One toddler has become the star of a Louisiana high school’s halftime show thanks to her dance moves. Ollie Malone, 2, was captured on video dancing with Southwood High School's flag line and dance team in Shreveport during homecoming on Sept. 30. The girl's mom, Micah Malone, is the coach for the high school's dance team, the Silver Spurs.
Mike Julianelle, a blogger and father of two, gained internet fame by posting photos of all the things kids can ruin, like when his kids turned a coffee table into a train set.The 41-year-old Brooklyn dad, is now sharing photos on Instagram of how kids have changed the parents themselves.Baby celebrates 1st birthday with 'creepy' Halloween cake smashGood Housekeeping's picks for the hottest holiday toysJulianelle, who writes at DadandBuried. ...
Good Housekeeping's list of the hottest toys for the holiday season is out after the magazine's extensive expert and kid testing process. Rachel Rothman, the chief technologist from Good Housekeeping Institute, the consumer products lab, appeared live on "Good Morning America" today to share some of the magazine's top picks for kids at different price points: under $25, under $50, under $75, and $100. Children can stick the "oonies" together and create original designs.
A selfless woman is carrying a child for her sister who experienced the heartbreaking loss of newborn twins. Anna Howat is due to give birth to her niece, Charlotte Grace, on Feb. 2. Howat offered to carry her sister Beth Gaudino's baby when Gaudino had difficulties conceiving after losing her son and daughter at 20 weeks pregnant.
Women now have a new tool to screen themselves for postpartum depression and it fits in the palm of their hand. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have developed a free iPhone app for woman to use during and after pregnancy to see where they fall on the spectrum of the symptoms of postpartum depression. "We view this as so intuitive from a public health point of view given the prevalence of postpartum depression in the population," Dr. Lee S. Cohen, director of the hospital’s Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, told ABC News.
Patrick LeBlanc, Brianna LeBlanc and their daughter, Reid LeBlanc, 2, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, were posing for some pictures on Oct. 9, in honor of Canadian Thanksgiving, when Reid accidentally slipped out of her parents' hands. "After she fell, we immediately checked to make sure that she was OK," Brianna LeBlanc wrote to ABC News in an email.
Toni Murphy was just 36 when she died in 2001, leaving behind five children, including 2-year-old quadruplet daughters. Now, Toni Murphy’s quadruplet daughters, Erin, Kelly, Rachel and Casey Murphy, are 18-year-old college freshman fulfilling their mom’s legacy. Erin Murphy is studying veterinary medicine at Oklahoma State University.
"I was trying to protect my kids," Rebecca Bredow, who lives in the Detroit area, told ABC News. "Never in a million years did I ever think that I would end up in jail standing up to try to protect my kids, and standing up for my beliefs," Bredow added. Last week, a judge sentenced Bredow to seven days in jail for refusing to bring her son's vaccinations up to date.
A Utah school's camera captured the emotional moment when an 11-year-old student learned that she was going to be adopted by her foster family. Tannah Butterfield leaped into the arms of her school's office manager, Jackie Alexander, after hearing the news. "All that excitement, joy and happiness that you see in Tannah went right through to me," Alexander, 45, told ABC News today.
Britt Harris was married to her husband, Chris Harris, for less than one year before he died while deployed with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Just one week before Chris Harris’s Aug. 2 death at the age of 25 due to an improved explosive device (IED), Britt Harris told her husband she was expecting their first child. “When I told him, it was the happiest I’d ever seen him,” said Britt Harris, 26, of Southern Pines, North Carolina.
Bride and groom Skylain and Jeffery Clarke spiced up their wedding photos at Taco Bell. The nacho-loving newlyweds took wedding photos at one of the fast food chain’s restaurants after their Sept. 29 nuptials in St. Augustine, Florida. “It was so much in our sense of humor,” Skylain Clarke, 21, told ABC News.
Parents in a New York town could end up in jail if their children are found to have bullied others, thanks to a new law. Victoria Crago began advocating for the law in North Tonawanda, New York, after she said her eighth-grade son was attacked by a classmate right in front of her.
One California couple, inspired by the hit Netflix show "Stranger Things," just revealed the sex of their first child in a now viral video. Daniel Vongnakhone and Krystal Jugarap are expecting their first child in February and wanted to announce if they were having a boy or a girl in a "fun" way "for the people that we weren't going to see in person," Jugarap told ABC News. Vongnakhone, 28, said he randomly came up with the idea to use scenes from the science fiction drama.
