Parenting Humor

parenting humor
Though often in hindsight, being a parent can be hilarious. Find some comic relief in these real parenting moments.
Best and Worst Parenting Habits
When you discover you're going to have a baby, your first parent confessions are the adorable promises you made to yourself. You promise to be a role model, teach honesty and be generous and patient....
A surprising amount of your time as a parent is spent biting your tongue while crossing paths with other parents. Sure, you all have your own parenting style -- there is nothing wrong with that, and you...
You've planned your night out down to the last detail. You're ready to go when the babysitter arrives, but wait -- you have kids. That means even the best-laid plans can go horribly wrong.Take...
A first time mom often talks about the beauty of motherhood, the appreciation of the greatest gift of her life and how much she loves her new role as a mother. And all of that is true. There are also the...
You know you're supposed to clap and cheer and generally be a good sport at kids' sports games. You've said your fair share of "Good game!" and "You'll get 'em next time,...
He's a tough guy and a softie at the same time. This dad loves sports and grilling in the backyard, but still wants to teach the kids to ride bikes and tie knots. He's read How to Nurture the Dad-Bond....
Everyone turns into her mother, the saying goes, but maybe it's actually the other way around. It's not too far-fetched to say that as parents, it's your job to ensure your best habits rub...
If you're like, well, everyone, you've had a moment (or 50) during your childhood when your mom spewed her usual response to something you did, and you thought, "I will never, ever say that...
Whether you have a baby in your belly or just a child with a budding curiosity, at some point your kids will likely ask you: "Where do babies come from?" Although parenting books tell us honesty...
It's fair to say that presidential races are usually pretty rough. With all the fearmongering and mudslinging that happens, it can be hard for voters to figure out which candidate would do the best...
Parenting Lessons and Fails
Ahhh, motherhood. What a beautiful, wonderful and sometimes (excruciatingly) painful experience. Nowhere is that more evident than in the wacky mother-daughter dynamics of one of TV's most popular shows,...
There are so many parenting moments that are precious and incredible, that truly become memories you hold in your heart for your entire life. And then, there are those other ones. You know the ones. The...
Being a 90s child was awesome. The TV shows, music, fashion, toys and gadgets were truly experiences kids are missing out on today. It blows their minds to hear their parents survived high school without...
One of the best parts of the holiday season is getting to see all the smiling faces of growing kids and happy families in holiday cards, Santa photo ops and festive gatherings shared on Facebook. The only...
Once you have kids, you simply never stop talking. You're always giving directions, answering questions or simply guiding your offspring through their days. Sometimes you're even telling those...
You've decided to hire a nanny. Great, now you can really start worrying. Just kidding. You've done your due-dilligence. You've interviewed her, run a background check, called numerous...
After nine long months of worrying and wondering about your baby, you'll finally get to meet your sweet little bundle of joy. Unfortunately, the labor process is far from the spiritual, other-worldly...
You're definitely a hands-on parent. One who loves crafts, helps with homework and volunteers to bake cookies for your kid's scout troop. Well, at least that's what YOU think. What about your...
Your ideal date night sitter? She’s “practically perfect in every way.” But your kids might not have the same idea. Let’s be honest – their dream babysitter is Taylor Swift....
Being a single mother is the best part of who I am. You might nod in agreement if you were raised by a solo parent or if you're a single parent yourself. Eight years of being a single mother have called...
As a parent, you've probably had your fair share of embarrassing moments that you thought you would never live down. While some will (thankfully) fade into your distant memory, others may turn into...
Fess up, fellow Americans: whether you're an avid believer in "Bringing Up Bébé," or you're a staunch helicopter parent, you've got to be just a little bit curious about...
Ah, the awesome '80s. There hasn't been a decade like the 1980s since and there might not be another decade like it again. If you're an '80s child, here are 19 things your kids will miss...
One, two, three, four or more kids -- what changes do parents face when they have a house full of kids versus only one? Maybe you've got two kids already and don't see how that mom of four does...
Life with kids is certainly different than life without. Ah, the good ol' days of staying out late, sleeping in and wearing something other than yoga pants. How have things changed since those pre-kiddo...
Friend fails can happen on any day, at any time. You organize what you thought was the perfect day for you, the kids and a few friends and then something goes awry. It all starts out nice and easy -- a...
Sleep. We all need it. But as a new mom or dad, you might find yourself only getting a few precious hours here and there. While it's important to take steps to sleep when you can -- a 2014 study published...
Trying to keep up with teens and teen vocabulary is like trying to blow up a balloon with a hole in it: Sometimes you can get it to bubble out a bit, but really you're just wasting your breath.The...
With teenagers, there's never a dull moment. Ever. An empty-nester once said, "Someday you'll miss the craziness. Our house is dead-quiet, and that's depressing." Point taken.Here...
As grossly different as they may be, there are some similarities between life in the 21st century and life at Downton Abbey: a lack of work-life balance (because living was working), an overly packed social...
Every couple knows that date nights are important to keep the spark -- and sanity alive when you have kids. So is having a sense of humor when something happens that is a complete buzzkill for the date...
Of all the things we do for kids, birthday parties are up there among the most mentally torturous. Celebrating a kid's milestone isn't a bad thing, yet from the moment you realize it's time...
Part of parenthood is making reference to some object or experience from your younger years that draws a blank stare from your children (or worse, an eye roll). And despite kids thinking they know everything,...
Funniest Things Kids Have Done
If you've got grandchildren, you've heard some funny things over the years. Kids are a curious bunch, of course, and tend to fixate on their favorites things -- like you! Don't be shocked (or...
Once kids head off to school, their little minds open up. And as they try to make sense of the world around them, they come up with some of the funniest and most interesting classwork to express their...
It's inevitable. Some of the things kids do drive you absolutely crazy. You'll be right in the middle of making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, the eggs will be burning on the stove, a backpack's...
Most kids fall into one of two camps: they either love school or hate it. Either way, they've always got an opinion they're happy to share with the world -- often with no filter whatsoever. Find...
There's nothing more heartwarming that a happy baby laughing. The world is so new, so interesting and so funny! From the simplest noises to hearing Mom sing to exploring technology. Check out these real...
They say it's a rite of passage for kids to cut their own hair, but it's one that often ends up going very, very wrong. So whether your child is sporting a mullet, bald spots or barely-there bangs, just...
Parents love hearing the first words and sentences out of the mouths of their children. They record them in baby books and swoon over the adorable way their children mispronounce things. But as kids get...
Picture this: a daughter cuddles up close to her mother to have a heart-to-heart about love."Why did you marry Daddy?" she asks."Because I love him," her mother answers.The daughter...
When it comes to your kids' drawings, you're never quite sure what you're going to get. Some are sweet, and some are downright funny. They can show the world exactly as your child sees it --...
Is there anything more precious (or maybe more horrifying) than a child's outlook on sex and dating? Kids are always saying funny things, especially by themselves at the #kiddietable. Hilarious kid quotes...
One of the biggest milestones in your life as a parent is hearing your child's first word. Though you might not be willing to admit it, you probably wished that your baby uttered your name with her...
Your toddler's thoughts, decisions and behaviors are much more insightful than you may think. Quite frankly, they're often downright inspirational! If you have your doubts, you should check out...
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