Le Creuset Just Dropped Affordable Pumpkin-Inspired Bakeware For Fall

The Le Creuset pumpkin bakeware collection starts at just $15

If you’re perusing the internet this morning with a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte in one hand and an apple pie fall harvest candle in the other, put one of them down so you have a free hand to shop the new pumpkin-inspired collection at Le Creuset. If you’re going to commit to the holiday, you better believe you should be cooking up some butternut squash soup in one of these adorable cocottes.

French cookware brand Le Creuset is famous for coming out with collections that we Must Have in our kitchens. While some of them can break the bank, the company just dropped a pumpkin collection that’s adorable and affordable. I don’t know about you but nothing screams “Halloween” like stoneware shaped like everyone’s favorite seasonal gourd.

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The Le Creuset pumpkin collection includes full-size and petite pumpkin-shaped cocottes and dishes in both orange and meringue and made with enameled cast-iron material. If you own any pieces by Le Creuset, you know they are durable and absolute perfection to cook in. Plus, they are gorgeous to look at so they make any table setting just a little bit fancier — and who doesn’t like a little fanciness every once in a while, especially around the holidays.

The collection starts at just $15 for a five-inch dish that seems like the perfect vessel for everyone’s favorite Halloween treat, candy corn (don’t argue with me). The Petite Pumpkin dish “can be filled with candy at Halloween or a single serving of a festive accouterment,” according to their site. If that sentence doesn’t make the cockles of your cold, dead heart smile — I don’t know what will.

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The lidded cocottes (aka Dutch Ovens) are a bit more expensive but equally as adorable. The small size, which measures around six inches wide, sells for $30 and the full-sized cocotte, which holds 2-1/4 quarts, has a list price of $235 but the pumpkin collection is on sale, so it’s selling for $150 (hint: hurry) right now.

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The stoneware is microwave, freezer, dishwasher, and broiler safe, and short of dropping one on your toe and promptly throwing it across the kitchen whilst screaming every swear word in existence, there’s literally nothing you can do to destroy them.

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There are a plethora of holiday-themed recipes you could make in these — stuffed butternut squash, apple-carrot soup, pecan pie, stuffing — the possibilities are endless. Hell, you could pour your morning cereal in the petite cocotte if you feel like it. It’s the holidays, there are no rules.

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Check out all the adorableness on their website and treat yourself to a very festive and tasty fall.

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Target Has A $15 Advent Calendar Of Disney Princess Socks

The Disney Princess socks are a cotton/poly blend so they’re as comfy as they are stylish

Sure, Halloween isn’t here yet and sure, it’s only mid-September but that’s no reason not to get excited about Advent calendars, especially if you’re a Disney fan. Target just introduced a Disney Princess-themed 15-day calendar full of adorable socks, so it’s obviously time to start decorating for the holidays.

Fine, it’s probably not quite time (although people who decorate early for the holidays are happier), but at least we can look forward to these crazy-cute socks warming our tootsies up during the winter months while we wait for jolly old St. Nick to squeeze down our chimneys.

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The “15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar” comes with a mix of five pairs of crew-cut socks and ten pairs of low-cut socks, all to bring some “fun and flair” to the holidays, the Target website explains. Have a favorite color? No problem. The calendar comes with purple, blue, gray, green, pink, and more while featuring a variety of Disney Princess-themed prints and patterns — including Mulan, Pocahontas, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, and other favorites.

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The Advent calendar also comes with a keepsake box with a printed “Royal To-Do List,” which we will immediately bequeath to our kids because parents have enough on our To-Do lists before the holidays to deal with it, even if it is royalty related. The calendar sells for just $15 for adults which is not only fair for 15 pairs of socks, but we have the added fun of opening the doors every day for the 15 days before Christmas. Or now. There are no rules when it comes to adulthood and socks.

Advent calendars have been all the rage in recent years and are a far cry from the standard chocolate-filled ones from our childhoods (not that there’s anything wrong with those). People who want to up their Advent game can now get everything from gin, coffee, skincare, tea, and even wine. All of these are for adults only but we deserve it, especially if we’re hosting. Kids don’t deserve all the fun.

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Target really goes all out for the holidays. If you aren’t ready to commit to holiday-related items just yet, they’ve got adorable Halloween-inspired succulents and punk rock pumpkins sure to add to any Halloween decor you’ve got kicking around your place.

