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Kim Shannon

Kimberly Shannon is a wife, a mother, an editor, a writer ... She is always working to find the perfect balance¹! After Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she worked on two master’s degree programs (Creative Writing, and Marriage and Family Therapy). At various times in her life she has signed up to study Naturopathy, only to back out at the last minute, and humored the idea of returning full-time to the world of dance. Kimberly has also started 10 different children’s books, each containing about 4-6 chapters before the project was abandoned². Kimberly gave birth to her beautiful daughter, Hannah, in the midst of all her aspirations (also known as June 2007). It wasn’t long before she realized that Hannah was a mini-version of herself, and the greatest adventure began (also known as Karma³). “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” - Mae West ¹ Has not found perfect balance yet. ² Is currently working on 11th. ³ Sorry Majah.

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It’s tough to believe that magic exists – that a special power can allow impossible things. Perhaps your ability to believe in the unexplainable has faded with time, but I still believe.

I think that mother’s intuition is absolutely magical.

Even during pregnancy, a mother-to-be can sense when something isn’t quite right; and this mysterious intuition recently helped one mother escape a great loss
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drop in intravenous (IV) drip.

On Jan. 14, Erick Munoz “filed suit against the hospital in Tarrant County District court,” saying, “‘Marlise cannot possibly be a ‘pregnant patient’ – Marlise is dead.”

But the hospital remains firm on its decision to continue Marlise’s life-sustaining treatment, despite the now confirmed, unstable health and viability of the unborn baby
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Parents, perhaps we should all think twice before placing our children in store shopping carts. Every day, about 66 children (that’s more than 24,000 children, yearly) end up in hospital emergency departments due to cart-related injuries. And if you think you know why these injuries are happening, it is time for you to reconsider the possibilities.

According to numerous articles based on a recent Clinical Pediatrics study, children are falling out of the carts, getting body parts stuck in the carts, falling over carts, and running into carts. Some children are even injured due to the shopping cart falling over while they are in it. And despite efforts to increase the safety of these carts, the number of “concussions and closed head injuries” is increasing each year; about 78% of the injuries experienced by children are to the head
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Rumor has it that if the 20-week wait for your little one’s gender revealing ultrasound is becoming unbearable, or if the ultrasound only discovered the cross-legged backside of your Modest Maddie (or Private Penley), you may be able to determine gender with the “skull theory”!

The skull theory, according to this article, “looks to the shape of the fetal skull. Supposedly, boys have larger, blockier foreheads, while girls’ heads are rounder.”
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Now, I’m not one to notice designer clothing, but … Actually, I’m lying. I love looking through magazines at the grocery store checkout line to see which celebrity is wearing the latest and greatest. The dresses worn at the Oscars, VMAs, and Golden Globes award shows are amazing, unbelievable, and extremely beyond my financial reach. [&hellip
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As parents, a myriad of methods and opinions are chucked at us daily. Newly uncovered research proves that we should change our ways of thinking; expertly endorsed products tell us what we should buy; and official pediatric statements verify what others have yet to prove. Rumor has it that we are crippling our children’s futures and raising a generation of obnoxious, greedy slackers. So these clever alecks have hailed forward to help us raise our children
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It’s the Keurig for babies!
No joke. Baby Brezza has created Formula Pro, “the revolutionary new way of preparing your baby’s formula bottles,” so that tired mothers everywhere can quickly prepare a bottle “with the push of a button.”

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When Marlise and Erick Munoz, parents to 15-month-old Mateo, discussed their end-of-life wishes, Marlise made her decision clear. “She would never want to be kept on life support if there was no chance of recovery.” But in the end, her wishes didn’t come true.

On November 26, 2013, Marlise was officially declared brain dead; and she has remained on life support at the John Peter Smith Hospital in Texas ever since. Because when she collapsed on their kitchen floor, in the middle of the night, going an hour or longer without breathing before she was found, she was 14 weeks pregnant
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After learning that a mother’s employment was terminated due to her personal health beliefs and simple desire to protect and keep her unborn baby, I’m left to wonder: Will women ever have ultimate equality at work? After suffering three miscarriages, Dreonna Breton, who was a nurse at the Horizons Healthcare Services in Pennsylvania, decided it [&hellip
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A mother was recently photographed in a hot tub – topless – with her topless teenage daughter and is now facing a child endangerment charge! Not only was this photo quickly shared with numerous high school students, but this wasn’t the first time her 14-year-old daughter had a nude self-photo circulate among her peers
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