This adorable meme pretty much sums up the way I'd like iVillage to feel for you as a reader - it's an electronic hug and entertainment wrapped up together in a website. Here are my favourite ways we tried to make that happen for you this week.
The stories that made us weep and think ...
>> These “Benjamin Button children” have a condition so rare there are only half a dozen like them, including one in Western Australia. Click here to read more.
>> 7-year-old Jane Richards lost her leg in the Boston bombings - but she hasn't lost her hope. Read more about this amazing little girl here >> http://bit.ly/19CQAlL
>> Our iBlog Friday winner, Lisa Baker, wrote about the pregnancy she wasn't sure she wanted and the devastation when she miscarried >> http://bit.ly/16m2tHP
>> The words every new mum needs to hear – that they're not crazy alone and why - click here to read then share it with the mothers in your life >> http://bit.ly/184D8jP
>> "Don’t sigh enviously over how thin he is" and other advice for talking to your son about his body >>http://bit.ly/1duhYkR
>> The mum who said brushing an unwilling child's hair is assault. Oh yes, she did! Read her reasoning here then have your say >>http://bit.ly/17M7LvB
>> The amazing lesson a terminally ill mum taught her friend about life >> http://bit.ly/14zSueZ
>> Last week we brought you a letter from a woman to the man who cheated on her friend. Now, he’s responded…http://bit.ly/14Jp7H6
On the lighter side ...
>> 15 rules for peeing that every mum of boys should read (and secretly giggle over) >> http://bit.ly/17CoGk1
>> iVillage's new contributing parenting editor, the brilliant Kate Hunter, wrote about why you should ignore your kids (…sometimes) >>http://bit.ly/170TsVu and a hilarious guide to surviving school fete season – and staying in the P&C’s good books >> http://bit.ly/174RRMF
>> The awkward moment when a dog has better hair than you... Click here for the full gallery >> http://bit.ly/1eYspLp
>> Move over, sepia. The latest wedding photo trend is here and we reckon it's a game-changer. Click here to find out what sets it apart >> http://bit.ly/18IMSCA
>> The most golden retrievers in one place... and other bizarre world records that have been set this year >> http://bit.ly/174a793
>> And of course, for the week's best gossip - and gratuitious True Blood nudity, click here.
How was your week? Any tips for iVillage on making our site more irresistible? Send your thoughts to [email protected]