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Parents Trick Toddler with Mom Cut-Out to Prevent Crying When She’s Not Around

One Japanese mom couldn't leave the room for a second without her son crying, so she started using life-size cardboard cut-outs of herself to keep him calm.

Kid Unknowingly Flips Entire Christmas Play Audience the Bird

The 5-year-old girl wanted to show mommy the boo-boo she had on her finger. Instead, she flipped off her school play's audience the entire duration of the show.

10 Top Oh Mother Parenting Stories of 2019

From the sweet to the horrid to the downright nutty, we've rounded up the top 10 Oh Mother parenting stories that Metro Parent covered in 2019.

Op-Ed About ‘Motherhood Imposter Syndrome’ Starts Conversation

Everyone experiences 'imposter syndrome' – aka the feeling of inadequacy despite success. And no one is immune, including moms, one op-ed points out.

Is it Bad for Kids to Believe in Santa?

Does your kid believe in Santa? Psychologists claim that the belief could harm children and diminish how much they trust their parents.

Mom’s Dirty Laundry Christmas Tree Goes Viral

All moms know laundry never ends and, when one sassy mom's hubby told her to handle it, she turned her family's dirty clothing into a cheeky Christmas tree.

Girl Denied School Photo for Hair Gets an Amazing Photoshoot

A Michigan 8-year-old wasn't allowed a school photo due to her red braids. She's now getting the last laugh after a scoring a magazine-worthy photo session.

An Open Letter to Heidi Montag Puts Mommy Drinking Culture on Blast

A mom in recovery calls out actress Heidi Montag and "mom wine culture" in an open letter. Do you think she has a point or does she miss the mark completely?

Fake Pregnancy Greeting Card Marketing Scheme Falls Flat

Wholesaler Mother's Lounge sent pregnancy congrats cards to women who weren't pregnant – and one who miscarried – to shill promos. If you ask us, it's a pretty callous campaign (and the Better Business Bureau agrees).

Dad’s Response Over Sanitary Napkin Request Goes Viral

One dad has been dubbed a legend for his response to his daughter's request for pads with wings – and we have to admit it is kind of funny.

Mom Mistakes Tag for Ghost in Baby’s Crib

She swore she saw a crying baby in her son's baby monitor and stayed up all night to ensure his safety. Turns out, it wasn't a ghost. Dad just forgot the fitted sheet.

Dad Wants to Pay Daughter to Lose Weight

One dad had 'genuine concerns' about his daughter's health due to her weight and is thinking of paying her $15 an hour to go to the gym. What do you think?
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