Women celebrate an imminent baby with paintings on their pregnant bellies [20 pics]

July 17, 2014 | No comments

In addition to doing more typical commissioned paintings, English artist My Little Sweet-pea is available for “Bump Painting.” Dozens of women have hired her to create temporary body art for their pregnant bellies.

Some women choose children’s stories as their theme; others pick an image that signifies the life growing within them; and some just want a beautiful picture. Here are some examples…

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All the pain and success of parenthood summed up in a surprisingly poignant comic strip

July 16, 2014 | No comments

You wouldn’t expect a hefty dose of meaningful sadness from a comic called “Owl Turd,” but here you go

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Angry dad sings his own threatening version of “Rude”

July 14, 2014 | 1 comment

Last year a new band named Magic! shot up the charts with their hit debut “Rude,” a song about a guy who asks his girlfriend’s parents if he can marry her. When her parents say no, he says they’re being rude and that he’s going to marry her anyway.

Benji and Jenna Cowart have responded with a version of the song that they call “the dad’s side of the story,” which ends a little differently for the lovestruck young man…

Of course, the video has generated debate between people who think the parental version is an overreaction and those who think the kids in the original Magic! version are being disrespectful. YouTube commenter Tu Pham said,

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Engineer dad takes fantastically creative photographs of his adorable little boys [12 pics]

July 11, 2014 | No comments

When Wes Armson isn’t managing projects in his day job as a mechanical engineer, he’s taking irresistibly cute photographs of his sons…

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With a 2-year-old and 4-month-old at home, Wes turned his attention outside of work to a more creative venture, taking whimsical pictures of his boys. His photographs have garnered enough attention that he’s started a side business doing newborn photography for others.

We’ve included some of Wes’s work with his kids below, but be sure to check out more of his photos on his Facebook page

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Giving birth on a sidewalk after a 95-mph race to the hospital makes for an incredible birth video

July 10, 2014 | 2 comments

As a childbirth educator, there are few people more prepared to have a baby than Kristin Dickerson. When she went into labor in the middle of the night two weeks ago, her husband Troy strapped his GoPro to his head and they left for the hospital.

Troy had filmed the births of their first two boys as well, but this experience would go much differently. Realizing she probably wouldn’t make it to the hospital in time for their baby boy to be born, Troy raced down the Houston freeway while he and Kristin calmly discussed their options.

When the couple finally pulled into Texas Children’s Hospital, where Kristin also works, there wasn’t even time to wait for a doctor. As bewildered security guards looked on, Troy delivered a healthy baby boy on the sidewalk.

The couple was in good spirits over the experience and while Kristin admits that it felt a little personal to post the birth of her son online, she wanted others to be able to see the experience for themselves so they’re aware of what their bodies are capable of.

And for those of you who aren’t interested in seeing too much of the actual birth, don’t worry, the extraordinary video is censored…

(via ABC News)

Little boy is hilariously disappointed with his surprise trip to Disney World

July 9, 2014 | 8 comments

Young Gavin’s parents woke him and his older sister up, put them in their packed car, and surprised them with a trip to Disney World. Gavin’s older sister couldn’t contain her excitement at the good news.

Gavin, on the other hand, couldn’t contain his disappointment…

(via Say OMG)

Dad joins disabled daughter on pageant stage, leads her in a remarkably moving dance

June 24, 2014 | 2 comments

If you want to know what being a good father looks like, here you go.

McKenzie Carey has mitochondrial disease and is unable to walk. Like many other 12-year-old girls, she wanted to participate in her hometown’s Summer PageantFest, which included a dance element.

Because she couldn’t perform the dance on her own, her father joined her on stage for a heartwarming performance that left the crowd in tears…

(via VVV)