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"Read to your children," they said!

"It's good for them," they said!

And then you went to the bookstore and there, on the shelf, were children's books titled You Can't Be an Astronaut and Who Cares About the Elderly?

Yes, those are some of the shockingly and hilariously real titles we discovered when researching books you can actually buy for your little ones:

Aiming Low
Meh, you don't need to be an astronaut when you grow up, kid! You can be a garbage man instead.

So those are probably NOT the books you'd want to buy and read to your young ones when given a choice. Probably. Go the F--k to Sleep, however...

Bad ideas for children's books abound, it seems, as do lines of literature that, when lacking context, sound more than a little like porn than they should.

What are we REALLY teaching our kids there, Dick? Huh?

Dear Celebrity Parents, don't read these 41 amusing, but inappropriate children's books to your kids, okay? Looking at you, Kim Kardashian. Looking at you.

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If there's one good thing about living in the digital age - where every single moment of our lives can be documented on Facebook and Instagram for the world to see - it's that we have the power to delete terrible photos instantly!

In Ye Olden Days of Photography, such was not the case - and there are more than a million awkward and ill-timed photos to pay homage to the decades where pics were taken with film and no one was quite sure what the image would look like until it was developed and way, way too late.

Thumbs Up!
We approve of this awkward school photo gallery, too.

Hence, terrible school photos forever capturing childhood and adolescence were born. The only way to get rid of them is to burn them, and we're pretty sure that's what a lot of these people wanted to do.

Actually, we're pretty sure a lot of people were proud of these photos at the time they were taken, and we can't quite decide if that's a good thing (yay self-esteem!) or a bad thing (boooo delusional people!). 

So you decide. Take a look at the 35 most awkward school photos EVER in the gallery above, and know two things:

  1. Your photos probably AREN'T as bad as this.
  2. EVERYBODY had an awkward phase.

Just in case awkward school photos weren't enough humiliation, some parents actually went all the way and included everyone in these awkward family photos:

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As re-enacted in a recent episode of “Untold Stories of the ER,” a Florida woman recently fed her daughter a bunch of tapeworms in order to help the teen lose weight for a beauty pageant.

Maricar Cabral-Osori, the child’s ER nurse, relayed the disgusting story to Discovery Health, telling the network that the unnamed teen “pooped all these tapeworms” out in the hospital after complaining of stomach cramps.

“There were a couple that were very long and wiggling around trying to get out of the toilet bowl,” Cabral-Osori added, ensuring we lose our appetite for the rest of the day.

Really Blowing It
Someone needs to swallow hard and tell this mother what she's doing wrong.

Cabral-Osori said the mother did at least turn pale and embarrassed when she saw what her daughter passed.

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Wyatt Neumann is a photographer and a single father.

Earlier this year, he took pictures of his two-year-old daughter, Stella, during a cross-country road trip, snapping shots of the toddler in two of her favorite outfits: a princess dress and her birthday suit.

The Internet then did what the Internet does, as numerous social media members slammed Neumann as “sick” and perverse” for featuring his child in “pornographic" poses.

However, like the mother who responded proudly to criticism over her stretch marks, Neumann has fought back against the haters.

He has created an exhibition (titled “I FEEL SORRY FOR YOUR CHILDREN –- The Sexualization of Innocence in America”) that examines the attacks and which is meant to defend photos he considers “beautiful.”

"My kids have a whole lifetime of having body shame issues," Neumann tells The Huffington Post. "My daughter is going to have years of feeling not pretty. I want my children to have a solid foundation of self-confidence and self-worth."

Here is a look at some of Neumann's striking shots, juxtaposed with negative comments by anonymous Internet users. What do you think?

Inappropriate or Artistic?
"This man is a sick f-ck. Why in the world would you do this to your child? Great job, Wyatt Neumann. That poor little girl…" -Ships Go Overboard aka It Burns, April 26, 2014 6:23pm.

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19 Kids and Counting star Jill Duggar is pregnant with her first child, wasting little time with her new husband Derick Dillard. Seriously. They wed on June 21!

The religious couple famously saved their first kiss EVER for that day, in accordance with their beliefs. Clearly, they figured out the rest in short order.

