Posts tagged "kids"

The Daily Squee: Little Boy Loudly Objects To Wedding Kiss

When this happy couple went in for a little lip locking after being declared husband and wife, they probably expected to be met with happy cheers -- instead, they received one lone "ewww" from the bride's four-year-old nephew, Ashton. It's a good thing these two have the patience for such "endearing" behavior because I have a feeling I'd…
By: Claire Hannum / March 13, 2015

Living At Home In Your Parents’ Basement Is Ruining Their Retirement

If you're still living at home in your parents' basement and toddling upstairs every now and then to pluck a fresh snack from the fridge, guess what -- you're most likely ruining your parents' retirement. NBC News reports that kind parents who are nice enough to let their kids move back home are more…
By: Megan Reynolds / March 12, 2015

Watch Kids Getting The Birds-And-Bees Talk For The First Time

Do you remember the birds-and-bees talk? I do: I avoided having to talk to my parents about sex as long as I could, relying on my sister for the info (she was only two years older than me) and reassuring my mom and dad that I knew enough and didn’t need them to tell me…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 8, 2015

Mommie Dearest: Mom Issues That Deserve Media Coverage In 2015

The media loves a good "mom story." Flip through the TV or hop on a news website and there will invariably be some sort of story with a mom at the center. Whether it's celeb-based or breaking news, moms make good media. Why? Because everyone can connect to them -- whether they are one or…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / January 2, 2015

Watch This Cute Kid Dance With Himself At A Wedding

Little Harlan's aunt and uncle may have been the center of attention at their wedding, but Harlan brought the real party. When the urge to boogie struck, he wasn't about to wait around for a dance partner to break out the moves all on his own. If only I could be as fierce as him…
By: Claire Hannum / January 2, 2015

Your Last-Minute Being-Around-Kids Preparation Checklist

I’m gonna tell you some cute stories about my nephews! I got to Texas yesterday morning to visit my family for Christmas. I’ve got three nephews who are better than anyone else’s kids, ever, in every single way, especially in cuteness. The first thing my middle, four-year-old nephew did when I got in the car…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 24, 2014

Bill Nye Explains Evolution With Emojis

Bill Nye has been on an evolution-education kick lately. First, last week, he went on Newsmax’s "MidPoint" to talk about his vehement opposition to creationism being taught in public schools, or at all, to young children. When asked if creationism is making kids less intelligent, he responded: “Absolutely. They’re holding the kids back. These…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 16, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Sister Wife-ing It Up

I used to watch TLC's "Sister Wives" -- a reality show about a Mormon household with one husband, four wives, and a combined 17 children =- with a mix of shame, incredulity, and, dare I say it, jealousy. While I couldn't imagine sharing my husband like that, there was something appealing about the way…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / December 12, 2014

The Daily Squee: Little Girl Sneaks Pet Cow Into House

Five-year-old Brennan Decker thought she was being sneaky when she let her pet cow into the house, but when her mom catches her, she provides a laundry list of nonsensical excuses that only a kid could come up with. After talking in circles, she calls it quits around 3:30 and settles in for the cutest…
By: Claire Hannum / December 11, 2014

10 DIY Gifts For Kids, Because Toys Are Too Damn Expensive

I know what it’s like to be broke and have kids to shop for during the holidays: It’s impossible to know what to get them in the first place, and then when you do find out what toys they want, they’re Lego sets that cost $200. No, sir. That is an expense for Santa. The…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

New Dad Builds Sick Infant Iron Man Costume To Help Him “Feel Brave”

I can't imagine what it's like to be a parent with a sick child, but I do know that the feeling of helpless must be awful. That's why Eric Hart is doing everything he can to help his four-month-old son "feel brave," while he's kept in the neonatal intensive care unit. Eric is a professional…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 11, 2014

Mommie Dearest: The “Mommy” Problem

"Mommy!" Coming from anyone other than your child it can certainly sound sickeningly saccharine, diminutive, and even mocking. But at the moment, all things Mommy reign supreme. This past weekend, Heather Havrilesky (who writes the awesome advice column Dear Polly, BTW) addressed this dichotomy for the New York Times Sunday Review in her piece,…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 11, 2014

This Is Easily The Most Disturbing Toy Ever Created

Disclaimer: This story is all kinds of NOPE. When Nicole Allen made her way into a local Dollar Store to buy a small surprise for her daughter, she got more than she bargained for when she found a toy fairy wand called "Evilstick." The wand is supposed to play music and invoke happy thoughts, which…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 11, 2014

The “Apparently Kid” Goes To Texas Fair, Continues To Steal My Heart

You remember the "Apparently Kid," who won us over earlier this year during his impromptu broadcast on a local news channel? Well, he's back to remind us why we love him so. Noah Ritter, the blunt kindergartner who's incredibly fond of the word "apparently,"…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 5, 2014

Boy Going Blind Creates Bucket List Of Sights

Seeing tiny snails and examining chalk under a microscope might seem like small things, but to a Texas boy losing his eyesight they're bucket list material—along with more standard big-ticket items like seeing the Grand Canyon and Antarctica—of things he wants to see before he goes blind.
By: Newser / November 5, 2014

Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy’ Is Still Hilarious

Aside from trick-or-treating, dressing up in costume and carving pumpkins, Jimmy Kimmel has created my favorite, newest Halloween tradition that I truly hope will last forever. The late night host has instructed his fans, yet again, to mess with their kids by telling them the morning after Halloween that they've eaten all of their Hallowee…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 4, 2014

You May Be Liable For Your Kids’ Facebook Posts

Parents who don't already pay close attention to their kids' Facebook posts may want to start. Georgia's Court of Appeals says parents may be liable for their children's online activity after a couple didn't force their son to delete a defamatory Facebook profile, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to court documents, the boy…
By: Newser / October 25, 2014

Little Boy Gets Stuck In Toy Machine, Has Worse Day Than You

Having a rough week? At least you're not little Colin Lambert. The 18-month-0ld waited until his grandma turned away for just an instant to climb his way into a claw toy machine, only to find himself thoroughly stuck. When he limbed into the machine's chute, his grandmother tried to grab him by his feet and…
By: Claire Hannum / October 23, 2014

Kid Goes Full-On Diva On Live TV

Step aside, Beyoncé. Bitches have a new diva to bow down to. 8 News Now's Patranya Bhoolsuwan was reporting a live news segment about the opening of a shopping mall in Nevada last week, when a videobomber's fierce as fuck dance moves stole the show. This kid was full-on Gaga from the second the camera…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 13, 2014

Simple And Genius: A Kid’s Guide To Picking Up Chicks

"Experts" are constantly telling us how to do things: How To Find Your Soulmate In 5 Days, How To Brew Your Own Beer, How To Write The Perfect Love Letter and so on. But I'm convinced the kids of the world should really be the ones running it, what with their…
By: Katie Oldenburg / September 24, 2014
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