Jennifer Wesolowski

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Max From NBC's 'Parenthood' Talks Asperger's

When NBC’s “Parenthood” premiered in March, viewers quickly learned that 8-year-old Max Braverman has Asperger’s syndrome. Since then, autism has …

Criminalizing Parenthood

This is how I understand this story: a single South Carolina mom named Debra Harrell with a nine-year-old daughter, trying to make ends meet with a …

What I'm Not Afraid to Say About Parenthood

Over the weekend I found myself sitting in my dark closet and sobbing uncontrollably. You know, the kind of snotty, ugly-faced cry that you never see in the movies. I'll spare you the details of all that led up to it, but suffice it to say that it's not the first time that it happened and it …

Abandoned baby tests international laws of citizenship and parenthood

A 7 month-old boy in Thailand is caught in the middle of an international battle over paternity and citizenship.<p>Australian immigration officials are …

How I Regained Perspective on Life and Parenthood

I often speak of the omnipotence of perspective, but lately I find myself really losing it. Quiet reflection is the best antidote, but free time is the scarcest resource for our busy family. It has taken weeks and weeks to get a little time in which to write, and I have been feeling increasingly …

Jason Hanna And Joe Riggs, Texas Gay Fathers, Denied Legal Parenthood Of Twin Sons

It’s heartbreaking to think that a state has erased the parents of children and put a family in legal jeopardy, simply because of discrimination against gay and lesbian couples. But that’s what happened to a gay couple in Texas after what they described as the "magical" birth of their twin …

If You Want To Have Kids Soon.. These 11 Steps Will Turn You Into A Super Parent. (Especially #4)

Bunmi Laditan writes for <i>The Huffington Post</i>, <i>Parenting</i>, and <i>Mommyish</i>. She’s also the author of <i>The Honest Toddler: A Child’s Guide to Life.</i><p>The married, …

Let's Just All Agree That Fashionable Kids Are The Best Part Of Winter

With all the fuss that comes with the winter weather, we have found a silver lining! Kids wrapped in warm layers and topped off with beanies and seasonal coats might just be the best part of these awfully freezing temperatures.<p>The Fashion Kids Instagram account is not a new discovery, but as the …

Is Angelina Officially Finished Acting?

"I've never been comfortable as an actor," says the 'Unbroken' director.<p>It looks like Angelina Jolie is about to drop her acting hat for good. In an interview with <i>Dujour</i>, Jolie reveals that she is "absolutely" going to retire from acting—possibly in the near future: "I've never been comfortable as …

Kate Middleton Might Give Prince Harry a Puppy for Christmas

Prince Harry with a random, cute puppy. Photo: Getty Images<p>If your name is Prince Harry—and you happen to enjoy being surprised on Christmas morning— we'd highly suggest you close this tab NOW.<p>Because, according to the <i>Daily Mail</i>'s Charlotte Griffiths, the Royal ginger's big holiday prezzie from his …

Thai ruler dismisses Hunger Games salute of defiance

Thailand’s military ruler has said he is unfazed by people using a three-fingered protest salute inspired by the blockbuster Hollywood franchise The Hunger Games to express opposition to the country’s junta.<p>But Prayut Chan-O-Cha warned that those who adopted the gesture in public risked …

Connecticut father pleads not guilty in hot car death

The father of a 15-month-old boy who died after being left in a hot car in July has pleaded not guilty to a charge of criminally negligent homicide.<p>Kyle Seitz, 36, entered the plea in Danbury Superior Court on Friday.<p>The death of Benjamin Seitz was ruled a homicide in August.<p>On July 7, the elder …

Buried in Snow Bank for 13 Hours, Mom Pens Farewell Notes to Daughters Before Rescue

Stranded in a snow bank, her blue Chevy Cobalt buried under several feet of ice, Karen Rossi feared the worst as she huddled in her car in freezing …

Boy, 12, dies after being shot by Cleveland police officer while wielding fake gun

A 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun died Sunday after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to an emergency call about a person waving a gun in a park.<p>Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said the officer fired twice after the boy pulled the fake weapon — which was …

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay--Part 1

We gave it a <b>B-</b><p>The biggest problem with the new <i>Hunger Games</i> movie is right there in the title: <i>Part 1</i>. <i>Mockingjay</i>, the final installment in Suzanne …

Breached webcam and baby monitor site flagged by watchdogs

<b>The public is being warned about a website containing thousands of live feeds to baby monitors, stand-alone webcams and CCTV systems.</b><p>Data watchdogs across the world have drawn attention to the Russian-based site, which broadcasts footage from systems using either default passwords or no log-in …