One first-time dad seemed like a pro after he expertly quieted his crying baby instantly.Author Daniel Eisenman was lying in bed while shooting a Facebook Live video when his 3-week-old daughter, Divina Victoria, began crying."So I did my go-to 'om,' which seemed to work pretty effectively," he told ABC News.In the video, which has now gone viral with more than 29 million people watching, Eisenman's daughter quiets immediately, seemingly going to sleep. ...
One 7-year-old boy was so desperate to have more time to play video games that he hatched a master plan. Nathan Anderson decided to pen a fake letter to his mom, Lori, pretending to be his second-grade teacher at Black Ridge Elementary School in Eagle Mountain, Utah.
It's not," Heather Martin said in an interview that aired today on "Good Morning America." "It's a character. The "DaddyOFive" channel, which features the antics of the parents and their five children, Jake, 14, Ryan, 12, Emma, 11, Cody, 9, and Alex, 9, currently has more than 760,000 subscribers on YouTube. "I am ashamed," Mike Martin said.
A baby has celebrated his parents in an adorable photo session by honoring their civil service professions. Enzo Anthony Crnolic, 1 month, was captured posing with his mom's firefighter hat and dad's policeman cap. "It means a lot knowing that we're both public servants and I wanted to do a photo that included both him as a police officer, and me as a firefighter," said mom Caroline Crnolic, 27, a firefighter for the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.
Kalani and Jarani, the biracial twins who gained worldwide attention for having different skin tones, have reached their first birthday milestone. The girls celebrated their April 23 birthday a day early with a princess-themed party that included 50 family members and friends. "Everyone passed them around and loved on them," mom Whitney Meyer of Quincy, Illinois told ABC News.
Losing a child can trigger an unimaginable grief, but one family in Texas found a healing way to honor their son’s memory. Cindy and Jim Bob Haggerton lost their son, Evans, just hours after he was born due to an undetected condition. After adopting son Tate, now almost 2, and giving birth to son Whitten, now 13 months, Cindy Haggerton knew she also wanted to pay tribute to Evans in their family photos.
A newborn baby made quite the entrance into world after being born during her family's Sunday trip to the zoo. Kymica Hubbard, 24, was riding the train attraction at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium when she suddenly went into labor, she told ABC News.
Tabitha Schroeder of St. Louis, Missouri, was told by doctors at an early age it would be difficult for her to get pregnant. Everyone practiced on the adult shoes, but after their eyes were covered the couple broke out the "real challenge" -- the parents-to-be swapped the adult shoes out for baby ones. Tabitha’s mom, Diana Pierce, was still a bit confused, caught up in the excitement of the game.
Patricia Truel found a way for her son with special needs to make his own way in life — through cupcakes. When 12-year-old John Truel comes home from school, he greets customers, prepares orders and helps his mom wash dishes at their store Cupcakes on 8th.
An Indiana dad brought his little girl and a second special date to an annual father-daughter dance to ensure no one would be left out. Russ Saputo took both his daughter, Angelina, 10, and her best friend Ellcy Miller, 9, to the event at Trinity Lutheran School in Elkhart last month. "I said [to Angelina], 'I know it's your night, but what do you think about sharing and we can double date?'" Saputo said.
"We had gone out on a date night," Nicole Still told ABC News. Nicole, 26, added that when she and her husband, Sam, finally went to pick up their son, he was "really nervous." Valor did not want to show his mom what he had done to his hair. Valor had no idea that fixing his hair would mean cutting the rest of it off.
James and Alisha Doherty of Nashville announced their new bundle of joy with a super hero-themed photo shoot. The fun-loving duo dress in their Batman costumes as a hobby, wearing the suits to birthdays, charities and fundraisers when asked. Alisha is 12 weeks pregnant and due on Halloween, “which is great for our costuming hobbies,” said James.
Alex and Clara Cazeau and Ricky and Emilee Player are a blended family raising Maelyn Player, 4, the daughter of Clara Cazeau and Ricky Player. “When I was younger my brother played baseball and my mom would get us shirts made so I wanted to do the same thing when Maelyn started playing her first sport,” Clara Cazeau, 26, told ABC News. A photo of the foursome posing with Maelyn on the soccer field is earning praise after Emilee Player posted it on Facebook.
