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After Teen's Last Chemo Session, Community Celebrates Her With Coronavirus-Free 'Reverse Parade'

After Teen’s Last Chemo Session, Community Celebrates Her With Socially Distanced ‘Reverse Parade’

Courtney “Coco” Johnson has had a turbulent past 10 months. The 15-year-old was diagnosed with cancer in June just a day after her eighth-grade graduation ceremony. She lives in Pasadena with brother Parker, dad Kelly, and mom April Danz.

Sonogram of Tori Roloff daughter

Is Potential Dwarfism for Second Child a Concern for Tori Roloff?

As everyone awaits the second Roloff baby from Little People, Big World,  a natural question for the expecting parents are concerns over dwarfism for the baby.   Tori took to Instagram to answers fans about her baby on the way. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: ‘Little People, Big World’ Star Tori Roloff Shares Emotional Message About Her Pregnancy Tori took to Instagram Stories to share a peek at baby girl. A few weeks ago we shared that Zach and Tori are expecting a sister for son Jackson in November Fans Have Asked Whether Their Daughter Will be a Dwarf and Tori Responds Tori has been open about raising son Jackson who is not of normal height.  She’s committed to letting him grow into whom he’s supposed to be regardless of height.  “You should never put your child in a box,” she explained. She Shared Sonograms From Both Her Kids with Fans While being pregnant isn’t always fun, it’s super exciting to watch babies develop and grow! “The answer is we don’t know — and we won’t until she’s born,” she answered in a video. “We can [know] by now through an amniotic draw … but Zach and I opted out of that …

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Busy Mom’s Experiment to Get Husband and Kids to Help Clean Up Epically Fails

We all feel this mom’s pain.  Miranda Crimbring, mom of three, is sick of being the only one to clean up after her family. So she decided to try something new. Only the busy mom’s experiment to teach her kids and husband a lesson in the basics of helping around the house epically failed! The internet is cracking up over it, because we all can relate. Crimbring dubbed her experiment the “Who Will Pick Up the Random Piece of Trash That They KNOW Isn’t Supposed to Be There” challenge.  She simply put a piece of trash in the middle of her bathroom floor with $5 taped beneath it.  She waited to see who of her kids and husband would claim their $5 prize.  As you can imagine the trash stayed there, $5 and all. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: This New Mom Secretly ‘Tested’ Her Loved Ones Before Allowing Them to Babysit, and Now the Internet Thinks She’s the Worst Let’s admit it moms, we ALL have tried some version of this.  Mine came in the form of trash barricades.  My teen son is supposed to take out the trash and always says he “doesn’t see it”.  Frustrated over the selective blindness, I …

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Joy Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth

Joy-Anna Duggar Shares Life Update After Still Birth

On May 1, 2019, Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband Austin Forsyth announced that they were expecting their second child. They couple is already parents to 17-month-old Gideon. Joy and Austin were thrilled to find out they were expanding their family, but they were also nervous about having two children under 2. In a TLCme video, Joy admitted, “I was pretty nervous when we found out we were expecting another baby, but I know that we have nine months to prepare and that the Lord will give us the strength and wisdom for how to raise this child.” Several weeks after they shared the exciting news, the couple received devastating news.  After 20 weeks of pregnancy, they were told their baby daughter had no heartbeat.  Joy Anna delivered her stillborn baby girl a few days later. On Instagram, she wrote: “We only had her for 20 weeks, Life is fragile and precious. So thankful the Lord gave her to us for that short time! She will be in our hearts forever!” Shortly after the loss, the shattered parents posted heart breaking photos with their stillborn daughter. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Fans Mourn for Joy-Anna Duggar After Her Family Shares Group Baby Bump Photo …

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'You Must Be From LA...': 21 Times Pink Clapped Back at Mom-Shamers and Rude Commenters on Social Media

Pink Rocks Hilarious T-Shirt All Parents Can All Relate To

Pink is a rock star both onstage and off with her kids. You can tell she relishes in being a mom and has proven to be super relatable parent. She’s always finding new ways to connect with her kids, whether that means having a gymnastics birthday party or learning to play the trumpet. Pink isn’t just a working mama; she’s a powerhouse. She gives killer performances that require some serious physical strength, and she does it all with her kids watching from the wings.  When we consider all that she does it’s easy to imagine that doing it all can be pretty exhausting. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Pink Perfectly Trolls Mom-Shamers by Dying Her Daughter’s Hair Following Jessica Simpson Controversy Recently she and her band have been touring Europe, which is just one portion of her world tour that spans March-November 2019. Fortunately, 8-year-old Willow and 2-year-old Jameson have joined in for much of it. The mom of two is absolutely crushing working mom life, but let’s face it — she’s tired. Pink posted a HILARIOUS picture of herself and the kids. While Willow stands in the background enjoying a snack, Jameson lets out his best lion imitation, roaring for the …

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Service dogs in theater

Service Dogs Attend ‘Billy Elliot’ To Learn Proper Theater Behavior

At the Stratford Festival Theatre in Ontario, Canada, they occasionally put on a special kind of performance – it’s called a “relaxed performance”. What is a “relaxed performance you may ask?  A relaxed performance at the Ontario theater are for audiences who benefit from a less structured environment while watching a show.  While all patrons are welcome, these performances are ideal for those with intellectual or learning disabilities, autism, sensory processing conditions, and more. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: This Disney Princess Ensures A Young Boy With Autism Gets His Fairytale Moment at Disney World This theater takes relaxed performances to a new level, however. Recently, the theater put on a production of Billy Elliot for a very special audience. The service dogs from K-9 Country Inn Working Service Dogs were learning how to behave in the theater for handlers who might be interested in attending performances. A dozen good boys and girls learned what it takes to sit through a theater performance. The service dogs in training attended the performance so that they could learn how to accompany future handlers both in terms of guiding them to their seats or through the theater as well as learning when they need to sit and remain quiet so as …

