Some stories are just so touching, so beautiful, that they give you hope and remind you that miracles really do happen. Some stories instantly fill your heart and bring tears to your eyes because they remind you that humanity is still alive and well in the world. These stories are my absolute favorite! And we’ve had the opportunity to share a lot of them this year.
Archive for December, 2012
This year, we were honored to share some of the most heartwarming stories of inspiration, amazing stories of survival and bravest heroes – both big and small. As 2012 comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on some of those stories. We hope they warm your heart as much as they did ours.
When we are faced with adversity, our first instinct is to believe that our situation could be different, that our child is stronger and that we can beat the odds. In 2012 we found many families who did just this! Against every odd they were given, they made it through.
As we head into the new year, many will make a list of what they want to accomplish in 2013. As a parent my only hope is to have a healthy, happy family. After that – everything is a bonus. So, cherish your health, embrace your family and enjoy every moment together.
Babies have shown us, time and again, year after year, that they can be even more unpredictable than the weather. They will come when and where they want. This year was filled with some of the most bizarre delivery locations, but there were also some pretty amazing birth stories this year.
Its official! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are going to be parents! An excited Kanye spilled the beans during a concert in Atlantic City on Sunday night when he told the audience to “stop the music and make noise for my baby mama” in reference to his girlfriend, who was in the crowd.
Being on daddy duty didn’t slow Orlando Bloom down on Sunday. The actor was spotted keeping the whole family happy has he went for a hike at Runyon Canyon Park in Los Angeles.
While obesity rates in the US have been a cause for public health concern for quite some time now, the effect that inactivity, too-busy-to-cook schedules and diet changes have had on our health over the last few decades is downright disturbing when you consider the health conditions that so many American children are now facing – heart disease, type 2 diabetes and hypertension, just to name a few.
When Hamima Juma gave birth to her oldest daughter, Maheera, on Christmas day, 2009, she knew she’d received a Christmas miracle. But when she welcomed her second daughter on Christmas day three years later, she knew she’d beat some remarkable odds.
Teen pregnancy is a problem for a number of reasons; not only are teens and their babies at a higher risk of pregnancy-related complications, teen girls are less likely to graduate from high school or pursue a college degree than their same aged peers. According to the Centers for Disease Control, teen pregnancy rates in the US came in at a record low back in 2011: there were 31 births for every 1,000 girls between the ages of 15 and 19.
For years Chelation Therapy has been a controversial practice that some parents have had done on children who are on the autism spectrum based on the speculation that heavy metal poisoning may trigger the symptoms of the disorder. Now, researchers from Baylor University in Waco, Texas have set out to determine if the therapy works on children who have been diagnosed with ASD.
Coleen Rooney showed off her rounded belly while at the beach with her son Kai in Barbados on Friday.