It's official you guys, I'm old. Not only do I remember what a Walkman is, I remember the thrill of getting my own for the very first time. Mine wasn't even a Walkman because that's the name for the portable cassette players made by Sony, mine was a version made by Toshiba with a built in equalizer. Holy mother of cutting edge technology, I felt so cool using that thing and fiddling with the slider on the equalizer.
Ha! Fast forward to the present as I watch this hilarious video of kids from nowadays reacting to Walkmans. It's like they have been presented with some kind of riddle to solve. Most of them can't even figure out what the heck it is they are holding. The best part is that most of their criticisms of the device are pretty spot on. I promise you will get a chuckle out of it.
For this bride, "'til death do us part" couldn't come soon enough. Last week, 14-year-old Wasila Umaru was forced to marry 35-year-old Umaru Sani in the Ungwar Yansoro village north of Kano, Nigeria. The child bride was so distraught and enraged over the idea of spending her life with a man 21 years her elder, one for whom she harbored no romantic feelings, that she took rather drastic measures. What she did to her older groom and his friends will leave you speechless...
As an adult I've gone through a car wash many times, but somehow I still find it exciting to go through. Looks like a baby in this cute YouTube video shared the same sentiments as me. The child who is seated next to his father had never been to a car wash before and didn't realize what an exhilirating experience it was going to be.
Wait till you see his adorable reactions!Continue Reading >
Let me tell you, I read a lot of books about having kids during my first pregnancy. I figured I wouldn't get much reading done once I had kids and I was right. A lot of the information that I got from the books was useless, to be frank, and I don't remember it, but there is one nugget of truth that has always stuck with me. I wish I could remember where I read it because I would like to thank the author. I can tell you what the bit of wisdom was though: It was that going from one kid to two kids is not twice as hard it's like exponentially harder. You have no idea until it happens, but when it does you are like, Son of a gun this is crazy harder than having one kid.
This story makes me so unbelievably sad. On Saturday, in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11-year-old Jamara Stevens was accidentally shot and killed by her 2-year-old brother. The children were in a bedroom with two other siblings, a 14-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl. They had been momentarily left unsupervised while their mother, Tiffany Goldwire, was down the hall in the bathroom. That's when the 2-year-old got a hold of a cocked .357 caliber handgun, pointed it at Jamara, the gun went off, hit Jamara in the arm, then travelled through her chest and hit her heart.
How did that gun get into that child's hands?Continue Reading >
With all the different juice cleanses out there, chances are every woman has tried at least one. The big concern is that not only are women giving into this fad, but girls as young as 6 are now doing them! If this upsets you, then you can imagine how alarmed doctors are over this latest trend.
While it's good that kids are becoming more aware that vegetables and fruits are good for them, there is a dark side to getting wrapped up in juice cleanses at such a young age. And you'll NEVER believe who they are doing them with!
You see that piece of paper there with my 5-year-old daughter's writing on it? It says "japi" on it three times. I'm not going to lie, when I first saw it, I was very confused and maybe a tad concerned. I mean, why would she write "japi" multiple times on a piece of paper. Sheesh, I thought, I hope it's not some kind of racial slur. Where would she even hear something like that?
Then it hit me! It might look like is says "japi" if I read it in English, but that's not what she meant at all. This little piece of paper is proof that her bilingual education is working. How so?Continue Reading >
One of the joys of parenting is introducing your children to new foods. I remember the first time I gave my firstborn a slice of lime. I couldn't stop laughing at her because her entire face cringed, but then she kept wanting more. That's pretty much the same thing that 14-month-old Sadie does the first time that she tries salt and vinegar chips and it was all captured on camera. We all get to see Sadie's reaction because her dad, Graham Simon, had the good sense to upload the footage to YouTube. It's so cute, you're gonna love it.
Robert H. Richards IV of Delaware is filthy rich by virtue of being an heir to the du Pont fortune (as in the gigantic chemical company Du Pont). Richards also happens to have raped his 3-year-old daughter and flat out admitted to it.
You would think that given the horrific nature of this monsters crime and the fact that he confessed, he'd be spending a good chunk of the next decade of his life behind bars, right? Well, if you ever doubted for one minute the fact that rich people get special treatment in the good ol' U.S. of A., you can stop doubting right now. His sentence is an absolute disgrace to his daughter and all children to the point where I am disgusted and ashamed of the judicial system in this country.Continue Reading >
Double dog dare you to eat a hot dog while you watch the video below made for the Discovery Channels How It's Made show. No, I'm kidding. The last thing you want to do is eat a hot dog while you watch the video. In fact, you don't want to be eating anything while watching because you may upchuck.
This particular episode deals with how hot dogs are made and it's NOT pretty. Nope, it's pretty dang ugly. Now, this information is not new. We've known for quite some time that hot dogs are not good for you. Not even the organic kind. I've avoided really looking at the process behind this processed meat because I like hot dogs and my kids like them and my kids like so few things. But now that I've seen the video I cannot unsee it and what's more I really want you to see it.