Three years ago, at the age of 2, she was diagnosed with autism. She has trouble speaking, expressing affection, and socializing with other people. Her parents, looking for a way to help Iris express herself, turned to painting—and Iris took to it with an incredible, natural talent that surprised them all.
New mom Jessica Chavkin has taken Halloween costumes for her infant to a whole new level. Not content with just one costume on Halloween, the fashion and lifestyle writer is dressing her son up in a new costume each day for the entire month of October…
Maverick from Top Gun
Since Halloween is my favorite holiday, and Noah is my favorite thing ever, we are celebrating by counting down with a new costume every day until the big day. I hope that you are amused. I know we will be.
16 days into the project, we can definitely say that we’re amused…and very impressed.
We’ve featured some of our favorites in the entertaining series here, but be sure to check out Jessica’s Instagram or Tumblr to keep up with the daily series…
In a story that amounts to a real-life version of Taken, in which Liam Neeson goes to the ends of the earth to rescue his daughter from kidnappers, The Hindustan Times reports that an Indian father trekked over 300 miles to Nepal to track down and save his three sons who had been stolen into slavery by human traffickers…
A policeman in Michigan recently took “protect and serve” to a whole new level.
Officer Ben Hall pulled a car over last Friday for a traffic violation, and when he walked up to the car, he noticed that a small child in the backseat was only wearing a seatbelt rather than sitting in a car seat. Another ticketable offense.
The driver, Lexi DeLorenzo, told Officer Hall that she knew her daughter should be in a car seat, but that she simply couldn’t afford it right now.
So instead of writing a ticket, Officer Hall wrote a check…metaphorically, at least. He told her to pull into the nearby Walmart, and there he bought her a car seat for her daughter out of his own pocket.
DeLorenzo took to Facebook to publicly thank the officer:
When comedians Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee became moms, they didn’t quit comedy, but their material definitely changed. The duo started a monthly show in Denver called The Pump and Dump where they commiserate with other moms about the daily ups and downs of parenting.
As part of their show, they ask mothers to write down the strangest things their kids have said or done. These are just a few of the outrageous stories from moms in the trenches…