Baby naming nightmares and kids crying in restaurants: the best in parenting moments this week
Everything from the happiness of parentless people to how to handle crying babies in restaurants, see the best parenting memes and videos this week.
1. You can’t a marry a man you just met
After my daughter told me she likes bad boys the way Rapunzel likes Flynn Rider, I’m grateful for this message in Frozen.
2. Baby naming will drive you crazy
Buzzfeed nailed it with this list of ways naming a baby will drive you crazy, and the gifs to go along with it. My personal fave? Number five.
3. Confused baby meets dad’s identical twin
This little girl’s facial expressions are priceless!
4. Are people without kids happier than us?
A Princeton-Stony Brook study found that parents tend to experience more highs and lows than childless people. A study by the Open University in England found that childless couples were happier with their partners than parents were. Read more here, and use these studies as an excuse to have a kids-free date night!
5. Crying babies in restaurants
Chicago chef Grant Achatz tweeted about a family who brought an 8-month-old to his upscale restaurant, Alinea, creating a heated debate on whether babies belong in fancy restaurants. He really stirred the pot on this one (ha!). Get the story, and don’t miss the response on Slate.
6. Just one little snack!
Gotta love the grandparents.
7. Dear ‘Daddy’ in seat 16C
A mom of a daughter with autism writes a moving letter to a man on her flight that entertained her daughter. There’s a special place in heaven for people like this guy.
8. My stillborn child’s life after death
Our Content Director, Jon VanZile, asked me one day, “Why do women love to cry?” Well, Jon, I DON’T KNOW. But we do, and this post is so moving that I can’t not share it.
9. Doing Dirty Dishes
Why do we share pictures that make us cringe? Because they’re relatable, that’s why.
10. Victoria’s Secret doesn’t support breastfeeding moms
When Texas mom Ashley Clawson asked a Victoria’s Secret employee if she could nurse her child in a dressing room (after she spent $150 at the store), she was directed to go to the nearest alleyway. Come on, Victoria! Read the story.
11. Apple pays $32.5 million to parents of app-buying kids kids
Smart phone and tablet apps are great- they allow us to potty in peace, teach preschoolers how to read, and get some chores done. But what happens when your child makes app purchases without your knowledge? Apple fixed the issue by requiring passwords for app store purchases, but now they’re required to pay parents back. Read more about the settlement.
12. Post-it note parenting
Dad Chris Illuminati started a project on Tumblr based on his work-at-home dad experiences. He shares his parenting adventures through honest, sometimes snarky but always awesome, post-it notes. Check ’em out.