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Katie Price and son in court

Single Mom Fosters Abandoned Newborn and Soon Realizes She’s The Biological Sister Of Her Adopted Son

This is Katie Price of Parker, Colorado, and these are her beautiful children. But just a few years ago, Katie was newly divorced, completely on her own and searching to find her purpose. Which she discovered was in becoming a foster mom. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Nurse Adopts Two-Year-Old Baby Blaze After Caring for Him in the Hospital After her divorce, Katie Price rebooted her life. First, she moved into a new home in Colorado, then she changed careers, and most importantly she chose to foster a child. She’d always wanted a child but struggled with fertility so became interested in adopting.  One day, she received an email from her pastor suggesing she consider fostering a child especially given her past fertility issues. Katie was intrigued, but took things slowly. She started by attending meetings about the foster care system and learning as much as she could about the process. It was through one of the foster care meetings that Katie realized she indeed felt the calling to foster.  After successfully fostering four children at various times, Katie was ready to adopt and raise a child of her own. Her opportunity arrived in 2016, when a caseworker told Katie about …

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Back to school supplies

Let’s Celebrate Back to School: Mom’s Hilarious Photo Captures First Day of School Relief!

For parents, the back-to-school season is the super stressful storm before the calm.   It’s not easy to get all the items on their supply lists, the perfect back-to-school outfits, and more.   Not only do you have to make sure your kids have everything they need to succeed on day one, but you often have to fight heinous crowds to do so. Once those chores are done, it’s time to figure out lunches and carpools! There are so many details, and most expect moms to take care of them all. That’s why for many, once you finish that drop off line or watch your child board that school bus you can take that much needed sigh of relief! Still, year after year, parents, especially moms somehow make it happen. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Packing Lunches Is The Worst Thing About Kids Being Back At School Survey Confirms After a long summer of entertaining the kids, parents are sending them back to the classroom where they learn and grow….and no one is more excited than parents. Shawna Genua from Florida decided to take back to school to a new level. She gathered some of her friends to take a picture celebrating that …

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This Mom Was All Of Us On The First Day of Kindergarten

Mom of three, Carolyn Moore, was fully prepped for summer to end and school to start. She’d done the kindergarten routine before with her two eldest, who just started fifth and third grade respectively. But Moore, a writer at Assignment Mom, wasn’t prepared for the flood of emotions that came with sending her youngest off to school for the first time. For anyone with kids (or friends with kids), these first few weeks back at school is when social media fills up with smiling kids holding signs with their upcoming school year while standing in new outfits outside their front doors. But in a sweet Facebook post, Moore shared a different moment she had with her youngest amidst the morning rush on that first day. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Every Mom Will Relate to Kim Zolciak-Biermann’s Emotional Messages to Her School-Bound Kids She writes: “Over the next two weeks, you’ll see countless photos of smiling kids on their first days of school. I have three who started this morning, myself. Fifth, third, kindergarten.  We did take that smiling photo on the deck before we shoved off, but my oldest also snapped this photo in the middle of the morning rush.  And …

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Embarrassing Pumping at Work Stories

These Embarrassing Pumping-at-Work Stories Prove You’re Not in This Thing Alone

Going back to work after having a baby is tough enough without adding on the stress of pumping in an office. Whether you’re pumping in your office’s lactation room or trying to carve out a bit of space to pump in private, you’re bound to encounter at least a handful of awkward situations. To help a feel a little less alone in the embarrassing pumping-at-work moments, we collected some stories from moms who have had their fair share of tough pumping moments. RELATED: Cheat Sheet: These Are the 11 Things You Actually Need if You’re Planning to Pump at Work Embarrassing Pumping-At-Work Stories From Real Moms via GIPHY “I went back to work as a nursery school teacher right when my son was three months old. The only place they had free for me to pump was the Xerox machine/printer room. I would draw the shade down and people would know that they had to wait to go in until I was done pumping. Well, the Xerox machine repairman didn’t know about shade down rule and walked right in, stared for a bit like a deer in headlights until I said, “ummm, it’s going to be another 10 minutes.” There …

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World's Smallest Baby Born

World’s Smallest Baby Released From Hospital After Six Months

Baby Saybie earned the title of world’s smallest surviving baby when she was born in December of 2018. At the time of birth, she weighed only 8.6 ounces and was small enough to fit in the palm of her doctor’s hand. For comparison, that’s about the same weight as a large apple or a juice box. Can you imagine? According to the University of Iowa’s Tiniest Babies Registry (who knew that was a thing?!), the little miracle weighed 7 grams less than the previous tiniest baby record holder, a baby girl born in 2015 in Germany. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Meet the Infinity Baby: 10-Year-Old Records Mom Giving Birth in Car on Way to Hospital Baby Saybie arrived in December, three months earlier than expected, at San Diego’s Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns. The little lady was delivered via emergency C-section after it was discovered that she was not gaining weight in utero due to preeclampsia. But last week, some amazing news finally came: Saybie was discharged from the hospital weighing 5.6 pounds! The hospital released a video of Saybie’s mother sharing the news. “They told my husband he had about an hour with her and that …

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