I'm a high heel wearing writer, magician, sleuth, and twin mama with tattoos. My not-so-secret past includes doing time as the Editor of Playgirl magazine. I get personal on Mommy With Tattoos and mouthy at Daily Momtra. I'm obsessed with taking naps, 70s vintage, chocolate chip cookies, reality TV, and Mexican food (not too spicy, please).
The other day while at the park after school, I witnessed my son being left out by a group of boys who are often playing together. These boys are in a different pre-k class than my son, so they knew each other well, but when my kid tried joining them, it was clear they weren't interested in adding one to their group. The look on my 4-year-old son's face was heartbreaking. This happens to a lot of kids of all ages and a York, Pennsylvania, second grader named Christian Bucks decided to do something about it so kids wouldn't feel so lonely or left out when it does happen.
He proposed a "buddy bench" be installed at the playground his school uses, and his principal Matthew Miller at Roundtown Elementary School loved the idea. It's so nice to know that a second grader was that concerned about other kids' feelings that he took the initiative to do something about it in a big way.
There is almost nothing in this world quite as heartwarming as seeing the look on a child's face when one of their wishes comes true. And it's something every parent wants to do for their child. My heart is filled with happy after learning about 5-year-old Morgan Steward's wish to become a police officer. Morgan has spinal muscular atrophy, a rare disorder that makes him unable to walk and sometimes unable to breathe. Most children with SMA don't make it to their first birthday. Morgan has defied the odds.
The adorable kid who looks so handsome in his custom police uniform had his wish come true in a huge way. The town of Covington, Georgia, and their police department went above and beyond the call of duty to bring so much joy to Morgan and his family. The video of him being sworn in will bring tears to your eyes.
The Kardashians have to do things big. It's just how it works. Flashy. Showy. Fancy. Sparkly. Nori. Oh wait, that last one is just Kim's baby's nickname. And I love them for it. They show all of us have-nots what it's like to have, therefore to dream. And I dream ... in Kardashian. Because, well, why not? It's a thrill to fantasize about the rich and famous. And the rich and famous need to have the most over-the-top and talked about Christmas cards, of course. And so that's why you get the incredible David LaChapelle to photograph it! A theme was created! A set was built! Hair and makeup and wardrobe from the best of the best ... and voila! What we have is a family Christmas photo unlike any other in the world.
And the cost of it is also unlike any other family photo in the world. The cost might actually make you shed some holiday tears of the depressed variety.
Ever wonder what the playground dads are saying to each other? It's funnier than I ever could have imagined. These "dadholes" (a name self-prescribed) have their own motto: Dying is easy. Being a dad is hard. And I'm sure they'll agree that being a mom is just as hard, too.
These dadholes, Chris Wylde and Darrell Britt-Gibson, capture a few moments of playground conversation. Maybe it's not what you've heard any parent say while keeping an eye on their kids playing, but it's no doubt what so many of us have thought. Prepare -- this video is hilarious ... and filled with profanities.
I think everyone let out a collective oh no when news of Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom's breakup hit in late October. They seemed to have a beautiful life together, love and marriage and a son. But things often seem "perfect" on the outside and we can never truly know what really goes on between two people.
There has been rumors circulating about whom Miranda is now datingand also the whispers that she's moving on way too soon. Some people perhaps feel she isn't thinking of her son. Because, you know, moms aren't allowed to move on after a breakup.