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Selfie Esteem

Monday, March 31st, 2014

SelfieBefore you post your next pic, you might want to know that you’re a part of a movement—to show yourself (and others) a little love.

When selfies first came onto the social-media scene, they seemed like the definition of narcissism. But now, the tide’s totally turned in favor of the once disrespected act. (When can we get Bradley Cooper to take one with us, by the way?) Some reasons to get “snap happy” and smile for your next self-portrait:

Selfies as empowerment. A documentary from Dove called Selfie explores how social media is redefining beauty. Moms and daughters in the film learn to embrace their perceived “flaws” by studying their pics together.

Selfies celebrate moms! “We capture first steps, first everythings, but we rarely captured ourselves in the moment until now,” says Nancy Redd, author of Body Drama. In just a snap, you can preserve happy memories for you (and your kid) to cherish.

Selfies connect us. Raw, spontaneous, and sometimes hilarious, selfies show none of us are perfect­—we wouldn’t have it any other way. #reality

—Sabrina James

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Snag Our November 2013 Cover Look!

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Parents November 2013 CoverMeet Luke St. Martin, this year’s winner of Parents’ annual cover contest. Luke, along with nine other semi-finalists, was flown to New York City this past August to participate in a photo shoot. Our cover shoot fashion stylist, Sarah Conroy, put together this outfit. Here, Sarah shares the clothing picks that gave him such rockin’ style:

Chambray Shirt by H&M; $13

Zig Zag Bow Tie by Zutano; $16

Slim Chinos by Boden; $38

Crew Socks by Old Navy; $2

Renegade Sneaker by The Children’s Place; $23

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Enter Your Kid in the Parents Magazine Cover Contest

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Parents Magazine Cover ContestYou know you have a cute kid. We know you have a cute kid. Isn’t it time the rest of the country sees your cute kid?

We think so, which is why we want you to enter the annual Parents magazine cover contest! It’s easy, just:

Each week for 12 weeks a reader’s choice photo will be picked by our fans. The 12 weekly winners will receive $250 and one will be selected to travel to New York as a contest finalist. Not in the mood to ask friends and family members for votes? Don’t worry, the other nine finalists are all chosen by our judges. One lucky finalist will be chosen to have his picture on an upcoming issue of our magazine.

And even if you don’t make it to New York, we’re going to randomly choose one contest entrant to receive a check for $10,000!

To ensure your cutie gets all the attention he deserves, make sure to read our tips on how to get your kid noticed in photo contests. You have until 8:59 PM CT on June 23, 2012 to enter. Goody luck!

Official Contest Rules
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Could Your Baby Be the Next Gerber Model?

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

It’s photo contest season! If you haven’t already entered your cutie in our cover contest, don’t miss out on this chance to see your tot’s smiling face on newsstands across the country.

And while you’re at it, give your kid a shot at becoming the next Gerber model by entering the Gerber Generation Photo Search. “Like” the Gerber Facebook page and upload your favorite shot of your child for a chance to win the grand prize of a $50,000 scholarship and the opportunity to star in a Gerber Generation print ad. Submission period ends at the end of the month, so start sorting through those photos today!

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