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Teen Begs For Someone To Adopt Him, Plea Goes Viral

Davion Only and Connie Bell Going, Photo Courtesy Facebook

Davion Only had almost stopped believing that he would ever have a family of his own, because he was 16 in the foster care system. Out of desperation, in October, 2013, he spoke in front of a church congregation in Saint Petersburg, Florida, pleading to be adopted. He had just received horrible news that his… Read more »

Pregnancy Over Age 50: 65-Year-Old Berlin Mother Of 13 Pregnant With Quadruplets

Annegret Raunigk pregnant with quadruplets at 65

Sixty-five-year-old Berlin grandmother Annegret Raunigk is about to become the world’s oldest mother, as she’s set to give birth to quadruplets this summer. Raunigk, who currently has 13 children, chose to become pregnant by IVF after her 9-year-old daughter asked for a little brother or sister. The expectant schoolteacher was artificially inseminated by both donated… Read more »

Seizing Alyssa Milano’s Breast Milk? ‘Not Okay’

Alyssa Milano attends MAXIM Magazine's 'Big Game Weekend' Sponsored By AQUAhydrate on February 1, 2014 in New York City.

Alyssa Milano has had a busy morning. Busier than she had planned, when security at London Heathrow Airport confiscated Milano’s breast milk without a word and secretly disposed of it. Following the incident, Alyssa, understandably outraged more from the disrespect and the lack of communication than from the actual deed, took her fight to Twitter… Read more »

Restroom Ban: Boys Over 6 Not Welcome In Women’s Restroom

Restroom Ban For Boys Over 6 From Women's Restroom

A restroom ban for boys six-and-up has social media abuzz with anger. The sign, initially posted to the Oklahoma City Moms blog, according to Huffington Post, reads plainly that boys over six should use the men’s restroom, making some Moms feel guilty if they’re out with their male children and aren’t comfortable about leaving them… Read more »

Sally Kohn: ‘I’m Gay, And Want My Kid To Be A Lesbian’

Sally Kohn Wants A Gay Child, She Says

Sally Kohn is no stranger to controversy. In a 2014 piece, she once said that referring to an undocumented person as an “illegal immigrant” was tantamount to calling a black person the N-word. So it came as no surprise on Friday when Kohn declared in an op-ed for the Washington Post that she was gay… Read more »

Your Child Doesn’t Need Naps After Age 2 [Study]

Child Naps

Child naps are no longer necessary after the age of 2. This is the key finding of a new study from the University of Technology in Australia. The study’s lead author, Karen Thorpe, also a professor in development science at the university, explained to SFGate that “evidence suggests that beyond the age of 2 years,… Read more »