A father is opening up about his decision to let his young son play tackle football, despite studies linking the sport to brain damage and concussions, saying he thinks football "toughens you up," and has brought him closer to his son. "It's scary," Luke Zaleski, the former research director for GQ magazine, told ABC News. Zaleski, who played youth football and remains a huge fan of the sport, said it caught him off guard when his then 8-year-old son Wyatt asked if he could play tackle football.
This little bride and groom said “I do” in a magical mini-marriage ceremony in Flint, Texas.Their moms, both photographers, arranged the pint-size photo shoot for their kids who “love hanging out together.”The newlyweds, Sullivan, 5 and Ella, 3, loved playing dress up and pretending to celebrate their big day.“We told them they were getting married and found a little baby-sized ring box. I told her she got to dress like a princess for her wedding,” Ella’s mom, Breana Marie of Breana Marie Photography, told ABC News. ...
Big Bird and his "Sesame Street" buddies are taking on a new mission: helping kids learn to cope with stress and trauma. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit offshoot of the long-running children's program "Sesame Street," launched the powerful new initiative, which was designed with the help of psychologists, the same week that the nation was rocked by the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The initiative includes materials for parents, caregivers and social workers, as well as video elements featuring the beloved "Sesame Street" Muppets demonstrating the simple exercises to help children to feel safe and cope with the traumatic and stressful experiences.
Hot cars can be a threat for children even during the cooler months of the year, according to new findings released today by Consumer Reports. The new warning for parents states that even though the hot summer months have ended, the temperatures inside a closed car can still rise to potentially fatal levels for young children. "It can happen even in the milder temperatures," Janette Fennell, the founder and president of the website Kidsandcars.org, told ABC News.
Meet Nolan and Nash Garrett, the 1-year-old twins who can't stop cuddling with each other.Proud mom Xenia Garrett said it's a far cry from how the twins used to act."In the beginning, they really wouldn't interact with each other," she explained to ABC News. "They were so little, and they didn't know if there was another person or it was themselves.""Seeing them with each other now, it's just the sweetest thing," Garrett added. ...
Rebecca Bredow, of the Detroit area, has has been sentenced to seven days in jail for refusing to bring her child's vaccinations up to date. Bredow appeared at a hearing on Wednesday morning at the Oakland County Circuit Court where Judge Karen McDonald sentenced her for contempt of court after Bredow refused to comply with court orders for her to allow her son to receive all his missing vaccinations within one week. The mother of two told the judge that she takes "full responsibility" for her actions and that vaccinations go against her beliefs.
Rebecca Bredow, of the Detroit area, told ABC News that she would "absolutely" rather go to jail than vaccinate her son. Bredow said that she and her then-husband, Jason Horne, had initially agreed to space out vaccinations for their young son. "Now I have four-and-a-half business days ... to fully vaccinate, they want me to bring him up to the fullest extent medically allowed, which would be up to eight vaccines, in one dose," Bredow said.
Florida mom Nikki Pennington wrote a “missed connections” Facebook post that went viral about a mom she wished she’d befriended in Target. It was in the crayon aisle at a Target in the Tampa Bay area on Sept. 25 around 7 p.m. that Pennington spotted a woman wearing yoga pants similar to hers and carrying a large cup of coffee. “I was wearing my mom couture complete with dry shampoo hair, no makeup, yesterday’s t-shirt and yoga pants,” Pennington’s post began.
A nurse's Target trip took an unexpected turn after she found herself delivering a fellow shopper's baby. Caris Lockwood, 24, of Atlanta was shopping with family members at the discount store on Aug. 25 when her mother noticed a woman in labor, Tanya Saint Preux Picault, 30. Lockwood, a labor and delivery nurse at Piedmont Healthcare, sprang into action.
A mother's post of her destroyed car with two perfectly intact car seats is reminding parents everywhere of the importance of proper car seat installation and use. Jenna Casado Rabberman posted the photo to Facebook on Tuesday and it's already been shared nearly 100,000 times. Alisa Baer, also known as The Car Seat Lady and an expert in car seat safety, said it's not the first time she's seen a child properly buckled into a properly installed car seat come away from a crash with no injuries.
The Kellogg Fire Department in Minnesota experienced a baby boom this year when six of its 30 firefighters welcomed seven babies over the span of five months. “We don't know if there was something in the water or what,” volunteer firefighter Ben VanLoon told ABC News. The fire department's baby boom kicked off with his daughter, Brielle, who was born on Feb. 9.
Little Daisy Martin is having a tough time with her mommy’s exciting baby news. When the 3-year-old from Cardiff, Wales, found out she was getting a brother instead of a sister, she went into absolute meltdown mode. “I wanted it to be a girl!” she wails in the viral video her mom, Siobhan O'Brien, posted to social media.