That Time My Husband Took Our Family Planning Into His Own Hands Without Consulting Me First

Because this is not the way I thought we would be expanding our family.  I would’ve told you our family was complete. Family Planning 101.  Husband, me, Two girls, now both away at college. And the cliché empty nest puppy. Husband apparently had other ideas. He took matters into his own hands this week, walking in the house with our new bundle of joy. The one I didn’t know we needed.  “I got us a robot!” he announced in th

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Secret Santa Recruits Homeless Man As Kindness Elf Passes Out Thousands of Dollars

Because Secret Santa knows just how good giving feels Secret Santa is featured in one of the best stories of the year from CBS News’ Steve Hartman. He’s a rich man who prefers to remain anonymous as each Christmas he comes up with a different way to give. This year, Steve followed Santa to Phoenix, where he recruited a homeless man, Moses Elder, to help him give away thousands of dollars. It’s a brilliant experiment that shows the beauty of

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Gary Sinise Takes 1,000 Kids Of Fallen Service Members To Disney World

This is just Gary Sinise’s latest good act in conjunction with his foundation Actor Gary Sinise has made his career and life about so much more than just performing. Through his Gary Sinise Foundation he has done so much to support military families, veterans and first responders. The latest act came this week, as his foundation sent more than 1,000 kids of fallen service members to Disney World. Sinise says he knows gestures like these can’t bring back a kid’s

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How My Naughty Dog And I Ruined What Was Left Of Facebook

Leave it to me to ruin Facebook. Granted, your high school frenemy’s unending photos of her perfect children, the Russians, and your Cousin Allen’s hysterical political posts made the first big push. I, now, have finished it off. With the help of my naughty dog. There was one wonderful, happy place left on the place that has become a social media cesspool. Was, being the key word. Not long after Husband and I adopted our crazy blue tick coonhound-beagle-dachshund mutt,

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10-Year-Old Girl Sings To Shelter Animals And Helps Them Get Adopted

Nancy Tant wanted the animals at the Humane Society to be happy 10-year-old Nancy Tant loves shelter animals. She went through training to be one of those kids who reads to animals at the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, but it made her sad. Her mother, Betsy, helped her figure out a better way.  How could she make this a happier experience. The answer was as close as ukulele Nancy has been learning to play. She now spends her

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Time Magazine Picks Journalists, Including My Former CNN Colleague Maria Ressa, As “Person Of The Year”

Why these courageous journalists deserve Person Of The Year  I’m thrilled my former CNN colleague Maria Ressa is being included in the honor of being called Time Magazine’s  for “Person of The Year.” Time gives the honor to “Guardians and War On Truth.” They include Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the staff of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, and two young Reuters reporters in prison in Myanmar. As our time at CNN overlapped,  Ressa’s two decades at CNN were spent

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How This Jewish Man Finds Being Santa Became His Calling In Life

How Rick Rosenthal blends his Orthodox Jewish faith with being Santa Being Santa Claus. This brings Rick Rosenthal joy. Even though he is an Orthodox Jew. Rosenthal knows this will raise eyebrows for many fellow Jewish people. Anyone who has grown up in America knows the conflict–weighing all the bright, shiny parts of the holiday with what devout Christians will remind you is the reason for the season–celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. How did Rosenthal become Santa? How does

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Tyler Perry Pays Off $434,000 In Christmas Layaway Accounts At Walmarts In Georgia

Tyler Perry was trying to be an anonymous Santa Superstar producer, director, writer, actor Tyler Perry was trying to be an anonymous Santa. He’s successful at so much. Playing Santa and staying under the radar, not so much. Perry reached out to two Walmart stores in the Atlanta area and paid off $434,000 in Christmas layaway accounts. Perry confessed on his Twitter feed and told the lucky folks what they need to go do next. I was trying to do

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