Posts tagged "parents"

On My First Christmas Without My Dad

When I headed back home to Michigan for the first Christmas since my dad's death, I didn't expect it to get difficult until the holiday actually arrived. Since I got here this weekend, my routine hasn't reflected anything he'd normally be a part of - I've been puttering around the house, out with high school…
By: Claire Hannum / December 25, 2014

A Rough Guide To 16 Pass-Aggro Comments Your Mother Will Make This Christmas

The holidays means spending more time than usual with your family, which equates to an increase in those passive-aggressive comments your mother used to dole out every hour on the hour when you were growing up in her house. Moms take on a special tone when lovingly criticizing their children that leaves the victim unsure…
By: The Frisky / December 9, 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

RIP Society: Woman Invents Motion-Sensing Mobile So Babies Can Post Selfies From Their Cribs

For those of you whose Facebook news feeds have become bombarded with photos of your friends' babies, this is not good news for you. A design student in the Netherlands has just come up with perhaps the most invasive technology ever, sure to make baby's first words be "I hate you, mama." New Born Fame,…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 6, 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

This Mom Dressed Her Sons Like Celebrities And It’s Everything

Is your day feeling particularly slow and sleepy? Get ready for all that to change, with these adorable baby pictures that will have your ovaries squee-ing. What could be better than smoking hot male models posing for your pleasure? Well, these nuggets definitely compete. Their mom started photographing them after a friend showed her pictures of “fashio…
By: College Candy / August 31, 2014

63 Things I Will Teach My Daughters About Sex

I don’t plan on having kids but I often imagine what I would be like if I were a mother. I imagine all the things I would have to teach my kids to put them on the path of being a good person. Then I imagine how they still may not turn out as I…
By: College Candy / August 27, 2014

Pageant Mom Feeds Her Daughter Tapeworms To Slim Her Down For Beauty Pageant

Today in terrifying parenting: on an upcoming episode of "Untold Stories of the ER," we hear the tale of a Florida pageant mom who fed her teenage daughter tapeworm eggs to help her lose weight for an upcoming competition. When the girl arrived at the hospital with a bloated stomach and severe pain, the nurse…
By: Claire Hannum / August 22, 2014

27 Things I’m Glad My Mom Taught Me

For better or for worse, our first impressions of the world usually come through the people who raise us. Luckily for me, the women in my family were able to gently guide me through any situation, offering their priceless opinions and advice along the way. They conveyed much of their wisdom through words, but I…
By: Claire Hannum / May 9, 2014

Watch This Couple’s Taylor Swift-Inspired Baby Announcement

When Nate and Erica Eaton found out they were expecting a second child, they were shocked. They figured their friends and family would be surprised too, so they put together a video that switched up the lyrics to Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" to share the good news in a thi…
By: Claire Hannum / April 29, 2014

33 Telltale Signs You’re Turning Into Your Mother

There comes a time in everyone's life when you're just going about your daily routine, folding and putting away your underwear or shoving old candy wrappers into your purse, and BAM— you realize you're becoming your mother. This isn't always necessarily a bad thing, but as we get older, and as hard as we may…
By: Katie Oldenburg / April 12, 2014

Parents Lip Sync “Frozen” Song Perfectly; Daughter Remains Unimpressed

If your life involves kids in any way, then you've probably had the "Frozen" soundtrack on constant repeat in the car, at home, on the computer, and even in your head. (Is "Let It Go" actually playing out loud right now, or does it just exist on permanent loop in your brain? You may never…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 12, 2014

True Life: I Hate My Mother

My mother is vindictive, controlling and outright mean. If I could list the ways she passive aggressively told me I was fat, told me my boyfriend was too stupid, too nerdy, too poor, to high maintenance, whatever—if I could count the times she’s implied I was stupid, that my only success would come with marrying…
By: College Candy / November 10, 2013

10 Things That Happen When You Move Back In With Mom (In GIFs)

Let’s face it. Life doesn’t always turn out the way we planned.  Breakups, unemployment, and other sudden life changes can leave one stranded.  The feelings of uncertainty and helplessness are hard to combat when trying to get back on track. And sometimes to get where you want to go, you need to move back home.
By: Sophie Leon / October 14, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Dad With Terminal Cancer Walks His Single Daughters Down The Aisle

Pass the tissues, please. When Fred Evans, a father of four, found out he had cancer shortly after enduring a double lung transplant, he was given only a few months to live. He knew that if and when his two unmarried daughters chose to tie the knot, he likely wouldn’t be there to give them…
By: Claire Hannum / September 25, 2013

Woman’s “Appendicitis” Turns Out to Be A Miracle Baby

A 37-year-old woman from New York unexpectedly became a mom a few days ago. She gave birth to a surprise baby boy -- after being rushed to the hospital with horrible abdominal pain. Teresa Brown believed she had appendicitis or gall stones, and after undergoing blood work at the hospital, she was told that she…
By: The Stir / September 2, 2013

Kate Middleton’s Mom Is The Only One Who Can Get Prince George To Sleep

Kate Middleton is becoming the guest that just won't leave. What started out as a quick post-baby trip to mum's has turned into a potential six-month stay. And Carole's like, "Dude. Leave already." Just kidding. The Duchess could never be an intrusion to anyone, least of all her mother. But Kate really is considering staying…
By: The Stir / August 18, 2013

Eye Roll: Parents Sue Over Yoga In Public Schools Because It “Promotes Eastern Religions”

Sometimes I do not have anything deeper to say other than "Shut up." And those are my choice words for the California parents who are suing their children's school district over yoga classes being taught in a class.  That's not very Zen, is it? …
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2013

True Story: What You Don’t Know — But Should — About Single Mothers

I'm going to propose something that may seem radical, given the hysteria that single motherhood seems to conjure in American society. The typical single mother? She doesn't exist. As a solo-parenting mother (which is different than a single parent -- this is a nuanced "issue" my friends!), I've searched high and low to find out…
By: Marlee Sheaffer / December 12, 2012

Girl Talk: This House Is Not Just A House & Other Thoughts On My Dad’s Death

In the few days following my dad's passing a few weeks ago, I received flowers from friends and coworkers, endless phone calls, emails and Facebook messages expressing condolences, and more than a few people offering to help in any way they could. It was wonderful and comforting, to be sure, and would, I thought, kee…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 26, 2012
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