Nine-year-old Kolt Kyler couldn’t hold back his tears when his dad surprised him with tickets to see his beloved Chicago Cubs play at Wrigley field. Kolt has been a die-hard Cubs fan his entire life. “Kolt has been helping his dad on their farm for a couple years with their cows, but recently Kolt got two pigs to show for 4H [a youth development and mentoring organization] for the first time so he's had to work extra hard!,” Himes wrote to ABC News in an email.
Chris Illuminati began posting photos of the handwritten notes — which detail the funny, heartwarming and painful moments of his days caring for the family's two children — on social media. Illuminati, 39, has a son, 7-year-old Evan, and daughter, 4-year-old Lila, with his wife of nine years, Libby Illuminati. Chris Illuminati decided to quit his job at a content editor for a group of newspapers in Pennsylvania when their first child was born in 2010.
“My husband had no idea what was going to happen until we showed up to the shoot,” Lizette Porter said of her husband Keven Porter, a U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor.
A day that exhausted the hearts and minds of stay-at-home moms everywhere with never-ending milk and snack requests. Sometimes stay-at-home moms are deflated and defeated and we just can’t pick another battle. My fellow stay-at-home moms and I are trying to raise happy kids, keep a clean home and get dinner on the table, but sometimes we have to pick two out of the three.
A sonogram image that appears to show a pair of twins sharing a kiss inside the womb is melting their parents' hearts. The moment was photographed during first-time mom Carissa Gill’s 24-week ultrasound. "In the 2-D ultrasound that I see in the doctor's office, they're never that close together -- just seeing them face to face, it was a big shock," Gill told ABC News.
A father's love for his unborn daughter has inspired a 26.2-mile run through the streets of Boston and has raised tens of thousands of dollars to benefit others with the same diagnosis. Oliver and Kinnon Foley of Charlestown, Massachusetts, are less than a month away from the birth of their first child, a girl they named Tenley. When Kinnon Foley was 11 weeks pregnant, they found out that their daughter would be born with Down syndrome.
The author of a new book that has already courted controversy for calling on women to prioritize mothering for the first three years after giving birth instead of returning to the workplace spoke out today on "Good Morning America," saying she wrote the book because she felt as a society, we "devalued mothering."Erica Komisar, who penned the book "Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters," links a recent increase in mental illness and developmental disorders in children with an increasing cultural devaluation of mothering. ...
Carrie and Craig Kosinski, who live on a farm in Union Grove, always planned to adopt. "Adoption was always a part of what we had planned ... but we wanted to try to have our own children first and then adopt," Carrie Kosinski, who was herself adopted as a child, told ABC News. AFter Carrie, 28, was diagnosed with endometriosis and has other issues that complicate ovulation, the couple moved up their adoption plans, she told ABC News.
Lauren Smith Brody, the former executive editor of "Glamour" magazine and mother of two, opened up about the difficulties she faced while returning to work after having a baby in an interview with "Good Morning America" that aired today. Smith Brody, who penned the book "The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity and Big Success After Baby," touched on everything from how to deal with guilt to tips on how to pump breast milk while at the office. "Everybody knows about the first three trimesters, of course, which are pregnancy, and the fourth trimester is the newborn phase," Brody Smith said.
One birthday on April 4 gives this family three reasons to celebrate after their newborn girl was born on the same day as her father and great-grandfather. "I was really excited," said dad Devon Pierce. Ameika Pierce of Stockton Springs, Maine, was born on April 4, 2017 -- the same day as her dad, Devon, 26 and his grandfather, David Pierce, 85.
Two sisters from Pennsylvania gave their stepmom an emotional birthday surprise: asking her to legally adopt them. It was the best birthday ever," Diana Gopear of Lewisberry told ABC News. In 1998 she met Dennis Gopear, and three years later, they married.
Homemade slime is one of spring's hottest crafting projects. But questions about safety have come along with the homemade slime trend. In March, a fifth-grader suffered severe burns after making with homemade slime with an ingredient called borax, which is a common household cleaner.