This 2 Year Old Gymnast Is Taking His Talents To New Heights

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As much as parents wish there were hard and fast rules determining when baby will reach certain milestones, the reality is that every kid is different. By nine months, many babies can pull to stand and crawl. At this age, Iran native Arat Hosseini was performing gymnastics routines. Over the last 10 months, Arat’s father... Read more

Toymaker VTech Hacked: What You Need To Know

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Toy company VTech has confirmed a massive security breach where private consumer data, including names, birth dates, photos, email addresses and passwords, has been accessed by hackers. Just finished your Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping on the site? There is a silver lining: no credit card data was stolen, and only the Learning Lodge... Read more

11 Year Old Helps Mom Deliver Baby, Then Goes To School

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Caitlin Burke wants to be a midwife when she grows up. And at only 11 years old, the UK native has already logged some experience. Caitlin's mom, Tara, started having contractions early Tuesday morning just minutes after her partner left the house. But 10 minutes later, her water broke, and based on her experiences delivering... Read more

How Australia Is Cracking Down On Anti-Vaxxers

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UPDATE: Australian legislation requiring parents to vaccinate their kids in order to receive childcare benefits and tax exemptions passed the Senate today. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that starting January 1, 2016, "conscientious objectors" to immunization will no longer receive childcare payments or the end-of-the-year supplement in their family tax benefits. The crackdown on... Read more

Stranger Donates Liver To Save Baby's Life

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Natalia Walker's first birthday was a cause for celebration in more ways than one. It was the day she received a liver transplant from a donor she'd never met. Walker was born with biliary artresia -- the same disease that affected the Ohio baby boy whose mother saved his life with her liver.... Read more

A Biracial Father Of Three On Taye Diggs ‘Mixed’ Controversy: Embrace The Biracial Coin

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Kelley Kelley is a Brooklyn-based musician and father of three beautifully “mixed” children. He describes how he and his Chinese-American wife, Sonia, have worked to shape the racial identity of their kids. Editor’s Note: Actor Taye Diggs recently sat down with The Grio to talk about the release of his... Read more

Spotify Announces 6-Month Parental Leave Policy

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Leave it to a Sweden-based company to unveil a jaw-dropping parental leave policy. Music streaming service Spotify announced yesterday that it will be offering six months of paid leave to all full-time employees globally. Not only is the policy effective immediately, it's effective retroactively. As long as their children were born after Jan. 1, 2013,... Read more

Supermom Donates Liver To Baby, Comforts Him Post-Surgery (WATCH)

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Never doubt your maternal instincts. Last May, Brodie Tigue was born perfectly healthy. But within a few days, his parents, Brunswick, Ohio, residents Traci and Russ, noticed his skin looked "different" from his sisters, and that his eyes appeared yellow in the corners. Brodie's pediatrician assured his parents these symptoms would go away, but Traci... Read more

Mother's Heartbreaking Day Care Story Raises Questions About US Parental Leave

Amber Scorah and her son Karl in bedThe New York Times via Lee Towndrow
Fair warning: This weekend's "Motherlode" post from The New York Times is one you're probably not going to want to read, but it's one that you should. Amber Scorah details how on her very first day back to work, her 3-month-old son, Karl, died at day care. It's a painful read, but poses an... Read more

First Uterine Transplant In US, New Hope For Women Facing Infertility

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About one in every 4,500 baby girls are born without a uterus. If they want to have children of their own someday, surrogacy or adoption have historically been the only available options. But one medical center plans to change that within the next few months. A team of doctors at the Cleveland Clinic are in the... Read more