40 Things Parents Definitely Can’t Get Away With Anymore

Apr 17, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

Today’s parents have a plethora of resources available to them, from scented diaper genies, to spill-proof sippy cups, and parenting forums, where everyone else is wondering about that weird thing their kid is doing. But our parents sure as heck didn’t.

Parenting was very different 30 years ago. And when Mommy Shorts asked readers to share throwback photos from their childhood, it became pretty clear that the parents of yesteryear would be visited by the Child Protective Services of this year for all the insane stuff they did.

Then again, I guess we turned out okay, right? Hmm…

They let us “smoke” cigarettes…


Image: Mommy Shorts

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40 Absolutely Stunning Pies That You’ll Want to Eat Right NOW

Apr 16, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

Pie. It’s as simple as filling inside a crust, but as complex as a work of art. There can be one layer or multiple layers of crust, fillings of fruit or chocolate or a mixture of both. And no matter the season, there’s always a pie you can bake and bring — or simply save for yourself.

The pies below prove that no matter what time of year it is, there’s always a pie to be made, and we rounded up 40 the most deliciously beautiful to help you get started.

If a picture speaks 1,000 words, I’m speechless — and hungry.

No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cookie Pie


Via: Life, Love and Sugar

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15 Amazing Stories of True Animal Heroes Saving People from Certain Death

Apr 15, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

Everyone knows that animals are capable of receiving love and affection, and that there are countless stories of them being rescued from shelters or dire situations by compassionate humans. But in these cases, we’re highlighting the fact that they’re also capable of returning the favor by showing bravery and rescuing humans in extraordinary ways.


Image: Shutterstock

They’re modest. They act without craving recognition or awards and they just return to their normal everyday activities as soon as the feat is accomplished — eating, rolling around in the dirt, and just generally enjoying life.

Next: Winnie the Wonder Cat

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Listen to How This Baby Otter Audibly Expresses Her Joy the First Time She Goes Swimming

Apr 15, 2015 By Scott Neumyer 0

Say hello to this adorable baby otter just chilling in the swimming pool. Rescued on the central coast of California, she’s the star of the documentary OTTER 501, which premiered in 2012 (and is now available on DVD).

Following one rescue otter’s real life, the film gives viewers a glimpse into what makes these amazing creatures so incredible. If the rest of the movie is anywhere close to as cute as this clip, just take my money now…

This Dog’s Groomer Gave Him the Worst Haircut EVER…But It’s Still Kind of Awesome

Apr 15, 2015 By Scott Neumyer 0

People do some truly strange things to their pets. If they’re not putting them in costumes and clothing, they’re giving them weird haircuts. None, however, is weirder than what you’ll see in this video.

The dog’s owner asked his groomer to give his pooch a “Lion Cut.” Let’s just say that they were a bit surprised when they finally saw the pup post-haircut…

In case you need a refresher before you watch the video, this is what a lion looks like:


Image: Shutterstock

Now that you’ve seen the horror show, here is a photo of a “good” lion cut:


Image: Reddit

See the difference? I hope the folks in the video got their money back…or maybe the laughs were worth it.

40 Unnecessarily Gendered Products to Remind You Women ONLY Like Pink

Apr 14, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

Anyone who says that sexism doesn’t exist is not only wrong, but they’re also willfully ignorant. Companies eke as much money out of consumers as they possibly can by marketing the same product (at a higher price point, naturally) to women, by both reinforcing and insulting gender stereotypes. A two-for-one deal!

But we’ve always thought that laughter is the best medicine. And so, inspired by the brilliant Unnecessarily Gendered Products Tumblr, for your viewing pleasure, here are 40 of the most ridiculous, stupid, and otherwise unnecessarily gendered products on the market.

Pretty in Pink Earplugs

Ladies, if you’re not pretty when you’re sleeping, what’s the point?


Image: The Society Pages

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