Happy Homecoming for Justina Pelletier, After State Drops Its Controversial Charge of Medical Child Abuse

Justina Pelletier

"I'm so happy, I'm so excited, oh, my gosh!" said 16-year-old Justina Pelletier when asked about her reaction to news that she'll be going home to her parents after sixteen months in state custody. The Connecticut teenager was removed from her family home by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families after a disagreement between two highly regarded medical centers regarding the teen's medical diagnosis. Justina had been treated at Tufts Medical Center for mitochondrial disease, … [Read more...]

Moms, Dads, Kids, Singles, Everyone…This Movie’s For You

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The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. Back in January, I reported my first impressions of the movie Moms' Night Out, after my set visit on location in Birmingham. Before that, in December, I wrote about my earlier interview with Patricia Heaton, who starred in the film but was also co-producer with her husband David Hunt. I told you about Moms' Night Out's sheer wackiness, its humor and pathos.  I called it a "frolicking good time" looking at … [Read more...]

Mom, You’re the Best! A Loving Tribute

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  She's always been there for you. She's been the encourager-in-chief, coaxing you to try, to master new things, to explore your world in new ways.   She's been your biggest cheerleader.  Her confidence in you and her gentle nudge have helped you to step out into the world.  She's been your teacher and your strongest example.  Through her love, you've understood something of the love of God.  Through her patient instruction, you've mastered difficult subjects and … [Read more...]


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