What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Preschoolers Answer

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Kid on the bottom right, we see you. That little boy is just one of the 15 preschoolers from the Wellington School in Columbus, Ohio, who shared their career aspirations for the photo, which was auctioned off at a school fundraiser. And after Reddit user AstroCat16 posted the photo online, the school's not... Read more

Will a Family's Self-Imposed Quarantine Save Their Daughter?

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To say that the O'Neill family lives in close quarters would be an understatement. The family of four has quarantined themselves in their Columbia, South Carolina home for nine months. And it's all in an effort to save their daughter's life. In July 2013, Eliza O'Neill, 5, was diagnosed with the rare, fatal genetic disorder called Sanfilippo... Read more

Happy Friday From the Cutest Taekwondo Kid

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Three-year-old Sophie, the littlest member of the Armly Taekwondo Club in Leeds, UK, has made a big impact. The club shared a video on their Facebook page of Sophie enthusiastically reciting the martial arts creed, and unsurprisingly, it was a huge hit. We can't decide what our favorite part is: Sophie's tiny ponytail, her pint-sized taekwondo... Read more

Pediatrician Refuses to Treat Baby with Two Moms

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For two Detroit-area moms eagerly awaiting their six-day-old baby's first appointment with a pediatrician, what should have been an exciting milestone turned into a major setback. Instead of the pediatrician they had carefully selected, a different doctor came out to greet them. Their first choice changed her mind because the married couple was gay. Jami and... Read more

Predictions for Year of the Sheep Babies

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Happy Chinese New Year! As we enter the Year of the Sheep (or goat, or ram; they're used interchangeably, and the Chinese character denotes a goat or a sheep), you might have high hopes for baby's sleep schedule. After all, counting sheep is the ticket to a good night's sleep, right? Regardless of how nursery-friendly... Read more

Bye-bye, Barbie! Realistic Dolls Are The New Toy Trend

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A quick glance at tiny-waisted, long-legged Barbies and plump-lipped, smoky-eyed Bratz tells us that most dolls set the bar for beauty pretty high (a.k.a impossible). For millions of little girls and boys around the world, these dolls serve as confidantes, best friends, even idols -- so airbrushing them to perfection is a slippery slope. That's why manufacturers and concerned moms... Read more

Can 'Thriller' Induce Labor? One Pregnant Woman Finds Out

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Spicy foods, long walks, castor oil...the list of supposed natural labor induction methods goes on and on. But one mom-to-be decided a little Michael Jackson might move things along. In a matching sports bra and sweatpants getup, Bonnie Northsea, 32, posted her "Thriller" rendition on Facebook. "Someone told me 'Thriller' would induce labor. Here I am on... Read more

9 Valentine's Day Cards That Perfectly Sum Up Our Lives

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If the media and all the Whitman's Samplers in your local drugstore haven't made the message loud and clear that Valentine's Day is HAPPENING (whether you're on that box of chocolates train or not), we're here to tell you we know how you feel. The "holiday" takes on a different meaning once you're in the pregnancy or parenting zone.  The flowers,... Read more

Switched at Birth: A True Story

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Over 20 years ago, two baby girls were inadvertently switched at birth, and spent their first 10 years of life completely unaware of the mishap. Nope -- this isn't about the ABC Family original series -- it's the true story of two French families, who are now taking home a combined $2.1 million in damages. Sophie... Read more

Is Your Baby Socially Savvy?

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We're giving credit where credit's due -- it turns out babies can understand complex social interactions, like how people are expected to behave, and what people know and don't know. So babies can figure out dramatic irony? Not quite -- it's more like they understand consequences. A new University of Missouri study turned up the drama... Read more