Have you seen Mo'ne Davis on the news lately? She's EVERYWHERE, but just in case you she hasn't come to your attention yet, she is a 13-year-old Little League pitching phenomenon for Philadelphia's Taney Dragons. She's in 8th grade and throws pitches at 70 miles per hour! She is the first girl to throw a shutout in the history of the Little League World Series and because of that she and her team are headed to the Little League World Series. Woo hoo!
That's not the only impressive thing Mo'ne has managed to do. She is also now officially the first Little League player EVER, boy or girl, to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Check her out below!
Child abusers should not be able to get around the justice system like this. Samantha Starnes, now dubbed "the mom from hell," was arrested after pleading guilty to the assault and endangering the welfare of her 11-year-old son. Last month, the Pennsylvania boy showed up to a community police station with over 20 bruises and welts on his body. When asked what happened, the kid told authorities that his mom would beat him with a belt and punch him "for not doing his chores." Just terrifying ...
Growing up, we all learn a thing or two about being pretty. From the moment we put on our first poufy princess dress and get our hair done for a special occassion, we are taught that a standard of beauty exists. Teaching your daughter to "be pretty" may seem harmless, but it can lead to her suffering from low self-esteem or having negative body issues in the future. Here are three lessons to teach your daughter about beauty so she can walk with confidence and let her true belleza shine.
Do you remember the first time you heard a lion roar? I don't, but it must have been something right? I mean it's not like you hear a lion roar all that often. Unless you were raised by a pack of lions or grew up in the savannah grasslands, which I'm going to go ahead and assume isn't true for most of us.
I'm thinking of this because I just got done watching an adorable baby listen to a lion roar for the first time and it is fantastic. You've got to see it below!
You were anxiously excited for nine months and now the baby is finally here! You knew that everything was going to change the moment you brought that bundle of joy home, but you didn't know to what extent. Suddenly your house looks like it was ambushed and for the first time in your life, you don't care. Let's be honest, kids change everything because they change us. We become different human beings the moment we become mothers. We asked our editors and writers about how our lives changed the moment we held that tiny body in our arms. See how many you identify with too!
Mami, stop what you are doing right now and run to the kitchen! Open the freezer and make sure you don't have a box of Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets in there. If you do, don't feed your child! Perdue just recalled 15,300 pounds of the kids' favorite meal because they are contaminated with pieces of plastic!
Still desperate for ways to keep your kiddos occupied during the last long, muggy days of summer? Not to worry, we still have some awesome ideas for outdoor fun to share with you. Today, we're talking scavenger hunts. And if that sounds too exhausting, feel free to pour yourslef up a nice glass of lemonade and while the children search the backyard (or even the neighborhood) high and low.
Seven children in Milwaukee, Wisconsin ranging from ages 2 to 15, have been rescued from a house of horrors the likes of which I'm sure you have never seen. The home that these children where living in with their mother who is identified by the initials O.G. and her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Lashawn James, was in such a state of disgustingness that police could not even stand to stay in it because they couldn't stomach to breathe in the foul stench. The Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services condemned the place on the spot when they took a look at it.
The pictures released by the police will absolutely turn your stomach and make you wonder why these children weren't rescued sooner.
Apparently, some people are naturals in front of the camera regardless of age. Case in point: 5-year-old Noah Ritter of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania who is garnering national attention after Newswatch 16's Sofia Ojeda interviewed him for a segment she was doing on the Wayne County Fair. I use the term "interview" lightly because really this kid grabbed the mic and with Ojeda's blessing and encouragement stole the show.
This kid managed to be so funny and it's not because he's trying to be a clown. No way, it's that he is quite verbose and apparently likes to use the word "apparently" quite often. In fact he's being referred to as the "apparently kid." It's apparent to me that you are going to love this kid because he is irresistible.
One of the things I loves me the most about parenting is watching my children try things for the first time. It is some kind of wonderful. Kids trying things for the first time reminds you that not everyone is jaded like you are. I'm kidding! You know what I mean, though. Kids aren't all, been there done that, which is oftentimes the way I feel. No way, kids are like magic waiting to happen when they try something new.
For example, check out this great video that I found of 6-month-old Nolan trying solid food for the first time and tell me it doesn't make you smile from ear to ear.