From the moment they were introduced by her father Jim Bob, Derick 25, and Jill, 23, felt a connection that grew quickly and powerfully. The rest is history.

Their love story, thanks to their TLC show and the smitten couple's own postings on Instagram, is one that we've been able to follow every step of the way.

What a wonderful trip it's been to join in on, too.

Here, we look back at the Arkansas duo's journey, from that first time on Skype to their first meeting in Nepal, their magical road to the altar and soon, family:

Their First Meeting (Sort Of)!
The Arkansas natives grew up within 45 minutes of each other, but didn't meet until late 2011. Jill recalled when Derick stopped by while caroling with a church group, and not long after, "Derick contacted my dad and asked if he would be a prayer partner during his two-year term in Nepal."

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Some parents may fail miserably at text messaging.

But others succeed at apologizing to their son's girlfriend after their security cameras caught her dry humping their child behind the sofa in the living room.

Yes, this really happened to a Reddit user named “One Skinny Mexican,” who shared his story online, along with the dessert item baked by his mom and dad.

Look what they wrote to his embarrassed girlfriend:

Parents Apologize to Dry-Humped Girlfriend of Son

The young man says that he thought he and his girlfriend were “at an angle” in which the camera would miss them, but obviously he was mistaken.

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It might seem counterintuitive, but even criminals can have a heart of gold.

Megan Bratten proves as much this week when she had her car stolen from a parking lot in Independence Missouri, only to realize she left her cell phone inside the vehicle.

So the single mother (of five!) figured she had nothing to lose by texting the culprit and explaining her situation. And he sympathized with her!

"He texted me back and gave me step-by-step directions where to find the van, and I went there with my mom and my dog, and the van was there," Bratten told KCTV5.

The thief, sadly, could relate to Bratten, as he also sent the single mother a message that read:

"I do feel bad... my kids needed a meal on the table so that's what their dad did got them food. I know its wrong but it's been so hard since I lost my job."

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It's only been a few days, but we may already have a video to rival this Frozen duet as the cutest mother-daughter exchange of the summer.

In the following footage, we meet a 17-month old named Cora who, as her parents adorably tell her, is now too "big" for a pacifier.

So she gets "one last suck" and then lets go off a bunch of balloons, on to which the pacifier is tied, adorably running after the item as it floats into the sky.

This rite of passage would be precious enough even if Cora's parents didn't include a Sarah McLachlan song in the background. Very well played, Mom and Dad.*

(*Sort of. Studies have shown that people really shouldn't release balloons into the sky because birds eventually mistake them for food, eat the balloon, get a clogged stomach and be unable to digest real food going forward, eventually starving to death.

But let's not tell that to Cora, okay?)

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We've already documented 37 text message fails by mom.

But what about 29 baby shower cake fails presented to mom? We're so glad you asked!

For reasons that will forever defy comprehension, some folks think it's funny to feature a baby shower dessert that prepares the parent-to-be for childbirth, whether this means using strawberries to represent blood or sprinkles to represent...

... you don't even want to know.

Are these creative? Yes. Are they humorous? Some. Are they appetizing? For the love of all that is pure and holy.... NO.

A Bloody Baby Cake
If this doesn't make you look forward to having a baby... pretty much anything else will.

For dessert recipes that don't include a fake baby's head sticking out of a gooey pretend vagina, visit our friends at Food Fanatic.

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Moms. We owe them everything, and not just because they literally gave us life.

They are the nurturing, driving force behind all of us and a source of unconditional love and support that we can never possibly repay or show enough gratitude for.

All that said with utmost sincerity, they really should not be allowed to text.

They do not know what LOL means. Ditto WTF. Nor can they locate their own space bar or notice the miscues caused by auto-correct, seemingly ever.

Combine these technical snafus with oversharing brought on by instant communication and the sometimes TMI nature of mothers being mothers, and ...

Yeah. The gallery below speaks for itself. Scroll through 37 classic mom text fails below and send her Lots of Love ... in a phone call or maybe over email:

LOL Fail
No, parents everywhere. LOL does not stand for "Lots of Love." Not at all.

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