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This chill dad serenading his baby to sleep while it rests on top of his guitar is 2019's must-see concert.

They say that music can soothe the save beast. While I'm sure that phrase was invented to describe the best way to handle lions, bears, and snakes on planes (I don't know, I'm not going to look it up), there is no beast more savage than I can think of than a baby.

Before you head off right into the comments section to argue this point with me, let's review some facts: Babies (and we were all babies, so maybe this is why we take it so personally) cry all day, cry all night, and then cry some more during times that don't even exist in our current day cycle. Also they poop and throw up a lot. And also we love them so, so, so much. (So much.)


One dad, who loves his baby very much, decided to put that whole "music soothing" thing to the test by putting the two together...literally. He stuck the baby on top of his guitar and just started playing. See if you can withstand the entire video without dissolving into an entire puddle as you watch that baby wiggle his hands and fall the hell asleep. Rock on little dude. (But quietly. And also hopefully only during daylight hours.)

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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Apparently, not all candies are created equal.

It's spooky season and with that generally comes more candy than anyone could comfortably eat in one sitting. There are some candies that people think should never leave the factory—more than 25,000 people responded to a question on Reddit, "What is the worst candy?" And let me be the first to tell you that people had some big feelings.

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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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