How A Fish Explained The Hardest Part About Parenting To Me

I’m in debt to a fish. The fish, who in 10 seconds, explained my parenting conundrum to me. Keep your expert books, parenting websites. I have clarity now. Thanks to the fish. You see, Dear Reader, my daughter is a senior in high school. We are in the season of looking at colleges. So much has changed since I went 10,000 years ago. These days, the kids put everything they want in a school and a software program spits out

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Grandson Orders Pizza To Check On Grandma After Hurricane Matthew

It’s hard to top this pizza story. A man in Nebraska was worried about his grandma in Florida when he hadn’t heard from her in a couple of days. 87-year-old Claire Olsen made it through Hurricane Matthew just fine in Palm Coast, Florida, but her phone line was out, meaning family around the country was unable to check on her. Leave it to her brilliant grandson to come up with genius way to check on her. He ordered a pizza

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Cop Who Saved Baby’s Life Becomes Her Godfather

Lt. Kenneth Knox of Meriwether, Georgia can now add, “Godfather” to his title. Knox shared on his Facebook page that he’s been a cop for 25 years. He answered a call late last month that changed his life forever. Young parents called 911 because their baby girl was choking. They had tried CPR, nothing was working until Lt. Knox showed up. He was able to dislodge what was choking the baby. He describes how hearing baby Ma’Yavi Parham cry was

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College Student Wins $10,000 Half-Court Contest; Gives Money To Grandmother

Jordan Stiers will tell you that lucky things like winning $10,000 with a single half-court contest don’t happen to her. She certainly has had plenty of hard times in her young life. This Kansas University student is one smart gal. When she won the chance for the half-time contest, she picked KU director of basketball operations, Brennan Bechard, to take the shot for her. When he sunk the shot, Jordan knew exactly what she would do with the money–give it to

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Judge Allows Inmate To Meet Baby Son For First Time

An exception, a rare act of compassion for an inmate. A man who happens also to be a new father. This is nothing they teach you in law school. Or how to be a judge. Still, Louisville, Kentucky Judge Amber Wolf calls this “probably one of the best things I’ve ever done.” Judge Wolf pushed aside typical procedures and allowed inmate James Roeder to meet his one-month old son for the first time. WDRB.com reports that both Roeder and his

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The Treasures I Never Expected To Inherit From My Mother

They are not mentioned in my mother’s will. And yet, It is so clear she left them to me. True treasures. So grand, I never planned on an inheritance so rich. Probably you should wait, Before you start fantasizing about how I will spend the millions of dollars, Move into incredible homes, Drip myself in sparkling jewels. Let me clarify. My mother passed away last month leaving very few material things. It wasn’t the life she planned. It’s the life

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How My Mother Shocked Me In One Of Our Final Moments Together

Leave it to my mom to depart this world with an incredible story. A surprise. A mystery. This one unfolded during the early morning hours in her darkened hospital room in the days before she passed a few weeks ago. Just me and her. Oh, how I’m thankful for those stolen private moments available only because the nurses offered me the couch and some blankets to spend the night in my mother’s room. Moments to write down all that she

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Granting My Mother’s Final Wish

I wonder if they know how ridiculous they sound. Those doctors. The ones trying to sell my mother on further treatment. How do you convince a woman months away from her 80th birthday that she should sign up a cacophony of torture? “We can put in a feeding tube for a couple of weeks,” their pitch began. “We’ll send you to a nursing home where you’ll be connected to an IV, sit in diapers, and wait. If you do well

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Now Separated Conjoined Twins Excited To Start School

Doctors were not optimistic when Ruby and Rosie Formosa were born as conjoined twins four years ago. The tiny girls were born connected at their abdomens and shared one intestine. Doctors gave them a 25% chance of survival. The girls’ parents could hardly imagine this week, when their daughters would be smiling, giggly girls ready to go to school for the first time. The Guardian has the story as these precious girls get ready to launch the next big chapter

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Olympic Gymnastics Superstar Simone Biles Is Also A Former Foster Child

Gymnast Simone Biles is on the verge of Olympics superstardom as she represents the USA and wows the world with her incredible talent at the Rio Summer Games. She also has an incredible backstory. The Bleacher Report shares that Simone and her siblings were born to a mother who had incredible challenges with drug and alcohol addiction. Things got so bad that authorities in Ohio, where Simone was born, intervened and took the kids away. With the kids in foster

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