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Student Sues Over Cheating Charge That Led To An 'F'

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | October 20, 2014 | Parents
A high school student who was accused of cheating, and consequently given a failing grade on a chemistry test, is suing her school district. The student, now a senior at Lindbergh High School in Renton, Washington, wants the court to order that her grade be changed. At base, however, the...

Speed Dating: A New Way To Meet Your MFF (Mom Friend Forever)

Today | Caroline Bologna | October 20, 2014 | Parents
Being a new mom can be lonely and isolating, especially when you don’t have other like-minded moms to share your frustrations with. But here’s a solution that some moms are trying, a blast from their relationship past: They’re dating. More specifically, they are speed-dating, mommy style, in an attempt to...

Jimmy Fallon Announces New Picture Book, 'Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | October 20, 2014 | Parents
Attention all parents and/or Jimmy Fallon fans! The lovable "Tonight Show" host and dad to 1-year-old Winnie Rose has written a hilarious new picture book. Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, announced today that it will be releasing Jimmy Fallon's upcoming book, titled

Family Dinner-Table Dynamics Linked To Childhood Obesity

Caroline Bologna | October 20, 2014 | Parents
BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:05pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Families who express more warmth, group enjoyment and positive reinforcement at family meals have children with reduced risk of obesity, according to a new study. “Past research has shown that having frequent family meals is...

With Extra Weight, Kids' Hearts Change Shape

Caroline Bologna | October 20, 2014 | Parents
BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:05pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There are noticeable differences in the shape and function of hearts among obese and normal-weight adolescents, researchers say. “We do not know if (these changes) are clinically meaningful or necessarily dangerous,” said Dr....

She Hopes To Adopt Again Soon, But How To Prepare Her Toddler?

The Washington Post | Caroline Bologna | October 20, 2014 | Parents
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My sister tells me that I parent like the war correspondent I used to be. I go into this mode with my 2 ½ year old son whom I adopted from Morocco as an infant. I rarely panic and try to keep my head down, especially when there are blocks...

'You Sat In The Splash Zone': The Messy Truth About Breast-Feeding

Salon | Caroline Bologna | October 20, 2014 | Parents
Breast-feeding advocates (and I count myself in their number) are eager to evangelize. We promote the image of a serene mother, flushed with oxytocin, nursing her newborn in a wooden rocking chair while moonlight streams through the window. But romanticizing breast-feeding may backfire, setting moms up to lose heart when...

Students Stand Up For Teens Who Say They Were Sent Home For Cross-Dressing

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | October 20, 2014 | Teen
Teens at a Washington state high school are standing up for students who say they were sent home from school for dressing up like the opposite sex. White Pass High School students Chandler Krueger and Mason Mudge told local outlet KING-TV that they were asked...

Value Village Agrees To Pull Halloween Costumes After B.C. Mom's Blog

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | October 20, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
Value Village is pulling some girls' Halloween costumes from its stores after a B.C. mom's concerns went viral. Raina Delisle blogged about shopping for a firefighter costume for her four-year-old daughter in Victoria, only to find a "skin-tight, short, shiny dress that's surely...

Moms-To-Be Channel Their Inner Mermaids In Otherworldly Photos

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | October 20, 2014 | Parents
Adam Opris encourages his clients to channel their inner mermaids. The wedding and lifestyle photographer captures maternity in an unusual setting that magnifies the magic of pregnancy: underwater. Opris told The Huffington Post that being in water is second nature to him as a South Florida...

Doctor Says No Overtime; Pregnant Worker's Boss Says No Job

The New York Times | Caroline Bologna | October 20, 2014 | Parents
Angelica Valencia put the doctor’s note in her pocketbook and stepped out of her apartment in the early morning darkness. Then she started praying. She prayed on the crowded buses and on the subway train that carried her from Queens into the Bronx to the potato-packing plant where she worked....

Labor Secretary Says U.S. Record On Paid Parental Leave Is 'Dismal': 'We Need To Lead'

Dave Jamieson | October 20, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- In a wide-ranging and progressive speech on jobs, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Monday the path to more "shared prosperity" in the U.S. economy lies in a higher minimum wage, paid family leave for workers and stronger union density in the private sector. Speaking at the National...

North West Hits Up A Pumpkin Patch In Leather Pants

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | October 20, 2014 | Entertainment
Something tells us it was Kanye West who styled his 1-year-old daughter for her first trip to the pumpkin patch. Dressed in an oversized grey t-shirt with a fringe shawl, tiny leather leggings and customized Vans sneakers that had her first and last name written on the...

Surfer Protects Son From Attack By Hitting Shark With His Board

AP | Chloe Fox | October 20, 2014 | Green
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) -- A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a shark attack in waters off Maui that were rough and murky from a hurricane that churned passed Hawaii over the weekend. Waves were about 3 to 4 feet high...

Girl Who Was Called 'Ugly' After Donating Hair To Cancer Patients, Gets Major Support From Internet

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | October 20, 2014 | Impact
A few snips at the hair salon turned Jetta Fosberg's selfless act into a school nightmare. After the 10-year-old Ohio girl cut and donated 14 inches of her hair to Wigs for Kids, an organization that supports children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments,...

Ohio State University Marching Band Halftime Show Rocks The Stadium Like A Hurricane

Avery Stone | October 20, 2014 | College
This collegiate marching band takes rocking the crowd to a whole new level. During the halftime show of Ohio State's Oct. 18 game against Rutgers, The Ohio State University Marching Band didn't just play a classic rock medley -- its members expertly formed rock tribute symbols,...

This 11-Year-Old Has No Formal Training, But Can Dance Like She's Underwater

Sarah Barness | October 20, 2014 | Teen
When 11-year-old Adilyn Malcolm dances to Mark Rosas’ “Higher,” time seems to stand still. Her incredible amount of control makes it looks like she's moving in water, but amazingly, the preteen from Littleton, Colorado has had no formal training. On her YouTube...

Light Up Halloween Night With Homemade Luminaries

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | October 20, 2014 | HuffPost Home
This Halloween, lighten things up with luminaries. There are lots of quick, do-it-yourself projects to make the flickering lights that welcome partiers or trick-or-treaters. Besides their welcoming glow, luminaries can add sophistication or fun to a sidewalk, staircase, fireplace mantel or front stoop, says Eddie Ross, East Coast design editor...

Mom Launches Petition Against Toys R Us Over 'Breaking Bad' Figurines

Cavan Sieczkowski | October 20, 2014 | Parents
A Florida mother has launched a petition against Toys R Us because the company is selling figurines associated with the drug-centric show "Breaking Bad." Susan Schrivjer, of Fort Myers, recently took to Change.org to voice her dismay over action figures of Walter White and Jesse...

Disney Sets 'Moana,' From 'The Little Mermaid' Creators, For 2016 Release

Matthew Jacobs | October 20, 2014 | Entertainment
Clear the way, ye animated movies of 2016. We may have found the year's "Frozen." Walt Disney Studios has announced comedy-adventure “Moana" will open in late 2016. The CG-animated movie hails from John Musker and Ron Clements, the duo that wrote and directed "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin" and "The Princess...
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