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Father Of 4 Daughters Refuses To Sugarcoat Parenting, Takes Internet By Storm

Father Of 4 Daughters Refuses To Sugarcoat Parenting, Takes Internet By Storm - Awkward Galleries

London-based Dad Simon Hooper leads a busy life with four daughters under 10–including one-year-old twins. On his Instagram page father_of_daughters, he chronicles the day-to-day difficulties of parenthood.

Already an operations director for a U.S.-based management consultancy firm, Hooper explains that being a parent is like having many different jobs at once. “A handy man, taxi driver, swimming instructor, tutor, chef, counsellor, human climbing frame, bank, personal shopper and PA,” he told the Huffington Post.

His wife Clementine also documents their parenting adventures on her Instagram account, mother_of_daughters.

“In general my whole account is to show a realistic view of what parenting is like from a parent’s perspective,” he said. “There is way too much sugarcoating when it comes to parents, so I wanted to share what it’s really like and provide a bit of humor at the same time.”

His goal is to help parents feel like they’re not alone, and hopefully make them laugh along the way. Check out the gallery for his hilarious photos and musings on parenthood.

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In Awkward Galleries • January 25th, 2017 • Comments Off on Father Of 4 Daughters Refuses To Sugarcoat Parenting, Takes Internet By Storm

Instagram Page Compiles Hilarious Photos Of Kids Making Messes

Instagram Page Compiles Hilarious Photos Of Kids Making Messes - Awkward Galleries

Parents will tell you that the love they have for their children is the strongest feeling imaginable. But that doesn’t mean parenting is without lots of frustration along the way. In that spirit, the Instagram page Kids Are The Worst chronicles the epic, hilarious, and weirdly impressive messes children can get into–and that can leave Moms and Dads collapsed in a puddle of their own tears. The page has amassed over 280k followers, so clearly lots of parents can relate to these less-than-glamorous moments. Feel free to have a laugh at the ensuing destruction, but don’t forget KATW’s important reminder that once, all of us were the worst, too.

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In Awkward Galleries • January 25th, 2017 • Comments Off on Instagram Page Compiles Hilarious Photos Of Kids Making Messes

This Woman’s Text Pranks to Her Mom Are Hilarious

This Woman’s Text Pranks to Her Mom Are Hilarious - Awkward Galleries

Here at AFP we love celebrating parents who prank their kids, but today the shoe is on the other foot. Liz Hammett has a loving Mom who sometimes tends to be gullible, a mischievous sense of humor, and seemingly inexhaustible appetite for messing with her mother. In a gallery of screenshotted text messages originally posted to her Facebook page, Hammett employs all manner of trickery to get her Mom’s goat, and we all benefit. Technology really does make everyone’s life better. Well, it might make things a bit worse for Mom, but she seems like a good sport about it.

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In Awkward Galleries • January 24th, 2017 • 2 Comments »

This May Be The Least Helpful Baby Name Book Ever

This May Be The Least Helpful Baby Name Book Ever - Awkward Galleries

For parents-to-be, choosing the name of the baby can be one of the biggest decisions they face. It’s going to affect your child for the rest of their life! Some parents we know have spreadsheets with hundreds of name options. They spend hours each night researching and considering each one–seriously, that’s not an exaggeration.

It’s no coincidence that picking a baby’s name has led to a cottage industry of baby name books and websites. Some of them are helpful. Others are…like this gem from our friends at Awful Library Books. Sure, other books might settle for organizing names with categories like “boys” and “girls,” but this one goes way, way, WAY beyond that, into categories you never thought you needed.

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In Awkward Galleries • January 23rd, 2017 • 1 Comment »

15+ Awkward Men’s Fashion Ads From The 70’s

15+ Awkward Men’s Fashion Ads From The 70’s - Awkward Galleries

If you want to relate to people who lived in a different time than you, probably the worst thing you can do is look at the clothes they wore. And nothing makes us go, “What were they thinking?!” quite like the cl0thing of the 1970’s. Bell bottoms and platform shoes. Wide collars and scarves. Loud patterns, and fabrics that will last longer than styrofoam. It all looks so different from what most of us wear today, and it usually doesn’t look comfortable–even in men’s clothing ads, which were purportedly trying to entice people into buying the clothes!

Today, thanks to Sad and Useless, we’ve got a gallery of the oddest men’s fashion ads from the 1970’s. It’s recommended you only view a few of these at a time to avoid Funkiness Overload.

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In Awkward Galleries • January 23rd, 2017 • Comments Off on 15+ Awkward Men’s Fashion Ads From The 70’s

In-Laws Confessed When They Knew Their Kids’ Marriage Was Doomed

In-Laws Confessed When They Knew Their Kids’ Marriage Was Doomed - Awkward Galleries

The day your child (or any family member) walks down the aisle is a happy one–or, at least it’s supposed to be. With so many marriages ending in a split, it’s no surprise that the families could see the warning signs from the outset. When relatives of doomed couples were asked in a recent Reddit thread if they could spot any of these warning signs, they dished. These aren’t mere gut feelings that their loved one was making a mistake; these are big, bright red flags flapping in the wind, with a loudspeaker blaring “THIS IS A RED FLAG” next to them, obvious to everyone BUT the newlyweds. Enjoy the gallery below.

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In Awkward Galleries • January 19th, 2017 • 2 Comments »

10+ Gospel Family Albums From The 1970’s

10+ Gospel Family Albums From The 1970’s - Awkward Galleries

You’ve heard the expression “The family that prays together, stays together.” Well, for some families, that’s not enough–they form a band together and professionally release music under a Christian record label. Thanks to our friends at Flashbak, you can check out these forgotten family gospel albums from the 1970’s.

The album covers don’t aim for much creativity. Just a straightforward photo of the family, usually in matching polyester outfits, trying to convey wholesomeness and godliness and looking super awkward while doing it.
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In Awkward Galleries • January 17th, 2017 • 3 Comments »
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