A Star Wars Fan (And Father) Decided To Wake Up His Son In The Most Epic Way

A Star Wars Fan (And Father) Decided To Wake Up His Son In The Most Epic Way

Rob Lopez is a huge Star Wars fan. So, naturally, his son Sebastian is, as well. (And he loves Darth Vader.) One of the joys parents get to experience is having fun with their children. That’s why Rob and his wife (but mainly Rob) decided to see how their son would react if Darth Vader woke him up in the morning. Likelihood of traumatizing their son: ~15% YouTube But, I don’t know what’s better…this dad’s costume, or how his son reacted! Thankfully, their son proved that the Force is indeed with him (and Darth Vader is whipped). Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/darth-vader-wakeup/

This Little Boy Can't Wait To Be A Big Brother!

This Little Boy Can’t Wait To Be A Big Brother!

“Is it in your belly? Just now?” Is it just me or is anything said in a British accent 100 times more adorable than usual? Add in a five-year-old little boy who can’t wait to be a big brother, and the cuteness is off the charts! He’s not quite sure how the baby was made or if it’s really in his mom’s belly, but either way, he’s prepared to share his heart and even his bed with the new bundle of joy. Watch as this little boy gets the best news of his young life. Finally, he’s going to be a big brother! From the looks of things, he’s going to be great at it. Read More: This Pup’s Reaction To Hearing He’s Getting A Brother Is Just Too Perfect He’s so sweet, I can hardly take it! Make sure to share his excitement with your friends and family. It’s […]

Tearful Little Boy Refuses To Eat His Dinner For The Cutest Reason Imaginable

Tearful Little Boy Refuses To Eat His Dinner For The Cutest Reason Imaginable

I’ve heard kids come up with some unusual excuses for not wanting to eat their dinner, but this boy might just have the cutest excuse of them all! The little guy can’t hold back the tears as he explains to his mother that the food she prepared for him is just too darn cute to eat. He can’t bare the thought of eating the adorable face looking back at him from the plate, made out of chopped-up hot dogs for a mouth and globs of mustard and ketchup for eyes. What a precious little guy. If this video was edible, I’d refuse to eat it because seriously, this is just too cute to eat! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/too-cute-to-eat/

Most Parents Are Supportive, But This Dad Takes It To A Whole New Level

Most Parents Are Supportive, But This Dad Takes It To A Whole New Level

When it comes to their kids, most parents strive to play an active part in their son’s or daughter’s after-school activities and try to be as supportive as possible. While most parents sit on the sidelines and cheer on their little ones, one dad wanted to show his support for his daughter’s gymnastics team by getting in on the action himself. That being said, the eager father’s gymnastics talents certainly won’t earn him a gold medal anytime soon. But with some help and encouragement from his daughter, there could be hope! Go Dad! Read More: 18 Hilarious Times Fathers Had Absolutely No Idea How To Dad With a few more weeks of practice we might soon be seeing this family competing together in the Olympics! Well, maybe not, but still. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/monkey-see-monkey-do/

This Rubber Band Trick Is Perfect For Helping Sick Kids

This Rubber Band Trick Is Perfect For Helping Sick Kids

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Dad With Cancer Travels From One Part Of The Hospital To Another To See His Son Born

Dad With Cancer Travels From One Part Of The Hospital To Another To See His Son Born

Dads are pretty much always emotional at the birth of a child. They’ve waited so long to hold their baby, and he or she is finally here. Some birth stories are more emotional than others, though. When Cagney Wenk’s fiancee Jessica Li was just three weeks away from her due date, Wenk was diagnosed with late-stage cancer. He was recovering from brain surgery in the hospital when Li went into labor. Nurses wheeled Wenk from the ICU to the delivery room for an incredibly touching birth story. Levon’s Birth Story from SarahBoccolucciPhotography on Vimeo. Read More: Doctors Told Them To Give Up On Their Sick Baby But Then This Miracle Happened (via Huffington Post) Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dad-with-cancer-birth/

This Expectant Mom Is Dancing Her Way Through Labor And She's An Inspiration

This Expectant Mom Is Dancing Her Way Through Labor And She’s An Inspiration

In most cases, the mood in the delivery room is a bit more “get this thing out of me” and a little less “lemme dance it out real quick.” While most mothers would be begging for their epidural, this happy-go-lucky mom-to-be just wants to dance. To help set her contractions into motion, this cool momma breaks it down like only a badass human who’s about to birth another human could. As she shows off some seriously impressive dances moves, it’s hard to believe that this woman has a baby on the way. She is amazing. Read More: One Mom’s Take On School Theme Days Is Hilarious And Spot On Anyone know the name of that song? It’s so catchy and I guarantee it’s going to be stuck in my head for days. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/birthing-dance/

