parenting

Parenting Haikus, Pump and Dump Style

parenting haikuNancy Norton via The Pump and Dump
At our 3rd annual Mother's Day Eve Comedy Show and Party in Denver, we invited six of our fair city's most talented female comedians - who are also moms - to join us on stage and to quickly write a haiku which embodies their thoughts on parenting. As you can imagine, the results... Read more

Dads Instagram Their Parenting Victories with #DadWin

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We've been praising dads who make fancy meals and give their daughters professional-level hairstyles. But the regular guys deserve a shoutout, too. A new Instagram hashtag is showcasing the little victories of dads, even when those victories mean cutting some corners (orange pajamas mean mac and cheese stains are invisible, right?) Check out... Read more

Impossible Video Game Simulates Parenting

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Safety proofing, multitasking, spending every waking hour attending to people other than yourself -- so is the life of a parent. Doesn't sound hard to you? A new video game may change your mind. Jostle Parent, a simple, pixilated game, allows you to control a parent in charge of three little kids. And these little... Read more

'Sad Cake': Your Parenting Problems, Explained

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Meet Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee, the ladies behind The Bump Pump and Dump Validation Tour. These Denver-based moms are here to remind you that even on your worst parenting day, you’re doing a great job. And whether it’s via song at their parentally-incorrect live comedy shows or via blog post on The Bump,... Read more

'Kids Are the Worst' Instagram Account Basically Sums Up Parenting

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Is your newsfeed full of parents posting angelic shots of their perfect kids? When you're scrubbing marker off the walls and trying to keep your own little angel from taking off her diaper for the hundredth time, it can be hard to relate. Enter Salt Lake City mom Anna Macfarlane, who created an Instagram account called Kids Are... Read more

You Asked, The Pump and Dump Ladies Answered

The Pump and Dump ladies holding stuffed animalsCrystal Allen Photography
Meet Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee, the ladies behind The Bump Pump and Dump Validation Tour. These Denver-based moms are here to remind you that even on your worst parenting day, you’re doing a great job. And whether it’s via song at their parentally-incorrect live comedy shows or via blog post on The Bump,... Read more

Prenatal Co-Parenting Classes Have a Big Payoff for Your Kid

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Parents-to-be: Get your pencils and notebooks ready -- it’s time to head to class. The latest research suggests that expectant parents who've attended prenatal classes to help improve their co-parenting skills saw a big pay-off for their child — both at home and in school. In a study published in the Journal of Family Psychology, a team of researchers at... Read more

Would You Pay for These Latest High-Tech Parenting Gadgets?

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Thanks to the new items revealed at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), all of your parenting excuses have gone out the window. From precise and constant temperature tracking to a bottle that shows the proper holding technique, there's a device (not to mention an app) for every parenting need. Stay tuned; they'll be released throughout 2015.... Read more

Do These Awesome Parenting Photos Resemble Your Life?

Mom and dad sleeping with baby crawling away and son drinking wineDanielle Guenther Photography
Here's photo evidence that parenting isn't easy. In fact, real-life parenting can be messy and crazy -- which is what inspired lifestyle photographer and mom Danielle Guenther to capture that chaos in a photo series titled "Best Case Scenario." From kids rebelling in the grocery store to Mr. Mom basting a baby instead of the turkey, these dramatic photos are... Read more

Kelly Ripa, Carson Daly & More Reveal Their Parenting Styles

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We uncovered the latest trend in the talk show host circuit: hard-a-- parenting. Kelly Ripa described her tough-love approach on The Wendy Williams Show. Like most moms of teenage girls, she's currently locked in battle with 13-year-old Lola. "She recently lost her computer and phone privileges, so it's like taking away oxygen," Ripa said, explaining that... Read more