There’s no question that being a parent is one of the most difficult things anyone can experience. Your life becomes a roller coaster of emotions, and your work never stops — it’s a lifetime commitment. And because parenting is something that consumes every part of you, the chances of mistakes and accidents increase dramatically. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you live, how much money you make, or the size of the bubble you try to create around your child, things happen. You can claim to be a perfect parent all you want, but everyone knows that it is impossible, and that’s okay! Too many parents put a ridiculous amount of pressure on themselves to be perfect and at the same time are extremely critical of those who accept the fact that they are flawed.

While it may be easy to say what you should and shouldn’t do as a parent, until you’re actually one yourself, there’s no way you can possibly understand what it’s like, and you most certainly cannot pass judgment.

The next time you beat yourself up as a parent or realize you’re misjudging moms and dads who are simply trying their best, remember the story below. Not only is it a prime example of how quickly things can happen, but it also holds some important lessons for everyone.

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Mom Life

As a busy mom, Molly Landis has had to master the art of multitasking in order to keep up with everything life throws at her. But as anyone with a young baby knows, children tend to fuss and can decide to change their schedule at any given moment, which makes basic tasks like working, exercising, running errands, cleaning, and cooking extra difficult to do.

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A Helping Hand

This is why many parents, including Molly, use products like chest carriers to make life easier, especially when they have a million and one things to take care of in addition to their babies.

The Accident

However, Molly learned the hard way that wearing your baby isn’t something that should be done all the time. A few weeks ago while cooking a meal on her stove, one of Molly’s burners exploded and sent a fireball up her chest, neck, and face, which resulted in a series of painful burns.

A Twist Of Fate

Usually, Molly uses the carrier while she’s working in the kitchen, but for the first time ever, her baby girl actually fell asleep in her swing that night, which meant she wasn’t strapped to her mother’s chest — the main impact zone of the accident.

The thought of what could have happened made Molly take action.