Of course, the 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar could really go either way. I know many adults more obsessed with Disney than their kids and would proudly rock these socks at home, in a business meeting, or on a Starbucks run. It’s hard not to see ourselves in one or all of the Disney Princesses — they’re strong, confident, independent, and can rock a crown to boot — something every mom should feel and do 100 percent of the time because we rule the land.

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NBC’s New Streaming Service Will Have Reboots Of ‘Punky Brewster’ And ‘Saved By The Bell’

These two reboots have people more than a little excited about Peacock, NBC’s new streaming service

Everyone loves a classic, and it seems like NBC will be harnessing the power of the classics (at least, where Millennials are concerned) with their new streaming service Peacock, which arrives in 2020. They’re bringing back some reboots like Punky Brewster and Saved By The Bell. Now, the younger generation (and maybe their parents) can enjoy these new-old shows, too.

What a time to be alive.

The reboots are, of course, kind of a big deal. And we already know Slater, played by Mario Lopez, and Jessie, played by Elizabeth Berkley, will be back in Bayside. Chances are, there will be others joining (at least for cameos). Right now, we have no idea how the show is going to go, but a plot description on The Hollywood Reported suggests Zack Morris could be… the mayor? Hey, it kind of makes sense that he would end up a sleazy politician, no?

As for Punky Brewster, the actress who played the young girl will also be in the reboot, too. Soliel Moon Frye will be Punky again, now as a single mother of three. Let’s hope she brings back Punky’s amazing style because… wasn’t she everyone’s style icon as a kid?

These two reboots have people seriously pumped. And we kind of understand the hype. It’s way nostalgic, but hopefully, the shows will be more than that so that the younger generation gets into them, too, and they stick around for a while.

And it’ll be interesting how the shows fit into our modern world. I mean, the 90’s were great and all. But those phones.

Aside from reboots, there’s a lot more coming to Peacock, like old episodes of Parks and Rec, Frasier, Cheers, The Office, and more. But it’s not all nostalgia. There will be some new shows on the streaming service, too, like Dr. Death, which is based off a true-crime podcast, and an original Jimmy Fallon talk show.

It looks like the network has lots of good stuff in store, both old and new. Either way, we’ll be watching.

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Pink Nails How Hard It Is To Raise Your Kids Without Grandparents Close By

On Instagram, the singer shared how growing up can change your perspective on your own parents

We can always count on Pink to give us the real, unfiltered version of herself. That includes sweet moments with her family, but also, shedding light on the tough stuff, too. She just did a little of both with her lasted Instagram post in which she shared a sweet picture of her and her daughter, Willow, along with a heartfelt caption about her relationship with her dad.

“My dad sent me this picture today,” she wrote. “I can’t believe how little she was. How simple it was.” In the image, Willow gives her mother a kiss on the cheek while Pink is all smiles.

Then her post changes tunes to reflect on the relationship she has with her own parents. “When I got grown, I moved as far away from my family as I could while still being in the same country. And now, I wish I lived next door. I wish my kids could walk to their house and have a cookie I wouldn’t approve of. I don’t believe in regrets, but I do believe in growth, and change. And I miss my dad.”

This isn’t the first time Pink has shared her feelings about her family. She’s written entire songs about over her challenging upbringing, including her parents’ divorce, and what has, at times, been a strained relationship with her mother, who she says kicked her out when she was 15. But Pink has also owned up to a lot, saying she was not an easy kid to raise. And it truly seems like she’s grown so much over the years, especially now that parenthood has given her a fresh perspective.

It tends to do that doesn’t it?

She has shared sweet tribute photos of her dad in the past.

