Posts tagged "kids"

Check Your Vibes: 17 Ways To Feel Like A Kid Again (Without Bailing On Your Grown-Up Life)

 

When it comes to reconnecting with one’s inner child, there tend to be two narratives: “grow the hell up and get on with life like the rest of us” or some deep-end manic pixie nightmare that encourages intelligent adults to quit their jobs to go dance in the rain because YOLO or…

By: Claire Hannum / July 6, 2015

It’s Time To Cry: Watch Kids React To Caitlyn Jenner’s Transition

In just two and a half minutes, the adorable group of kids in this Hatch video managed something that the grown-up world just can’t seem to get right: they celebrated Caitlyn Jenner’s transition with sensitivity and respect. If this is what we can expect from the next generation, I’m suddenly not quite so worried about the world’s future.

By: Claire Hannum / June 10, 2015

11 Year-Old Detained By Lego Store For Walking Around By Himself

I swear to god, you couldn’t pay me to have kids now, or to be one. They have boring playgrounds with no swings and five-foot tall plastic slides that they’re not allowed to walk to by themselves, they don’t get to go trick-or-treating in the dark, they can’t be outside without parental supervision, and now…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 30, 2015

Mommie Dearest: Taking Your Kid To A Concert Is Not Bad Parenting

It’s no secret that there are tons of judgmental assholes out there when it comes to parenting. Everyone is doing something wrong, starting all the way from how you birthed your baby to how you feed her, clothe her, get her to sleep, educate her, and more. But now, apparently, you can be taken to…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 27, 2015

Mommie Dearest: Quit Bitching About Kids On Airplanes

Very few parents want to be seen as the problem, and want to have as relaxed a flight experience as you do.

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 16, 2015

Mommie Dearest: How Much Time Do You Actually Have To Spend With Your Kids?

Guilt and motherhood seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. With all the demands on our time and energy, mothers are constantly worrying: Are we spending enough time with our kids? Or are we spending too much time with our kids, running the risk of becoming a helicopter parent? What I’ve found i…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / April 5, 2015

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 worried about…

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…

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 kid…

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 the…

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.

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, “Our

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…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 11, 2014
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