And My Breast Hung Out

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Supermodel Nicole Trunfio breastfed on set because her child was hungry. The photographer took a photo. The magazine published it. Step back. Watch the furry, the worry, the confusion, and dread as the world gasps and figures out how to digest this enormous event. Really? News flash: baby’s get hungry, …

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Remember. Those. Remember. Peace.

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Thank you to those who’ve served. Those who’ve stayed back and cared for children, family. Thanks to those who’ve made life possible. Remember. We strive for peace, in all we do, the goal is worldwide, all-encompassing, inner and outer peace.

Join the Food Revolution with Jamie Oliver, Ed Sheeran, and Hugh Jackman

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Becoming a parent changed the way I ate. As a mother of a child with Down syndrome, the world morphed into a whole new way of thinking. Jamie Oliver’s got a fantastic video made with Ed Sheeran and featuring other celebrities, bringing awareness to the desperate need we have as …

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Autistic Child Kicked Off Airplane: Was She a Threat?

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A teen autistic child and her family were kicked off a United Airlines flight to Portland. The plane made an emergency landing. Officials arrived. The family escorted off. Was the girl a threat? Airline travel is glorious. Airline travel is the pits. The ability to cross the country or the …

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Burdens to Blessings: Turning the Tough into Trophies

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Instead of a burden, raising a child with special needs is a blessing. Pregnant with my second child, I knew something was different. Not one single test showed signs of Down syndrome. But, something was different. “Your son has Down syndrome,” the doctor said. “How do you know?” I asked …

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I’ve Been Adopted by a Kid with Special Needs. Woof.

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Like peas in a pod, dogs in a pack, ducks in a pond, my son and his dog get along like brothers. The relationship gives each a chance to learn to take turns, give back toys, and just hang out. Children with special needs can benefit greatly by having a …

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