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17 Parents Everyone Was Talking About On The Internet In 2018

Going viral in mom jeans and dad shoes.

1. This mom who gave birth in a hospital hallway, and had the entire experience captured on film.

Tammy Karin / Via

Jes Hogan felt a "strange, long contraction" and knew it was time to get to the Her birth photographer, Tammy Karin of Little Leapling Photography, arrived at the hospital just in time to capture these once-in-a-lifetime shots. The baby (her sixth and first boy) was fine.

2. This dad who posted this far-reaching Instagram about the struggles of not having changing tables in men's rooms.

Donte Palmer / Via

Donte Palmer, a father of three, captioned his photo in part: “What’s the deal with not having changing tables in men’s bathrooms as if we don’t exist!! Clearly we do this often because look how comfortable my son is.”

3. This mom/artist who hilariously nailed how life changes from your first-born to second.

Wang Chen / Via

4. This "a bit conservative" mom who accompanied her 20-year-old daughter to get an X-ray of her back...

Sydney Allen

...and discovered that her kid had nipple rings.

My mom found out I got my nipples pierced today

According to Sydney Allen, the daughter, her mom was visibly upset as she stared at the extremely clear metal rods projected on the computer screen.

Thankfully, Allen says that the picture (which went viral) now makes her mom laugh.

5. This single dad who made his son smile by wearing a dress to a Mother's Day event at the boy's school.

Facebook: kornpat.sukhom

In Thailand, schools usually hold a Mother's Day ceremony where children kneel at their mother's feet to thank them for all they've done.

6. This mom who documented her pregnancy with triplets in a refreshingly honest way...


7. This 88-year-old dad who — after spending a week apart from his 53-year-old son with Down syndrome — had a heart-stirring reunion with him.

An 88-year-old dad is reunited with his 53-year-old down syndrome son after spending a week apart for the first time ever.

8. This mom who went on England's This Morning show and discussed having a favorite child.

The mother of three said that her youngest child, Kennedie, is her favorite.

9. These parents of 14 sons who were really hoping to finally have a girl, but ended up having another boy...

Jay Schwandt they gave him the middle name "Sheboygan" ("She's A Boy Again"). 🤔

Parents of 14 boys reveal the middle name of their newest son, “Sheboygan” (She’s a boy again)

10. This badass mom who breastfed her 8-week-old baby between periods of her hockey game.

The mom, who is from — you guessed it — Canada, says she felt her milk come in as she played the game.

11. This dad who showed off a photo of his son and his son's boyfriend to friends at work — and touched his son in the process.

So my dad shows off my boyfriend and I at work 😭:’)

"It's not even us being gay," the son said. "It's just my dad accepting who I'm in love with."

12. This Texas-based mom who — when her daughter living in New York said she had a headache — immediately hopped on a plane to dispense some TLC...IRL.

@gracedli / Via Twitter: @gracedli

People were seriously charmed by the mom's spontaneous trip.

13. This dad whose "very angry" response to his son's report card melted hearts everywhere.

I don't usually yell at my kids. But he deserved it.

14. This mom who was able to watch her baby be born during a C-section.

Tracy Abney

She was having what is called a "gentle cesarean," which tries to make the procedure more family centered, and includes things like clear surgical drapes.

15. The dad who trolled his daughter's marriage proposal...

Allison Barron holding up this sign! 😂🤣😂

Allison Barron

Allison Barron, the daughter, explains that her dad was joking and loves her (now) fiancée. "This is really just my dad's personality," she said.

16. The mom who shared this heartbreaking poem in her kid's classroom about what to do during a lockdown.

This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be-kindergartener’s classroom.

The poem — which is set to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star" — is meant to help kindergarteners prepare for an active shooter situation.

17. And this mom who shared this adorable story about her clearly-going-places daughter!


An earlier version of this post said the parents with fourteen sons had a baby daughter. In fact, they had another son, which is why they gave him the middle name "Sheboygan."

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