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This Week’s Parenting News, Tips, and Trends
This week’s parenting news roundup of trends, vids, inspiring stories, and tips is quite exciting! It includes the discovery of a new Earth, the new, crazy parenting trend on Facebook, one mom’s viral message to the world, Dr. Seuss’ new release, and so much more!
This story is both heart-rending and heartwarming. Elizabeth and Laura were best friends since grade school. When Elizabeth, a single mother of four children, passed away of brain cancer, Laura adopted all of her kids, as promised. Now Laura and her husband have six beautiful kids, and their act of love and kindness has inspired others to donate to help their family out (because it is not easy).
You can help, too. This is the official campaign to help Laura Ruffino and her new family called YouCaring. Kindness is catching, and wouldn’t it be great if it went viral?
An openly gay 26-year-old from the UK is taking social media parenting to a whole new level. Kenzie Kilpatrick is offering men and women the chance to have a family via free Facebook sperm donations without the expense and red tape of traditional fertility methods. And he is not the only one by far. What’s with this new trend and what do you think of it?
Julie Bhosale Realistic Post-Baby Body – photo source Pinterest bodyrock.tv
New Zealand mother of two, blogger, and nutritionist Julie Bhosale rocked the Internet this week with her powerful (and much needed) message to moms and the media about the natural and normal changes of the post-partum body. By photo documenting her own body’s changes and sharing it with us all, she made sure her message was heard. And mothers everywhere are glad she did!
“For most of us, our bodies change, and change a lot,” Julie wrote. “It is scary, it is hard, it can be downright disgusting and upsetting, but it is real and normal.”
If you’ve heard or read about the “kale is toxic” viral news circulating lately, no need to toss all that wholesome, leafy goodness in the garbage. It’s all anecdotal Internet fodder with no factual data to back it up, according to reputable news sources. Kale-lovers rejoice! Kale-haters . . . try harder.
You don’t have to be a science nerd or sci-fi buff to appreciate this! This week, NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope finally discovered a planet so much like Earth that there’s a good chance it could have life! It’s called Kepler 452b and it’s just the beginning of a whole new world of possibility. It’s kind of a big deal, so don’t forget to share with the kids!
Single stay-at-home mom Sarah Titus shares how she went from homeless after her husband abandoned their family to living richly in a “world of poverty.” She says all parents in her position can live well and provide for their families by following her practical tips.
For example: “The first thing you need to do is to get out of debt. If you’re in debt, you’re sucker-punching yourself in the gut every day.” And her tips include ways to do this.
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About Elle C. Mayberry
Elle C. Mayberry is a mom and author, who just released a new children's book with her young daughter. With a passion for parenting and degrees in psychology and "make it workology," she created Tuned In Parents (TiP).