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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City Council Here She Comes! Teenager Wins Right To Run For Office

When most teenagers might focus on getting a ton of likes on social media, Mary Pat Hector dreams of getting votes to elect her to city council. Talk about a motivated young woman. Mary Pat is 19 and a sophomore at Spellman College in Decatur, Georgia. She set her sights on running for city council in the newly-created city of Stonecrest, Georgia. Hooray for her, yes? A young person getting involved in changing the world. Her potential opponent in the

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5th Grade Teacher Connects With Students With Custom Handshakes

Fifth grade teacher Barry White, Jr. uses handshakes to connect with his students. The idea is simple. Each student gets to feel special as they enter his classroom at Ashley Park PreK-8 School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. White tells WCNC he believes that moment when he connects with each student is a ticket into their brain. A chance to teach. Doubt that? Just watch the handshakes in action. Mr. White shares that he’s a big fan of the Cleveland

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Plus-Size Teen Ballerina Becoming Online Star With Grace And Ability

She is the ballerina taking the internet by storm. Lizzy Howell is 15-years-old and dance crazy. You might say she doesn’t have what you might expect as a typical dancer’s body. That is part of what makes Lizzy so great. Mostly, it is her incredible talent and sharing her joy of dance. Lizzy tells Daily Mail Online that she started dancing when she was five-years-old. She’s been practicing ballet for the last 10 years. Check this out: Just in case

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Girl Reunited With Beloved Teddy Bear After Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Who doesn’t need their teddy bear in these scary, uncertain times? It doesn’t get scarier than last week’s fatal shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport. Unsuspecting travelers scrambled to get to safety as a man pulled out a gun in the baggage claim area and started firing. Five people lost their lives. NBC Miami reports another casualty of the chaos was Rufus the Teddy Bear. The Broward County Sheriff’s Department says Rufus was one of the tens of thousands of

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The Moment I Realized I Failed Parenting. How About You?

My daughter will tell you I’m crazy. She doesn’t understand. At all. Somewhere between two days before Christmas and New Year’s Eve I simply had a revelation. That I messed up. Not my mother-in-law’s chocolate pie. Not my first novel. Though, I certainly did a fine job of making a disaster of both of those. I’m talking big. As in parenthood. Yeah, I messed up parenthood. The awareness has been creeping in our home with each arriving college acceptance letter.

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Lullaby Playing Dad Gets Baby Son To Sleep With Love And Piano

It’s the lullaby that has worked magic on babies for almost 150 years. The help parents have turned to when they can’t get baby to sleep. That’s the situation David Motola found himself in with his baby son, Sam, was having trouble falling asleep. Poor baby had an earache. Dad also happens to be a YouTube star who entertains viewers around the world as Bearded Piano. So, David loaded Baby Sam up in his baby carrier and started to play Brahms’

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Two Sisters Become Moms Adopting Family Of Six Siblings

Sisters do some incredible things together. Tracy and Sherrie Smith of Benbrook, Texas are taking it to a new level. They’ve become moms. Adopting. Together. Not one. Not two. How about six siblings?! Who would ever take in six young kids that officials were hoping they could keep together? These great women. That’s who. Are they crazy? They’ll be the first to tell you, absolutely. And they couldn’t be happier. They’re raising the kids they were meant to. Their kids.

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Girl Uses Google Translate To Invite Lonely New Classmate To Lunch

A big thanks to a fifth grade girl and Google Translate for this splash of kindness. Amanda Moore noticed a new boy in her class at Paloma Elementary School in Temecula, California. Her mom, Kimber Kinard, told CBS News, “I always say, ‘Find the new kid.’ Always. Find the new kid. They may not stay your friend, but they won’t forget that you made them welcome in that school.” When it came to this new boy, including the new kid was easier

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Professor Insists Young Mom Bring Her Newborn Son With Her To Class

Having a newborn and going for your college degree. It doesn’t sound like an easy match. It certainly has its challenges. One college student, Sarah Thompson, started a math course at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina, just days before she was due to give birth. Professor Josie Ryan wanted to do everything she could to support her student and keep her from dropping out. So a week before Sarah’s due date, Dr. Ryan told her to bring her baby

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