Kevin and Marina Krim are growing hope out of tragedy. The couple whose two young children were murdered last year recently welcomed a baby to their family. While their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, has pleaded not guilty in the fatal attack, the Krims are clearly trying to rebuild their lives.
According to an article in the Huffington Post, the Krims had a healthy eight-pound son named Felix Harrison. They have also recently set up Lulu and Leo in memoriam of their lost children, six-year-old Lulu and two-year-old Leo, who were found dead in the couple's apartment nearly a year ago. They were survived by a four-year-old sister, Nessie, who wasn't home at the time of the tragedy.
For more information, or to donate, visit the Lulu & Leo Fund.
"We created the Lulu & Leo Fund to inspire, engage, educate, heal and grow the hearts and minds of children facing hardships, giving them lifelong passion, skills and—most importantly—hope," says the site.
Here's hoping baby Felix brings his family a lot of joy as their hearts continue to heal.
What do you do when you're due to give birth and move house at the same time? Other than panic (that's a given), you check into the nearest luxury hotel, of course. At least that's what a Portland, Oregon, couple did when they found themselves in the said unenviable predicament a couple years ago.
According to an article in Mommyish, Kristen and Pippen Kingsbury fell in love with the USD $299 suite at The Nines. Kristen decided it was the perfect setting to bring her child into the world. Two hours into labour, their baby was born, and hotel staff were none the wiser. Until now.
Staff were alerted to a birthing video shot by the couple and posted to YouTube under the caption, Our Luxury Hotel Birth. Needless to say, the hotel was less than impressed and wouldn't have permitted the birth had they been informed of the couple's intent.
Birth is a gruesome business. Just ask my husband, who nearly fainted when he had to retrieve my labour CD from our birthing suite after the fact. It was like stepping into a scene straight out of a Tarantino movie. I wouldn't dream of inflicting that bloodbath on unsuspecting housekeeping staff.
Who knows, if there's scope for this kind of hotel, then maybe a birthing hotel chain could also prove a great business venture. But to my mind, not getting permission from hotel staff is bad form at best.
What do you think? Is a hotel a viable alternative to those not wanting to labour in their own homes?
Everyone has a skeleton or two, but few people have one quite as salacious as newly qualified teacher Cristy Deweese who modeled for Playboy once upon a time.
According to an article in the Toronto Star, Deweese, who went by the name Cristy Nicole, now teaches Spanish at Rosie M. Collins Sorrells School of Education and Social Services in Texas. But in 2011, she was branded "Co-ed of the Month" when she posed nude for Playboy.
It's a shadow that continues to haunt the twenty-one-year-old in her new role, much like it did for this woman. While school officials claim Deweese broke no laws by appearing nude, her actions may violate the Educators’ Code of Ethics, a Texas Education Agency claims.
And some parents question whether Deweese's suitability as a role model for their teenagers. “...Is this someone they can respect as an educator, someone that they can look up to?” asked one parent.
The past is the past, you say. If her criminal record is clear, then surely her employment at the school is a non-issue insofar as it doesn't affect her ability to teach. Right?
But what if provocative images or Deweese are still readily accessible? Should the hiring of anyone working with kids hinge on more elaborate background checks?
If that's the case, we're all doomed...