Parenting

 · 3 min read

WATCH: Viral Pediatrician Shows You How to Hold and Calm a Crying Baby

Finally, your eyes start to shut and your mind begins drifting into a care-free world of no responsibilities. For the first time in weeks, your spouse isn’t even snoring. But, within what feels like five minutes, something pulls you from your slumber. You squint turning on your lamp and look at your clock – three […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 5 min read

Nurse Adopts Homeless Man with Autism So He Can Get a Heart Transplant

This article was originally published on November 28th, 2020, and has since been updated. “Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.” – Barbara De Angelis When 27-year-old Jonathan Pinkard found out last year that he needed a heart […]

Penelope Wilson

Penelope Wilson

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 7 min read

33 years On, This Father Still Fights For His Daughter After Shocking Diagnosis

There’s nothing a parent won’t do for their child.Some say that phrase, or some form of it, as a given fact. They believe a parent’s love is unconditional, but they don’t explore that concept further. On the flip side, those with harsh childhoods might dispute these claims. However, the story of this father’s fight for […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

 · 4 min read

6 Common Medications That Can Cause Permanent Side Effects in Children

Children have underdeveloped immune systems and therefore are more likely to get sick than adults. This means that they often require medication to manage various health conditions. It’s crucial to be aware, however, that certain medications can lead to permanent side effects that may impact their health in the long term. One class of medications […]

Julie Hambleton

Julie Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 2 min read

For the Exhausted Mom Who Hides for a Few Minutes to Cry in the Bathroom

Being a parent is not an easy job, even full-time employment does not require you to put in the amount of time, effort and patience as being a parent. Being a parent means leading, guiding, inspiring, cooking, cleaning, driving, explaining, cheering, worrying, and hoping. It also involves a lot of teaching: no playing sports in […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

 · 3 min read

How Mothers Are Impacted When They Lose a Child

Mother of four, Patty Holliday of Northern Virginia lost her firstborn son to the aftermath of a congenital heart condition. By 9 months old, little Jacob had a heart transplant surgery that bought his family more time with him. But, the Hollidays lost Jacob to a type of cancer common among heart transplant patients. “Fourteen […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 4 min read

We’re Stealing Time from Children

When full-day kindergarten began to sweep across districts, administrative staff would have held several meetings to discuss how these 5-year olds would be spending their extra hours at school.  Ginny, a woman from Michigan, who is now a mother of 5, filled a seat in these meetings for her district while expecting her first baby. […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

 · 4 min read

Kyrstyn Johnson: An Open Letter to Parents About Infant and Pregnancy Loss

In life, sometimes the hardest and heartbreaking stories are the ones we need to tell. They’re the ones that are raw, make us vulnerable, and lead us down the paths we fear most. But they are the stories and experiences that can be followed by immense growth. This is one of those stories… Kyrstyn Johnson […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

 · 4 min read

Gifted Children: 23 Signs That You Have a Child Who Is Gifted

What comes to mind when you think of intelligence? Some may think book smarts, some may think street smarts, and others will argue it’s a combination of both. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “intelligence” as the: Clearly, intelligence is not something that we can shove into a single box or fit underneath one umbrella People can […]

Chantel Brink

Chantel Brink

Freelance Writer

 · 7 min read

Heartbroken Father Pens Down Pain-Filled Letter after His Son Dies, Urges Parents to Make Their Children the Top Priority

Eight years ago, J.R Storment kick-started his tech company the same month his twin boys were born. Cloudability, his company is part of a dynamic industry that’s constantly growing. Storment spent a lot of time in the past years pushing his business forward, attending endless investor meetings, and having little time for his family.  Three […]

Maria Sykes

Maria Sykes

The Hearty Soul Team