Let’s be honest – life with kids is crazy. 

In the midst of pulling out our hair and trying to remain calm when really we are two steps away from losing our sh*t, it’s always nice to take a step back and share in the chaos with fellow parents. Which is why you should take some time out of your hectic day and laugh at these totally hilarious tweets about life with kids.

Cool, thanks?

The word “balls” will truly never not be funny.

Priorities……

*Shudders* Hell hath no fury like a child robbed of a piece of cake!

Amen.

Excuse me 3 year old, this is a judgement free zone. 

Too real. Too true.

Be right back, time to delete browser history!

There comes a point in every parents life when, “HEY KID!” is just the best we can do.

In their defense, it wasn’t a great movie. 

Absolutely terrifying.

Every grandparent’s trademark. 

No need for an alarm clock with that horrifying whisper in our ear.

Story of a parent’s life. 

Parents should honestly win Oscars for how good of actors we are.

*Cringes and clenches jaw*

*Sends winky face emoji*

AMEN SISTER. LIVE YOUR BEST AND TRUEST LIFE. 

This is a birthday plan we can adhere to.

They were not nearly as amused as we were. 

When our kids have better tastes than us….woof, right?!

*PRAISE HANDS EMOJI*

Time to bring out the good stuff.

Oh how we long for the days of our kids being tiny little creatures that still didn’t know how to use their words properly!

Accurate. So, so accurate.

CONFESSION: We’ve watched this video about 10 times in a row. 

Youtuber La Guardia Cross has a seriously adorable daughter, and he needed to ask her some very important questions. Amalah is no stranger to the camera – Cross first “interviewed” his daughter when she was only 6 weeks old, and now she’s back in full toddler glory. AND WE LOVE HER.

Watch the equal parts adorable and hilarious video – we’re obsessed.

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This dad needed a little more information on babies, so he sat down with an expert (his six week old daughter) to dig deeper and ask some hard questions…

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What do you do when Mom leaves for the weekend? Make a hilariously adorable dance video, of course…

When Philippe Morgese found himself as a single dad to his daughter, she was just a year old, and styling her hair was pretty simple.

But as Emma grew, so did her hair. Morgese quickly realized that simple hair clips just didn’t cut it. He started giving Emma adorable pigtails.

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Pretty soon Emma had a straight-up full of head of hair, and Morgese knew he had to learn more complex hairstyles such as braiding.

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Look at those braids! This dad is seriously talented. Other people and parents quickly began to notice Moregese’s talent.

Over time, Morgese began to get many compliments on Emma’s hair. He also received inquiries from other dads, asking him for advice on how to do hair themselves. (via)

Eventually, Morgese realized other dads could really benefit from learning how to do their daughter’s hair. It not only made him feel great as a father, but it instilled confidence in him as a single parent. It’s important for fathers to know things like how to do their daughters hair, because it brings them closer to their child.

“I get a lot of credit for doing her hair and hear compliments about my role as a father because of it,” he said. “I want other dads to be able to experience that.”

So, Morgese reached out to a local beauty school,International Academy, and asked them if they would provide a space for free for the class. He said he wasn’t sure what response he would get, but they thought it was a great idea. (via)

The turn out for Morgese’s class was awesome. Seven dads and daughters were a part of it, and all  had an amazing experience.

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Morgese said he was so happy with how it turned out, he decided to share photos of the event on Reddit to hopefully inspire others.

Now, Morgese said he plans on holding more classes, and even started a Facebook page for them, which he calls the Daddy Daughter Hair Factory. (via)

We love seeing fathers step up and take initiative with their daughters! Even for fathers who are in a two parents household, this is important! How much stress would it relieve us moms to have our husband take on some parenting duties like braiding hair or picking out clothes? We love it.

For the full article on Morgese and his daddy-daughter braiding skills, check out BuzzFeed.com.

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Today should have been my Dad’s 65th birthday. It blows my mind that we’re coming up on the 5th anniversary of his passing but I promise, this not a sad post.

Instead, it’s a post on all the things he made me do or did to me while I was growing up that I absolutely hated. You know what I’m talking about because you’re doing it to your kids right now. You make them do things that make them crazy and curse you under their breath.

And yes, your kids curse you under their breath.. stop kidding yourself.

But if you’re like me, you’re doing these things for the same reason my dad did them to me.. to teach my kids the important lessons about life.  And someday – if we’re lucky, they’ll let us know that all that Charlie Brown talking (wa-wah-wa-wah-wa-wah) worked and that THEY learned, too.

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I only regret I didn’t tell him more often how those lessons actually sank in.

1. If you’re going to do it, do it right – I can’t tell you how many times I did something, thought I was finished and ready to cruise on to the important part of my day (playing) and was promptly sent back to do it over. Sometimes multiple times. It made me crazy and then somewhere along the way I realized that if I just did it really good the first time, I didn’t have to do it over. Shocking.

