While winter is the glorious season of holidays, family get-togethers and parties, it is also the season of flu, colds, arthritis attacks and other physical and physiological winter diseases. While indulging in comfort foods to keep us warm on a chilly winter day, we ignore important nutrients that can severely impact our health. Below you will find 5 powerful nutrients that will help you avoid those winter blues:
I love a good joke, don't you? I laugh easily and I fancy myself as someone who has a good sense of humor and isn't easily offended, but you know what's not EVER funny? Pointing a gun at a baby's head. That's why I don't get why 26-year-old Luis Martin Perez Rocha took pictures of himself holding a gun to his 2-year-old nephew's head and then posted them on Facebook as if they were images that made him proud, images that others would delight in seeing. The images are horrifying and when people saw them they flipped the funk out because seeing a baby with a gun to the head is not something you want to see EVER. I'm pretty sure that when you see the image below your jaw will hit the floor.
Kelly Rose Bradford insists that she loves her 4-year-old West Highland terrier Matilda more than she does her 11-year-old son William. In fact, she wrote a lengthy and heartfelt editorial--which reads like a love note to her canine companion--for the Daily Mail on the nurturing instincts Matilda inspires in her, how the dog's love is unconditional and her loyalty undying. At first, I questioned whether Bradford's first-person testimonial was strategically designed to create outrage among readers, leading to more online shares of the controversial article, which would, in turn, boost her journalistic profile. So I decided to do some research of my own and, as it turns out, her Twitter feed is brimming with photos of shaggy-haired Matilda while images of William are a rare find. My conclusion: this lady is nuttier than a Payday bar.
A Czech teenager took a 10-year-old girl on a play date in the woods, but instead of playing innocent games like hide-and-seek, the teen tied the young girl up against a tree and chopped her fingers off with an ax. The reason for the senseless act? She wanted to make a sacrifice to Satan! Where on earth do kids get such crazy ideas and then the tools to act upon them?
Every single time I watch this 35 second video of Michael Chepul's baby boy drinking ice water for the first time my face breaks into a HUGE smile and my heart swells. The video reminds me of a lyric from the song "Jack and Diane" by John Mellencamp. The line goes, "Oh yeah life goes on. Long after the thrill of living is gone." This gorgeous baby is nowhere near losing the thrill of living. It's all a magical marvelous wonderland full of exciting new experiences and the best part of it all is that a child's enthusiasm is contagious that's why us jaded grown ups need to be exposed to it. Am I right or am I so right? The only correct answer is that I am right and that's why I urge you to watch this video.
17-year-old Cassidy Charette died after the Gauntlet Haunted Night Ride wagon she was in with her friends crashed and overturned in Mechanic Falls, Maine. What was going to be a night of scary creatures, fun and games turned into a crash site after the driver of the hayride lost control of the vehicle and went downhill. After the accident, thirty people were severely injured and young Cassidy was dead.
Political correctness has once again been taken to an utterly ridiculous extreme. Apparently, superintendents within the Lincoln Public Schools system in Nebraska decided that using identifiers like "boys and girls" or "ladies and gentlemen" could be construed as offensive to kids grappling with gender identity disorder. As a result, these administrators urged teachers to avoid using these terms and, instead, opt for gender-less terms like "readers," "campers," and "purple penguins"--yes, penguins!--that they felt would be more "inclusive."
A father entered his worst nightmare after accidentally driving over his 14-month-old daughter while pulling out of his driveway. The tragedy occurred when the Louisiana man and his wife were tinkering with their GPS device in the car and didn't notice the toddler crawling in front of the truck's back tire. The child was struck and killed when the dad started driving away. I can't even imagine the heartbreak and shock at finding out what he'd done and it reminds me of a few recent incidents in which a child's life was taken too soon because someone wasn't being vigilant enough. Toddlers are immensely curious and don't understand the concept of danger so it's important to make sure that we keep them out of harm's way. Below, 8 tips on keeping toddlers safe.
This story is a nightmare come to life. A shopping trip turned really ugly for a family from New Jersey after their 10-year-old daughter's foot got caught in a Macy's story escalator at the Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus. The painstaking event caused the little girl to lose her toes and part of her foot. The horror! Now the victim's family is fighting back.
Halloween is awesome. Kids, candy, and costumes come together for a unique kind of mayhem that only happens once a year. I love it. I also love to see people's creativity when putting together costumes. I even like laughing at some of the innapropriate Halloween costumes for kids that I come across.
I think the costumes you pick for yourself say a lot about you and the costumes you pick for your kids or let your kids wear say even more about you.