I used to think I was the only person in the world who hated holidays. Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, three-day weekends—they all filled me with anxiety and a creeping sense of dread. If, as the holiday approached, my mother and I were in one of our rare periods of rapprochement, I’d have to…

Last summer, at the pool, I panicked when I completely lost track of Jo Jo, my 10-year-old daughter. The last time I’d seen her, she’d been sitting on one of the lounge chairs. Her two younger brothers were complaining that they were hungry, so I’d left Jo Jo to her own devices while I ran…

A poignant obituary for a young mother is starting conversations about opioid addiction, as the woman’s family struggles to come to terms with her death. Madelyn Linsenmeir died unexpectedly on Oct. 7 surrounded by her family. Now, in a moving obituary, Linsenmeir’s relatives wrote candidly about her years-long struggle with the addiction that ultimately took…

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received an unusually large number of reports of polio-like illnesses in people—mostly children—across the United States in recent months, according to an agency telebriefing held yesterday. So far in 2018, 62 cases of the rare disease, called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), have been confirmed in…

What Trish Regan perceives as a mistake has become a teachable moment for fellow working moms. The Fox Business Network anchor, 45, recently spoke to PEOPLE of her regrets about taking only six weeks of maternity leave after giving birth to twin girls Elizabeth and Alexandra, now 8. Even more shocking, Regan took only three…

Cami Abernathy, of Cartersville, Georgia, says she never expected that her son’s common cold symptoms would mark the start of an ordeal that would change the family forever. It was nearing the end of August when 3-year-old Carter Abernathy had a running nose and cough for about a week. When Carter developed a fever, Cami…

A 10-week-old boy is recovering after nearly losing four of his toes when a strand of his mother’s hair became tangled on his foot, cutting off the baby’s circulation for at least 12 hours, his mother says. “It was a horrible experience,” Alex Upton, 26, said of the ordeal that landed her infant son, Ezra,…

  Busy Philipps is getting real about the challenges of juggling a marriage with adding new members to a family. In the November issue of Parents magazine, the 39-year-old actress and host of E!’s Busy Tonight opened up about her 11-year marriage to producer husband Marc Silverstein and how he wasn’t initially the most supportive parent after they welcomed…

A 21-year-old mom from Boise, Idaho named Kyrstyn Johnson has taken to Love What Matters to share her personal experience with every parent's most heartbreaking nightmare. Johnson, who was already a mom to two girls named Violet and Lilah, welcomed her son Mayson Michael on August 22, 2017. But just four days before he turned…

A Texas couple is recovering after they were stung around 600 times by bees while working in their yard. Vern Roberts got the brunt of the attack when he was mowing their lawn in Wallis, outside of Houston on Wednesday. He estimates that he got around 600 stings all over his body, including his ears,…

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