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Funny Books that Will Make (Almost) Any Pregnant Woman Laugh

I felt like a dinosaur during my third trimester (a dinosaur with a lot of gas…see more about how I felt like a dinosaur during pregnancy at My 3rd Trimester of Pregnancy – Thunk! Thunk! Here I Come!), and I just wanted someone who could empathize with me about how fat my feet were and how much they hurt. Two books that kept my sense of humor [somewhat] alive at the end of my pregnancy were written by two different woman, Jenny McCarthy and Vicki Iovine, who offer two refreshing perspectives on the realities of pregnancy, and they are not “too polite to complain or too embarrassed to talk about the discomforts and humiliations of pregnancy.”

2 Funny Books That Will Make 
(Almost) Any Pregnant Woman Laugh


Belly Laughs, by Jenny McCarthy

Link:  Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth


Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth reveals all the joys and sweet discoveries of being pregnant, from puking bouts and hormonal rage to hemorrhoids, pregnant sex, and big ol’ granny underpants. McCarthy draws from her own difficult pregnancy to discuss every stage of expectant motherhood in vivid, sometimes excruciating — and excruciatingly funny — detail. Belly Laughs is a must-read for any woman who is pregnant, has ever been pregnant, or hopes to become pregnant.




The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy, by Vicki Iovine

Link:  The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy

The author of The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy talks to you the way only a best friend can – from what to expect at doctor visits all the way to husbands and their lack of usefulness (at least at time).



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19 Baby Gifts With a Twist of Humor

19 Cute Baby Gifts With a Twist of Humor

I’ve been trying to limit my baby product recommendations to practical items, but I recently decided that funny, humor-based newborn and baby gifts deserved attention too.  Below is a list of funny newborn and baby gifts that I, personally, find to be funny and/or adorably and ridiculously cute.  If you are looking for a baby gift for someone that has a sense of humor, then you might enjoy this list. Keep in mind that whether you find some of these items funny (or not) is largely dependent on your type of humor.


19 Funny Baby Gifts

1.   Tuxedo Onesie Bodysuit

Link:   Frenchie Mini Couture Onesie Bodysuit, Tuxedo 


Funny Because…..Because a baby wearing a tuxedo is funny.  
For a more practical list of newborn and baby clothing items, see Top 12 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Clothes.

2.   Goodnight iPad

Link:   Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the next generation 

Funny Because…I probably don’t need to explain why this is funny.  This is a funny parody on the book “Goodnight Moon,” that any tech-savvy family can appreciate.  For a more practical list of favorite baby books, see Top 10 Baby Books for Baby’s First Years.

3.   Monsters Eat Whiny Children – Book
Link:   Monsters Eat Whiny Children 


Funny Because…Because monsters don’t really actually eat whiny children.  This for those with a darker sense of humor, and for kids with a good grasp on fantasy vs. reality.   For a more practical list of favorite baby books, see Top 10 Baby Books for Baby’s First Years.

4.   The Baby Owner’s Manual

Link:   The Baby Owner’s Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance 

Funny Because…..At some point, a “troubleshooting manual” would really come in handy for that newborn of yours.  This book is great for the engineering “type” of dad.  (Mr. Mia loves this book).  For my favorite “troubleshooting” baby item, see Make Your Life With Newborn Easier – The Newborn Podster or see Top 25 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Items for a complete list of must-haves for newborns and babies.   




5.   The “Mute Button” – Pacifier

Link:   Mute Button Pacifier 

Funny Because…..Because pacifiers do often mimic the “mute” button on a remote control when it comes to babies.

6.   “These Fools Put My Cape On Backwards” Bib


Link:   These Fools Put My Cape On Backwards Bib 


Funny Because…..This bib is my favorite, and it makes me laugh every time I think about it.   For a list of our most practical baby bibs, see Top 5 Must-Have Baby Bibs, or see Top 25 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Items for a list of all must-have practical baby items

7.   Mustache Pacifier -“Mustachifier”

Link:   Mustachifier – The Gentleman Mustache Pacifier 


Funny Because…It’s a baby with a mustache!  (Hehe!)

8.   Weird-Looking Animal Bibs

 
Link:   Animal Face Baby Bibs  



Funny Because….I just think the animals have funny-looking faces.  For a list of our most practical baby bibs, see Top 5 Must-Have Baby Bibs (2013).

9.   Daddy’s Little Tax Deduction

Link:    Daddy’s Little Tax Deduction 


Funny Because……Children really are tax deduction.  My friends who are accountants find this to be hilarious.   
For a more practical list of newborn and baby clothing items, see Top 12 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Clothes.

10.   The “I Only Cry When Ugly People Hold Me” Baby Onesie

Link:   I Only Cry When Ugly People Hold Me on Infant Onesie

Funny Because….Because people get really insecure when you let them hold your baby, and when they do, your baby starts crying.  For a more practical list of newborn and baby clothing items, see Top 12 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Clothes.

