Robin Hazlett of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, says she has known she wanted to be a music teacher since the 9th grade, when she was a student at Drexel Hill Middle School. By high school, Hazlett discovered that playing music was a way to participate and be a part of theatre performances without having to be up on stage, but still getting to experience the magic of live musical theatre. Fast forward to the present, and Hazlett has combined all these revelations into a dedicated career at the very school where she first was inspired to become an educator: Hazlett has been the music teacher at Drexel Hill Middle School for 35 years now.
A father who attended ballet night at his daughter’s school put his heart and soul into the evening by wearing tights, a leotard, and a tutu.
Major children's clothing brand OshKosh Baby B’gosh has issued a recall 38,000 baby and toddler jackets due buttons that can snap off and be a choking hazard for kids.
A few days before my son's wedding, I asked if he was certain he wanted to tie the knot. Then, I got a call back that no mother of five ever imagines.
One young girl bravely defended herself against the gentle forces of cute from seven furry puppies and their tiny wet kisses. But sadly, in the end, she lost the adorable battle. Proud mom Emily Rook shared an adorable photo of her 8-year-old daughter Sofia, cuddling with a band of precious pups at their local animal shelter. SEE ALSO: Rescue dog uses his smile to help find a forever home Rook, an animal care technician, told Mashable that the picture was taken at the Humane Society of Washington County in Maryland. “The shelter was founded in 1921 and continues to care for a wide variety of domestic animals to this day,” CEO Kim Intino told Mashable . “Ms. Rook, upon supervisor permission, brought Sofia to help out during a bring your daughter to work day.” According to Rook, little Sofia accompanied her to work at the shelter to help feed and offer company to the animals before they were adopted. "This is not typical since the official age to volunteer is 12," Rook told Mashable . "Sofia helps me with the fosters we take in." Image: emily rook Image: emily rookRook and Sofia have been fostering four-legged friends for more than four years and currently host 10 foster animals, many of which have come from neglectful and abusive homes or shelters. Image: emily rookSofia's love for animals prompted her to take on different roles in caring for her furry friends, including feeding kittens and playing with animals in need of socialization and rehabilitation. "She is truly an animal whisperer and connects with them in a way that still amazes me," said Rook. According to Rook, Sofia's plans for the future have animal care written all over it. "Sofia wants to always foster animals that need help and would like to work in the shelter environment when she gets older after getting a veterinarian degree," Rook said. We certainly have no doubt this little hero will do great things. Image: emily rook WATCH: Cesar Millan’s advice for working doggy parents
Quinn loves to do makeup on her mom and is always up-to-date on the latest fashion. So when the wavy eyebrow became a trend, Quinn just had to test it out! Credit: Meredith Warfel via Storyful
One of the best lessons any parent can teach their child is to embrace exactly who they are. It's especially important to instill this in them when they're little, so that they can grow up with a strong sense of self. One mom uses Halloween to do just that in the most amazing way. Simone Tipton, who resides with her family in Silverado, California, creates special Halloween costumes for her 3-year-old daughter, Scarlette. SEE ALSO: Parents, that children's smartwatch might not be a great idea Scarlette was diagnosed with undifferentiated high grade spindle cell sarcoma, a type of tissue cancer, and as a result, her left arm was amputated when she was just 10 months old. So her mom has made it her mission to teach her daughter to embrace her uniqueness with the help of the festive holiday. Image: Simone tipton Image: Simone tiptonTipton told Mashable , "We just want to make Halloween extra special for her. It’s my husband and I’s favorite holiday and she had her amputation the day before her first Halloween. She spent it intubated, on all kinds of pain meds, but she was a survivor! So now Halloween means something more to us." Image: Simone Tipton Image: Simone TiptonScarlette loves dressing up and uses her missing arm as acknowledgment that she's healthy. Her mom said, "She tells everyone that with two arms she’s sick, but with one arm she’s not. She loves that she has special costumes." This Halloween eve marks the third year anniversary that Scarlette has been in remission. Image: simone tiptonFor this mom, it's crucial that her daughter understands how important it is to accept and love yourself. "We just really want to root it in her soul that she’s amazing no matter what differences she has," she said. Image: Simone TiptonAmazing girl and an amazing mom. WATCH: This kid dressed as Pennywise is pure nightmare fuel
Michigan mom Tiffany Breen said her 3-year-old daughter Roslyn tends to attract stares when the family is out in public.
Dressed up as a police officer and members of the U.S. army Chloe, Spencer, and Tristan all look very patriotic, each being posed in saluting positions.
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Six-month-old Rugbie was crowned flower girl for her aunt’s wedding, but when it came time for her to make her way down the aisle, sleep prevailed. On Reddit, her father, Joe Morman, posted a photo of his hilarious baby girl making her way down the aisle fast asleep, falling back in the wagon pulled by her mom. “My daughter was supposed to be a flower girl in her aunts wedding but napping is life.
Four-year-old Bryce has become a viral sensation after expressing his concern for his mom, who was in the hospital to deliver a baby: "We need our mama. We don't want nothing to happen to you."
A mom's post about her daughter being shunned by their church because the 9-year-old wanted to wear a pantsuit instead of a dress to communion has gone viral.
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A mom who found a stuffed dog at a highway rest-stop women's room has launched a national search to find its owner.
Two Texas high-school football players stood with athletes across the country against police brutality and discrimination by protesting during the national anthem. Immediately after, they were told to hand in their uniforms. Sophomore Cedric Ingram-Lewis and his cousin Larry McCullough were kicked off their team at Victory & Praise Christian Academy, the Houston Chronicle reported. The pair didn't play in the Friday night game for their private church-affiliated football program in the Houston suburb Crosby. Ingram-Lewis raised his fist during the anthem while McCullough took a knee. Coach Ronnie Mitchem kicked them off the team when the anthem ended. Local high school football players kicked off team after protest during anthem (by @chroncoleman) https://t.co/mATIDFymj3 via @houstonchron — Matt Young (@Chron_MattYoung) September 30, 2017 "He told us that disrespect will not be tolerated," Lewis told the Houston Chronicle . "He told us to take off our uniform and leave it there." The coach told the Chronicle that he wanted players to participate in protests by kneeling after a touchdown or distributing pamphlets about the issues they're calling attention to—not by taking a knee during the anthem, like players across the country. "That was my point of view," Mitchem told the Chronicle . "Like I said, I'm a former Marine. That just doesn't fly and they knew that. I don't have any problem with those young men. We've had a good relationship. They chose to do that and they had to pay for the consequences." NFL protests against police brutality started over a year ago with Colin Kaepernick, but escalated last week when President Donald Trump ranted against the mostly black athletes protesting. Trump said that NFL owners should fire athletes who protested and called players who knelt during the anthem a "son of a bitch." "I'm definitely going to have a conversation because I don't like the way that that was handled," Lewis's mother, Rhonda Brady, told the Chronicle . "But I don't want them back on the team. A man with integrity and morals and ethics and who truly lives by that wouldn't have done anything like that." WATCH: Advanced photographers will obsess over this instant camera
Students at Harvard University staged a protest as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered an address on school choice. One held up a sign reading, "White supremacist." Others called for protections for victims of campus sexual assault. DeVos last week revoked the Obama administration's guidance that instructed colleges on how to handle sexual assault cases. She did not interrupt her speech Thursday to address the protesters, but later took some pointed questions from the audience.