Don't Throw Out Those Cardboard Boxes, Turn Them Into These Kid-Friendly Crafts

Don’t Throw Out Those Cardboard Boxes, Turn Them Into These Kid-Friendly Crafts

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); My mother is the ultimate hoarder. She works part-time at a retail store and I swear, at least once a week, she brings home some empty cardboard boxes. Her excuse is that we might need them to store something in the future. (Spoiler alert: We never will.) Cardboard can be used for more than just storing things, though. In fact, it can be used for just about ANYTHING! These awesome parents took the old boxes collecting dust in their attics and transformed them into awesome playthings for their children. Check out these 24 crazy-awesome cardboard creations that are kiddo-friendly! 1. This playhouse is fit for a housewife. Charcoal and Crayons googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); 2. Why would your little ones need a cellphone when they could have this retro rotary telephone? Ikat Bag 3. Be the queen of the castle! Kidsomania 4. This stylish purse can […]

Birth Control For Men Is A Reality -- Here's The Sexist Reason It's Being Delayed

Birth Control For Men Is A Reality — Here’s The Sexist Reason It’s Being Delayed

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89 Incredibly Wonderful Movies You Need To Watch With Your Kids

89 Incredibly Wonderful Movies You Need To Watch With Your Kids

Get some snacks and settle in for family movie night. View this image › BuzzFeed 1. Apollo 13 (1995) View this image › Imagine Entertainment Lift off. Rated: PG See where you can stream it here. 2. Now and Then (1995) View this image › New Line Cinema An A+ mother/daughter girl’s night option. Rated: PG-13 Buy it here. View this image › BuzzFeed 3. A Little Princess (1995) View this image › Baltimore Pictures Long before he directed Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón made this film based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic book. Rated: G See where you can stream it here. 4. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) View this image › Walt Disney Pictures / Walden Media Into the wardrobe you go. Rated: PG See where you can stream it here. 5. Matilda (1996) View this image › Jersey Films Read Roald Dahl’s […]

16 Hacks To Help You Navigate Life With Teenage Kids

16 Hacks To Help You Navigate Life With Teenage Kids

As a parent, it’s inevitable that your sons and daughters are going to outgrow their cute and innocent childhood years and become cold, rebellious teens. Before you know it, hormones will overtake your household and phrases like, “I love you mommy,” will soon become things of the past. Boys, girls, and typical teenage drama will consume your not-so-little kids’ lives, leaving you wondering how exactly to approach parenting a teenager. While it’s not going to be easy, there are a variety of parenting techniques and tips that’ll help you connect with that nearly unrecognizable teenager sitting at your dinning room table. To make the adjustment easier, here are 16 hacks to help you navigate the rough teenage years. 1. Get yourself out of the mindset that your teen is the same helpless child they once were. Stop mourning their childhood and allow your child to develop independence. iStock Read More: […]

How An Abusive Father Ruined His Son's Life. And What His Daughter Did About It.

How An Abusive Father Ruined His Son’s Life. And What His Daughter Did About It.

This is the most heartbreaking story I’ve ever written about. It’s a story that shows the love of siblings for each other in spite of having the same abusive father. Their journey, what happened along the way, and the outcome are all unforgettable. This is worth the entire read – trust me. This is in her words. 9 years ago, I met my biological father, and I found out that I had little brothers. 3 days after meeting them, our father asked if they could come live with me, while he worked overseas. This was our first night together, they were 6 and 7 years old at the time. I was 19. Because of the fact that I only met them 3 days before I became responsible for them- the love I have for them is less like a sister, and more like a parent. This is Quinten. He was […]

This Veteran Mom Just Discovered The Best Way To Avoid A Messy Baby!

This Veteran Mom Just Discovered The Best Way To Avoid A Messy Baby!