2. Flat tires don’t change themselves – I’ll never forget the summer before my senior year in high school when my dad called and woke me up from a typical teen slumber to tell me I had a flat tire and that I had better get out there and change it. I couldn’t believe it – how could he leave me like that? I didn’t know how to change a tire. So I did what anyone would do. I called my friend Marsh to help me. Only problem there is that he didn’t know how to change a tire either. So we learned together and got the tire changed. And I’ve never forgotten. Lesson – know the basic things to keep a car maintained.. changing the tire, checking the fluids, etc.

3. For every action, there’s an opposite action – This was the Margo Law of Motion. If you turn it on, turn it off. If you drop it, pick it up. If it breaks, fix it. If it’s dirty, clean it. Not only did he teach me but he did his best to teach my kids, too. I’m still working on teaching them that lesson but trust me – I repeat the Law of Motion multiple times a day.

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4. Stepping in dog crap is no fun – If you’re going to own an animal, you have to own ALL the animal. The good, fun stuff and the crappy stuff like picking up after it and scooping up the crap out of the front yard. Which I had to do twice a week before I mowed the grass. And yes, I learned the hard way to do it before I mowed. And it’s not just about dog crap. There are always jobs that suck. Just because they suck doesn’t mean you get out of doing them and you should still to do them well.

5. Your reputation and name are all that you have – And if you mess either of them up, it’s hard to come back from it. It really does take a lifetime to build a reputation and one stupid second to ruin it.  Don’t believe me? Look at the news. There are plenty of people doing it everywhere. I tell the girls all the time that you don’t ever want to be “that” girl at school. You know “that” girl and I know it sounds old-fashioned but think about it..  you don’t remember the rockstars from your graduating class nearly as much as you remember the ones who royally screwed up and did something scandalous  The other part of that lesson was if you tell someone you’re going to do something, you better do it. I can guarantee you that if I tell you that I’m going to do something, it’s as good as done. And if I can’t do it, I’m not going lie and tell you that I can. Not worth my name or my reputation.

6. Don’t lie, cheat or steal – The ONLY time that I was spanked when I was gowing up is when I lied. It didn’t happen very often but when I told a lie and got caught, I knew the consequences. So guess what? I don’t lie. Ever. Which may explain why I am usually TOO honest. I also have zero tolerance for people who lie and let’s not get into the cheating and stealing.

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7. You can play when your chores are done – My dad was one of the hardest working men that I have ever known in my life. He was at the office by 7am and when he got home, he put in at least another 3 hours around the house. While I don’t recommend working as much as my dad did (sadly, that’s pretty much how I remember my childhood), I firmly believe that you need to work before you can play. It sucks, but chores have to get done and then we can play. I don’t drive my kids as hard as my dad drove me but I still preach this to them.

My dad taught me so many more lessons and there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of him and wish that he was still with us. But I know that he’s looking down on us and I hope that he’s proud that I DID learn and that I’m doing the best job that I can to instill the same values in my girls.

Happy Birthday to my Dad. We love you and miss you :)

This post was originally featured on Kristen’s blog, Four Hens and a Rooster. Photo via.

Last week, for my Tuesday Ten and in honor of Father’s Day,  I posted a list of things I learned from my dad.  However, I most certainly do not want to overlook my wonderful hubby who is a fantastic dad to our three girls.  So it may be a couple days late, but for this week’s Tuesday Ten, I enlisted the help of my girls.

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I asked them to tell me some things that makes their dad a great dad.  Here’s what they came up with:

Ten Things That Make Our Dad Great

from Rachel (10), Megan (8), & Emily (5)

1. He is silly and he makes us laugh.  But, he knows when to be serious, too. (Rachel)
2. He disciplines us when we need it, but he’s not mean.  (Rachel)
3. He is easy to talk to because he is laid back about our problems.  He helps us see which problems are big ones and which ones are not such a big deal.  (Rachel)
4. He is good at math and helps us understand it.  Science, too.  (Rachel & Megan)
5. He is really smart. (Emily)
6. He helps us when we need help. (Emily)
7. He is cuddly like a big teddy bear and I like to snuggle with him.  (Emily)
8. He is encouraging.  He encourages us to try new things and to do our best.  (Megan)
9. He is hardworking.  He works really hard so we have plenty of money for food and the other stuff we need.  (Megan)
10. He is awesome! (Megan)  (Yep!  I’d say that pretty much sums it up!)

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Happy Father’s Day!
Thanks for all you do!  We love you!

This post was originally featured on Lisa’s blog, The Golden Spoons. Photo via.

With Father’s Day right around the corner, I’d like to pay homage to my dad and an important lesson he taught me years ago.

