Pregnant Mother of Toddler Breaks Down at Airport and Half a Dozen Women Come to Her Rescue

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” … we knelt down and formed a circle around them,” Dunnington says. “I sang ‘The Itsy Bitsy Spider’ to the little boy … one woman had an orange that she peeled, one woman had a little toy in her bag that she let the toddler play with, another woman gave the mom a bottle of water. Someone else helped the mom get the kid’s sippy cup out of her bag and give it to him.” Read More

New York’s First Homeless Girl Scout Troop Is Making News

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At first glance, the girls who make up Girl Scout Troop 6000 may seem just like your ordinary group of Scouts. They wear their vests, earn badges, and recite their pledge. They laugh, hug, and support one another.

The troop is also New York City’s first all-homeless group of girls, all living in the Sleep Inn in Queens, NY. Read More

Julia, Sesame Street’s First Muppet With Autism, to Make Her Debut

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Families have turned to Sesame Street for generations in order to start conversations and teach important life lessons. With an estimated 1 in 68 American children having autism, there is no better time than now to show the public what it’s like to interact with these special people among us. Read More

In Defense of the ‘Fit Mom’

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I realize now that the bulk of negativity we harbor comes from insecurity. We judge others because we are judging ourselves. When I first saw Maria Kang’s smiling face come across my computer screen, and in turn found myself inwardly shooting her down, I know I was communicating more about myself than I was about her. Read More

Entering Into the Gray: Turning Children into Compassionate Adults

Sometimes I think we live our lives as though we believe that this is a world just for adults. I’m coming to hold that, hand in hand with observant and intentional parents, children are capable of being ushered lovingly, and carefully, into the world and walking some of these tough roads with us, even at such a young age. Read More