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31 Photos That Show All The Adorable Love Kids Have For Their Loveys

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents

It's no secret to parents (or even former children) that kids often develop a special attachment to a lovey -- a favorite toy or blanket that almost n...

That Time I Spent $100 On An IKEA Stuffed Cat

Lauren Stevens | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

It's a scenario parents across the world have faced: their child imprints on an object, usually a stuffed toy or blanket, and that item disappears, causing sleepless nights and many a tear (until a convincing replacement is acquired). But what if the object your child takes to is one of a kind, or discontinued?

Somebody Call Security! My Scarf's In the Laundry!

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

What is it about this scarf that calms my daughter so? Why does she find such solace in it? Why does one thing call out to a toddler more than another be it a doll, a stuffed animal or a scarf?

I'm Addicted to My Daughter's Lovey

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

I need Elephant Lovey pronto with his smushed trunk and half-closed embroidered eyes. In this house, he is the toddler version of Ambien.

A Eulogy For My Son's Lovey

Mike Julianelle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

It's a sad day, but we're here to celebrate a life well-lived, not mourn an untimely -- but inevitable -- passing. Let's face it, if Lovey hadn't been lost, he probably would've disintegrated; dude was FILTHY. (By which I mean well-loved.)

A Letter To My Son's Best Friend

Kristin Shaw | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

Here's the deal, my friend -- I'm going to break it to you as gently as I can. There is going to be a day when he doesn't need you anymore.

It's Not Your Game

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 08.03.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

The second you feel secure in your job, your kid changes, leaving you utterly confused. That's how people make millions upon millions of dollars writing books and trying to teach parents how to be parents.

Toys Will Be Toys: What My Son's Puffalump Taught Me About Parenthood

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Something precious can be lost, he had learned, and the knowledge itself was the loss of something precious.