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February, 2017

  • 21 February

    1-Year-Old Sits In Front Of Refried Beans, Then Photographer Catches Her Hysterical Reaction

    If you’ve ever seen a baby eat cake, you know how excited they get about the thick, colorful frosting and the sweet, spongy interior. You also probably know that babies can’t eat cake without making a huge mess of themselves — they somehow always manage to get frosting into the craziest …

  • 17 February

    Why Won’t My Kids Let Me Take Pictures Of Them?

    I love to take pictures. Like, love. Ask anyone in my family. It’s actually become a bit of an obsession. Not because I have to capture every sunset or azalea or cormorant that I see, because I don’t. And not because I aspire to be an amateur photographer, because that’s …

  • 16 February

    Teacher Finds Fifth Grader’s Confession In Homework, Then Posts It Online

    One teacher gave her fifth graders a homework assignment and got more than she bargained for. She asked them to fill in an answer after the prompt “What I wish my teacher would know…” The kids responded with powerful confessions about their lives outside of school. Like the little boy …

  • 15 February

    The Battle With My Inner Tiger Mom Tendencies

    About a month ago, we sent one kid halfway around the world to a place we’ve never been, to live with people we’d never met in the interest of giving him a little culture and us a little break from having to wade through the mess in his room to …

  • 14 February

    My Toddler’s Best Excuses For Refusing To Go To Sleep

    Parenting and sleep go together like oil and water: They just don’t mix. When I was pregnant, everyone said that I should rest and sleep as much as possible, because, once the baby arrived, I would never sleep again. They were right. Those newborn years were rough. I’m not going …

  • 10 February

    Why It’s So Satisfying To Watch Someone Else’s Kid Have A Meltdown

    Every so often, I use these few inches of white space to make a confession. Sometimes, the confessions are unexpected. Sometimes not. Sometimes they’re a little unorthodox. And sometimes they’re meant to be nothing more than funny. With this one, though, I’m not sure it falls into one specific category. …

  • 9 February

    Why The Little White Lies I Tell My Children Aren’t Going To Hurt Them

    I’d like to preface what I am about to say by stating that I am actually a brutally honest person. You can rest assured that 99 percent of the time, if you ask me something, I will shoot it to you straight. That being said, parenting little humans is ridiculously …

  • 8 February

    Why It’s Time To Silence Your Inner Mom-Shamer Once And For All

    Did you see her? That mother across the street just screamed and freaked out at her child. Did you see how angry she was? Look at her! Whoa. Take it easy, momma. The child just stepped onto the street and I think the car was far enough away that the child …

  • 6 February

    Family Orders Pregnant Woman To Get Rid Of Her Dogs, Then She Poses For Revenge Photo Shoot

    When Aditya Raheja and Sanjana Madappa learned they were going to have a baby, they were, like all first-time parents, ecstatic. And like any other couple, they immediately announced the great news to their family and friends. But while their friends and relatives were happy, they immediately started with unsolicited …

  • 3 February

    Why I Think Our Kids Need To Go Back To School To Learn Basic Life Skills

    I often think about the things I’d do if I had a lot of money. No, not shop retail at Nordstrom’s, I’m talking meaningful things. Like ways I would give back, make an impact, and affect change. And there’s one idea I’ve had for a while now that I just …