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The good, the bad and the ugly from around the Web
Green parenting posts that will make you laugh, scream and everything in between.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 10:46 AM
Come take a tour of the best of the Web this week, with these posts that represent the good, the bad and the ugly.
Reasons My Son Is Crying
. Need a laugh? This Tumblr blog is guaranteed to crack you up. It was started by a dad who decided to document the many reasons that his toddler son cries. Entries include photos of his teary-eyed son with captions such as "I turned the volume of The Hokey Pokey down … from "ear-splittingly loud" to only "mind-numbingly loud" or "I wouldn't let him drown in this pond." If you're a parent, you can no doubt relate.
The Birthday Party
. While you're already in a laughing mood, head over to The Honest Toddler and read about an "off the chain" birthday party told from the point of view of a toddler. This is some seriously funny stuff!
8 Foods That Are Absolutely Terrible For Your Body
. A good list of foods to keep on your "off-limits" list. But I have to admit I was a little surprised by some of the entries. Sure, I know non-organic apples aren't as good for you as organic, but did they really warrant a spot on the list over say, French fries? Same goes for the non-organic celery.
Daydreaming while driving more dangerous than texting
. A new study has found that it's five times more dangerous to daydream while driving than it is to text or talk on the phone. So I guess that means no more dinner planning or list making in the car. Keep those eyes, and minds, on the road!
Mother declares having children was "the biggest mistake of my life."
I'll be the first to admit that I have plenty of days when this whole parenting thing seems to be more than I am cut out for. I might secretly wish for a few hours of peace and quiet now and again. But that's as far as it goes. I love my girls and I take pride in the fact that they know how much they are loved. So I simply cannot imagine a situation in which a mom publicly announces to the world that she wishes she never had children. That they are the biggest regret of her life. Of course, this article is meant to stir up controversy, and it certainly has done that. My only hope is that this mom can find some peace and happiness within herself so that she can stop regretting and start savoring her children.
Read anything good on the Web this week? Leave the link in the comments!
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