This week, a shouting match erupted between a Chicago country judge and prosecutor over whether a pregnant woman should have been jailed without bail for more than a month this summer—so long that…she had to give birth in prison. It was an example of a new backlash over the treatment of pregnant women in jail, especially those who are being held because they can't make bail. Judge Nicholas Ford apparently said, "I have every right to hold her," while First Assistant State's Attorney Eric Sussman argued otherwise. Sussman was… >> Read More
Did you know that August is one of the most popular times to give birth in America? Did you also know Americans pay the most to give birth? Well, according to a new study from WalletHub, all of this…is true. The site analyzed all 50 states when it comes to cost, health care accessibility, and baby-friendliness—where does your state stack up? Top 10 Lowest 10: When it comes to high C-section charges, New Jersey takes the cake, unlike Maryland, which is the lowest. Meanwhile, the lowest infant care costs is Mississippi, versus the highest… >> Read More
It's like a horror film, except it's real life. Apparently, in a family-friendly NYC neighborhood, the rats are getting really smart (they're actually extremely intelligent creatures, and evolve to…their environment quickly)--and they're jumping into baby strollers. Ahh, yes, New York's Upper West Side—once known for its synagogues, museums, bagel shops, and being Nora Ephron's favorite haunt. This week, however, it's known for its stroller rats, who are adapting to the ever-changing landscape, occupying critical water resources, "boldly jumping" into strollers, and ruling the… >> Read More
You may remember the parents who named their kids Adolf Hitler.
And no, I'm not talking about Hitler's parents, I'm talking about parents who live in the U.S. right now. Isidore Heath Campbell…and his then-wife Deborah named one of their children Adolf Hitler. A few years ago, JTA reported that Campbell showed up to court regarding custody over his youngest son, Heinrich Hons, then 2, in full Nazi regalia. Campbell and his then-wife lost custody, largely stemming from an incident involving their local supermarket. The supermarket refused… >> Read More
It's a surprise baby!
Comedian Andy Samberg and his wife, musician Joanna Newsom, just welcomed a baby girl, their first child, together. Most people didn't even realize the couple were…expecting, as they never publicly announced the news. 35-year-old Newsom, 35, told Larry King back in 2015 that she and 38-year-old Samberg, were thinking about becoming parents, saying,“Little harpist Samberg, thank you for putting that image in my head." She went on to say that Samberg is "my favorite person in the world. He’s the person I would… >> Read More