nurse and Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant. She has 1.3 million followers on Instagram and many Instagram-famous (and real life famous) followers sing her praises for helping them survive the little years.
After the initial exposure, there was a frenzy amongst fellow mommy blog accounts who had previously endorsed her sleep training materials to wash their hands of her. Several well-known accounts posted heart rending stories about how THEY JUST DIDN'T KNOW! SHE SEEMED SO NICE! HOW COULD THIS BE?!?!?!
It's truly mind blowing to consider how a woman who has dedicated her life to the wellbeing of parents and babies, as a NICU nurse and a sleep consultant, could possibly support a pro-life candidate.
What incredible hypocrisy, Cara!
Excuse me, "I'm sorry I recommended a business without checking and asking," asking what?
"Wow, thanks for being so kind and helpful and encouraging to me...but before I tell anyone how great you are as a person and as a sleep consultant, you aren't by chance a Republican, are you?
The insinuation that Cara and her husband (who happens to be from the Philippines, by the way) must be racists since they donated to Trump's campaign are predictable—not to mention incredibly cringey since they're coming from other white mommy bloggers.
Next time you need advice on teaching your small children how to address their "Big Little Feelings," remember nothing says emotional health like "canceling" your personal friend publicly before your 1.2 million Instagram followers for the grave sin of voting for Donald Trump.