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Bristol Palin, daughter of former Republican Alaska Governor and veep hopeful Sarah Palin, is pregnant — again. Bristol, 24, tweeted “Big News” on June 25, linking to an exclusive reveal she penned on her blog on patheos.com. Bristol...

A Pennsylvania couple have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment after their toddler daughter died of a common ear infection according to the Press & Sun-Bulletin on June 11, 2015. Hope Elizabeth Delozier, 18 months...

An Ohio mother is furious at retailer Target and took her outrage to Twitter on Tuesday after witnessing a sign for “Girls’ Building Sets.” Apparently the mother was upset that Target was endorsing gender specific toys and...

Professional Psychologist Cooper Lawrence, Ph.D. appeared on Fox and Friends Weekend on Sunday, suggesting that Josh Duggar’s molestation behavior may have been learned. In analyzing the video interview of sibling molestation victims and...

A trend towards more organic products to repel bugs may be more of a marketing gimmick than it is science based. Consumer Reports released a report about the effectiveness of mosquito repellent for both children and adults and the results found...

A patient advocate and abortion counselor for Cherry Hill Women’s Shelter in New Jersey says she decided to film herself having an abortion (footage is not graphic), and share it with the public in order to show her support of other women who...

An instagram video went viral on Friday after a user by the name of “lilbubs” posted a heartbreaking video of a father kicking his 6-year-old son off a steep skateboarding ramp. The incident reportedly happened at a skateboard park in...

First Lady Michelle Obama looked a bit surprised when a little girl handed her her father’s résumé on Thursday at the White House according to USA Today. Thursday was Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day at the White House and Michelle...

The parents of a 2-year-old toddler boy who allowed their child to urinate on a busy Hong Kong street defended their decision after two local Hong Kongers confronted them. The incident caused  the visiting couple and two male locals to get into...

An Atheist family in New Jersey is suing the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District because they feel their Atheist children’s rights are being trampled upon because they’re exposed to the phrase “under God” during the...

Witnesses screamed and panicked as they watched a frightened, crying toddler boy be taken by two masked men in a Sequim, Wash. park on Saturday, according to the Peninsula Daily News. The men were seen pulling up in a minivan, one wearing a black...

A video posted Sunday of a young boy, 6-years-old, riding and driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle while his father lets him take over the steering is sparking some interesting discussion on You Tube this week. See video here: The video posted by...

A recent survey released by Chicco USA last week (a manufacturer of baby bottles), says that both moms and dads fake that they are asleep to avoid getting up to feed their baby in the middle of the night, but dads do this much more often. The opinion survey...

Two Creswell, Oregon, teenage boys, ages 16 and 17, were caught on Monday after they allegedly threw cinder blocks over an overpass this weekend, according to a Fox 12 News report on Tuesday. The incident happened around 4:30 AM on Sunday morning. One...

A pregnant woman in London, England, died after an acute appendicitis episode landed her in the ER where a doctor removed her ovary instead of her appendix. The Shropshire Star reported on Monday that the mother three, Maria De Jesus, 32, initially...

A mother in northwest suburban Chicago is angry over her 7-year-old daughter being rewarded with candy and being exposed to non-educational movies during recess, according to a report in the Daily Herald on Thursday. Concerned parent Jennifer Nickels...

In 2012, 146 girls in the U.S. were named Khaleesi, the name of one of the protagonists from the hit HBO series, “Game of Thrones.” The heroine, who gave birth to two dragons after marrying a Dothraki leader in “Game of Thrones”...

Dog poop has become a major nuisance at some Portland, Ore. playgrounds, according to a KPTV report on Wednesday. Administrators and educators at Beach Elementary School in Portland say the problem of people using the school playground as a dog park...

An affluent suburb located just northwest of Chicago is considering pressing criminal charges against some middle school students after they were caught forwarding a sexually explicit image of a female student during school hours, according to a...

A joint venture study by Yale University and Cornell University, released on Wednesday, reveals the lengths in which cereal manufacturers will go to appeal to young kids in order to sell their food. According to the Journal of Environment and Behavior,...

Plastic Lego construction toys might seem like an innocent, classic children’s toy, but apparently there are some who find the mini toy bricks sinister and immoral, according to The Telegraph on Tuesday. For one Polish priest, Father Slawomir...

The risk of posting pictures of your kids online is the potential for busybodies to voice a well meaning, but sometimes misguided, concern. For a 3-year-old Memphis, Tenn. toddler, Rylee, those busybodies may have saved the tot’s eyesight. Friends...

Jared Buzzell of Libson, Maine, was in the right place at the right time on Thursday when he spotted a porcupine in distress. Although Buzzell didn’t set out to perform heroic birthing duties that day, he found himself delivering a porcupine...

A Christian school in Virginia is reportedly kicking out an 8-year-old child because they say that the child, Sunnie Kahle, 8, is gender confused. According to a report on MS News Now, Timberlake Christian School sent a note home with Sunnie which...

A 2-year-old boy in East Moline, Illinois, sustained a cut on his finger after he put his hand on a razor blade that was glued to the monkey bars of a playground. The incident happened Monday afternoon according to the Chicago Tribune. East Moline...