Perhaps Dad could use a new outfit. This one would be perfect for yard work!
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You know, it’s a good thing certain cartoons never jumped the shark and had their characters become parents — because, as you’ll see, it just wouldn’t have been the same…
Bugs Bunny as a dad.
Remember life before kids? Yeah, our recollection is a little fuzzy, too. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane to see how everyday life has changed since becoming parents…
Bride under fire for fastening newborn daughter into the back of her wedding dress as she walked down the aisle [Daily Mail] Awwww. Baby’s first train ride!
Here it is: Your daily dose of “AWWWWWW.”
One of the many, many glamorous perks of my job as a parenting humor blogger — besides getting to work from home and spill pasta sauce on my shirt without anyone noticing — is getting opportunities to work on other, fun projects. So when Luvs asked if I would do some behind-the-scenes coverage of the ABC game show they’re sponsoring, BET ON YOUR BABY, I did what any other parenting blogger would immediately do: wipe the sauce off my shirt and say, “Heck, yeah!”
A sneak peek into my time on the set:
If you’re not lucky enough to be familiar with the show, this is the second season of BET ON YOUR BABY. Hosted by the hilarious Melissa Peterman of Reba and Baby Daddy fame, the game show showcases the playfulness and the unpredictability of parenthood — to which we can all relate — as parents attempt to predict their child’s next move. Running on Saturday nights at 8p/7c on ABC from May 31st through July 19th, each show features four families with toddlers between the ages of two and five years old. They’re competing for something we could all use: the chance to win $50,000 towards a college fund for their child. But never fear, Luvs will also provide free Luvs diapers for a year to every family that does not make it to the final college round.
And if that isn’t enough to pique your interest…? There’s also pig smashing:
Yeah, um, more on that later.
I’ll be live-Tweeting the West Coast airing of BET ON YOUR BABY on Saturday at 8PM, so be sure to join me, @CandyKirby, using the hashtag #LuvsBOYB. Not only will you get a chance to chat with me and ask for pig-smashing technique pointers, but you’ll also get the opportunity to play along at home by casting votes via Twitter on the outcomes of challenges. Poll results will actually be displayed in real-time during the show. Pretty cool.
One last bonus: my behind-the-scenes coverage features me wearing more make-up than I’ve ever worn before in my life. Collectively.
When I showed this picture to my four-year-old daughter Skylar, she said, “You look beautiful, Mommy! Can you make yourself look like that again?”
Ah, preschooler “compliments.”
One more time because I’m a mom and used to repeating myself: Join me on Twitter (@CandyKirby) Saturday at 8PST to chat about ABC’s adorable game show BET ON YOUR BABY
Behold our second installment of totally honest birth announcements (THBA)!
Awwww, this brings back memories. We shared the news of my first pregnancy with my mother-in-law by giving her a card containing the ultrasound while we had breakfast at a Cracker Barrel. She, too, SCREAMED with excitement. The other customers must have thought she was very pleased with her hash brown casserole.
As my fellow pop culture addicts surely are aware, the wedding of the CENTURY — well, okay, the wedding of the WEEK — is taking place soon. That’s right; Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are gettin’ hitched in Paris! (If the French didn’t have a bad impression of us before, they will now.) So I thought I would give you an exclusive SNEAK PEEK at what we can expect to see at Le Wedding du Kimye. (See, Mom and Dad? Those seven years of French really DID pay off, after all!)
#1 – A wedding dress that mirrors Kim’s usual, um, modest style.
#2 – A cake featuring Kanye and his true love. Awwww.
#3 – Wedding pictures and album, arranged by Kim’s mom.
#4 – Their closest friends in attendance.
#5 – Perhaps not the most eloquent wedding toast from Kendall.
#6 – Lots of beauty and elegance.
#7 – A no-show from North. Because Kim knows as soon as she allows her cute baby at the wedding, NOBODY WILL NOTICE HER. But, hopefully, they’ll let her come to the reception in time for the Electric Slide. It would be cruel to deprive her of that.