Back when I was in college at Boston University, during the summer of my junior year, I had an internship at a public relations firm (I majored in Communications, with a minor in Public Relations). It was a hip, fun agency with cosmetic and skincare clients; and I’m not ashamed to admit it, I had a huge crush on the handsome son of the owner, which made going to work every day a lot of fun.

What was extra special about this internship was that it was a paid internship; and I relished the $150 a week I made, and felt very rewarded for my hard work, which entailed phone calls, direct mail assembly, curating media materials, assembling press kits, composing thank you notes, collecting and filing clips, and even brainstorming sessions (which I found really exciting).

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I felt I was in my element, and in my customary way of totally immersing myself in an experience, I lived and breathed for this internship.

Then they asked me to attend a baseball game client event. Why this happened, I have no idea… not any more, but I do know it was over 90 degrees that day; and I was out in the hot sun.

If you know me, you know that I can’t tolerate the hot sun for more than a few hours. So what happened? Instead  of getting soft drinks and water for the client, and acting as a gopher, I found myself in the midst of heat stroke, feeling nauseous with my head between my legs. My employer quickly moved me out of the sun, and gave me ice to suck on, but were visibly annoyed that I was useless for the rest of the day. I was annoyed at myself, too; but I was also quite ill.

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The next week, I noticed a bit of a chill in the air. Then, I went to the copy room and found a piece of paper lying around that had just been copied. It welcomed the newest intern starting the following week, and clearly stated that it was an internship for credit, not for pay. I felt like I had just been punched in the stomach, and knew that I was looking at my replacement. I folded up the announcement, placed it in my purse, and went on with my day with a feeling of dread.

The next day, the Vice President I reported to, called me into her office and told me that they were unable to continue paying me for the internship, so they were very sorry but they were no longer going to be able to continue my employment there.

She saw how upset I was, and said if I needed a moment to collect my thoughts, that would be fine. I went into a conference room and called my dad.

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“Daddy, they are letting me go. I know it’s because they are getting another intern that they don’t have to pay, but they don’t know I know that.”

This is the advice he gave to me:

“Estelle, calm down. Listen to me. Don’t tell them that you know that they are getting another intern. Go back in and tell her that you are upset, but you understand and would like her to give you a reference so you can get another job. Make sure she gives it to you now. Then go around and tell everyone goodbye, and say that you are leaving because of financial reasons. Let them wonder what that means. We’ll talk more about it when you get home tonight.”

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I followed his advice, and secured a glowing reference from the Vice President, who undoubtedly felt guilt stricken by the decision to replace me. Then I went home and fell apart. I was inconsolable at the loss of this job, that I was so dedicated toward, that had meant everything to me. Plus it was mid-July, and I had about six weeks left before I’d be heading back to school; what would I do with myself? How would I get another job I loved, like the one I had lost?

I threw myself on my bed, sobbing in agony. My dad quietly entered my room and told me this:

“Estelle, stop crying honey. Stop crying. Don’t worry. We’re going to sue them. We’re going to take them to small claims court for the $900 they owed you to finish out the summer.”

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With those words, my dad gave me hope. Hope that I would be vindicated. That this experience wouldn’t be for naught.

When we got to the court a few weeks later, the Vice President and her husband, a high-powered attorney, looked thoroughly annoyed that they had to sacrifice their time and energy to deal with me.

I didn’t have a lawyer representing me, I had my dad. He told me to tell the judge my story, and I did. I emphasized how much I loved the job and how devastated I was when I lost it. How I had turned down another paying internship to take that one (I had a letter to that effect).

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When it was their turn to speak, they overplayed their hand; saying my work was poor (my dad countered with the signed glowing reference), they said they weren’t using interns anymore (my dad countered with the letter I had introducing the new intern, who wasn’t being paid). They said that they never agreed to the whole summer (my dad countered with a letter that I had saved when I was first introduced, welcoming me and saying that I would be there the whole summer).

Finally, they said that I was shirking my responsibilities that Saturday when I was at the client baseball game, and my dad had a letter from my doctor saying that I had suffered from heat stroke. They looked shocked; confused; and totally blown away by our well-thought-out and well-supported case. The judge asked all parties one final question. If he rules in favor of one or the other, would we be willing to split the money in half? They immediately said No. I wanted to say no, but my dad said, “Estelle, say yes; show that you’re fair,” so I did, no questions asked. That sealed it for the judge.

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I won the case; and a few weeks later (while at my extremely tedious, and never-to-be-repeated again job in shipping at a local warehouse) a check from the public relations company in the amount of $900 came in the mail. Justice had been served. And more importantly, I had learned a valuable lesson about standing up for myself. Even when faced with a bigger opponent. Especially when faced with a bigger opponent.

Thanks Daddy, and happy Father’s Day. I love you.

This post was originally featured on Estelle’s blog, Musings On Motherhood And Midlife. Photo via.