Being a mom can be a messy job. Between cooking, feeding, and playing with the children, a mom’s work is never done! For both well-experienced and new mothers, perhaps the most daunting and outright dirtiest part of the job is the infamous changing of the diaper. Changing a diaper is hard enough, but it can be even more frustrating when the baby is wearing a onesie. One experienced mom just discovered the best-kept secret to saving a baby from what she calls the “Poo-Nami.” Check out this mom’s awesome diaper-changing tip below! You go, mom! I wish changing my clothes were that easy! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/diaper-changing-tip/

21 Weird Parenting Hacks That Are A Little Odd, But So Useful

21 Weird Parenting Hacks That Are A Little Odd, But So Useful

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9 Amazing Things Science Can Tell You About Parenthood

9 Amazing Things Science Can Tell You About Parenthood

Don’t waste your time playing Mozart to your kids to make them cleverer — it doesn’t work. 1. We apply gender stereotypes to babies from literally the moment they’re born. A study by researchers at California State University found that when shown a picture of a crying baby, children as young as 3 were more likely to say the baby was “sad” if told it was a girl and “angry” if told it was a boy, because of the stereotypes surrounding those genders. It was a small study, but its findings have been repeated in other contexts and at other ages. We really do seem to apply “girlish” and “boyish” stereotypes even to babies far too young to have any sort of girlish or boyish behaviours. View this image › 2. Small children don’t know you are a person with a mind of your own. If you’ve got a small […]

This Little Girl Gets The Most Hilarious Surprise While Playing Peek-A-Boo.

This Little Girl Gets The Most Hilarious Surprise While Playing Peek-A-Boo.

Peek-a-boo is a childhood favorite when it comes to games. The rules are just the right level of simple and exciting for someone so tiny to be endlessly entertained by. That is, until someone changes the rules without warning. This little girl learned that the hard way when her dad paused their game to transform into someone else entirely. Or, y’know, just shave his beard. Her shock and horror is so adorable and hilarious. Take a look! (H/T: Daily Mail.) The dad, Bradley Bailey, received some overly critical comments on the video’s YouTube page, but he only has one regret: that it was filmed in portrait instead of landscape perspective.  Read more: http://viralnova.com/peekaboo-beard/

26 Children's Books That Celebrate Black Heroes

26 Children’s Books That Celebrate Black Heroes

From scientists and singers, to activists and artists: these books will teach children about black heroes. View this image › BuzzFeed 1. Harlem’s Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills by Renee Watson, illustrated by Christian Robinson. View this image › Random House Who: Florence Mills (a singer — with a voice like a bird — who was popular during the Harlem Renaissance, appeared in shows on Broadway, and became an advocate for black performers). Buy here. 2. A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet. View this image › Knopf Books for Young Readers Who: Horace Pippin (an artist who overcame a war injury to his arm and went on to have his paintings displayed in museums all over the country). Buy here. 3. Dizzy by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Sean Qualls. View this image › Arthur A. Levine […]

25 Tricks to Smooth(er) Parental Sailing. You Should Probably Know These.

25 Tricks to Smooth(er) Parental Sailing. You Should Probably Know These.

Ah, parenting! One of life’s continuing adventures. It’s something most people get the hang of–eventually–but for new parents, the thought of having little tiny people who depend of you for everything can be terrifying, especially when you consider they’ll keep depending on you when they’re considerably less tiny. We’ve compiled a collection of quick, easy and cheap tricks to get you through the rough spots. Some of them, anyway.  1.) This shower cap keeps little eyes safe from shampoo. (The baby doesn’t look happy about it, though.) 2.) Coughing baby remedy. Does this work on adults, too? CorCell 3.) A perfect solution for twins! Just make sure you remember who’s A and who’s B. 4.) Soften up your fellow passengers. Come prepared. Yes, the other passengers deserve this courtesy. 5.) Have your kids start helping with the chores early. Child labor laws permitting. 6.) Use zip ties to attach baby gates […]

Her Babysitter Canceled On The Night Of Her Big Exam, So Her Professor Took Over

Her Babysitter Canceled On The Night Of Her Big Exam, So Her Professor Took Over

Being a single mom is one of the hardest jobs anyone can have. To be a student on top of that makes for some crazy nights. When ROTC student Monica Willard’s babysitter canceled on her the night of her military history exam, she had no choice but to bring her four- and five-year-old kids with her. She was worried her professor, Dr. Daniel Krebs, would be upset, so she set her children up with a laptop to play in the hallway while she took the test. When Dr. Krebs heard the kids outside, he did something incredible — he went out to play with them. var _informq = _informq || []; _informq.push([’embed’, ‘ndn_584b782999b64’]); A fellow student, Victoria Henry, posted on Facebook about the kind gesture. “Witnessed one of the most caring gestures of my college career tonight. After just a few minutes of the kids playing loudly, the professor went […]

These 20 Parenting Hacks Are Absolutely Genius. #11 Is The Coolest Thing Ever.

