How Your Kid’s Back To School Photo Can Earn Them A College Scholarship

That back to school photo you’re posting of your adorable kid might be worth more than the many likes you’re getting from friends and family on Facebook. It just might win your kid a $2,000 college scholarship! First National Bank of Omaha and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg today announced the launch of the NEST 529 Back-to-School Photo Drawing. It’s a new scholarship opportunity open to families across the United States. Beginning today, NEST 529 invites families to capture and submit

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Retiring Cop Surprised And Overwhelmed By Son As He Radios In For The Last Time

Retiring police officer Duane Ledoux has made a career out of being a cop. After more than 32 years serving on the Southbridge, Massachusetts Police Department, Ledoux radioed in for the last time earlier this summer. Little did Officer Ledoux realize, his son, Nate, would be the one responding for his dad’s final radio call. No doubt, Ledoux has to be a tough guy to serve all those years on the force. All the more reason it is so heartwarming

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NFL Player Marquise Goodwin Surprises Mom And Disabled Sister With A New House

NFL rising star Marquise Goodwin knows how to score. On the football field and in life. Soon after Goodwin signed a new contract with the San Francisco 49’ers he ran out and bought a new house for his mother, Tamina, and his sister, Deja. Deja has cerebral palsy. She can’t walk or talk. Goodwin says she is also the secret to his success. He told ESPN, “If Deja wasn’t my sister, I feel like I would still be motivated but

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Rescue Dog Becomes Best Friends With Man With Dementia

You won’t find this treatment for dementia in the medical books. Yet, there is no question that a little rescue dog is making a huge difference in the life of Mandy Looney‘s father. When a matted, beat up dog came into the Michigan Humane Society, Looney decided to foster him. His name is Louis. Once the shelter rescued him from the streets and cleaned him up, it became apparent that Louis had some behavior issues.  He was going to need

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Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Becomes A First Time Mom Adopting Baby Girl

Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser knows big things are possible. After all, she became mayor of the city she grew up in. At the age of 45, she had never married or had kids. Last year, she decided she wanted to change that and started looking into adoption. She has announced that she is now a mom, adopting a baby girl. Mayor Bowser says she started the adoption process thinking it might take longer than it actually did. The lessons

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The One Who Cured The Worst Pity Party Of My Life

This week I have the story of one lucky girl.      A story that starts with a pathetic pity party.      Mine.      On a Sunday night, long ago.      What is it about Sunday nights?      How they magnify lonely and sad.      Which is what I cried to my best friend.      It wasn’t the first time we’d had this talk.      Which is probably why she cut short the empathy and sent me a link.      With a simple note.      “I think you need to do this.”      It

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Golden Buzzer Moment For Father Son Duo Reminds Us We Are The Lucky Ones

I watched this Golden Buzzer moment on “Britain’s Got Talent” YouTube channel and thought, “This.” This is what I need. This might be what you need this weekend. Odd to feature a father-son duo on Mother’s Day weekend? Perhaps. But it was the feeling that got me. On this, A weekend that is hard for a lot of folks. Stomp your feet that, “Mother’s Day is a made up holiday. Whatever. It can just be hard. Hard if you don’t

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CBS Sunday Morning Debut: A Mother’s Day Card For My Daughter’s First Mother

Thank you, CBS Sunday Morning, for the chance to be on your incredible program! Such a thrill to hear Jane Pauley introduce my piece. This is about dreams coming true in ways you don’t expect. About being in debt to others, And mostly, about one awesome daughter. And this is for you, You, who might be with the one you want this Mother’s Day. I’m sending love. And understanding. If enjoy this story, you might enjoy my book, “Hope Possible:

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The Joy Of Losing A Job I Have Loved So Very Much

It appears I’m losing my job. A job I’ve loved very much. A job I dreamed of getting for years. Even though I knew I was the least worthy person in the world. I didn’t have an ice cube in the desert’s chance of getting. And yet, It happened. Now, it’s going away. And I am, Well, Happy. Scratch that. Mark me down as giddy. The job? Like you, Dear Reader, it is one of many I juggle. I am,

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