World Traveler Gets Creative To Let Mom Know He Is Fine

Any traveler knows it’s great to see the world, but someone is home wondering if you’re okay. Often that means your mom, no matter how old you are. No matter what country you come from. Johnathan Quinonez found that out after he quit his job as an accountant in Brussels, Belgium and took off for an extended adventure. He’s 27 years-old, but his mom was still worried, especially since his first stop was Cuba and phone and internet service there

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How A Working Mother Would Handle Kids Crashing Her Live Interview

And now for the working mother version of the funny, relatable interview seen around the world. Surely, you’ve seen Professor Robert Kelly being interviewed about South Korea on the BBC when his two young children came in the room. Parents around the world could relate and laughed. Now, a New Zealand comedy duo, Jono and Ben have come up with a comedy skit showing how a working mom would handle the same situation. There are some stereotypes here, to be

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What I Really Want My Late Mother To Say To Me

My mother has cancer. It has metastasized to her forehead. Her eyebrow, actually. She’s in pain. And she’s pissed. This is all horrifying. Sad. And, interesting. Interesting, because my mother passed away last August. I’m living what you might know, Dear Reader. You, who has said goodbye to someone you love. Someone who is gone, just not really gone. And so, it is, these nights, that my mother shows up in dreams. This happens about once a week. She’s angry.

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How My Daughter’s Secret Compromised My Marriage

They are the words that inspire panic in any well-meaning parent. “I’m going to tell you something,” my daughter announced this week, but you have to promise me you won’t tell any other member of this family.” Talk about the ultimate morals test. On one hand, I was thrilled and relieved that Daughter trusted me enough to share her deep, dark secret. On the other, keep a secret from my husband? We just don’t have that kind of marriage. On

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Koala Baby Clings To His Mother While She Has Life-Saving Surgery

Leave it to a baby koala named, “Phantom,” to be the best smile therapy you will find today. He certainly was the magic potion for his mum who had to undergo surgery at the Australia Zoo. The Courier Mail newspaper reports the mother and her 6-month-old baby were hit by a car along an Australian highway.  Baby Phantom was okay, but mother Lizzie had significant injuries including a collapsed lung. Veterinarians knew that mama would need surgery. They figured it would

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Refugee Man Collapses In Texas Airport As He’s Reunited With His Family After Four Years Apart

I dare you to watch the reunion of this refugee family in a Texas airport and not begin to weep. They’ve been separated for four years since the war in Sudan forced them to flee. The mother and children were allowed to immigrate to America from a Sudanese refugee camp. The woman’s husband wasn’t allowed in the country until this remarkable day. Actually, the mother was pregnant when she arrived, so you’re about to see a father meet his son

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How One Incredible Mom Helped Her Son With Autism Find His Voice

This isn’t just a story of one mom who has a son with autism. This one is more personal for me. It’s about my good friend and former CNN colleague, Parisa Khosravi, and her son Payam. I’ll never forget sitting across from Parisa at Houston’s. This is probably 11 years ago. Her young son wasn’t hitting the usual developmental milestones. After extensive testing, they had a diagnosis. This beautiful boy with the longest eyelashes ever was on the autism spectrum.

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Daddy-Daughter Ballet Class Will Have You Leaping With Smiles

Watching ballet has never been so entertaining. The Philadelphia Dance Center had a brilliant idea this past Valentine’s Day to invite dads to participate in their daughter’s ballet classes. Even better, they made and posted videos of the dads and their gallant efforts to keep up with their girls. Some dads even wore tutus! Cue up Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers” and let the dancing and smiles begin. The studio made sure this wasn’t just a Daddy-Daughter deal. “We had fathers

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Firefighter Adopts Baby Girl He Delivered In Back Of An Ambulance

Firefighter Marc Hadden can look at his baby girl, Gracie, and know that this was meant to be. Even if Gracie didn’t come to Marc and his wife, Rebecca, in the most traditional way. Marc tells CBS News that he helped deliver a baby in the back of an ambulance five years ago. It was only after mother and child arrived at the hospital, that Marc over heard a nurse say that the mother wanted to give the baby up

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Why I’ve Never Needed Another Birthday Present Since I Was Seven Years Old

Welcome to my birthday week. Which I share, not to encourage you to send a gift. Rather the exact opposite. Don’t bother. There’s no need, As I long ago received my best gift ever. All others have always paled in comparison. This one showed up 2 1/2 weeks before my seventh birthday. A gift I knew was on the way. My parents gave my brother and me a heads up months before. Brother followed this breaking news by hauling me

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