2-Week-Old Baby Contracts Meningitis From Common Item Most People Don't Realize Is Dangerous

There’s not enough paper in the world to handle a list of all the things you have to worry about when you’ve got a newborn at home. (Think: sharp corners, dirty diapers, and choking hazards, just to name a few.) Recently, one Iowa mother found that out the hard way.

Inside The Shameful Cabbage Patch Kids Scandal The Company Has Been Trying To Hide For Decades

Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, which were created in 1978 and quickly catapulted into the arms and hearts of children everywhere, have been considered classic, beloved toys for decades. Even if you never owned one, you’ve certainly known someone who did. Yet, there’s something about them that very few people know.

Doctor Tells Mom She's Having Multiple Babies Before Revealing An Even Bigger Surprise

Ask just about any parent, and they’ll tell you that having children is the greatest joy in their life. Sure, it can be an emotional rollercoaster (not to mention financially demanding—hello, college tuition!), but overall, kids are a welcome addition to every family.

Twins Who Look Just A Little Different At Birth Are Unrecognizable 18 Years Later

Once you’ve had a few kids, you’ve probably seen it all; the antics of your young ones likely don’t surprise you anymore. Then again, there are always exceptions—and one mom from England recently had a different experience.

52 Years After Her Mother Vanished, Woman Places An Ad That Blows The Case Wide Open

It should go without saying, but parents are crucial to a child’s upbringing. When children lose that essential part of the family unit, it can be traumatizing, and it often deeply affects them well into adulthood. That appeared to be the case when a mother named Lucy Ann Johnson mysteriously disappeared in 1961, leaving behind a husband and two confused young children.

Two Rescuers Go Above And Beyond To Give Unresponsive Little Girl A Chance To Survive

While grown-ups have to deal with a lot of challenges, a child’s biggest concern should be whether or not her friends will want to play tag or jump rope at recess. But on one autumn night in 2017, kindergartener Janessa Sims had far more serious worries on her mind.

Identical Triplets Separated At Birth Later Discover Their Role In A Sinister Social Experiment

We all like to think we’re unique individuals with our own look and style, but at some point or other, we’ve been told we have a doppelgänger somewhere in the world. It’s these bizarre occurrences that make us question whether we’re as unique as we’d like to believe.

Mom Expecting Normal Twins Soon Realizes Just How Dangerous Her Situation Really Is

For parents anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new baby, the fear of some sort of health complication can be the scariest thing imaginable. Naturally, when Lisa and Darren Hansen found out their unborn twins were in serious danger, they felt their hearts drop.

Little Girl Finds A Secret Room In Her House That Leads Into An Even Wilder Surprise

When preparing to welcome a new arrival into the family, expecting parents will take all sorts of steps to ready themselves and their home. They’ll read all of the baby books, childproof the house, buy more diapers than they can count, and paint the nursery.

Self-Proclaimed 'Prophet' Abducts His Own Children As Police Race To Save Them In Time

In a healthy marriage, you should be able to trust no one more than your partner. Ideally, you’d be able to confide in each other about everything. And once kids enter the equation, it’s important to know you can lean on one another to keep your family safe and happy.

Grieving Mom Texts Her Dead Son's Phone For Comfort And Gets A Chilling Reply

We may take it for granted, but text messaging really is one of the most significant technological advancements of the past several years. The ability to send short, instant messages helps us build and maintain strong relationships, even when we’re too busy to call.

Here's What It Means If A Child Has A Tiny Heart Drawn On Their Wrist

Everyone is secretly battling something behind closed doors—whether it be an abusive relationship, stress at work, or a health issue. Of course, there’s no way to know what those things are when you can’t see them, and it makes it difficult to help or to be considerate of these issues without a sign. That’s why children around the United States started sporting tiny hearts drawn on their wrists.

Genius 4th Grader Invents A Brilliant Life-Saving Device All For A School Project

A child’s mind is often capable of thinking outside the box and seeing things in a unique way that puts grown-ups to shame. More often than not, they apply their inventive imaginations to telling stories and playing games.

Dad Checking Home Security Footage Is Startled To Spot His Wife Lying On Baby's Bedroom Floor

Any parent with a small child knows that installing a baby monitor in your home is an absolute must. You want to be sure your little one is safe and sound; after all, it’s impossible to be everywhere at the same time.

Mom Whose Daughter Never Fit In Learns The Startling Truth 39 Years Later

When a new baby arrives in a family, it’s normal to expect a little bit of a learning curve. Even experienced parents know that an infant brings a whole new set of particular needs and wants.

Sons Send Mom An 'Epic' Selfie But Are Blown Away By What They Receive In Return

Step aside, autographs—there’s a new king in town for starstruck fans and memorabilia collectors: the selfie. Youths, adults, and even apes are taking solo pictures to capture both moments of joy and the mundane.

Woman Finally Wakes Up From A Coma Only To Hear Doctors Deliver Impossible News

Typically, coma-related drama seems like something that’s ripped right from a daytime soap opera. You know how it goes: while a bedridden character lies in intensive care, their memories fade away, their evil twin wreaks havoc, and their loved ones quarrel.

Couple Who Adopts A 1-Year-Old Orphan Soon Makes A Startling Discovery About Who She Really Is

Just like trying to conceive a child of your own, adopting a child comes with its share of immense concerns, hopes, logistics, and surprises.

Six Months After Her Daughter Vanished Into Thin Air, Mom Finds A Chilling Facebook Post

For some parents, raising a teenager could be a form of probation. Truly, helping rule-breakers, boundary-pushers, and masses of emotions and hormones navigate the world is no easy task.

After 8 Years Of Trying To Get Pregnant This Woman Gets An Unbelievable Ultrasound

Unfortunately, having a baby is more difficult for some couples than it is for others. As people get older, their ability to conceive decreases dramatically, and it can eventually lead to a great deal of emotional pain for would-be parents.

Man Who Gave Up His Baby To Marry His Wife Gets A Huge Surprise When He Turns Around

Kristin Russell knew that her stepfather, Dave, gave up a lot to marry her mom. Years ago, he had to say goodbye to his prized 1973 Porsche 914 convertible in order to have enough money for the wedding.

Parents Checking On The Baby One Last Time Before Bed Make The Strangest Discovery

Considering how fragile babies are, it’s no wonder that parents can become overprotective—especially when their little ones are sleeping. Even with baby monitors and other tools, it’s easy to worry that something might go wrong.

Parents Put A GoPro On Their Toddler During Hide-And-Seek With Spectacular Results

The invention of the GoPro has brought all sorts of amazing point-of-view videos into our lives. Just strapping on one of these tiny cameras to an extreme sports star lets the world join in as they backflip over a gorge or parachute through a canyon. Its uses are seemingly endless.

People Freak Out After Dad Posts A Photo Of His Son Playing Next To A Mysterious 'Buoy'

There’s nothing better than spending a day on the beach in the summertime. Whether you prefer to splash around in the cool water or lying out on the sand just soaking up the warm rays, you know you’re going to enjoy it. Of course, if those options don’t suit your fancy, you can always go hunting for treasure!

People Are Stunned That Mom Sends Her Daughter To School Like This Every Day

Shelley Gifford of Melbourne, Australia, has been a huge fan of braiding hair for as long as she can remember. When her daughter, Grace, expressed interest in styling her hair this way, Shelley was more than happy to oblige. She adorned her little girl’s hair with lovely French and Dutch braid designs and a tradition was quickly born.