Today Angelina Jolie, one of the most dominating screen actors in existence, shared her experience and why she made the choice to undergo an elective, preventative double mastectomy.
Tag: "Amazing Parents"
We hear the stories of bad teen moms every day. The ones that abandon their children or leave them at home alone. But where are the stories that encourage and uplift other expectant and teen mothers? If Caitlin Tiller is any indication, they’re hidden and tucked away because adults fear these stories will glorify and promote teen pregnancy.
For middle school sweethearts, Gina and Matt Berrios, parenting is very different. They spend their days and nights hoping and praying for a miracle. They find strength in the little things. And as they watch their son, Maxwell, fight for his life, they are reminded that it’s those little things that make life worth living.
Most parents see their children as little miracles, and that’s exactly the way it should be. But for the parents of four-year-old Ethan Stewart, the word “miracle” doesn’t even begin to explain how they feel about having him in their life today.
Early Easter morning, Mary Jones and her daughter were fast asleep. While they slept, a fire began to spread through their apartment building. Thankfully, a Lyons police officer noticed the fire before it got too out of control.
Sometimes the journey is more important than the destination. But in the case of a Texas dad, the journey will be something his little girl will cherish forever.
Emily Keicher is like most three-year-olds; she loves taking pictures, dancing, and making snowmen. She’s full of energy, has a smile that will warm your heart, and she’s adorable. All that cuteness can be seen on the cover of Parent’s Magazine’s February edition. Like most parents would be, Emily’s parents are filled with pride.
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.
Little Evie Small was born with a rare condition known as Goldenhar syndrome; she has no hearing, facial or balance nerves. Because of this condition, she’s never heard the sound of her parents’ voices. She’s never actually heard the words, “I love you.” But all of that may be changing soon.
A determined mom-to-be showed how strong she was when she was forced into full bedrest for 5 months after it was revealed that her cervix was thinning and her twins were in danger of arriving too early.
Frank Roder, a construction worker from Winfield Park had a nice, peaceful afternoon in mind – he and his son, Aidan, were heading down to the Rahway River to feed the ducks. But the afternoon ended up being anything but peaceful when he stopped the car for a moment and Aidan hopped out.
As stories of those who lost their lives in the recent storms in the Midwest are reported, it is hard to hold on to something positive. But there are stories of heroism and there are stories of hope. Such is the story of Stephanie Decker, a mother who saved her children but lost her legs.
In the past year, there have been a lot of stories about babies falling out of windows accidentally, but a Cleveland, Ohio mother actually tossed her child out of a second story window, just before she was set on fire by the child’s father.