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Clever Dad Hacks Donkey Kong Game So Daughter Can Play As a Girl

Equal rights have finally come to video games.

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Dad Turns Kids’ Sandwich Bags Into Artistic Masterpieces

A Massachusetts father gives his children a reason, beyond the possibility of string cheese, to look forward to lunch. David Laferriere of Attleboro has been drawing on his kids' sandwich bags for the past five years, posting pics of each doodle to his flickr account.

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Funny Tweets By Parents
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Funny Tweets By Parents The Week Of March 4

The popularity of social networking has given parents all new ways to embarrass their offspring, and often in hilarious fashion. Our favorite funny tweets by parents this week perfectly captured the frustration (and humiliation) that comes along with parenting.

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Should The U.S. Adopt Finland’s ‘Baby Box’ For New Parents?

When it comes to maternity leave, The United States earns a pretty dismal ranking when compared to other countries, being the only first-world country, and one of only three countries (the others being Lesotho, Swaziland and Papua New Guinea) that does not offer paid maternity leaves. Not only do other countries have better systems in place for maternity leave, but they have some pretty great welcoming gifts for their newest citizens. In Finland, for example, new parents can choose between receiving the above maternity package filled with essentials for baby's first few months or a tax-free lump sum of 140 euros as a maternity grant.

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10 Photos of Impressive Messes Made by Children

Need something to make you feel better when your kids are acting up? Here's 10 pieces of photographic evidence that yes, other people's children act up as much as yours. Check out some impressive messes created by kids who are definitely lucky they're cute and be glad that you're not the one who has to clean them:

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You May Be Surprised to Learn Just How Many Parents Have a Favorite Child

We all have favorites: favorite food, favorite color, favorite band. But a favorite child?

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Does a nap on the floor count as co-sleeping?
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6 Infant Deaths Lead Larimer & Weld County Health Officials To Say ‘No’ To Co-Sleeping

I just read an article in the Coloradoan saying that a string of infant suffocations has led Northern Colorado health officials to warn parents not to sleep in the same bed with their babies. (Co-sleeping as many call it.) However, many parents think that co-sleeping is an integral part of creating a strong bond with their kids.

I can see health officials wanting kids to be safe, and I can see parents who believe in co-sleeping being upset that health officials are saying they are being "unsafe parents." The debate is on.

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Ostrich Pillow
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Naps Just Got Weird Thanks to Ostrich Pillow

Sometimes we just want to conk out in the middle of the day. You know what we’re talking about -- that 5-Hour Energy jerk made a fortune talking about it. You so desperately want to take a cat nap, but your so-called "job" doesn't provide you with a bed OR a pillow. Good news -- Ostrich Pillow's got ya covered.

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Pregnancy Time-Lapse Goes Viral [VIDEO]

A very tactful and cool video showing the long wait to baby arrival. This must have taken them a lot of work. Kudos to them for showing their sometimes messy house and to her for getting in that same outfit each time

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YouTube Phenomenon Has Kids Asking: ‘Am I Pretty?’ [VIDEO]

YouTube user have made and uploaded videos for just about every occasion, mood, question, joke, and really anything else you can think of. The latest phenomenon on the popular video site is a bit more disturbing than those in the past though. Girls as young as 10, and some boys, asking the same question on YouTube, "Am I pretty or ugly?" 

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Miscommunication with Parents via Text Messages
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“When Parents Text” Cracks Me Up!

Well, I don't know about  you, but I've had the toughest time communicating with my parents by text message.  Either I can't understand what they're trying to say or, more likely, I text them something only to find out that they can't find the cellphone!  Needless to say, if I want to communicate with my parents,

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Windsor School District Is Offering Free Developmental Screenings for Your Children

The Windsor-Severance School District will be holding two free developmental screenings for children. The screenings are for children under 5 year old and test vision and hearing.

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