There's never a shortage of news in the parenting world — from new studies to differing parenting styles. It all provides us with fodder to discuss on the playground, in the pickup line, and online. Take a look at the five stories that had our moms talking the most this week.
- Five Braids to Inspire a New Back-to-School 'Do
It must be back-to-school time, as this popular gallery of fun new hairstyles for little girls got tons of click-throughs and social media shares this week. We salute you talented moms who are going to kick off the new school year by trying something new! If you were inspired by one of the braids in this slideshow, share pics of your creation by tagging us (POPSUGAR Moms) on Instagram or Facebook!
- A Stranger Hacks Into a Baby Monitor to Spy on a 2-Year-Old
The story of a Texas family who had their baby monitor hacked into put many parents on high alert. When Marc and Lauren Gilbert heard the voice of a stranger making lewd comments to their 2-year-old through her monitor, they discovered that a virtual intruder had broken into their WiFi network. Protect your family by setting a strong wireless password.
- A 13-Year-Old's Bar Mitzvah Dance Goes Viral
Just when you thought you'd seen it all . . . 13-year-old Sam Horowitz's Bar Mitzvah video took the Internet by storm this week! The Dallas, TX, teen celebrated his religious entry into adulthood with a showstopping performance of Jennifer Lopez's "Dance Again." We're pretty sure that he had as many backup dancers as J Lo does. Mazel tov, Sam!
- VW Camper Van Bunk Beds: Ga Ga or Gag?
If there's one thing we know about our readers, it's that you're crazy about making your kids' rooms extra special and one of a kind. There's no doubt that this VW Camper bunk bed would make a serious statement, and even with its hefty $1,200 price tag, a resounding 93 percent of you were ga ga for it!
- Seven Summer Crock-Pot Recipes That Take the Heat Out of the Kitchen
When it comes to easy weeknight meals, nothing makes mom's life easier than the good old reliable Crock-Pot. While it's traditionally reserved for hearty cold-weather cooking, our team uncovered seven slow-cooker recipes that are perfect for warm Summer nights. Whether you were pinning, "liking," or saving the clever meal ideas, these recipes got you talking!
Keep reading for the rest of the most-talked-about stories this week.