We’ve all probably got some sort of childhood family photos that bring us back to the “good ole’ days,” which is why so many o us can relate to photographer and father of six Alain Laboile’s beautiful photos of his family. His eye for beautiful and vital compositions, along with his choice to shoot in black and white, give his photographs a timeless feel and make them seem as though they could have been a part of anyone’s childhood – as if they’re childhood universals.
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Angie and her daughter, whom she only refers to as Mayhem, have found an awesome way to bond by creating creative paper dresses together and posting them on their blog – Fashion by Mayhem. To save her own clothing from Mayhem’s grasp, Angie suggested that they make Mayhem a dress out of paper. The dresses are made of paper, bags, tape, glue and other common household items.
Engineer and daddy-to-be Brian d’ Arcy has created an amazing ceiling display for his soon-to-be-born son’s nursery that ensures that the tyke will always be reaching for the stars. All told, he installed 596 fiber-optic strands (it would have been 600 but he broke 4) by drilling holes through the nursery ceiling and connecting them to a specialized light source in the nursery’s closet. The light source is designed to make the stars twinkle, ensuring that the little tyke is kept entertained by the faux-night sky.
Creative daddy Jonathan M. Guberman came up with a modern twist on the tradition of creating a toy or bed for your newborn child – he created an awesome set of number and alphabet bricks that feature illustrations and characters from some of the coolest and nerdiest stuff out there. The blocks have something for everyone – from D for Darth Vader to T for Tardis!
Sometimes what you need to get creative is just a pile of cardboard boxes and a baby, who needs to be entertained. This is exactly what inspired Leon Mackie and Lilly Lang to recreate their favourite film scenes after moving into their new home. A young couple with a baby on their hands recently came up with an idea to bring most memorable moments from their favourite films back to life, except this time starring their 10-month-old son.
Nathan Ripperger, a U.S. designer and video producer, has come up with a hilarious way to catalog the bizarre and hilarious conversations one can have when raising children. His series of posters, called “Things I’ve Said To My Children,” shares some of the fantastic things that Ripperger has had to say to his children with us all. “These posters[...] feature a phrase that I believe the only reason they left my mouth was [due] to my children.”
As wonderful and important as children are, raising them can be a whole lot of work. Fortunately, the internet has come up with a bunch of tips, tricks and lifehacks to help make mommies’ and daddies’ lives a little bit easier. These aren’t just quirky gimmicks – some of these seem like really innovative ways to either make parents’ tasks more efficient or to teach your kids important lessons, like saving energy, sharing and listening to others.