Something Heartbreaking Is Happening Behind My Daughter’s Bedroom Door

Something unbelievable is happening in my daughter’s bedroom. Behind a closed door. I know what she’s doing in there. Something big. Something heartbreaking. Something totally expected. Daughter is packing for college. I want to run in there 1,425 times an hour. “Have you thought about…?” “Have you considered…?” I stop myself mid-knock outside her door. I’m determined not to be that parent. Have you seen them? There is a special Facebook page for parents of students going to the same

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Middle School Girls Get Back-To-School Surprise Thanks To Some Awesome Teachers

Middle school is a tough time when confidence can sink. Dreams deflate. Kids can forget the awesome sauce they were in elementary school. It can be especially tough for girls. The teachers at Simmons Middle School in Hoover, Alabama have a great and inspiring surprise waiting for their 6-8th grade girls. They’ll find it in the girls bathroom. AL.com reports the girls will find inspiring messages sprinkled throughout the freshened up bathroom. Sparkly sayings like, “You are beautiful.” Five teachers

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What Happened After Britain’s Got Talent Judge Told This Kid To Get Singing Lessons?

“Britain’s Got Talent” is the overseas first cousin to this country’s “America’s Got Talent.” And just like the US-based show, the program is built on dreams. Dreams of having your talent recognized. Dreams of getting a shot at sharing your talent with the world. It means taking a a huge risk. That’s what 12-year-old Kyle Tomlinson found out when he tried out in 2014. Judge David Walliams told the kid in no uncertain terms he should go get some singing

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Tear-Inspiring Reason Fourth Grade Teacher Ditched Books And Traditional Lessons

This one here is about so much more than 1,000 origami cranes. It’s a master class in storytelling. In teaching. In compassion. How one teacher, Kristen Rafferty, led her fourth graders at Carondelet Catholic School to care and hold space for their friend, Owen Guertin, as he faced a massive health crisis. All I can say is get ready for your eyes to leak. A lot. Here’s the master storyteller, Boyd Huppert from KARE in Minneapolis. What a beautiful story

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Boy Covers Thousands Veterans’ Graves In Flags And Respect

11-year-old Preston Sharp is on a mission to cover the graves of veterans in flags, flowers and respect. His passion surfaced a couple years ago while visiting his grandfather’s grave. He became upset seeing not all the other markers had flags. His mother told him if something bothers him then he needs to do something about it. Little did she realize the movement she was unleashing in her son. CBS News’ Steve Hartman has the story. Preston has a GoFundMe

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Paramedic Helps Teen Tie His Tie Before Prom

Chances are they didn’t cover this in paramedic training. That didn’t stop one kind man from helping out a teenager in Pennsylvania. Jared Bryer’s partner caught the moment in a photo and posted it on Facebook. Mary Terrinoni explains how she and Bryer were in their truck when the high schooler came up and asked for help. She told Fox5, “He was getting ready for his high school prom and didn’t know how to tie his tie,” Terrinoni said. “My heart was pretty

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Stolen Chickens, Mumbles And Betty, Returned To Aussie Daycare Center

Two stolen chickens have quite the tale to tell about the journey they never planned on. Someone apparently stole Mumbles and Betty from The Botany Daycare Center in Sydney, Australia. In a strange twist, whomever took the cluckers set them loose onboard the train that runs through the city. That’s where this story starts to take an upbeat twist. 7News in Sydney tells the story using as many chicken puns as possible. Mumbles and Betty returned to the kids at

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Country Superstar Faith Hill Sings ‘Mississippi Girl’ Duet With Tiny Fan

You can take Faith Hill out of Mississippi but you can’t take the Mississippi out of this country superstar. Hill shared a super sweet video to her Instagram feed which shows her singing an impromptu duet with a little girl she refers to as, “Rosie.” Was so sweet to meet & sing with Rosie, a fellow Mississippi Girl. #soul2soul #speaktoagirl A post shared by Faith Hill (@faithhill) on Apr 18, 2017 at 9:52am PDT You can hear their new single,

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College Student Wins $100,000 Prize And Gives Away All The Money

Many college students will tell you they are strapped for money. Can barely afford tuition, books, and fees, let alone beer and pizza money. So many would dream of winning $100,000. That was a dream come true for Emory University student, Rostam Zafari. $100K was the cash prize that came along with winning the Cyrus Prize, a genius grant that goes to young Iranian inventors. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Zafari and his partner, Brian Goldstone, developed Rapid Ebola Strips (REDS), a

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Your Miracle Cure When Raising Teenagers Gets You Down

I’m still shaking my head. At this miracle treatment. The syndrome for which I was told there was no cure. That only time would heal this common malady. The affliction of living with teenagers. Perhaps you know the symptoms, Dear Reader. The rejection of your very being. To be told, That you are a dumb adult, Totally no fun to be around, A colossal bore. With an 16-year-old and an 18-year-old at home, we are in the thick of it.

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