Tori Roloff may be a popular reality TV name, but when it comes to motherhood she faces the exact same challenges as the rest of us. The Little People, Big World star gave birth to a child, Jackson, in May 2017; like his father Zach, he was born with the condition achondroplasia, making him a dwarf. But while Tori was prepared for that eventuality, there was one other aspect of raising a child that she hadn’t bargained for. And it’s something that isn’t talked about very often.
By all accounts, though, Tori was very well prepared to be a mother. Before she gave birth to her own son, in fact, she worked as a kindergarten teacher, a job she loved. Indeed, when she took her maternity leave, she posted on Instagram about how much she would miss her “Kinders.” “Can’t wait to take baby Roloff back to school to introduce him to the kids he’s listened to the last nine months!” she wrote in April 2017.
But, of course, Tori has another job besides being a kindergarten teacher – specifically, she’s a reality TV star. Tori is no Kim Kardashian, though, and her husband is no Kanye West. They were and are perfectly ordinary people who just happen to have one extraordinary thing about them: namely, that Zach, his parents and some of his other family members have dwarfism. In fact, Zach measures only 3’1” in height.