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UPDATE: Those AREN’T the most popular baby names after all!

confused baby

I’m so confused, you guys – last week, Babycenter announced the most popular names of 2015, and now Nameberry has released not one, but TWO completely different lists. Just what in the heck is going on here? To review: last Wednesday, we reported on the top names from Babycenter, which all seemed pretty on the mark: GIRLS Sophia Emma Olivia ... Read More »

Will your kids like the music you like? Maybe… maybe not

girl with hands over ears

I’m pretty sure that Babble writer Kirk Pynchon is exaggerating JUST A LITTLE when he describes the objections of his kids to, say, Prince, or Duran Duran, or Paula Abdul. Or maybe it’s just that I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying Prince because I, like Pynchon, and most of my age cohort, have hit the age of “taste freeze.” It’s no ... Read More »

Moms are moms to everyone: animal adoptive mamas!

cat hedgehog litter

  Ordinarily, when a cat sees a smaller animal, their relationship is decidedly unfriendly: predator versus prey, no questions asked. Under those circumstances, a baby squirrel is nothing more than a tasty morsel. But apparently motherhood has a way of changing everyone, which is how you wind up with fascinating mixed families like this. Other unlikely pairings between moms and adoptive ... Read More »

Friday fun: artisanal car seats and more from the Onion

wicker car seat

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


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!


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?


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 »