It's never easy to watch someone you love struggle with any kind of illness. It's absolutely unthinkable watching your child battle cancer every single day. This is why Jessica Medinger shared a…devastating photo of her 10-year-old son, who has Leukemia, to help raise awareness about what cancer is really like. Medinger shared the photo on International Cancer Day on the Facebook page she created to document her son’s journey--the page is called Stinky Joe’s Pit Crew. According to the page’s "about" section, Drake was diagnosed in 2012, and has been battling the… >> Read More
The doctor’s expression told me everything I needed to know about my 3-year-old son. Her words confirmed that he would never speak, learn, or socialize due to Autism Spectrum Disorder.
“Just…take him home and love him,” she said. Imagine being the mom in that moment. Ten years later, that mom and that child stood together on the bimah overlooking an audience of 250 family members and friends. This was a day like no other and one that we only dreamed could be possible. It was… >> Read More
American Girl has a major announcement that we're totally on board with: They will be releasing its first boy character doll this Thursday on February 16. This means boys will finally be able to…have a lifelike doll of their own--and girls will be able to mix and match--showing kids all over that playing with dolls is totally OK no matter what gender you are. The company has been making dolls for over three decades, having us fall in love with each doll through their diverse stories. Each doll… >> Read More
Three teens vandalized a historic African-American schoolhouse in Virginia with swastikas back in October. This week, however, the teens pled guilty, and you won't believe what the judge is…requiring them to do: They have to visit the U.S. Holocaust Museum and read books. Prosecutor Alex Rueda explains how she constructed this unorthodox punishment in a recent interview with NPR. Rueda believes the three teens don't fully understand what they were doing, because they don't truly understand the history behind the symbol. She stated: “What I can… >> Read More
The assignment seemed simple enough: For the culmination of their unit on nursery rhymes, my son’s kindergarten class was to create the “new and improved” Humpty Dumpty. Each student should…bring in their (parents’) creation and their “egg” will be tested on the school wall. The challenge: create a Humpty Dumpty that does not even need “all the king’s horses and all the king’s men” to try to fix him. In other words, make a Humpty that’s not so Dumpty after all. While in our… >> Read More