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Of all the photos I could’ve posted of my dad and I, for Father’s Day I wanted to post this one. This shitty photo was taken by a shitty paparazzi in New York the day I announced that my marriage was broken, and over. Feb 21. I will remember this day forever. I walked out of my hotel room alone, and this paparazzi said to me “how’s the divorce going pink.” And after I told him a couple of things I won’t repeat here, I cried. I turned around. And I went back inside. I called my dad. He came right away. He jumped on a train, no questions asked, and was in my room three hours later. He said, “lets go. We’re goin out.” Here we are. He has been my person all of my life. He has fought monsters in my closet, and monsters that posed as principals in school buildings, you name it. He has taken on the world for and with me, no questions asked. He made me feel important. He made me think I was worth loving. He taught me how to do it all myself. And when no one else was there, he told me to love myself. I thank my stars for this man, that he was strong enough not only to fight his own monsters but mine too, and now my kids. I love you daddy sir. ❤ happy Father’s Day

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The singer seems to only have good things to say about her parents these days. She told Redbook her mother is one of her “best friends.” And she’s shared sweet moments with her dad, too, like when she brought him out on stage to perform with her — his first time performing in front of an audience.

On stage, she calls her dad her “favorite person in the whole world.”

Regardless of where our parents live, if we’re lucky enough to have them around once we become parents ourselves, being a mother can make us wish we could go back in time. We understand how tough being a parent truly is. We also see how quickly time goes by. It seems like Pink is doing a great job of keeping her family close in spite of their past struggles.

It’s not always easy, but it seems like she truly appreciates having good parents in her life, and in her kids’ lives, too. It’s a great lesson for us all.

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Woman’s Tweet About Hospital Bill Pinpoints A Lack Of Compassion In US Healthcare

Her baby died almost immediately but she still received a bill from the hospital for the child’s services

Healthcare in America is infuriating in a lot of ways. But one woman’s tweet thread about her devastating experience showed just how backwards the system can be. In the tweet, she revealed what happened after her baby died almost immediately after being born. She says she soon got a bill in the mail for $600, though the child didn’t receive any medical care.

The woman is Dr. Jennifer Gunter, an OBGYN and author of the book, The Vagina Bible. She posted the tweet in response to a question posed by Senator Bernie Sanders. He asked, “What’s the most absurd medical bill you’ve ever received?” Of course, Twitter had tons of responses about the inane bills they got, many of which made no sense whatsoever. But Jennifer’s response showed a truly harsh reality about the lack of compassion in our healthcare system.

“$600 for my son who lived about 3 minutes,” her tweet stated. “He received no medical care. At all. As he died almost immediately he didn’t get enrolled in my insurance plan, so I got the bill. From the hospital where I was a doctor.”

In a lengthy thread, she exposed other infuriating details about the situation.

While it’s bad enough that she received a bill when her child died and did not receive medical care, what’s even worse is the trauma this must’ve caused her.

We know that the costs of birthing a baby in a hospital can be absolutely off the chart. But after losing a child, no one should ever have to be battling with an insurance company over such a ridiculous charge. Clearly, the problems with our healthcare system run deep, but this situation is beyond maddening. In fact, it’s downright cruel to present a grieving mother with a bill like that during what must’ve been an incredibly raw and painful time already.

When it comes to healthcare and insurance companies, the priority should really be, well, health. But patients certainly don’t come first, as is made excruciatingly clear in the Twitter thread. Financial gains seem to come before absolutely everything. But people not being able to afford proper treatment in America is not only financially draining, even devastating, not being able to afford healthcare costs people their very lives.

The power of social media, which allows people to share stories like this one, is important. But the fact is, we need compassion from the very structures put in place to care for people. And right now in America, it doesn’t feel very much like we have that at all.

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‘Golden Girls’ Chia Pets Exist Because The Universe Wants Us To Be Happy

The ‘Golden Girls’ Chia Pets are sold separately but you’ll want all four

If your decor needs a sassy pick-me-up to get you through to Halloween, look no further than a Golden Girls Chia Pet — because nothing says “I’m classing up this joint” more than Dorothy’s head sprouting a green bush centered on your living room table.

Amazon is selling these little slices of heaven, and to be honest, harvesting our very own crew of bushy Miami seniors, (Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia are all available), sounds like the best idea of all time aside from endless cheesecake-filled vent sessions. You’re probably gonna want the entire collection, or maybe just focus on one member of the crew. Dibs on Sophia.

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Oh hello, Blanche Devereaux.

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The planters come with three packets of chia seeds, a plastic tray, and, although they come with six-step care instructions, we won’t hold that against them because these ladies are worth the headache. According to the site, they have full growth within one to two weeks, which means they’ll match my legs during the winter solstice.

