These are the headlines that made us smile this week.
This story was originally published on August 15, 2019
Mama, I hate to alarm you but we are officially halfway through August. You may have been busy this week running around getting school supplies and soaking up what remains of summer, so if you didn't catch all the viral stories this week don't worry. We've got you.
These are the headlines that made us smile this week:
This viral mama's dance proves moms belong on Tik Tok 😂
When you picture the average Tik Tok user you're probably not picturing a mom like Amy Stephens. Most Tik Tok stars are teens, not the parents of teens but Stephens is now a viral sensation thanks to the app (and she didn't even have to do the "Why You So Obsessed With Me" dance).
Instead, Stephens found internet fame doing something original on an app that is all about copying. In her now viral video Stephens opens her oven door, and the squeaks sound a lot like the opening notes to Usher's "Yeah." So she goes with it, and embarrasses her daughter in the process. The rest is now internet history.
In an appearance on Fox News, Stephens said it was her 16-year-old daughter, Kasey's idea to create the clip. At the direction of her daughter, Stephens busted a move in the kitchen.
"She said just do your thing when the beat drops and that's what I did," Stephens said.
At the end of the clip the camera pans to Stephen's other daughter, 19-year-old Haley, looking incredibly embarrassed. But her mama is not embarrassed about her newfound Tik Tok fame, she's embracing it.
Get your oven dance on, mama!
These viral vintage baby care instructions are hilariously outdated
Remember that vintage instruction sheet for new moms that went viral? Well, another one has hit the internet, thanks to to a Facebook group called Mum's Grapevine.
The exact origins of this schedule for "Baby's Day" are unknown, but many internet commenters believe it was probably written in the 1950s.
It prescribes a four hour feeding schedule and suggests that baby will sleep from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m, so we're not sure the writer has actually ever met a baby. These days it is not recommended to give babies anything but breastmilk or formula, but back then babies were apparently drinking orange juice every day at four o'clock.
Times have changed!
Beyonce's 'brown-skinned girls' is powerful + these siblings prove it
Beyonce's song "Brown Skin Girl," is from the soundtrack and album "The Lion King: The Gift," and it has given the world a viral gift this week.
When mom Jessica Harris uploaded a video of her son Izaiah singing the song to his 4-month-old sister, Parker Rose, she couldn't have guessed that her babies would be going viral (even getting a regram from Beyonce's mom) but she is clearly happy to see this adorable video is making an impact.
As Harris told InsideEdition.com, the song itself is so important.
"Because there's not enough media or really anything out there that supports or loves black women or brown-skinned girls the way that they deserve, so just the song for me makes me really happy," she explains. "To me, it's just the fact that I am a brown-skinned girl and I know that feeling of never getting the love, so to get it in a song is just outstanding."
That's why the song is frequently heard in her household, and why Izaiah knows it by heart.
"We wake up pretty much every morning singing songs, that's kind of how we start our day. And 'Brown Skin Girl' is one of our favorites," Harris told InsideEdition.com.
She explains: "He definitely gets it that it's a song for brown-skinned kids and brown-skinned girls. And everyone in the world that doesn't get the attention or the love that they deserve. So I think he just loves singing it to his sister."
Viral delivery: This military father delivered his own baby while driving to the hospital
A special delivery in South Carolina is going viral. Father of four Rob Millerbernd pulled over and caught his newborn son while driving his wife to the hospital, according to a social media post by East Cooper Medical Center.
Millerbernd was driving his wife Nikki to the hospital in the wee hours of the morning when the couple's son Wyatt came into the world on the side of the interstate.
"I called 9-1-1 to tell them what was going on," Rob, a U.S. Navy Master at Arms, explains. "They told me they would send an alert to the officers with the car description. I had my caution lights on and ran a red light."
But soon it was pretty clear that there would be no time to wait for help and Rob pulled over to catch his son at approximately 2:34am on August 9.
Baby Wyatt and mom Nikki got a medical check- up before Wyatt met his three older sisters: Hayleigh, Eliza, and Natalie.
The military dad who caught his son has since had to leave his family for training, but will reunite with Wyatt and the rest in September for some family time before his next deployment.
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