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This 6-Year-Old Was Kicked Out of Daycare for Wearing a BLM T-Shirt

Journei Brockman had been attending “His Kids Preschool,” a faith-based school in Russellville, Arkansas for the past six months. However, the 6-year-old has now been kicked out due to a “Black Lives Matter” t-shirt. Late last week, the daycare told Journei’s family she was no longer welcome at the daycare, and, according to Journei’s mom Deval, it was because she came to school in a t-shirt that read “All Lives Can’t Matter Until Black Lives Matter.” The school found it to be too political and asked Deval […]

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Nicole Thea, 24-year-old YouTube star who chronicled her pregnancy, dies along with unborn son – The Washington Post

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Baby Name Expert Says Name “Karen” Has Been Declining for Years

In recent weeks, the internet has taken to calling any woman, usually white, who shows a display of power or privilege against another “Karen.” Examples of “Karens” across the internet include women who ask to talk to a manager, lose their temper when asked to wear a mask in public spaces due to COVID-19, make racist remarks and more. Now, Nameberry co-founder and CEO Pamela Redmond is saying that the name “Karen” actually peaked in 1965 and has been heading downhill for a while—even before its association […]

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Nicole Thea Dies: The Pregnant YouTube Star Was 24 – Deadline

YouTube star Nicole Thea died on Saturday morning. She was pregnant and her son, who she planned on naming Reign died as well. The cause of death has not been reported. She was 24. Thea’s family confirmed the news via her Instagram account. “To all Nicole’s friends and supporters it is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Nicole and her son she and Boga named Reign sadly passed away on Saturday morning,” the Instagram caption said. The family added that Thea had videos […]

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Sasha Pieterse Reveals She Was Nervous About Conceiving Due to PCOS

Actress Sasha Pieterse and husband Hudson Sheaffer are currently expecting their first child. The couple announced the pregnancy back in May. While they are enjoying every moment of the journey together, the Pretty Little Liars star recently opened up about the impact polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) has had on her pregnancy journey so far. PCOS is a common hormone condition that affects women in several ways, including their ability to conceive. “Just the fact that we were able to get pregnant was such a blessing because with […]

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The New Moms Of Twitter Are Calling Out Folks Who Won’t Wear A Mask

amil/Twitter and DjelicS/Getty I gave birth during a scheduled C-section to my twin daughters in the middle of summer five years ago. I waddled my 36-week belly into labor and delivery at 6am on July 13th, 2015, eager to see the babies who’d kicked me and evaded all ultrasound wands for the entirety of my pregnancy. Would they look like their 3D ultrasound photos? I was skeptical. I could not imagine giving birth this year, in the throes of COVID-19, with the possibility of my partner not […]

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Pregnancy Discrimination In The Workplace Affects Mother And Baby Health – Forbes

Although pregnancy discrimination is illegal in the workplace, it still occurs and new evidence … [+] finds that it affects the health of both mother and baby Getty According to the United States Department of Labor, women make up nearly 50% of the workforce, and 85% of working women will become mothers during their careers. The United States Census Bureau reports that women work longer while pregnant and return to work sooner than ever before after childbirth. Studies show that more needs to be done to remedy […]

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Representation Matters–and This Little Girl’s Reaction to Hamilton Is Proof

Representation is incredibly important, especially for young kids. Children start to pick up differences in race very early on, and it’s important they see themselves represented in books, movies, TV shows, other media and more. Now, one little girl’s heartwarming reaction to Hamilton actress Phillipa Soo is going viral—and showing the power and importance of representation. Soo, who is Chinese-American, shared the video of the young girl on her Twitter account, writing in the caption, “Little Jenna here is exactly why representation matters. I am so grateful […]

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More Moms Are Opting To Have ‘Gentle’ C-Sections — Here’s Why

Scary Mommy and FatCamera/Getty Both times I was pregnant, my biggest fear after the usual health concerns every parent has was that I would end up needing a C-section. My youngest was born 10 years ago, and back then, with Facebook still fairly new and not yet teeming with (often conflicting) pregnancy and birth advice, I educated myself via books and magazines. The message I inferred from those sources, a message which remains prevalent to this day as far as I can tell, is that a woman’s […]

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Why We Still Don’t Know Enough About Covid-19 and Pregnancy – The New York Times

At the end of April, Denise J. Jamieson, M.D., a member of the Covid-19 task force at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and chairwoman of gynecology and obstetrics at the Emory University School of Medicine, noted in an email that it was “remarkable” how much we still do not know about Covid-19 in pregnancy. “Even basic questions, such as whether or not pregnant women are more severely affected by Covid-19, remain unanswered,” she said at the time. Now it’s July, and little has changed. Last […]

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