Everyone is Talking
About Seth Meyers wife giving birth in the lobby of their apartment building.
Why do I care?
Women are amazing. And, Seth Meyers tells a pretty great story.
Tell me more.
On Monday afternoon Seth’s wife gave birth in the lobby of their New York City apartment building after her labor progressed quicker than they imagined. Seth recalls being on the phone with the 911 operator, and in a span of one minute, he said, “We’re going to have a baby. We’re having a baby. We had a baby.” The whole account was astounding, comical and worth a watch.
Viral birth stories with unusual circumstances are attention getters, let’s be real.
Like the mom who gave birth to her baby in the hallway of a Kansas hospital back in July. What followed was her photo going viral. From Babble to People Magazine to publications in the U.K. this mom’s story captivated audiences.
In the image you see her bearing down while standing in a hallway with her husband attempting to help catch baby. The mom of 6 shares on her blog, “I made it just past the second set of automatic doors, into the next hall which luckily was not carpeted like the one we had just stepped out of. I know at this point I said something to the effect of, “oh god, he’s here”. I then started to take my pants off because I could feel my body pushing the baby’s head out. I reached down and could feel his head crowning with my hand. I looked at my husband and said, “Travis catch him!”
If you love amazing birth photos – check out these 16 breathtaking images on Babycenter. From moms enduring the intensity of giving birth to births in progress and Dad’s being a little cheeky with the umbilical cords, you’ll scroll through with your mouth agape.
Your Digital Kid
Fortnite went down on Wednesday, as in completely shut down. And, the collective tween, teen and adult world were at a complete loss for what to do with their time.
Ok, that’s an exaggeration.
However, it was quite the scene online when it happned, so much so that the app is now working on rewards for the loss of play.
For those unfamiliar with this ultra-popular game, you can review a complete guide at Common Sense Media. The quick and dirty about this multi-platform game is that it “takes elements from sandbox-building games and adds the fast-paced action of a third-person shooter.” It offers up solo, duo and group play. The game has chat functions, so it’s important to understand how those work. Common Sense media does not recommend chat-capable apps for kids under 13.
Parents like the app for the team work element and that the shooting action isn’t gory. Some parents see at as a better alternative to others on the market. However, there are communities reporting issues in attention and productivity due to the game, which has led to some bans.Time in play is a boundary you may want to set early on.
Put Your Best Foot Forward
Prince William and Kate Middleton plan to tweak their parenting approach to be more like the Swedish and we’re thinking it’s a good call.
At a recent event in Sweden, the Prince said, “One lesson that we will take home with us is that children are actively encouraged to spend time outdoors, whatever the weather. This is obviously very good for their physical health but, as we learnt this morning at the remarkable Karolinska Institute, it has huge benefits for a child’s mental health as well.”
Outdoor play that is structured and/or unstructured is good for brain development, according to scientists. By playing in an unstructured environment kids learn to negotiate with their peers and are encouraged to think outside the box. Kids are often calmer, healthier and smarter when they are given time outdoors.
Linda McGurk, author of There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather, grew up in Sweden. She recently told Anchorage News , “I think there have been a lot of changes in the U.S. over the past three or four decades that have created the situation we’re seeing today. Obviously, the rise of electronic devices and digital media has had a huge impact, and how to balance screen time with “green time” is a major challenge for parents.” A recent U.K. study backs up her statement finding that children spend an average of 16 minutes a day outside.
BRB, going to kick our kids outside real fast.
Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up the week of May 7th. Honoring our educators is so important, especially in recent weeks as they battle for better pay and more resources. We recently shared ideas on our Facebook page for how to treat your teachers in clever ways that don’t have to break the bank. We took it a step further and found instructions with free printables, you’re welcome.
- Dry Erase Marker Bouquet from The Happy Scraps Creative Blog.
- Burt’s Bees Gift with a clever play on words “Thanks for Bee-ing a great teacher”. This comes with a free printable from Simply This & That.
- Teachers deal with lots of germs day in and day out, gift them with a scented hand sanitizer. Use this ‘Hands down the best teacher’ free printable from Eighteen25 to complete the look..
- Because teachers love a gift card and many live on coffee, go with a ‘Thanks a Latte’ gift card holder. Free printable included with instructions, but don’t forget to grab a coffee sleeve when you get your gift card! It completes the look.
- ‘Toe-tally Awesome’ pampering gift of polish and pedicure supplies. Or, you could give them a gift certificate to the local nail shop!
Which one will you go with? We’re thinking we’ll bundle the Dry Erase Marker bouquet with the Burt’s Bees gift and ‘Thanks a Latte’ gift card. A gift for the classroom, a little boost to get them through a long day and a reminder to indulge in a little self-care. We love it.
You’ve likely come across a fabulous gender reveal or two across the interwebs…but what happens when it goes terribly wrong? One mom shared on her personal Facebook page an unfortunate turn of events for her reveal, and it has since been viewed 1 million times and shared over 7 thousand times. It’s one of those, “Did that really just happen?!” moments and you can’t help but feel for her deep down.
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