It’s good to know Dorothy’s still not here for anyone’s shit:

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Fans have been in love with these four since the show first aired in 1985. During its eight-year run, people began to see themselves in one of the characters, dreaming of someday being able to live with their BFF’s in a retirement community and enter into the shenanigans of old age. Now, with the show being aired on Hulu, YouTube, and Amazon, new generations of people have grown to love them, too.

The show, though a comedy, also tackled serious issues like HIV/AIDS, gender discrimination, misogyny, sexual harassment, death, addiction, and so much more. The show gave a voice to that generation of women and highlighted the importance of women lifting each other up and being there for one another. It was a classic and what better way to honor these ladies than by watering and feeding their heads until they bloom into a green bush for all to enjoy.

The Chia Pets are each sold separately but it’s probably important to keep the ladies together because that’s how they’re most comfortable, and who are we to argue with perfection? In fact, not only are there Golden Girls Chia Pets to adorn your home, you can get everything from Golden Girls PEZ dispensers, granny panties (because who doesn’t want one of those faces covering their lady bits), and even an entire Golden Girls-themed cruise you can go on with all of your friends complete with a “One Night in St. Olaf Dance Party.”

Go ahead. Make Rose proud.

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The Golden Girls Chia Pets sell for between $11-$17 depending on which lovely lady you choose (for some silly reason, Dorothy is cheapest) but frankly, those are bargain prices for what’s surely to become a treasured member of your household. Here’s hoping Golden Girls-themed products continue to become available for a very, very long time.

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Artist Turns Precious Moments Figurines Into Scary Sculptures

You’ve never seen a Precious Moments figurine quite like this before

If you love and collect Precious Moments figurines for their childlike innocence and heartfelt gift potential, you may wanna sit down for this one. There’s an artist who decided to take these angelic figures lining the shelves of grandmas’ houses everywhere and turn them into the stuff of nightmares only the likes of Rob Zombie and Mike Myers would truly appreciate.

Creator and Canadian artist Keith Busher decided he’d try his hand at sculpting, and what better muse to test out his utterly terrifying and kickass imagination on than Precious Moments dolls. The results are “Precious Mutations,” but you really have to see them to believe just how awesome they are.

“I was inspired by the upcycling work of David Irvine from the gnarled branch,” Busher tells Scary Mommy. “I wanted an inexpensive craft project that was environmentally friendly. I didn’t want to copy him exactly, plus I can’t paint… so I tried my hand at sculpting.” He said he posted his creations online and they were so well received, he just kept going.

 

Most of Busher’s creations have been reworking small versions of Precious Moments figurines but he says this is just the tip of the witch’s broom for him. “I have a couple LARGE projects I want to do,” he said. “I have built big installation pieces in the past. One is lovecraft inspired. I’ve been itching to do it for months now.”

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If this one’s not titled, “Goodnight, Sleep Tight. Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite,” it’s a definite missed opportunity.

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Busher is a creator’s creator, sharing his work on YouTube so others can benefit from learning the craft and picking up his tips and tricks so that you, too, can scare the shit out of unsuspecting house guests who turn a light on in the middle of the night trying to find the bathroom.

If you’re of the “the scarier the better” motto for Halloween, these would make the ideal addition to your decor. Plus, if he can create something that makes Jason Momoa smile, well, we’re definitely buyin’ what he’s selling.

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I’m not certain Busher’s creations would have the same impact from, say, a baby shower or baptism gift perspective as your run-of-the-mill Precious Moments baby, “Love Is On The Way” stork carrying a baby figurine. It would, however, set you apart in the gift-giving department. Plus, who wouldn’t want one of these staring at your bambino as they drift off to sleep? “Sweet dreams, my little angel.”

Kidding aside, Busher’s talent is obvious and his “Precious Mutations” would be the talk of your next Halloween party or any party in general. You can find all the places to buy his merchandise on his website.

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Greta Thunberg Claps Back At Haters: ‘Being Different Is A Superpower’

The 16-year-old environmental activist set her haters straight

16-year-old environmental activist and Nobel Prize nominee Greta Thunberg is a total badass. While many kids her age are texting with friends, playing video games, or hanging out at the mall, she is out there changing the world. She attends climate change summits, protests environmental violations around the world, and rallys other teens to do the same. Because no good deed goes unpunished, and because there are so many a-holes out there, some people don’t like Greta. But instead of finding issues with the actual work she is doing, they have been saying nasty things about the way she looks.

