Aug 31 2012

Wink At The Moon, In Honor of Neil Armstrong

Blue moon on same day as Neil Armstrong service. USA TODAY

 

There's a rare blue moon tonight, a fitting wink to Neil Armstrong by the cosmic calendar.

Today is the day of a private service for Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who died last Saturday in Ohio at age 82.

A blue moon occurs when there's a second full moon in one calendar month. It won't happen again until July 2015. The full moon cycle is 29.5 days so a blue moon is uncommon and has come to mean something rare. The moon actually won't be colored blue.

Armstrong's family has suggested paying tribute to him by looking at the moon and giving the astronaut a wink. (Read full story)

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Aug 31 2012

Colorado 9th Grader Saves 17 Studens

Colo. 9th grader steers school bus to safety. CBS News

 

A Colorado 9th grader helped steer his school bus to safety after a bus driver fell from his seat and got stuck, leaving the wheel unattended.

Jeremy Rice, 14, told CBS Denver affiliate KKTV that the driver was knocked out of his chair after taking a sharp right turn mid-route in Colorado Springs Thursday morning.

"While we started turning he hit the curb and he fell out and he got stuck and he was asking everyone to help," Rice said.

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Aug 31 2012

Parenting Responsibilities

Parenting Responsibilities: 10 Things You Are (and Aren't) Responsible for as a Parent. Shine from YAHOO!

These days, we're bombarded with mixed messages about how to parent "the right way." It's easy to buy into advice from the media, relatives, and other parents and start to worry that we're doing something wrong. Part of the reason this is happening is because adults, just like kids, are over-stimulated. We're more wired and connected, which means we're receiving more outside input than ever before.

 

What you are not responsible for:

Making sure your kids are always happy.

Getting the approval of others.

Controlling your children.

Your children are not puppets and you are not a puppeteer. 

What you are responsible for:

Making tough decisions that are not popular ones.

Teaching your child to function independently.

Holding them accountable.

Do your best.

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