Is Time-Lapse Of Twins' Bedtime The Stuff of Nightmares?

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Is Time-Lapse Of Twins' Bedtime The Stuff of Nightmares?

Sometimes, just putting our kids to bed is enough to drive us to exhaustion (or to drink). So spare a thought for parents of doubles, who sometimes provide double the work and double the resistance. Ask Norwegian mom Henriette Jonassen, whose time lapse proves just how onerous the bedtime routine can be with twins at the helm.

According to an article in the Daily Dot, getting her boys to bed has never been a picnic, but it's been twice as time-consuming given the late summer evenings.

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“Normally, I would put them to bed, sing a few songs while tickling their backs and close the door behind me,” wrote Jonassen, who decided on the advice of friends to switch it up and move the boys into bedrooms next to each other.

Jonassen was skeptical that separate rooms would make the drill any easier. And rightly so. She plans to return to the usual routine once the nights get darker. 

Hands up if you've been there, done that a trillion times. 

Is the video amusing or depressing?

These twins were inseparable right from the word go.

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Irishman Uses Social Media To Trace The One That Got Away

#loveatfirstsight or stalker material?

Irishman Uses Social Media To Trace The One That Got Away

Ever met someone in passing—someone to which you felt an immediate, unusually powerful connection—only to let that person slip through the cracks? Did you kick yourself afterwards? Not content to let bygones be bye or gone, an Irishman harnessed the power of social media to track down the young lady he met on a flight.

According to an article in CBC, after Jamie Kelly lost sight of the pretty woman he connected with on his way from Barcelona to Dublin, he and his friends began a media campaign to find her using the hashtag #loveatfirstflight. 
Kelly even appeared on Irish national radio searching for his Cinderella.

“I originally looked for her Facebook and couldn't find her," said Kelly. "And I went to the airline and they couldn't do anything for me. So then I went on the [Ray] D’Arcy show today and they couldn't find her.” 

Eventually word got out, all the way to Nova Scotia, where Katie Moreau admitted she was equally infatuated with her seat mate. 

"We had lots in common plus he was very easy on the eyes,” said Moreau, who claimed she didn't search hard for Kelly after they became separated through customs because she didn't want to seem "too desperate."

Following the media fanfare, the pair has been corresponding online and have plans to get together IRL. 

Sweet or stalker? Do you buy into love at first sight?

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Surrogate Baby with Down Syndrome Rejected By Parents

Should surrogacy be outlawed?

Surrogate Baby with Down Syndrome Rejected By Parents

"Are you still humans?" That's what a Thai surrogate was left asking after an agency suggested she abort the baby with Down syndrome, who was later rejected by his Australian parents.

According to an article in the National Post, the 21-year-old surrogate has been left with the abandoned infant after his parents took care of the boy's twin sister.

Pattaramon Chanbua took a break from her job to care for seven-month-old Gammy, who also has an infection in his lungs and a congenital heart condition.

“I’ve never felt angry at them or hated them. I’m always willing to forgive them," Pattaramon said of the Australian parents whom she met once. “I want to see that they love the baby girl as much as my family loves Gammy. I want her to be well taken care of.”

Though Pattaramon negotiated a fee of 300,000 baht ($9,300) for acting as a surrogate, she has not yet been paid in full by a Thai agency since the twins' birth in December.

Nor did the agency inform her of the boy's condition until seven months into the pregnancy, when it was suggested that she abort him.

Apparently surrogacy is a major problem in Thailand, where "legal loopholes" allow the practice to go on undeterred, and can sometimes lead to human trafficking.

Like many surrogates, Pattaramon, who has children of her own, decided to carry babies for couples overseas because she needs the money to settle debts.

A fund for Gammy has been raised by an Australian charity has already raised nearly $200,000.

Is surrogacy a viable practice, provided it is adequately regulated?


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