A Massachusetts father gives his children a reason, beyond the possibility of string cheese, to look forward to lunch. David Laferriere of Attleboro has been drawing on his kids' sandwich bags for the past five years, posting pics of each doodle to his flickr account.
The popularity of social networking has given parents all new ways to embarrass their offspring, and often in hilarious fashion. Our favorite funny tweets by parents this week perfectly captured the frustration (and humiliation) that comes along with parenting
Why copy ideas for decorating your home out of design magazines and off HGTV when you can give it a more personal touch? Your home is where your heart is and the modern-day woman stores her heart in style with a contemporary twist -- by decorating with art made out of her children's umbilical cords!
Myth debunked - parents can indeed be funny and we have the tweets to prove it! Check out 10 of the most hilarious things written on Twitter this week by parents (and one non-parent who gets it) this week:
When it comes to maternity leave, The United States earns a pretty dismal ranking when compared to other countries, being the only first-world country, and one of only three countries (the others being Lesotho, Swaziland and Papua New Guinea) that does not offer paid maternity leaves. Not only do other countries have better systems in place for maternity leave, but they have some pretty great welcoming gifts for their newest citizens. In Finland, for example, new parents can choose between receiving the above maternity package filled with essentials for baby's first few months or a tax-free lump sum of 140 euros as a maternity grant.
Need something to make you feel better when your kids are acting up? Here's 10 pieces of photographic evidence that yes, other people's children act up as much as yours. Check out some impressive messes created by kids who are definitely lucky they're cute and be glad that you're not the one who has to clean them:
Reading to a child is essential to their growth, and most children's books address similar topics of sharing, accepting who you are and eating your vegetables. We found some gems from the children's literature department, though, that made us pause and say WHAT?!?!
Valentine's Day isn't quite the same when you're a parent. Feeling sexy doesn't come easy when you stayed up all night baking peanut-free brownies for school Valentine's Day parties and your pocket is full of a toddler's used tissues. Check out what Valentines to children would look like if moms were honest:
The news of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation quickly spread across social media platforms on Monday. While the pope remained silent on his recently opened Twitter account, his Facebook page (which we completely fabricated) got weird. Check out how (we imagine) the pope's "friends" reacted to his resignation:
Children's unfiltered honesty can be as heart-meltingly adorable as it is embarrassing. (What parent hasn't wished for an invisibility cloak after a loud proclamation by their child in the middle of the grocery store?) Valentine's Day gives kids a chance to put that honesty to good use while telling their family members how much they care
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