A mother has revealed she was attacked by sick trolls after her baby son broke his arm.
Zoe Sullivan, 44, husband Ben and their 12 children make up one of Scotland’s largest families.
The couple are parents to Elisabeth (17), Olivia (16), Noah (13), Evangeline (12), Tobias (10), Agnes (6), Joseph (5), baby Flo (1) and two sets of twins – Charlotte and Isabelle (15). and Lea and Erin, seven.
The brood lives in a six-bedroom house in Burghead, Moray, where she regularly documents her hectic life on social media.
And recently, five-year-old Joseph fell off the family trampoline in their spacious garden and broke his arm.
Zoe said: “It was an accident and that was because the sides of the trampoline were not up to scratch.”
“Nobody should be on the trampoline, things like that happen, you know.”
“Accidents happen. It happened, it’s over. Trampolining is now banned.”
The worried mother revealed that Joseph was “upset and in pain” in the emergency room and that he was put in a full arm cast after the X-ray.
But after sharing her little one’s injury experience on social media, Zoe was mother-shamed by haters who branded her “irresponsible and useless.”
She hit back, saying, “I thank God that I will never feel the need to be one of those people who has to try to put others down to make themselves feel better.”
“You know those days when you already feel like the worst parent on the planet?
“Imagine feeling like that and then a bunch of people telling you how shitty you are?
“So far I have been called a bad parent, irresponsible, lazy, boring, useless, even fat.”
She added: “I’m just glad everything seems to be OK at the moment.”
“Thank you everyone for your sincere concern.
“We’ve had some really nice comments from people and they far outweigh any bad ones we get, believe me, they really are.”
It’s not the first time Zoe has been criticized for her parenting as a mother.
The mother was forced to resist her older children’s involvement in caring for their younger siblings.
In a recent Instagram post, she said: “I know I talk a lot about the younger ones in the family here.” [social media]and many of the photos I share usually feature the little ones.
“But the truth is these older boys are all great and the help they provide at home is invaluable.”
“Trying to get approved photos from them, however, is a completely different matter.”