Teens can at times be just as difficult to parent as toddlers. Like they need something made for a bake sale the next day, or to be in school early the next day and tell you at the last possible minute. Wait, yes I did Not like you asked them to do the chores multiple times already, and of course, they only do it when someone else asks. Parenting a teen can be challenging. Check out our hub for all things parenting teens for information on everything the latest social media crazes to advice on teaching your teen how to drive. Jacqueline Weiss is a blogger, freelance writer and social media consultant based in Los Angeles. A graduate of Emerson college, she is passionate about wellness, fitness, and beauty. Jacqueline Weiss. The ups and downs of parenting a teen can have you feeling lost.
5:45 a.m, when my tiny human alarm clocks come bounding in...
Adore or despise them, GIFs are integral to the social experience of the Internet. But even a casual observer of GIFing would notice that, as with much of online culture, black people appear at the center of it all. Or images of black people, at least. Many of our most beloved entertainment genres owe at least part of themselves to the minstrel stage, including vaudeville, film, and cartoons. While often associated with Jim Crow—era racism, the tenets of minstrel performance remain alive today in television, movies, music and, in its most advanced iteration, on the Internet.
Gird your loins...
Hrachovec makes lots of these adorable stop motion GIFs, which, I could totally replicate and put on Pinterest, too. Not really. Drew Scanlon is the face behind the ubiquitous "white guy blinking " meme that took the GIF-ing world by storm this year. It's pretty amazing how a 2-second GIF from a gaming live-stream pretty much expresses every parent's feeling of disbelief when their kid pulls one of those "Excuse me, what did you just say? Like, seriously—didn't the bell ring 5 minutes ago? Mama's got errands to run already.
Not only are babies cute AF, they have quite the sense of humor. The best thing is they have no idea how funny they are. It could be because babies have no filters, and they're so new to the world that everything they do is just too adorable. So adorable, in fact, that parents started making hilarious baby GIFs to showcase just how silly their little ones really are. Whether it's a baby sleeping in a funny position, sneezing up some spaghetti, or even dancing I mean come on, who doesn't love a dancing baby? Doesn't matter what they're doing, because as long as a baby is doing it people go nuts. No one thinks you're cute when you spit up peas, but if a baby does it, it kills. You can save these videos until they're all grown up to embarrass them at some future holiday dinner, send them to America's Funniest Home Videos , or you can even take it a step further and make that priceless moment into a GIF. Who knows? Maybe it'll go viral talk about embarrassing your kid.