There honestly isn't anything sweeter than seeing a parent having fun with his or her kid. In this case, Kevin Nadrowski recently had an adorable (and significant) bonding experience with his…daughter Bayleigh. In a video he recently posted to YouTube, he captured the moment in which he and his daughter were singing "If You're Happy and You Know It." What made that moment so special is the fact that both father and daughter were singing in American Sign language — both Kevin and Bayleigh are deaf. Because of that,… >> Read More
“Where do your children go to school?” This innocuous question is not something that gives most people pause. But in our case, I have to weigh how much I am willing to disclose.
On the surface…we seem like a very typical New York Jewish family. We have three kids. We belong to a large synagogue and have a strong network of friends and family close by. We are involved in many Jewish and communal causes and we feel fortunate to send our children to Jewish day schools and Jewish camps.… >> Read More
My third child was diagnosed with a rare syndrome at age 2—when my fourth baby was just 3 weeks old.
My son’s syndrome is called Sotos syndrome. It’s an overgrowth syndrome (so he looks…older than he is) that also causes developmental disabilities (so he acts younger than he is)—an excellent combination, if your goal in life is to be accosted by strangers in Target. At any rate, the stress of having four children, including a baby and a child with a label, was overwhelming, so one day, in… >> Read More
Jordan Reeves is the coolest 11-years-old ever. It's easy to see why, considering she just created an arm that shoots glitter--which makes it kind of like a glitter bomb. Reeves was born with an…arm that stops just above the elbow, which is why she started inventing different kinds of prosthetics. Recently, she debuted her inventions to investors of Shark Tank during Rachael Ray’s daytime show last week. What's more awesome than that? One of her prosthetics helps her use a two-handed paper towel dispenser, created with the help of a 3D… >> Read More
Apparently, it may be possible to detect autism before a baby turns 1, according to a new study where a team of researchers are using magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) as a way to do…so. Right now the earliest a reliable diagnosis of autism can be given is around 2 years old, because there are certain characteristic behaviors that will present themselves, such as an inability to speak several words together or avoiding eye contact. The new findings prove that it could be possible to find a diagnosis long before symptoms may start.… >> Read More