A real beautiful woman and the return of mom jeans: the best in parenting this week
I have to say, I am loving the Internet this week. I’ve laughed a lot (#3 and #6), I’ve said “Amen, sister!” (#2 and #5), and I’ve been moved to tears (#1). Writing this has me in a warm and fuzzy mood today, so consider it my virtual high-five to you- the hard-working awesome parent that you are.
1. What a beautiful woman really looks like
This ad for Wacoal lingerie isn’t really an ad at all- or maybe it’s the best commercial ever. The seven minute “movie” is in subtitles, but it’s so worth watching through to the end. Heartwarming reminder of what being beautiful really means, this 7-minute story will quiet even the strongest urge to judge other women.
2. 25 historical images that normalize breastfeeding
“Today’s moms are so brazen about breastfeeding,” said many a people who are uncomfortable with breastfeeding. But is it true that women today are more apt to nurse in public? These pictures might just prove the opposite. (I don’t know about you, but I don’t know any women nursing in their family photo shoots!)
3. This Is what happens when you upload a funny photo of your baby to Facebook
Ever wonder how awesome baby memes are made? Here’s how.
4. Bring back mom jeans!? Wait a second…
I want to be a mom, but is looking like a mom really a good thing? Apparently old school mom jeans are being marketed to hipster kids. I say they can have ‘em. Would you wear them?
And just to refresh your memory, here’s SNL’s Mom Jeans skit.
5. Utah mom buys all of teen store’s ‘indecent’ T-shirts
Ugh. I am often disgusted by the tees teens and tweens wear, from the “Wish you were here” across the girls’ chests to the “I’d tap that“ on teenage boys. When this woman bought the entire inventory of indecent tees in a local store this week, I couldn’t help but think “YESSSSS.”
6. Modern-day parenting according to Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld was on with Jimmy Fallon this week and shares his take on parents today. It’s hilarious, and just might make you relax a little bit. (It gets good at 3:45.)
7. 19 things your baby doesn’t actually need
You know all those things you had to have that collected dust in the nursery? Buzzfeed has a great list, although Bundoo moms don’t agree on all of them. Check it out here.
8. How we really feel about snow day
From the creators of #XmasJammies comes Snow Day: The Musical. If your family snow days seem like the longest days of your life, this one’s for you.
9. Emotional toddler loses it over wedding song
Funny how music can move you. Even toddlers aren’t immune to the power of a good love song!
10. Dad in a box
An adorable little girl gets an exciting birthday surprise when her dad returns home from Afghanistan.
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Why are you happy about #5? She probably made those shirts a best-seller at that store, which would lead to them ordering even more. At best, she may have mildly inconvenienced a couple of shoppers who decided to get slutty t-shirts elsewhere.
My happiness over the story was because I can sympathize with the emotion behind her decision, but you do make a good point! Unfortunately the PR received from this story probably didn’t help, and it would take action on a much larger scale to really make a difference.
Seinfeld made me smile! 🙂 Every time I tell my mom something “they” say about doing anything (brushing teeth, bedtime routines, naps, feeding, etc.), she says that she has no idea how we all survived. 🙂 Apparently, my teeth were never brushed until I could do it myself and my food was practically chewed for me until I was at least 5. And yet, I did survive. 😉
Don’t even get me started on #1, though. I can’t even read the description without tearing up all over again! So beautiful and unexpected and tragically sad all at the same time.