When Cindy Richmond gave birth to her son, she had no idea he’d break records. “I make ‘em big,” the proud father, Arthur Keisler, of Lexington, South Carolina, told ABC News. Dr. Jaime Brown-Price said Colin was the largest baby she’s ever delivered at Lexington Medical Center.
The Iowa mom who credits a cellphone app with helping to save her daughter's life is sharing with other pregnant women what she learned from the near-death experience. Emily Eekhoff was 33 weeks pregnant when she said she noticed her baby's movements had changed. Eekhoff had been a frequent user of the app Count the Kicks, which helps a mom track her child's movement patterns during the third trimester of pregnancy.
A school principal from Washington, D.C. is challenging her students to spend one day a week this summer without using any electronic devices, and is promising a reward of $100 -- of her own money -- for each student that completes the challenge. "I really want the kids not mindlessly grabbing for the phone, but thinking about whether or not the phone ... is going to be their source of entertainment," Diana Smith, principal of the Washington Latin Public Charter School told ABC News. The educator decided to find a creative way to motivate her students to disconnect from their devices, and launched the "No-Tech-Tuesday Summer Challenge," which asks students to spend each of the eleven Tuesdays over summer break completely disconnected from any of their screens.
More than 80 percent of parents have made at least one dosing error when administering medicine to their young children, according to a study released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study, called Pictograms, Units and Dosing Tools, and Parent Medication Errors: A Randomized Study, looked at 491 parents of children 8 years old or younger and found that 83.5 percent of parents made at least one dosing error and that 12.1 percent of those errors were overdosing errors. The study suggested that less-than-optimal labeling and packaging are some of the key contributors to pediatric dosing errors.
A new update to the popular social networking app Snapchat that allows certain users of the app to track down your exact location is raising privacy concerns for parents and child safety advocates. The new Snapchat feature, called "Snap Map," lets you decide whether or not to share your location with your friends in the app, or stay in "ghost mode," the app's default setting. If you decide to share your location, then an emoji representing you will appear to pinpoint your exact location on a map to your friends within the Snapchat app.
Josiah Washington can be seen in two videos that have gone super-viral walking out of his stroller as he tries to get his hands on toys at a local toy store in Gulfport, Mississippi. In the hilarious clips, Washington's parents laugh as they try to get him to step away from his prized possessions. Josiah Washington was born with a rare genetic disorder, and doctors are still testing to confirm his diagnosis.
This unsuspecting mom was surprised with the best birthday present ever: a delicious cake, and the news she was going to be a grandma all at once. Terry Overfelt’s daughter, Hillary Hinrichs, shocked the entire family by announcing her pregnancy in the hilarious message written on her mom’s birthday cake: “Happy birthday ya stupid lookin’ grandma,” which she said is a joke within their family. It took Overfelt a few seconds to process what the cake said while her entire family continued to sing “Happy Birthday,” but once she read the word “grandma,” she lost it.
This Oklahoma couple learned the sex of their baby through a new twist on a Southern tradition -- catching a catfish by hand. “It is definitely out of the box, to say the least,” mom-to-be Shelby Moore, of Mannford, told ABC News of their catfish-noodling reveal party. “I was really excited it was a girl! I’ve always wanted one!,” Colt Moore, 26, wrote to ABC News.
One mom's epic response to learning she had given birth to a baby boy was captured on camera in the delivery room. "I look kind of crazy in them, but I think they're great," Crouch, 29, told ABC News. Crouch, now a mom of two, said that she always thought she'd be having a girl.
The company behind Barbie announced its most diverse line of Ken dolls yet. "By continuing to expand our product line, we are redefining what a Barbie or Ken doll looks like to this generation," Lisa McKnight, Barbie's senior vice president and general manager, said in a press release. Seven of the 15 new Ken dolls were unveiled exclusively on "Good Morning America" today.
This little girl was awestruck when she laid eyes on bride Shandace Robertson. The two ran into each other as the bride and groom were wandering around outside their Seattle, Washington, wedding venue looking for a good place to take photos. “As we were walking by they stopped and were both watching us and the mom’s like, ‘Hi, she thinks you’re the princess from her book,’” Robertson, 29, told ABC News.
Jennifer Collier was trying to load groceries into her car while holding her 7-month-old daughter in 100 degree weather Monday when she said her keys became locked in her car. Collier asked Nourie, an occupational therapy assistant who was on her way home from work, if she would hold Ellie while she tried to squeeze through to the front seat.
