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Jon vs. Kate - Whose Side Are You On?

ParentDish and Life and Style magazine want to know: In the Gosselin divorce, whose side are you on these days? Jon and Kate Gosselin's 9-year-old twins, Mady and Cara, started school today, and just like moms and dads across the country, the...

Nudity - Boundaries for Babies?

Do your kids go naked? Photo: nkpix, Flickr
For most adults, home is the one place where you can let it all hang out, within reason. Young kids, who don't pay attention to social norms, or completely disregard them, have a different set of...

The Happy Meal Turns 30

The McDonald's Happy Meal is turning 30. Introduced in 1979, this staple of kid-friendly fast-food is now as recognizable as the McDonald's brand itself. The idea of the Happy Meal is so simple: A hamburger, fries and soda served in a cardboard box...

Brangelina's Twins Turn 1 - But Where Are They?

Last week, Hollywood's hottest twins celebrated a big milestone: Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt celebrated their first birthday with a family-only bash that included mom Angelina Jolie and dad Brad Pitt, siblings Maddox, 7, Pax,...

Woman With Two Wombs Gives Birth

Miracle baby Mirela at home with her parents. Photo: Whitehot Pix/ZUMA Press
Like many couples, Lindsay Hasaj and her husband Tony spent months trying to conceive, with no luck. When the 27-year-old suddenly had an odd pain in her belly, she...

Boy, 3, Survives River Ride in Toy Car

Demetrius Jones took his electric toy truck for a ride down a river near Peace Island Park in Canada. Credit: Energeticcity.ca
When three-year-old Demetrius Jones went missing on Sunday morning from his family's campsite in Canada's Peace...

Bullying - Are Lawsuits the Answer?

How far would you go if your child was bullied? Image: sxc.hu
Faced with more -- and more serious -- bullying, parents are taking the hard line and suing. But is a court of law really the best place to re-educated a school bully? It's an...

Barbie Girls in a Barbie World - At the Prom?

Teens are all dolled up for prom. Image: Mikael Buck, Solentnews.biz
Prom has always been about going over the top on the glam front, but two British girls have gone to new and unusual lengths: They had themselves delivered to their prom in...

Family Pours Own Urine on Lampposts to Find Lost Dog

How far would you go to get your child's dog back? Photo: Rosie Windsor, SWNS.COM
On July 4, the Baltesz family dog, a black Lab named Simon, ran away from home. Thus far the family -- mom Louise, 43, dad Jonathan, 44, and their children...

Pregnant By Swimming?

Did a teenager get pregnant from swimming in a hotel pool? Photo: sxc.hu The pool can be a dangerous place: Kids can get sunburned or slip on the wet deck. But can the pool get you pregnant? ...

Nebraska Dad Who Abandoned Nine Children is Expecting Twins

Gary Staton dropped off his 9 children last September under Nebraska's Safe Haven law. He still feels it was the right decision. Photo: Jeff Beiermann, The World-Herald Safe Haven laws have been passed in all 50 states since 1999, as a way...

Baby Born at 23 Weeks Doing Well Six Months Later

Jessica Hawkins was born at 23 weeks, weighing less than a pound and a half. Photo: Getty Images
Jessica Hawkins was born on December 29, 2008, after only 23 weeks in the womb. She weighed 1 pound, 7 ounces. For comparison, that's less than a...

Do You Gossip About Other People's Kids?

Moms are gossiping about other people's kids. Image: Julia Freeman-Woolpert/sxc.hu
Whether you participate in it or not, it's hard to avoid gossip. Reality TV, celebrity culture and gossip rags all promote this idea that it's okay to talk about...

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt used IVF to conceive twins?

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have never made it a secret that they want to have a large family. But what may come as a surprise is their lack of patience in creating that family. US magazine is reporting that Angie and Brad used IVF to conceive their...

Terminally ill toddler's parents sell everything and take her on holiday -- PD*Poll

Three-year-old Caitlin Powell is living every tot's dream: her parents have sold their home and quit their jobs and are devoting their days to taking Caitlin and her seven-year-old sister on a series of fabulous vacations. Next month the family will...

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