Because she is a a true role model and basically the coolest teen in the world, she is using this hatred-spewing incident as an opportunity to teach the world a lesson. The Swedish teen faced her most recent backlash head-on in true role-model-style, opening up about her Asperger’s diagnosis and sending a beautiful message about the power of being different.

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When haters go after your looks and differences, it means they have nowhere left to go. And then you know you’re winning! I have Asperger’s syndrome and that means I’m sometimes a bit different from the norm. And – given the right circumstances – being different is a superpower. I'm not public about my diagnosis to "hide" behind it, but because I know many ignorant people still see it as an "illness", or something negative. And believe me, my diagnosis has limited me before. Before I started school striking I had no energy, no friends and I didn’t speak to anyone. I just sat alone at home, with an eating disorder. All of that is gone now, since I have found a meaning, in a world that sometimes seems meaningless to so many people. #aspiepower #neurodiverse #npf

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“When haters go after your looks and differences, it means they have nowhere left to go. And then you know you’re winning!” Thunberg wrote on Twitter and Instagram. “I have Asperger’s and that means I’m sometimes a bit different from the norm. And – given the right circumstances –being different is a superpower.”

She continued to explain the reason why she doesn’t speak about her diagnosis very often. It’s not because she is trying to “hide” behind it, but because she is worried about how “ignorant people” may respond. “I know many ignorant people still see it as an ‘illness’, or something negative. And believe me, my diagnosis has limited me before,” she continued. “Before I started school striking I had no energy, no friends and I didn’t speak to anyone. I just sat alone at home, with an eating disorder. All of that is gone now, since I have found a meaning, in a world that sometimes seems shallow and meaningless to so many people.”

Her posts on Twitter and Instagram have since gone viral, and many people rushed to support Greta, who has become the face of the youth environmental movement by rallying teens around the world to protest. Most recently, she spent 15 days at sea to attend a climate change summit in New York City, where she rallied hundreds of young people to protest outside the UN.

“They are trying to humiliate you because THEY are so embarrassed. Because YOU have shown the world how pathetic, greedy and useless they all are,” Jameela Jamil responded on Instagram. “They won’t succeed in humiliating you because you’re bigger than them. You’re bigger than all of us. And we are all behind you, pointing our fingers at them with you. Thank you for your tireless efforts. You’re going to win, and change the world.”

“Amen to that. Don’t let anyone stop you on your quest. The world needs you!” Princess Martha Louise of Norway wrote.

In case you are curious what provoked Greta’s inspirational message, it was trolls being trolls and spewing idiotic hate.

Some ignorant idiot who thinks it is okay to critique children’s looks responded to one of her recent tweets by comparing her head to a potato.

Some jerk even made a nasty video mocking her looks.

Attacking a child’s looks is never okay, even if you don’t totally agree with the message they are sending. While Greta’s “school strike for climate” mission may not be universally supported, if you have a problem with it, attack the cause and not her looks!

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Teacher’s First Day Of School ‘Baggage Activity’ Gives Kids An Audience For Their Problems

Karen Loewe taught her kids to “love a little more, and forgive a little faster” with the help of a simple activity

Sometimes we all need to be reminded that pretty much everyone is struggling with something, which is why it is so important to walk through every day with kindness and empathy toward others. One Oklahoma teacher decided to give her new students an important life lesson at the start of the 2019-2020 school year, trying a new activity called “The Baggage Activity.” The result was an experience more profound than she could have ever imagined.

“This starts my 22nd year of teaching middle school. Yesterday was quite possibly one of the most impactful days I have ever had,” Loewe wrote in an August 23 Facebook post that has since gone viral. Loewe tells Scary Mommy that she got the brilliant idea for “The Baggage Activity” from a teacher page, and “just went with it.”

“I asked the kids what it meant to have baggage and they mostly said it was hurtful stuff you carry around on your shoulders,” she continued in her Facebook post. Then, she instructed them to write something that was bothering them down on a piece of paper, “what was heavy on their heart, what was hurting them, etc.” She specified that “no names were to be on a paper. They wadded the paper up, and threw it across the room.”

Then, each student picked up one of the wadded pieces of paper and took turns reading what their classmates wrote. After each was read, she gave the students an option to reveal their identity and if they cared to share about it. Surprisingly, many of them did.

