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Oh, Mother

Are these parents quirky or crazy? You decide!
Mother Accidentally Sets Daughter on Fire Trying to Treat Head Lice

08/06/13

Mother Accidentally Sets Daughter on Fire Trying to Treat Head Lice

A 5-year-old girl suffers second- and third-degree burns when her mom uses a dangerous at-home remedy: gasoline.

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Grown Son Tweets Goodbyes to Mom During Final Moments

08/01/13

Grown Son Tweets Goodbyes to Mom During Final Moments

Scott Simon, host of 'Weekend Edition Saturday' on National Public Radio, shared the last moments of his mother's life with friends and strangers on Twitter.

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Mom Says Think Twice About Getting a Dog If You Plan to Have Kids

07/31/13

Mom Says Think Twice About Getting a Dog If You Plan to Have Kids

A mom of three urges young couples who plan to have children to shy away from getting a puppy. Read her thoughts – and how people have responded.

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New Monopoly Game Has Big Name Brands, Fast Play Time

07/31/13

New Monopoly Game Has Big Name Brands, Fast Play Time

Jail stays, but Hasbro's Monopoly Empire takes 30 minutes to play and features Coke and McDonald's. Is this version really better for busy kids and families?

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Manhattan Parents Pay $400 an Hour for Play Date Consultations

07/24/13

Manhattan Parents Pay $400 an Hour for Play Date Consultations

This service for private school prep is all the rage in New York, but is cashing in on the social awkwardness of young kids helping socialite parents move in the right direction?

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Mom Shows Up Uninvited to Daughter's Wedding, Causes Scene and Gets Arrested

07/16/13

Mom Shows Up Uninvited to Daughter's Wedding, Causes Scene and Gets Arrested

A Trenton, Mich. mom arrives unannounced – and intoxicated – to her daughter's wedding. When forced to leave, she intentionally crashed into her daughter's car.

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Baby Helicopter Parents: Spreadsheets and 'Smart' Diapers

07/15/13

Baby Helicopter Parents: Spreadsheets and 'Smart' Diapers

Slow your rolls, moms and dads. Are diapers that monitor baby's urinary health and using Excel to track of every moment of a child's life simply TMI?

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UK Mom Hollie McNish's Poem on Breastfeeding Shame

07/08/13

UK Mom Hollie McNish's Poem on Breastfeeding Shame

In a video that's gone viral, a young British mother's powerful poetry about hiding in public restrooms to breastfeed her baby is hitting home.

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New Breast Milk Flavored Lollipops Hit the Market

06/28/13

New Breast Milk Flavored Lollipops Hit the Market

Lollyphile, a Texas-based lollipop company, released its newest flavor this week – and the kid-friendly treat has caused quite a stir.

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Totally Inappropriate Kids Books Meant for Adults

06/27/13

Totally Inappropriate Kids Books Meant for Adults

These reads LOOK like they're for children, but they're for grownup eyes only! Instant comic relief for parents cooped up with the kids this summer.

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