New Parents Surprise Family With Adopted Daughter

Talk about the ultimate baby announcement! Banks and Lacey Farris rolled video as they introduced their newborn adopted daughter to friends and family. Lacey tells People Magazine that they had been through a long infertility journey and had one adoption fall through. Once the adoption for baby Finley was in motion, they decided they would keep the news to themselves until they actually had their baby girl in their arms. Once she was, they went on tour, capturing the magic

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How Many Phones Do You Need To Connect Anyway?

A phone diet. I know I need to go on one. To cut back. Like any other situation in my life where I know I’ve over done it. This now applies to the phone. Not so much about time spent on phone. Simply the number of phones. Have you done your own phone math, Dear Reader? Seems like yesterday, I had a home phone, a business phone, and a cell phone. And shoot, just to be honest and retro, I’ll

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Single Dad And Daughter Bond Over Braiding Hair

Braiding hair probably is not at the top of most dad’s “To Do” list. Yet, it’s a skill that became increasingly important to Phil Morgese of Daytona Beach, Florida. He tells CBS News that he was good at the guy stuff, but wanted to be able to create a style that pleased his young daughter, Emma. It game them a great way to bond and now Morgese is teaching other dads how to do the same. This story is dedicated

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Teen Carries His Brother On His Back For Over 100 Miles

It’s something to see as Hunter Grandee carries his brother on his back. It’s nothing new to these brothers. Ever since Braden was little and diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Hunter has carried his brother on his back. It’s just how they like to get around. Recently, they’ve taken their brotherly transportation to the next level. Last month, the brothers took on a 111-mile walk to raise awareness about CP. They went from Ann Arbor to Lansing, Michigan. It’s an incredible

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Foster Kids Celebrate Their Adoptions On Instagram

You’ll be hard-pressed to find something more heartwarming today than foster kids celebrating their adoptions. I stumbled across a wonderful Instagram feed called Together We Rise that features awesome images of these wonderful kids. One shot shows how many days they’ve been in foster care. The next announces the completion of their adoption. As someone who adopted an older kid, these posts just make my heart sing. Our family came together through marriage, not foster care. Still, just knowing the

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Divorced Couple Become Successful Business Partners

Ken and Wanda Bass are one divorced couple worth paying attention to. They’ve become successful business partners long after their marriage ended. They did it by creating something they found they needed themselves— Greeting cards exes can give to each other. These two have been in each other’s lives a long time. They became a couple in 2002, we’re married 15 years and had two sons together before they divorced. Even though their marriage didn’t work out, they respected each

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Father Surprises Army Son As Pilot Of Flight Home From Deployment

Captain Mario Lopes is an awesome dad who sure knows how to turn the tables. He also knows how to fly planes. He’s made a career as an airline pilot, the last 27-years he’s been flying for United Airlines. He made the most important flight of his life this month, as he managed to fly the plane that was bringing his son home from deployment in Kuwait. ABC News reports First Lt. Mario Lopes was due to come back from

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Dad Takes Toddler Daughter Surfing On His Back

  Here’s an adorable video I found on the I Love Surfing Facebook page. There’s not a lot of information. The caption just says, “What happens when it’s mom’s day off and your dad is a kick ass surfer!” I know all the hyper-safety nuts will go nuts. Where’s the little girl’s floaties? What if she falls off? Seems like dad and daughter have this one down. I know my brother, sister and I learned to swim in the ocean

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The Unexpected Price Of My Dream Coming True

I had a bill come due this week. The kind of bill they don’t tell you about. The price you must pay for a dream coming true. You could’ve walked right past us and not known what a bittersweet moment was taking place. A simple visit with my two nephews. My brother’s boys. The boys who have been my treasures since the day each was born. Which happened on the other side of the country. No matter. At least four

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Cutie Actor Chris Pratt Teaches His Son To Fish In Adorable Video

As if you needed more reason to have a crush on actor Chris Pratt. You know him from “Parks and Recreation,” In real life he’s married to hilarious actress Anna Faris and together they have a three-year-old little boy, named Jack. Clearly, one of Chris’ favorite roles is being a dad. He posted this adorable video to his Instagram account where he’s teaching his on to fish. The video and the caption together make my heart melt. How about you?

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