These 20 Parenting Hacks Are Absolutely Genius. #11 Is The Coolest Thing Ever.

Being a parent is a tough, full-time job. Not only that, but most parents have other full-time jobs so that they can provide for their kids. So, life with children can be stressful. They are blessings that fill our days with smiles, but let’s face it, it can be pretty tough sometimes. That’s why we found these awesome 20 parenting hacks. They should make your life easier (and if not that, at least a little more fun). Bed forts and cardboard slides? Yes please. 1.) Get a baby stroller/scooter to make walks through the park a little more fun 2.) Let your baby help you with housework. 3.) Keep your hands warm & keep track of your kids at the same time. (Plus, adorable.) 4.) Shield your baby’s sensitive eyes from water. 5.) Inspire your children to get along. 6.) Make gaming a family affair (with fake controllers) 7.) Play […]

25 Simple Ways To Cultivate A Love Of Reading In Your Children

25 Simple Ways To Cultivate A Love Of Reading In Your Children

So you want to raise a bookworm? View this image › Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed 1. Get a head start and start reading with them before they even exit the womb. View this image › Harald Groven / Via Creative Commons It’s never too early to start reading to your little one. 2. Don’t limit reading aloud to bedtime. View this image › media.giphy.com Instead of ending the day with a book, start it with one! For smaller kids, reading is also a great way to transition to nap time and it can help older kids unwind after school. 3. Let them see you reading. View this image › media.giphy.com / Via HBO Kids tend to model behavior. The only thing better than telling your kids reading rules, is showing them. Read the books. 4. Always keep a book or two on hand. View this image › Disney / Via […]

Mom Goes On Rant About The Damaging Effects Of Over-Rewarding Children

Mom Goes On Rant About The Damaging Effects Of Over-Rewarding Children

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This Guy Thought Stay-At-Home Moms Did Nothing All Day. And Then THIS Happened.

This Guy Thought Stay-At-Home Moms Did Nothing All Day. And Then THIS Happened.

Daddy Fishkins realized something in the recent past that so many people will never understand: the life of a stay-at-home mom. He, like many others, thought it was a life of leisure and essentially doing whatever you want. That is, until he experienced it for himself. Here’s what he wrote in an article on scarymommy.com: ———— I owe an apology to women everywhere. Specifically, to stay at home moms. I used to be like a lot of men who have this notion that mothers who stay home with the kids all day are either not pulling their weight, or are just sitting around doing nothing the entire day. In the past, I would often get agitated with my wife when certain things around the house didn’t get done by the time I got home from work. I was guilty of thinking more than once that “it must be nice to sit around […]

When This Little Tot Tries Broccoli, She Has The Most Appropriate Reaction Ever

When This Little Tot Tries Broccoli, She Has The Most Appropriate Reaction Ever

For parents, it’s a never-ending battle to get kids to eat their vegetables. When threatening to take away their favorite toys or finding new and creative ways to trick kiddos into eating their greens won’t do the trick, most parents find themselves getting more frustrated by the second. Hoping to avoid the future hassle, this mom and dad decided to get their baby girl, Hazel, on the right track by instilling in her a love for veggies at an early age. While initially excited by the prospect of feeding time, the babe’s face soon drops. When she first tastes broccoli, this adorable nugget has a reaction we can all understand. Little Hazel is certainly not the first baby to hilariously protest yucky foods. Take this guy eating a lemon, for example. He’ll never forgive Dad for this culinary offense. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/broccoli-baby/

Being A Housewife Today Gets A Bad Rap, But Here's What Women Have To Say

Being A Housewife Today Gets A Bad Rap, But Here’s What Women Have To Say

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580d7421aa344’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118145_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580d7421aa344’); }); It wasn’t that long ago that women had little choice but to become a housewife. Up until the 1950s and ’60s, there were very few professions that were open to women. Now, though, that’s not the case at all, and women dominate all types of industries. However, some still choose to be a stay-at-home housewife and mother. It’s a matter of personal preference, but it gets a bad rap all the same. Housewives are often accused of being “lazy” or “unmotivated,” but what’s it like to actually be one? Here’s what ten real-life housewives have to say. 1. “I am not making money but I am contributing to something way bigger than me and making a difference in lives. I couldn’t be happier. Plus I am available for my […]