“Out of the mouths of babes” is the theme of this week. A seven-year-old explained for the world where babies come from, Carrie Underwood’s four-year-old opined that his mom’s best skill is laundry-folding, and a 10-year-old picked a not-so-perfect Valentine card for his girlfriend.
Another bizarre theme: Moms documenting their babies’ first years in relation to fast food: one in Shake Shack boxes and another in pizza boxes. (?!?!)
Also, The Rock’s 18-year-old daughter, Simone, has signed on with WWE, making four generations of pro wrestlers in the Rock family.
And if you haven’t yet seen Hair Love, the Oscar-winning animated short about a dad’s struggle to style his daughter’s hair, you should.
Read on for more fam-tastic news and ideas!
Overheard on the Playground
“I had Lilly, my first child, two and a half months before [winning an Oscar]. I was so crazy in love with my daughter that it slightly eclipsed the Oscar — which in Hollywood is an almost sacrilegious thing to say.”
Cool new tech to make life easier for parents and families.
- Recall Alert: Popular Baby Carriers Recalled due to Fall Hazard :: Recalling three different Infantino carriers that were sold at popular retailers like Target and Amazon, from November to December 2019. (Motherly)
Interesting stuff you can share with your kids -- or, if they're old enough, even have them read themselves
- Make This Leap Year Memorable! :: Because every four years, a whole extra day, February 29th, magically appears on our calendars, giving us 366 days of the year instead of 365. (Kidzworld)
- The New Coronavirus Explained :: Chinese officials announced that 27 people in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province, had been infected with a new strain of the coronavirus. (DOGO)
Useful info and insights for life as a 'rent.
- Cell Phones Have No Place In School :: I’ll get right to the point: I don’t think kids should be allowed to use their cell phones during the school day. (Scary Mommy)
- Surprising New Way of Handling Meltdown :: Meltdowns, tantrums and sulking all signal a communication breakdown between parent and child. (Especially for toddlers who are just starting to learn how to talk.) (Motherly)
Fun and -- shh, don't tell! -- educational things to do with kids.