A hospital in Seattle has found a way to integrate daycare and assisted-living into one facility. Their new “Intergenerational Learning Center” brought a preschool into Mount St. Vincent nursing home. Each day the 400 adults living in the center are welcome to join the kids in activities from music and dancing to story telling to just visiting and connecting.
This is amazing on so many levels. The children get more one on one attention than can be provided by daycare … Keep Reading!!!
Here’s another tear-jerker commercial. ( Those advertisers are getting pretty damn clever.)
Watch as these children are blindfolded and asked to pick out their mothers in a line-up using just touch and smell.
7-year-old Alyx Delaloye has been recently spotted at Winnipeg Jets home games with a sign reading “Chemo by Day. Jets by night. She spends her days fighting leukaemia through her sixth round of chemo and her nights cheering on her favourite hockey team.
By Nikki Waring
There’s a million things I swore I’d never do once we had kids, most of which I now laugh about. Some things we stick to our guns on and some are still very important to us. Some went out the window faster than my days of getting 8 solid hours of sleep.
I didn’t swear it off completely but I swore not one single bite before 4 years old. I didn’t want my kids to … Keep Reading!!!
Breastfeeding moms in Brazil’s largest city have just received a boost in support from lawmakers. The city of Sao Paulo, Brazil have approved a new law that will prohibit businesses from stopping public breastfeeding. Once the mayor signs off on the bill, which is expected to happen in the next few weeks, anyone who violates this new law will be fined 500 Rs (Approximately $150 USD). All public and private institutions and businesses will be held to this new standard.… Keep Reading!!!
Image and text by Nikki Waring.
We’ve all been there: our kid looks adorable, we take a picture, want to put it on Facebook and then realize, they’re in their car seat and we don’t want to risk all the messages that will follow. I’m here to help!
The safest seat for your child is the one that fits in your car properly and is used correctly. Many baby boutiques will allow you to test seats in your vehicle. … Keep Reading!!!
Have you heard of Tree Change Dolls? The project initially started as a hobby for Sonia Singh of Australia, and soon became much bigger than her family had ever imagined.
Signh, a trained scientist, uses second-hand dolls and gives them a completely makeover/under. Since most the dolls she uses happen to be Bratz dolls, much of the praise Signh has garnered comes from the revelation that these hypersexualized children’s dolls … Keep Reading!!!
The story of The Drop Box starts out in 1987 when Lee Jong-rakis’ son is born in South Korea. Lee soon learns that his child was born with a life-threatening cyst on his cheek and cerebral palsy. To pay for the medical bills, Lee sold the family’s house and belongings.
The family spent the next 14 years essentially living in the hospital and waiting for their brother and son to be released. This led to Lee getting to know the … Keep Reading!!!
Theo and Beau took the internet by storm when mother and owner Jessica Shyba shared photos of their naps together on her Instagram account.
As expected, Theo and Beau grew inseparable. All the while, Jessica continued to document their adorable napping adventures.
Then something happened…
Someone new was invited to nap with them. And the duo suddenly became a trio.
Baby … Keep Reading!!!
Yeah, yeah… it’s an ad…we know.
However, the reason it is so moving is that there is a lot of truth to it. I know that this may bring up feelings of guilt, but I think as parents…in order to be GOOD parents, we need to let go of guilt.
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson had a recent speaking engagement and allowed a little girl to come onstage and ask a question.
“How can first-graders help the earth?”
And how did the astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator answer this big question? Well, not in the way one might expect.
He sat down on the ground, an attempt be eye-level with his stage-mate, and answered in the most beautiful and simplistic way…
Watch out parents! It’s about to get … Keep Reading!!!
“Food is also an occasion for sharing, for distributing and giving, for the expression of altruism, whether from parents to children, children to in-laws, or anyone to visitors and strangers. Food is the most important thing a mother gives a child; it is the substance of her own body, and in most parts of the world mother’s milk is still the only safe food for infants. Thus food becomes not just a symbol of, but the reality of, love and … Keep Reading!!!