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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The Shocking Reason Teachers Are Pulling Certain Students Out Of Class

There are so many reasons teachers could pull a student out of class. Probably the first three or four that come to mind our negative ones. The folks at Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Missouri want to change that. They came up with the Oak Park Positivity Project. Teachers were asked to come up with at least one student who inspires them to come to work each day. They pulled the kids out of class and shot video

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Heart-Melting Reason Boy Asked Mom To Pack Two School Lunches

It wasn’t that big of a deal for Josette Duran to pack two school lunches. She started doing it when her son, Dylan, asked her to. She figured she had a growing boy who wanted more food. Until the day she asked him, “Are you not getting full?” That’s when Dylan shared the extra food wasn’t for him. It was for another boy at school who couldn’t afford to buy or bring lunch. When the other boy’s mother found out

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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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Tennis Star Rafael Nadal Stops Match So Distraught Mother Can Find Lost Child

Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal showed he a superstar human being, as well. Nadal was playing an exhibition doubles match with Simon Solbas against Carlos Moya and John McEnroe in Mallorca when a commotion broke out in the crowd. Everyone could hear a panicked mother’s cries. Somehow, she’d become separated from her young daughter. Yahoo Sports reports that Nadal was about to serve, but instead halted the match so that everyone in the arena could help look for the little girl. Here’s

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Stolen Gold Medal Leads To Unlikely Friendship

The Olympic gold medal Joe Jacobi won at the Barcelona Olympics in kayaking has brought him a lot of joy since 1992. No wonder he was devastated when it was stolen from his car a few weeks ago. Little did Joe realize, that incident, that loss was about to bring him a wonderful gift and a friendship he never expected. Six-year-old Chloe Smith thinks the story is pretty special, too. Another fine story of friendship from CBS News’ Steve Hartman.

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