Would You Let Your Children Go Hunting?

Jessica Olmstead is shown with the 448-pound black bear she killed in Oba, Ontario, Canada. Credit: Olmstead family, AP
New laws could make it easier for you to answer "yes." Last month we wrote about Jessica Olmstead, a 17-year-old who killed...

Bow Hunter, 17, Bags 448-Pound Bear

Jessica Olmstead bagged this bear. Credit: Olmstead Family / AP
What do most 17-year-old girls do in their spare time? Post Facebook updates? Hang with their friends at the mall? How about hunting bear with a bow and arrow? This summer, Jes...
This summer, Jessica Olmstead killed a 448-pound black bear while on a hunting trip in Ontario, Canada with her dad, according to the Battle Creek Enquirer.

12 Best Children's Books for the Holidays

Snow falling outside frosted windows, fire crackling, two girls curled in blankets on a cozy couch, surrounded by books. I'm seven years old and visiting my best friend who lives just down the street, and we are digging into a huge basket of seasonal...

Teddy Bear Rescue

How far would you go to rescue your child's beloved stuffed teddy bear? Would you climb down the side of a hill in the rain? Two parents in Southern California had to answer that very question recently and found that, while their hearts were in the r...

There's a new bear in town

If you have kids, you probably know the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by heart. The repetitive nature of the book and beautiful artwork makes it ideal for non-readers. You might also be familiar with its sequels, Polar Bear, Polar Bea...

Toddler quirks: I'm up to my eyeballs in bears

My 2-year-old daughter has a thing for teddy bears. Heck, a "thing" doesn't accurately describe her love for her furry friends. An obsession? Yes, she is obsessed with teddy bears. Recently, she has decided that she must have every single bear she ow...

Mom gets induced so Dad can go to the game

I'm not into football. In fact, I don't even really like it. This story, I'm afraid, doesn't improve my opinion of it either. It seems that Colleen and Mark Pavelka are big fans of the Chicago Bears, who, it seems, were involved in some big game yest...

Two bears put down because of idiot parent

I'm going to break this story down as simply as I can. A four-year-old child and a parent "breached" a security fence at a Virginia zoo allegedly to get a closer look at the bears. The child gets bitten, and the bears are then both euthaniz...


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