How My Teen Is Never Too Busy To Call Me…Old

I thought I was going for lunch. With my daughter. Turns out I was headed for a reality check. From my daughter. “Why don’t you call ahead and make sure they are open?” I suggested playing the role of the boring, plan-ahead mother. I play it well. Seconds later a concerned look spread across Daughter’s face. The wrinkled nose. Similar to when I ask her to clean her room. Just enough so that I can see a surface. Of something.

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When Your Life Doesn’t Fit Inside A Hallmark Card

I took the trip again this year. Because I forgot. What a big waste of time it is. Yet, each year, I feel compelled to go. The event is big and must be marked. And so, I make the trip. Down the card aisle at the local drug store. I pick up countless cards. Not a single one fits. Where is the card you give your daughter commemorating the anniversary of your adoption? Where is the card that says meeting

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Newborn Saves Life Of Her Mother In A Near-Fatal Coma

A coma is the last thing Shelly Cawley expected when she went in to give birth to her daughter. Yet, a lot went very wrong during the c-section to deliver baby Rylan. USAToday reports that doctors believe Shelly had a blood clot in her leg that traveled to her lungs. She went into a deep coma, and frankly, doctors were not very hopeful. Then a nurse came up with a brilliant idea. She understood the incredibly powerful connection between mother

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Scared Shelter Dog Blossoms When Reunited With Her Puppies-Kleenex Alert

Get ready for the best moment of your day as you watch a very scared shelter dog reunite with her puppies. The San Francisco Chronicle reports story begins on Saturday when an owner dropped off a sweet dog named Cora at the Marin Humane Society. After examining her, they could tell she recently had puppies. The Humane Society reached back to the owner who was dodgy about the puppies. He finally admitted that yes, she had given birth and he

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Formerly Homeless Girl Gifts The Shelter Where She Was Born

Here is a beautiful story of a girl who shows you can go home again, even when “home” meant being homeless. Lilly was born in a homeless shelter. Life got harder from there. Her mom died from breast cancer when she was three. A wonderful family adopted her and when she was old enough, her family told her the complete story of how her life began. What did this remarkable girl want to do? Raise money, buy gifts, and go

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90-Year-Old Says No To Chemo, Yes To Ultimate Road Trip

90-year-old Norma is becoming an internet sensation. Not too long ago she received a serious cancer diagnosis from her doctor. The news came just after her husband was admitted to hospice. In the usual way of medical treatments, the doctor told her about her options which included chemo, surgery and radiation. Norma had some news for the doctor–she was skipping all that and prescribing herself a life-affirming road trip! She has since been on the road with her son, daughter-in-law

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Refugee Cat Makes Epic Journey-A Reunion You’ll Never Forget

If you’re looking for an uplifting book, written in really short chapters, please check out Daryn’s new book, “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.” Pet lovers-get ready to weep for the beautiful reunion of an amazing refugee cat and her family. The Guardian reports that Kunkush the cat was a beloved member of a family who became refugees when they fled Iraq for the safety of

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Kids Surprise With Answer To, “Who Would You Have Dinner With?”

If you like this story, please check out my new book, “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.” I just had to share a brilliant video from Australia. The folks at Masterfoods came up with a wonderful and sweet campaign. They brought couples in a room and asked them, “If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?” The parents had some fun

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NFL Players Do Their Daughters’ Hair: Best Super Bowl Ad Reveal

_____________________________________________________________________ If you like this story, please check out my new book, “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.” _____________________________________________________________________ How precious to watch a grown man try to do his daughter’s hair? And how brilliant are the folks at Pantene shampoo who have come up with what is likely to be the most popular ads at this year’s Super Bowl. They set up NFL

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Mom Hears Son’s Donated Heart Beat In Little Girl

No one has a bigger heart heart than Heather Clark. When her baby boy, Lukas, passed away at only 18-months in 2013, she was clear on one of the biggest decisions of her life. She wanted to donate his organs. “The only thing I can think of is: I can’t save my own son. Why not save someone else’s,” she told KPNX-TV. That someone else turned out to be a little girl, Jordan Gonzalez, who had her own rough start in life after

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