Rapper-loving babies and amazing things pregnant women do: the best in parenting this week
Sometimes babies need a little rap music to cheer them up. And sometimes I need to include a throwback Golden Girls meme. Anything goes this week!
1. Baby loves 2chainz
Sometimes it’s a mama’s arms that soothe baby, but sometimes it’s a little rap music.
2. Little boy just can’t stay awake
Have you ever been SO exhausted that you just couldn’t hold your head up? Bless this little boy’s heart. Somebody hold him, already!
3. When parents interrupt a toddler’s Frozen performance
“I’m warning you!” This little girl is very serious about her Frozen performance, and I pity da fool who interrupts her.
4. Oh, Blanche
For my fellow Golden Girls lovers out there (or those of you who are “so done” having kids), I just couldn’t resist.
5. A very serious kid debate
Ever wish you could be a fly on the wall when your wee ones are playing with their friends? Raining vs. sprinkling is a debate that gets pretty serious, and seriously adorable.
6. Dad takes a picture a day for 4 years
Proof in daily pictures that they really do grow up fast.
7. Cheerios’ “3rd shift”
Kudos to Cheerios for giving kudos to hard-working parents.
8. Hot Christmas toys for 2014
If you’re already pre-planning your kids’ Christmas list, here’s the hot list from Toys ‘R Us.
9. Listen to Emma Watson: don’t take potshots at fathers
Emma Watson is standing up for gender equality, but not just for women, but for dads, too. Aaron Gouveia from The Daddy Files explains why Emma Watson’s timing hit close to home.
10. Being “Cancer Mom”
“I was very aware that everyone around me would feed off my energy and response…including Grace. This was something I could control and I was grasping at any shred of control I could regain.” Moving post from a mom of a toddler with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (and great tips at the end about what you can do to help in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!).
11. 32 amazing things pregnant women can do
I run Bundoo, but meanwhile, these pregnant women are running marathons and climbing mountains! Amazing, indeed.
Can you relate?
13. When dad wins the lotto
This Danish single dad won the lottery (about $2.7 million) and tells his two sons in a way that really allows him to savor the moment.
14. Proof that kids can be mean
I wouldn’t go as far as to say “kids are jerks” like Buzzfeed did, but some of these examples are pretty hilarious.
15. 25 tricks to smooth(er) sailing parenting
Some new parenting hacks here, along with some old ones worth repeating.
16. Men watch childbirth for the first time
Their reactions are well, what you’d expect.
17. Child loss and social media: how to help (and how NOT to)
If you’ve known someone who has lost a child, you might have been at a loss for how to reach out. Here are some helpful tips on how to support others (loved ones and strangers) when they’re going through the darkest moments of their lives.