If you've never had a child before, you might be unaware that the months before the delivery aren't all sunshine and rainbows.During the nine months of pregnancy, expectant mothers must deal with several side effects, such as morning sickness, increased urination, and swollen feet, just to name a few. While a woman of average weight will typically gain between 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy, if they're having multiples, they can count the number
Andrew Loys from Seattle, Washington has a lot to be thankful for.He's survived cancer three times, despite suffering through harsh treatments that left one of his legs shorter than the other.Because of that disability, Loys depended on a specially modified bicycle with "pedal shorteners."Shannon LoysLoys should also be thankful for his wife, Shannon. Because when that special bike of his was stolen, she was the one who tracked it down."Dear steaming
When it comes to arts and crafts, it can seem like you've either been gifted by the gods, or cursed to glue your own fingers together for all eternity. Then, there are those among us who are truly skilled with an almost effortless talent that blows everyone out of the water. This Vietnamese family of crocheters are those people. Their teeny tiny creations are incredibly intricate and beautiful. It's obvious that a certain level of
We often hear people say "it's a small world," but we sometimes fail to realize just how much everyone on this earth are connected until we come across a story like Vilma Wong and Brandon Seminatore's. Twenty-eight years ago, Vilma, a nurse, was working a shift on April 19, 1990, when Brandon was born prematurely at 29 weeks at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, California.Vilma was assigned as Brandon's primary care
It's that time of year again, when parents everywhere readjust to the trials and tribulations of the new school year.While the peace and quiet at home is much appreciated, the stress and anxiety of getting everyone to school on time is enough to drive parents bonkers.And nothing is more stressful that the drop-off line itself: a conga line of cars stretching to the horizon as parents wait to send their kids to school.
Before my daughter learned how to walk, I would always put her in a baby walker. She loved rolling around with her food and toys, and acting like the adults around her. Fortunately she liked it because it was nearly impossible to keep an eye on or carry her every second. Having said that, my heart skipped a beat the one time she got close to the basement staircase. As a parent, I don't see