An 8-year-old New York girl turned her birthday into a revolution with a “Hamilton”-themed party. Brooklyn resident Clarke Greene first told her parents the only thing she wanted for her birthday was to take a group of her friends to see the hit Broadway musical, for which tickets can run in the thousands of dollars. “When we said, ‘No,’ she said, ‘Fine, can I have a ‘Hamilton’-themed party and we said, ‘Now that we can work on,’” Clarke’s dad, Hayden Greene, told ABC News.
Ollie, 3, helped his little brother, Finley, 1, escape from his crib so the two could play together. Finn, jump to me!” Ollie can be heard saying on the family’s camera in the nursery. The dynamic duo had the escape all mapped out.
None of the other “Boys” knew Anderson had posted the ad extending an invitation to a “generic father” to their grilling session until he shared it with them in their closed-group Facebook page where they had been discussing their barbecue plans. “We all thought it was absolutely hysterical,” one of the other “Boys,” Travis Rybarski, 22, told ABC News of the creative ad.
Baby Carleigh was born on May 15 at Orange Park Medical Center. The proud parents, Chrissy and her husband Larry Corbitt, who are already parents to four children, had no idea just how large of a bundle she was. “When the doctor was pulling her out of me I just start hearing them all laughing and excited in the operating room,” Chrissy Corbitt recalled.
There’s no debating Miles Krogue’s love for the Golden State Warriors. The issue is pretty much a slam dunk, as is his love for the NBA team’s point guard Steph Curry.The California boy’s parents say their 3-year-old son is never without his Curry basketball jersey.“He’s pretty obsessed,” his mother, Marissa Krogue, told the ABC station in San Francisco, KGO-TV. ...
Tom Sullivan, of Tacoma, Washington, peeled his daughter Meg's oranges for her school lunch every day. Last Wednesday, on Meg's last day of high school, he simply put two unpeeled oranges in a bag inside her lunch.
Pazi D., of Smyrna, Georgia, said he and his wife Lauren knew that their 11-month-old daughter Kai didn't like grass. The adorable moment was captured on video, and it quickly went viral online with more than 1 million people viewing the clip on Facebook. "We realized after taking her out several times that she wasn’t a real big fan of the grass," Pazi D., who asked ABC News not to use his last name, said.
An Oregon father's post is catching buzz on Facebook after he shared an image of his toddler wearing a leash. On May 27, Clint Edwards, 34, explained why he sometimes uses the backpack safety harness. "I put this kid on leash because I love her, but I'm going to get some backtalk about it and it's a complicated position to be in," Edwards told ABC News today.
This week she is facing off against competitors from 8 to 15 years old at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington, D.C. "She is just excited to be here," Edith's dad, Justin Fuller, told ABC News. Edith, now 6, is home-schooled.
As Little League season gets underway, experts are warning parents about a recent uptick in baseball-related injuries that have been appearing in younger and younger athletes. Former Olympic softball player and current ESPN correspondent Jessica Mendoza spoke to one 13-year-old athlete and to sports medicine experts for "Good Morning America," and found that the number of baseball-related injuries have increased as more young players compete in the sport year-round. Experts said they are now seeing an increase in some of the more severe overuse injuries in younger patients, including a sharp increase in the number of young athletes requiring a reconstructive elbow surgery commonly known as Tommy John surgery.
Heather Cabot, a journalist and co-author of the new book "Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech," appeared live on "Good Morning America" today to share some of the best new gadgets for girls to play that are also meant to keep their brains active all summer long. In "Geek Girl Rising," Cabot interviews female leaders in Silicon Valley and beyond, who are shaking up the nation's tech scene and destabilizing the misconception that women don't belong in the science and technology field.
One mother postponed the pursuit of her ultimate dream of attending law school. Instead, Jerita Hall raised her children. "That was my dream in high school, but I grew up in an area where there was not a lot of professional women that I knew," Hall, 64, recalled to ABC News.
When Robert Selby became a first-time dad in October 2013 he told ABC News he wasn't prepared when they diagnosed his son Chase with Tetralogy of Fallot, or a congenital heart defect, the same day he was set to go home. Tetralogy of Fallot is a very rare heart defect, affecting 5 out of every 10,000 babies, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It's also the same defect late night host Jimmy Kimmel's son was diagnosed with earlier this month.