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Friday fun: artisanal car seats and more from the Onion

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If you’re an Onion fan (and we are), you know how delightful and wicked their satire can be, skewering social and political trends of every kind. This video caught our attention because we take car seats very seriously: I’m going to assume that Mrs. Manning-Devlin knows what she’s talking about when she asserts that the Nantucket Dandy weaving pattern is ... Read More »

How to find questionable parenting advice on WikiHow

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We’re not the first to notice that WikiHow is a treasure trove for those who appreciate absurd humor: it’s full of instructions for activities no one would conceivably do, overly detailed instructions for everyday activities, and truly awful clip-art. Today, though, we’re addressing the articles on this site that are of the most use to our audience: the ones on babies ... Read More »

Just for fun: this baby has the most fascinating friends!

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Julia and Jason Heckathorn of Fauquier County, Virginia, already had a kangaroo named Boomeroo and an anteater named Captain Noche Cuervo, when their family simultaneously gained two new members! Their pet sloth, Daisy, arrived on the scene only days after their daughter Alia was born, and the two are now the best of pals, snuggling and playing together (and often ... Read More »

Ever notice that the ABC Song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

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This fairly obvious fact didn’t occur to me until this morning, I was mulling over the origin of the “ABC Song,” and found numerous articles pointing out that the melody is the same! In the Telegraph, writer Sebastian Doggart reports that “Baa-Baa Black Sheep” and “What A Wonderful World” follow the same pattern, and that he annoyed his three-year-old son by ... Read More »

Balancing work and family: how do you make it work?

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According to the US Department of Labor, 61.1 percent of moms with kids under age 3 are working, going up to 63.9 percent if your kids are under age 6, and 74.7 percent if your kids are under age 17. That’s a lot of juggling! This hilarious video from the Make It Work campaign, starring Adrienne C. Moore from Orange ... Read More »

How to swaddle a baby: an expert demonstration from Magic Beans

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Swaddling your baby is the easiest way to improve the quality and duration of your newborn baby’s sleep, and we offer a wide variety of swaddling blankets, so you can experiment with what your baby likes and find out what works for you. The classic square swaddle is the most popular, though, and while it does take a little practice to get ... Read More »

Our favorite holiday hacks to make your life easier this holiday!

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When it comes to parenting advice, the ultimate experts are out there in the field actively experimenting with what works with their own kids. Every parent has their little tips and tricks for keeping homes decluttered, kids content, and food on the table, and thanks to the internet, we can crowdsource solutions for everyday problems. When it comes to the ... Read More »