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In honor of Mother's Day, Jimmy Kimmel asked celebrities to read very real texts from their own moms:

It did not disappoint.

Anna Faris' mom, for instance, said she believes her daughter is the greatest actress of her generation but also needs Faris to remember to wear sunscreen.

And that's a message urgent enough to send at 3:34 a.m.


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Then there's Jack McBrayer. He sends his mom a Christmas ornament for the tree every holiday season. But after receiving the last one, she had quite the morbid response.

"Thank you, Jack. Hope you live long enough to see it in person."

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Kristen Bell's mom asked her daughter for insider information on who was going to take home Academy Awards.

Because Oscar hosts can just pass out that information like candy apparently.

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Tony Hale's mom was supportive but also candid about her complete failure to keep up with her son's on-screen storylines.

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Will Forte's mom enjoyed sending her son a series of duck emojis.

Literally that was it.

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Anthony Anderson's mom had a straightforward (if not unusual) demand of her son for Mother's Day: a room in Vegas. Now.

As any mom should!

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OK, so some (most?) moms aren't experts at texting.

But who cares? Tech-savviness isn't a prerequisite to good parenting, right? Unconditional love — now that's a little more necessary.

If you're celebrating a mom in your life who has gone above and beyond this Mother's Day, make sure to text — or maybe pick up the phone and actually call — to express how much they mean to you.

Happy Mother's Day! 💖

A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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RumorGuard by The News Literacy Project.

The 2016 election was a watershed moment when misinformation online became a serious problem and had enormous consequences. Even though social media sites have tried to slow the spread of misleading information, it doesn’t show any signs of letting up.

A NewsGuard report from 2020 found that engagement with unreliable sites between 2019 and 2020 doubled over that time period. But we don’t need studies to show that misinformation is a huge problem. The fact that COVID-19 misinformation was such a hindrance to stopping the virus and one-third of American voters believe that the 2020 election was stolen is proof enough.

What’s worse is that according to Pew Research, only 26% of American adults are able to distinguish between fact and opinion.

To help teach Americans how to discern real news from fake news, The News Literacy Project has created a new website called RumorGuard that debunks questionable news stories and teaches people how to become more news literate.

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A mom describes her tween son's brain. It's a must-read for all parents.

"Sometimes I just feel really angry and I don’t know why."

This story originally appeared on 1.05.19


It started with a simple, sincere question from a mother of an 11-year-old boy.

An anonymous mother posted a question to Quora, a website where people can ask questions and other people can answer them. This mother wrote:

How do I tell my wonderful 11 year old son, (in a way that won't tear him down), that the way he has started talking to me (disrespectfully) makes me not want to be around him (I've already told him the bad attitude is unacceptable)?

It's a familiar scenario for those of us who have raised kids into the teen years. Our sweet, snuggly little kids turn into moody middle schoolers seemingly overnight, and sometimes we're left reeling trying to figure out how to handle their sensitive-yet-insensitive selves.


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