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'We need to do something': Moms and dads rally behind Portland protesters

Portland - Bev Barnum never imagined what she was setting in motion when she posted a message online last week after coming across a video of federal officers in Portland, Oregon, pulling a protester into an unmarked car.

No autism link to prenatal exposure to antidepressants

One concern is that mothers who take antidepressants while pregnant go on to have children who develop autism. A new scientific study disproves this.

New app to help increase self-esteem for kids with ADHD

A new app has been create called iGotThis, and it’s designed to help increase self-esteem and productivity for kids with ADHD and their families. The app is initially aimed at kids in the U.S. where it is estimated that over 4 million have the condition

Activist moms group aims to reduce infant mortality

Columbus - A new support group, comprised of activists and moms in Ohio, has been formed to help reduce the rate of infant mortality. The group Moms2B is a seeking to address the social disparities that affect infant death rates and ill-health.

Thinking Moms’ Revolution: Autism Month Team TMR Announcement

Autism month in the United States starts with the announcement of the formation of Team TMR, a not-for-profit 501c3 organization created by the founders of the Thinking Moms’ Revolution. TMR is a group of 23 moms and one dad.

Lemurs born to older moms are less likely to be attacked

Infant lemurs born to older mothers are less likely to get hurt than those born to younger mothers, according to a long-term research study.

North American moms want M&M's to change their recipe

M&M’s candies contain petroleum-based, artificial dyes that can trigger hyperactivity in sensitive children. M&M's are made without most of those dyes in Europe and one mother wants to know why they are still being used in North America.

Op-Ed: Why new moms should avoid sleeping pills

As millions of Americans struggle with what the CDC calls a national epidemic of sleep deprivation, the latest research shows that prescriptions for sleep medications continue to grow at record pace.

Postpartum depression linked to ‘unwanted pregnancies'

Women who carry unintended pregnancies to birth seem more likely to suffer postpartum depression than those who planned to conceive a child, according to some new research.

Illinois mothers attempt to break the world breastfeeding record

Chicago - According to numerous sources, mothers from Illinois are planning to break the world breastfeeding record on Saturday morning.

Man convinces moms to molest their kids, let him view sex acts

Redford - Cops say a Michigan man manipulated women in three states to molest their own children and let him view by webcam or photographs the women took of the sex acts.

More dads are winning custody post-divorce

With fewer stay at home moms more fathers are being awarded primary child custody when parents divorce. Is this new trend a punishment to working mothers or a case of fair play?

Breastfeeding Moms Stage 'Nurse In' At Berks Mall

Advocates of breastfeeding are angry over the treatment one mother received while trying to breastfeed her son at the Berkshire Mall.

Pampered Princesses comes another story that makes me want to puke: whatever happened to letting little girls be little girls?

Murder Ink

Los Angeles Times crime reporter Jill Leovy believes that no victim’s story should go untold. But news holes are shrinking, so Leovy has launched The Homicide Report online, where she’ll take note of every death in L.A. County.

Safety mistakes even good moms make

You turn your head, and your toddler is gleefully shredding the work papers you brought home. Or you put the laundry basket on the floor, and next thing you know the baby's tipped it over and is covered with underwear.

Another Chicken Soup callout for writers

For those who want to write from their own experiences and get paid for it, here's another Chicken Soup for the Soul callout.

Girl set mom's bed on fire, faked a kidnapping, police say

A 12-year-old girl set fire to her sleeping mothers bed and took off in the family car to fake the abduction of herself and her two younger sisters, police said

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