11.   All My Friends Are Dead – Book

  
Link:   All My Friends Are Dead 
Link:   All My Friends Are Still Dead 

Funny Because…..These books have a very clever, dark sense of humor.  This book is NOT for kids – it’s for adults (an interesting coffee table book that makes for a good conversation starter when friends come over).  It also makes a great “bathroom” book.  For a list of the best books that actually for for babies and children, see Top 10 Baby Books for Baby’s First Years.

12.   Go the F**k to Sleep

Link:   Go the F**k to Sleep 

Funny Because…. I, personally, find this book funny, but this book will not be funny for parents who have perfect kids, or parents who dislike swearing.  This book is NOT for kids – it’s a parody of a children’s book for adults – specifically for adults who have struggled with “bedtime” and sleeping with children.  First-time parents (especially first-time moms who are still pregnant) will not find this funny.   For a list of the best books that actually for for babies and children, see Top 10 Baby Books for Baby’s First Years.

13.   Belly Laughs, by Jenny McCarthy


Link:   Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth 

Funny Because…..Jenny McCarthy “says it like it is” when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth  (from stretch marks to gas and much more).  This makes for a great baby shower present.

14.   The “Pull to Sound Alarm” – Pacifier

 
Link:   Personalized Pacifiers Pull to Sound Alarm Pacifier 

Funny Because….Much like the Mute Button Pacifier, this idea holds true for many babies – pull out the pacifier, and the baby will be sure to sounds his alarm.

15.   Shark Baby Robe

Link:   Baby Aspen Let The Fin Begin Terry Shark Robe 


Funny Because…Because babies dressed like sharks are adorable.  
For a more practical list of newborn and baby clothing items, see Top 12 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Clothes.

16.   Little Night Owl – Sleep Sack and Cap


Link:    Baby Aspen My Little Night Owl Snuggle Sack and Cap 


Funny Because….Because it’s a baby dressed like an owl!  This is actually a practical gift too because sleep sacks are actually something that you truly need for a baby (see Top 25 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Items for more practical baby items).

17.   Animal Baby Swaddle Wraps

  
Link:    Beehave Swaddle and Cap Set
Link:    Sozo Baby-boys Newborn Puppy Swaddle Blanket and Cap  
Link:    Swaddle Blanket and Cap Set – Ladybug


Funny Because….The caps have little antennas and doggy ears.  How are these not adorable?  
For a more practical list of newborn and baby clothing items, see Top 12 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Clothes.

18.   The “Gimme a Kiss”  Pacifier 

Link:    Gimme a Kiss Pacifier  

Funny Because…because this pacifier will make your baby look like she’s giving you a kissy face.




19.  I Drink ‘Til I Pass Out

 
Link:   Baby Onesies – I Drink ‘Til I Pass Out Onesie

Funny Because…..Not everyone will find the humor in this onesie.  This is a better gift for NON-first-time-parents who understand that a bottle/breast puts a baby to sleep (otherwise they will probably just think you are extremely rude and wonder why you gave them such an inappropriate gift).  For a more practical list of newborn and baby clothing items, see Top 12 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Clothes, or see  Top 25 Must-Have Newborn and Baby Items.



Are we missing something?
Share your funny baby gifts and baby items!  
Leave a comment below.




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Baby Shower Idea – Onesie Decorating Party for Guests


We had a “Onesie Decorating Station” at my baby shower; it was a Do-It-Yourself station where my guests got to paint onesies and talk with each other. My shower was held at the house of one of my mom’s friends, and we used her kitchen table as a painting station where my guests painted plain white onesies for my baby-to-be. We had various stencils (shaped like animals, shapes, etc.), various paint colors, and plenty of paint brushes. It was really cute, and touching, to see my friends and family personalize a onesie just for my baby.
One of the main reasons that loved the onesie station at my baby shower is 
because it allowed the baby shower to have a more interactive atmosphere – as opposed to being separated into groups at tables like most of the baby/bridal showers I have had and attended.  The onesie station gave people a reason to get up from their seats and mingle, and I actually got to have conversations and laugh with each of my guests as they rotated between the snacks and drinks to the onesie decorating table.  I think my guests enjoyed it because they also got to talk to one another.

I highly recommend this.  Just make sure that you have a good place to hang the onesies to dry, especially if you want your guests to be able to paint both sides of the onesie, as painting cute stuff on the butt part of the baby onesie makes for a really cute outfit for baby (every baby outfit is cuter when it has cute stuff on the butt, duh).

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Onesie Decorating Party for my Baby Shower

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Daily Mom Humor – Family Vacations and Your iPad

 

someecards.com - Being on vacation with my family has brought me so much closer to my iPad.

