Judge Allows Inmate To Meet Baby Son For First Time

An exception, a rare act of compassion for an inmate. A man who happens also to be a new father. This is nothing they teach you in law school. Or how to be a judge. Still, Louisville, Kentucky Judge Amber Wolf calls this “probably one of the best things I’ve ever done.” Judge Wolf pushed aside typical procedures and allowed inmate James Roeder to meet his one-month old son for the first time. WDRB.com reports that both Roeder and his

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How My Mother Shocked Me In One Of Our Final Moments Together

Leave it to my mom to depart this world with an incredible story. A surprise. A mystery. This one unfolded during the early morning hours in her darkened hospital room in the days before she passed a few weeks ago. Just me and her. Oh, how I’m thankful for those stolen private moments available only because the nurses offered me the couch and some blankets to spend the night in my mother’s room. Moments to write down all that she

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Granting My Mother’s Final Wish

I wonder if they know how ridiculous they sound. Those doctors. The ones trying to sell my mother on further treatment. How do you convince a woman months away from her 80th birthday that she should sign up a cacophony of torture? “We can put in a feeding tube for a couple of weeks,” their pitch began. “We’ll send you to a nursing home where you’ll be connected to an IV, sit in diapers, and wait. If you do well

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Olympic Gymnastics Superstar Simone Biles Is Also A Former Foster Child

Gymnast Simone Biles is on the verge of Olympics superstardom as she represents the USA and wows the world with her incredible talent at the Rio Summer Games. She also has an incredible backstory. The Bleacher Report shares that Simone and her siblings were born to a mother who had incredible challenges with drug and alcohol addiction. Things got so bad that authorities in Ohio, where Simone was born, intervened and took the kids away. With the kids in foster

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Swimsuit Supermodel And Superstar Husband Make Shocking Confession

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen shot to international fame by being gorgeous and posing in swimsuits. She has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition and graced those pages many times. Her fame lead her to meet and marry superstar singer John Legend. She recently had their first baby, a little girl named, Luna. Apparently, of all the requirements that go into being an international swimsuit model, being able to swim is not one of them. She tells People Magazine

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Sure Fire Way To Find Out You’re A Terrible Person

We’re having a popularity crisis at our house. What do you expect in house filled with teens? How sweet of you to offer your sincere compassion about our kids. Actually, you can save your concern. For them. They are fine. It’s we parents who are not doing so well. In case you haven’t heard– We are terrible people. Truly. Terrible. One teen this week was not allowed to drive home by herself through a bad neighborhood at 1 am. You

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When You Know Who Your Family Is, Even If You Look Different Than Others

You’ll forgive my cousin. She’s a little weepy today. Her Facebook feed popped up one of those anniversary photos that remind you where you were a year ago. What a photo. What a year. Amanda and her husband, Adam, were in Ethiopia. Meeting their son for the first time. In person, that is. They met him in their hearts years before. So, you might want to make this “What a three years!” Ask anyone who has adopted, Dear Reader. They’ll

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Apple’s Siri Calls Ambulance For Baby And Saves Her Life

A grateful mother in Australia is giving huge props to Siri and her iPhone for helping to save her baby’s life. Stacey Gleason knew her one-year-old daughter, Giana, had been sick, so she was keeping a close eye on her. As she looked at the baby monitor from the other room, she became very concerned, so she dashed in her daughter’s room only to see her turning blue. In her panic, Stacey tells 7News that she dropped her iPhone. What

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Total Joy As Girl Gets American Girl Doll With Prosthetic Leg-Just Like Hers

You want to see pure joy? Watch what happens when 10-year-old Emma Bennett gets an American Girl Doll that has a prosthetic leg just like hers. Little girls around the world long for an American Girl Doll that looks like them.  That usually means matching skin color, their eyes, their hair. And there are all sorts of varieties. But the company doesn’t make a doll with a prosthetic leg. Emma’s mom set out on a mission to make her daughter’s dream

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Daughter Surprises Stepdad With Petition For Adoption

I’ve never been one for family labels like stepdad, half-this, kinda that. Adoption instantly changes a lot of that language. Something tells me a young woman named, Misty Knight, knows exactly what I’m talking about. Misty’s bio dad has never really had anything to do with her. Meanwhile, her mom married a great man named, Ryan, who has raised her, loved her, been her dad since she was 5 years old. He’s always wanted to adopt Misty. She’s wanted it.

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