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Parents Outraged After Babysitter Breaks Their Trust

*With the source's consent, the following is a work of nonfiction based on the experiences of a close friend. A family friend and her husband hired a babysitter named Shelly to sit for their young children about a year ago. The sitter comes for four hours on Saturdays, twice a month so that the couple can enjoy a nice date night out.
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Brooke Bailey’s Kids: Everything To Know About Her 3 Children After Daughter Kayla’s Death

Basketball Wives star Brooke Bailey, 45, announced the death of her 25-year-old daughter Kayla Bailey via Instagram on Sept. 25. Alongside a series of snapshots of Kayla growing up, she wrote, “Forever my baby, Pretty Black aka Kayla Nicole Bailey. This is not a goodbye. Mommy will see you soon.” Brooke did not reveal how her daughter died, but she gushed about how much her daughter is loved on her Instagram Story. “My baby girl is so Loved by all of youuuuu!!!” she wrote after sharing dozens of tributes to her daughter on her Story. “The love and support my family has received today is unreal and so appreciated.”
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Elderly woman reunites with siblings for first time in 21 years

An elderly woman surprised her siblings by travelling over 1,000 miles across Canada for a sweet reunion.Ethel Zaporosky, 82, from Winnipeg, Manitoba travelled to Montreal, Quebec to see four of her siblings.The foursome had not all seen each other together in 21 years.Footage shows Ms Zaparosky sneaking up on sisters Barbara, 84, and Doreen, 82, and then seeing brother Ted, 72.“There is one other surviving sibling, Philip, who lives in Victoria, BC, and we are hoping to get another reunion planned!” Doreen’s daughter Joanne Padvaiskas said.Click here to sign up for our newsletters. Read More Storm Fiona destroys houses and leaves extensive damage in CanadaStorm Fiona destroys houses and leaves extensive damage in CanadaSandra Oh: Actress ‘proud’ to represent Canada at Queen’s funeral
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Opinion: Women Need To Accept Certain Truths Before Healing The Mother Wound

I haven’t seen my mother in a decade. The last time that I saw her was when she was visiting me and an ex-boyfriend. Throughout her visit, we fed her numerous meals, some of which consisted of salmon and filet mignon. When she left, the last thing that she said to me (and the last words I have ever heard from her in person) was that she had been “starving” her entire visit.
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44 Pieces of Parenting Advice From Dads Who’ve Been There

What’s the best parenting advice you’ve ever received? The most useful? The tip you go back to again and again? The first one you share with other parents? That’s the question we asked a variety experienced dads, across a variety of ages and backgrounds. Because while you can read the books and study the basics, a lot of advice about being a good parent comes from, well, being a parent and learning as you go. No, everyone who is a parent is not qualified to give advice. However, chances are, those who want to share have a tip or two worth remembering, words of wisdom taken from friends, family members, fictional characters, and more. The advice these men shared applies to their lives as fathers and husbands and it made their lives easier. Will you find the exact advice you want here? Probably not. But we hope the wisdom in here will speak to you and provide you the advice you need. After all, we’re all in this together.
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What Kinds of Support Help Parents Thrive in the NICU?

Parents face many challenges when their newborn is admitted to intensive care, including intense emotions and feeling inadequate as a parent. NICUs can be unwelcoming to parents, but the evidence is clear that everyone benefits when parents are involved in their baby's care. Relationship-centered, developmentally supportive, family integrated care is...
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School Is Back in Session

There are four common types of parenting styles: authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and neglectful. The authoritative style is the most likely to foster good communication and a healthy relationship. Authoritative parenting is characterized by warm affection, responsiveness, and being clear about expectations and consequences. Another school year is here, and it...
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Jerry Zezima: Rub-a-dub-dub, one kid in the tub

Of all the memorable things that happened during our granddaughters’ first sleepover in two years – getting vanilla frosting all over the kitchen table after making cupcakes, almost freezing to death in an inflatable pool that promptly deflated, and eating charred popcorn while watching “Encanto” for the 87th time – the one that will go down in family history occurred when my wife, Sue, had to sit on the bathroom floor with a glass of wine because one of the girls wouldn’t get out of the tub.
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