Topic: parenting

What Tom Brady’s Saggy Balls Can Teach Our Kids About Cheating

What Tom Brady's Saggy Balls Can Teach Our Kids About Cheating

If you aren’t a football fan, you might not be aware of the latest scandal to rock the NFL. It’s being called #DeflateGate. Basically, Tom Brady, the quarterback of the New England Patriots, is accused of illegally using saggy balls in a recent game in order to get an advantage over the other team, because as we all know, saggy balls are easier to grip than firm balls.

Listen — it’s a story about balls. It’s not like I had a choice here. More »

The 10 Stages Of Quitting Caffeine When You Have Small Kids

The 10 Stages Of Quitting Caffeine When You Have Small Kids

At the start of 2015 I resolved myself to a daily ritual of self-harm in the form of giving up caffeine. I have a toddler and a 6-month-old, so this was pretty stupid. I’ve been going strong since the beginning of January and while I’m doing okay physically, I’d be a dirty lying liar if I told I wasn’t spending every waking moment dreaming about steaming lattes and sexy, curvaceous bottles of Coke Zero. More »

This 40 Second Video Will Show You How To Help A Choking Baby And Should Be Shared With Every Parent You Know

This 40 Second Video Will Show You How To Help A Choking Baby And Should Be Shared With Every Parent You Know

St. John’s Ambulance Service UK made a short video to show parents what to do in the event their child starts choking. The 40 second “mini-movie” is titled “The Chokeables” and features several British actors giving voice to animated objects that commonly cause choking in children, to show that how quickly you react to clear your child’s airways makes all the difference. More »

Pole Dancing Mom Practices In Front Of Her Toddler And Internet Loses Its S**t

Pole Dancing Mom Practices In Front Of Her Toddler And Internet Loses Its S**t

The Facebook Judgment Brigade is in full swing after a woman who describes herself as “A Badass Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Attachment parenting, Pole dancing, Yogi Momma” posted a video of her pole dancing while her two-year-old daughter toddles around the room. Some are calling this bad parenting. I’ve watched the video (link below) and I think it is absolutely beautiful. More »

Family Is Cool With Making Neighbors Miserable Because Kids Are ‘Supposed To Be Loud’

Family Is Cool With Making Neighbors Miserable Because Kids Are 'Supposed To Be Loud'

A British Columbia family is being fined weekly by their condo board because of constant noise complaints from their neighbors. They have a two-year-old and a five-year-old who like to run around and play. I usually side with the “noisy children” in these situations, because I honestly feel like the general public has become very intolerant of kids. In this case, however, the mother seems to be throwing her hands up and saying, “whatever.” That’s not cool, either. More »

The Geniuses At Netflix Are Streaming A Fake New Year’s Eve Countdown So You Can Put Your Kids To Bed Early

The Geniuses At Netflix Are Streaming A Fake New Year's Eve Countdown So You Can Put Your Kids To Bed Early

Parents of children old enough to want to stay up to ring in the New Year are in luck: Netflix is offering a fake New Year’s Eve countdown that you can stream whenever you get sick of your kids and want to put them to bed so you and your partner can have some child-free champagne time! Why did it take so long for someone to think of this? More »

Desperate Mom Driven To Edge Gets Screwed Over By Christmas Karma

Desperate Mom Driven To Edge Gets Screwed Over By Christmas Karma

While out Christmas shopping with her kids last week, a New Jersey mom got driven to the very edge of her holiday sanity. We all know this edge — it’s the one that made me threaten to cancel Christmas on Christmas morning. In this mother’s case, it made her whip out her cell phone and threaten to call Santa to tell him how badly her kids were behaving. And that’s when the Christmas Spirit hauled off and smacked her one, proving again that Christmas isn’t about grown-ups and that we should take a moment to go suck it. More »

The Jolie-Pitts Deserve Unwanted Hugs From All Of Us For How They Are Raising Shiloh/John

The Jolie-Pitts Deserve Unwanted Hugs From All Of Us For How They Are Raising Shiloh/John

The world’s collective underpants are in a bunch because Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, who wishes to be called “John,” wore a suit and a short haircut to the premiere of mother Angelina Jolie’s new movie recently. Critics say the Jolie-Pitts are forcing their daughter to dress like a boy to serve their leftist agenda, which is, of course, completely insane. Have you ever tried to get a seven- or eight-year-old girl to wear what you want them to wear? I can’t even get mine to wear a jacket when it’s snowing. More »