 

I’m not going to lie – I can relate to this:
 
 
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Our Toddler Says No To Basically Everything – (Video)

Find below two videos of my daughter (18-months-old) saying, “No,” to basically question that her daddy asks her.  Saying “no” is her new favorite thing to do.  Despite our best efforts to teach her the word “yes,” the fruits of this effort are seldom seen from our toddler.  So far, saying “No,” is our toddler’s only answer to almost every question that is asked her; it appears that our toddler lives a very straight-forward, decisive life.  At least I don’t have to worry about my daughter being a pushover, or worry about her growing up feeling the need say, “yes,” to everything asked of her (though I, as her mom, would like to be the exception to this frame-of-mind).

Here is the usual dialogue between my toddler and us when we ask her questions:
  • Do you want to spin in circles? 
    • My Toddler’s Answer: “No.” (As she spins in circles).
  • Do you want to say, “no”?
    • My Toddler’s Answer: “No.”
  • Do you want to stomp your feet?
    • My Toddler’s Answer:  “No.”(As she stomps her feet). 

Other things my daughter says no to (see video below):

  • An offer from daddy for a million dollars; playing with Mr. Cow; sitting on Daddy’s lap; going upstairsgoing downstairs;  petting the doggy;  picking up her to frog; climbing on the chair

Things My Toddler Says “Yes” To:

  • Showing daddy her dance moves.
  • Shaking her hands for daddy.
  • Giving daddy a high-five


Things My Toddler Seems Indifferent About:

  • Pancakes 

I talk more about my toddler’s vocabulary in my post How My Toddler Butchered the Word “Sock”….my toddler turns the word “sock into a naughty word). 


PART 1: Toddler Says “No” To Basically Everything


PART 2: Toddler Says “No” To Basically Everything
What crazy things does your toddler do or say?  
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What Am I Going To Do With My Life Now That Homeland Season 2 is Over?

We just finished the second season of “Homeland”….


Once the second season of “Homeland” ended, I immediately felt deep regret:  

  • I should have watched the episodes at a slower pace. 
  • I should have appreciated the essence of the show in its entirety more than I did.
  • So many regrets!  I love this show so much, and now, no other show can come close to compare to it. 


Without Homeland, what are we going to do on a Friday night now?!  

This is devastating.  

Does anyone, anyone, have any other GREAT show suggestions 
(ideally, a television show that is equally as amazing as “Homeland”)?  

Now that “Homeland” is over, we are so bored.  

Without “Homeland,” we feel so….empty…so lost.

Without “Homeland” to look forward to every night, it’s as if a critical part of my brain will no longer be stimulated effectively, and that makes me sad.

(Yes, this is pathetic, but I do not care.)

I guess that all we can do is wait for the 3rd season to begin.  This will be the longest, most difficult, wait of my life – it may even tie with the treacherous waiting time of pregnancy.  

Please share with us 
your TV show suggestions! We are bored.


Oh, and…

P.S.   

Dear Claire Danes: you are awesome.  



 
Link:   Homeland: The Complete First Season

You’re Gonna Miss This – A Reminder for Parents

“I wish there was a way to know that you’re in the good ole days before you have actually left them,” said Andy Bernard on ‘The Office’ Series Finale. Andy then says, “Someone should write a song about that.” Well, someone (actually, a lot of people) have written a song about that: To start with is the song, “You’re Gonna Miss This,” by Trace Adkins.


Life just isn’t that long. In the wise words of Trace Adkins, “You’re gonna miss this; you’re gonna want this back. You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast. These are some good times, so take a good look around. You may not know it now, but you’re gonna miss this…”. Thank you Trace Adkins.

The song, “You’re Gonna Miss This,” always reminds me to appreciate and live in the moment, because one day, I am going to miss this – I am going to miss walking in my daughter’s room in the morning and seeing her smiling face as she stands up, grabbing onto the crib rail, saying, “Mamaaa!” in the most excited and adorable voice in the world.  When she’s 13-years-old and “cuts the umbilical cord,” so to say (aka, starts caring about her friends more than her mommy, like I did to my poor mom), I am going to miss this.  I’m going to want this back, and I’m going to wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast.  

Life goes by too quickly.  I’m 26-years-old, and I already see it.  I need to remember this the next time I start complaining.  Don’t get me wrong: I am still going to complain, but remembering that I’m going to miss this will help me remember that I don’t actually always mean what it is that I am complaining about. 



“You’re Gonna Miss This,” by Trace Adkins

MORE GREAT SONGS WITH SIMILAR THEMES:

“It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” by Darius Rucker

“It won’t be like this for long…one day that little girl is gonna be all grown-up and gone.”

“My Wish,” by Rascal Flatts

Grandma “Mia” sent us a message the other day, saying how much she loved the lyrics to the song, “My Wish,” by Rascal Flatts.  I couldn’t agree more.

“I Hope You Dance,” by Ronan Keating

“I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean.  Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens…”

“And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance…”

“The Good Stuff,” by Kenny Chesney

“It’s a new t-shirt saying, ‘I’m a Grandpa!'”




“I’ll Stand By You,” by Carrie Underwood


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