“I’m here to tell you, I have never been so moved to tears as what these kids opened up and about and shared with the class,” she continued. “Things like suicide, parents in prison, drugs in their family, being left by their parents, death, cancer, losing pets (one said their gerbil died cause it was fat, we giggled and on and on).”

Not only were the kids who wrote each confession crying, but also the kids who were reading them — “because what they were reading was tough” — demonstrating exactly how this activity worked to teach the children about empathy. “The person who shared (if they chose to tell us it was them) would cry sometimes too,” she continued.

“It was an emotionally draining day, but I firmly believe my kids will judge a little less, love a little more, and forgive a little faster,” she added.

Instead of discarding the papers, she left the bag hanging by her door as a reminder that all of us have baggage. “As they left I told them, they are not alone, they are loved, and we have each other’s back. I am honored to be their teacher,” she concluded.

You might be a little teary-eyed at this point, but if you want a good heart-warming cry, head on over to the comments section, where so many of Loewe’s current and past pupils, as well as their parents, shared the kindest words about her.

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Karen Wunderlich Loewe/Facebook

Many of her students shared their own personal stories about what made her such a special person and how she changed their lives.

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Karen Wunderlich Loewe/Facebook
Karen Wunderlich Loewe/Facebook
Karen Wunderlich Loewe/Facebook

Loewe was overwhelmed by the response of her post, but obviously she is so well-deserving of all the recognition. “I had no idea it would go viral!” she confessed to us.

This story is not simply a reminder of how important it is for each and every one of us to understand the meaning of empathy, but also a great example of how teachers can have a profound lifelong impact on their students. And what better time to be reminded of this than at the start of the new school year?

Take a moment to think about how your child’s teacher is not only teaching them math and english, but also shaping them into more loving and understanding humans. We need to show appreciation for our teachers — not just by buying them awesome teacher gifts, but by working with them, praising them and supporting them as much as we can. If we don’t, we risk losing so many great ones every single year.

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Chrissy Teigen Laments Never Being In Family Photos Because She’s The One Taking Them

Chrissy Teigen is every mom wanting to be in a damn picture

We’re used to Chrissy Teigen getting us as moms. She’s one of the most relatable celebrities because she’s always telling it like it is and pointing out the good, bad, and hilarious of parenting. Her latest Instagram post is no exception when the mom-of-two pointed out one of the most annoying things about being the family’s resident picture taker: Moms are never in the photos.

“I never have pictures of myself because I am selfless and am the designated photo taker and keeper for my family and no one else seems to care to be thoughtful and take good photos of me,” Teigen wrote on Instagram. “They merely click them off without paying attention to angles or lighting or general photo ambience. but it’s okay. such is the life I chose.” Teigen signed the post with a hilarious, “To john.”

It’s funny because it’s true. Moms are usually the ones snapping all the family photos — from vacations to family outings to everyday moments we want to keep for eternity. We want our memories captured so we can look back over the years and see how much our kids have grown and remember all the fleeting moments that fly by while we’re busy raising a family. But rarely (unless it’s a posed family photo) are we actually in them, which sucks.

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Legend replied later with one-word, “Wow,” which means he is, in fact, guilty and feels shame. But if you look at most of her family photos, they are either of daughter Luna, son Miles, or a combination of both kids, the kids and John, or the family dog, Puddy. While they are all sorts of adorable and we would like All Of Those Photo Combos to continue, Teigen is a great mom who adores her kids. She should be in the damn pictures, too.

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the two miles emotions

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It’s funny because, as she points out, if moms are ever in an actual photo, it’s usually from a weird angle that makes us look like we have five chins.

Writer Allison Slater Tate touched on this issue more seriously a few years ago with her viral post, The Mom Stays In The Picture.

“I’m everywhere in their young lives, and yet I have very few pictures of me with them. Someday I won’t be here — and I don’t know if that someday is tomorrow or thirty or forty or fifty years from now — but I want them to have pictures of me. I want them to see the way I looked at them, see how much I loved them. I am not perfect to look at and I am not perfect to love, but I am perfectly their mother,” Slater Tate wrote.

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fucking love the grocery store

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You’ve been put on notice, John. Get your gorgeous wife in some photos.

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