• 'Credit to her generation': Sammie Welch, 23, with her three-year-old son Rylan. (SWNS)'Credit to her generation': Sammie Welch, 23, with her three-year-old son Rylan. (SWNS)
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    A young mum was moved to tears when a kind stranger handed her a note and £5 (CAD $9.35) on a train - for being a ‘credit to her generation’.

    Samantha Welch, 23, was given the hand-written note as she sat cuddling her three-year-old son Rylan who was asleep on her lap.

    The scribbled letter, written on a piece of scrap paper, praised her for her parenting skills, and was signed 'man on train at table with glasses and hat’.

    The note also included a £5 note so Samantha could ‘buy herself a drink’.

    It read: 'Have a drink on me, you're a credit to your generation, polite and teaching the little boy good manners.

    The mysterious, generous stranger's note given to Samantha. (PA)

    Sign-off: The final part of the heartfelt note. (PA)

    'PS I have a daughter your age, someone did the same for her once. Hope when she has children she is as good a mother as you.'

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  • WAHMSWAHMSAs a WAHM (Work at Home Mom), there are many things I get to do in the home office that probably wouldn't fly in an actual office. For instance, I bet people who work in an office rarely have co-workers hiding under their desks or trying to lick them because they think it's funny.

    Many things wouldn't work in an office, here's proof:

    1. Wearing pajamas all day. -- "I know there's a dress code, but these Paul Frank flannels pants are so darn comfy."

    2. Breastfeeding -- "Joan, you look hungry. Are you sure you don't just want to suckle at …? No? Well, if you change your mind."

    3. Stopping work to do laundry. -- "Tony, Jeff, Kate, Tom, Leslie, Bill, Joe, Jose, Sara, Amy, Beth, Stacey … anyone have anything that can go in on hot, I'm doing whites?"

    4. Taking business calls while locked in the bathroom. -- "Excuse me Samantha could you refrain from flushing, I'm on a conference call. Great, thanks."

    5. Constantly shushing the people around you. --"Seriously guys, I'm trying

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  • Katie Nicholl

    The Royal FamilyThe Royal FamilyThey have spent the last two days supporting Great Britain at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, but William and Kate can look forward to a well-deserved month off in August.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have cleared their diaries and will be holidaying in the U.K., Royal Watch can reveal. William and Kate usually jet off to the private island of Mustique, but they are planning to stay a little closer to home this summer.


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    Sources say they will be taking Prince George to Scotland next month to Charles and Camilla, at their Highland home, and they will also take Prince George to see the Queen and Prince Philip at Balmoral. According to my sources, the couple will spend the rest of the time off in Norfolk, where the final refurbishments are being completed at their new country home, Anmer Hall, on the Queen's Sandringham Estate.

    Kate has been hands-on with the renovations and has helped with the

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  • In this Sunday, May 15, 2011 photo, Benjamin Abecassis rests on a pillow sounded by family members, immediately following his Bris, a Jewish circumcision ceremony in San Francisco. (Newser) - An ancient and now rare type of circumcision called metzitzah b'peh, which is sometimes performed by Orthodox Jews on newborn boys, appears to be behind the spread of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) to two newborns in New York this month.

    Both boys were born to mothers who carried full-term and had normal deliveries, reports WNBC-TV. During the ritual, however, the person doing the circumcision uses direct oral suction in an attempt to cleanse the wound, sucking and spitting aside the blood, and the saliva contact can transmit the infection.

    More than half of American adults have HSV-1, according to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the most common symptom being oral lesions. Newborns, however, can run high fevers, have seizures, and even die if infected. Since 2000, 16 cases of herpes likely following this type of circumcision have been reported, three in 2014 alone, and there have been two deaths and two instances of brain damage. In a 2012

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  • That's pulled pork stuck to her face. It remained there the entire meal. (Photo: Erin Zammett Ruddy)That's pulled pork stuck to her face. It remained there the entire meal. (Photo: Erin Zammett Ruddy)I had my third child in November and, as expected, it’s a very different experience than with my first and even second. The baby is simultaneously spoiled and deprived, both doted on more and ignored more. In some ways I feel like she’s getting the best of me. In other ways, the worst. Though there are many reasons, it basically boils down to the fact that this time around — which is my last time around — I’m more confident, capable, and calm about the whole thing. I’m also way busier and, occasionally, more overwhelmed.

    As a result of all of this, the third is already proving to be different from my older two, who were only two years apart and got a fairly similar parenting style (centered on strict naptimes and bedtimes and well-rounded, scheduled meals). At least once a day I say, “Well, she’s the third child!” Sometimes it’s after I let her sleep in my bed (something the other two still have never done to this day). Other times it’s after taking her out in public wearing a

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  • By Andrea Fowler, REDBOOK.

    Jennifer Goodall is 41 weeks pregnant, and after delivering her first three children via cesarean section, would like to proceed with a vaginal birth for her fourth baby. However, a Florida hospital has threatened to report her to the Department of Children and Family Services and perform a c-section on her without consent if she is admitted there.


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    A press release from the National Advocated for Pregnant Women (NAPW) explains that on July 10, Goodall received a letter from the chief financial officer of Bayfront Health Port Charlotte stating these facts.

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    "My decision to allow labor to proceed before consenting to a surgical intervention is based on years of research, careful consideration of the risks to me and my baby, and my family's needs," Goodall says in a statement shared by NAPW. "All I want is to be able to go to the

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  • Don't fall for those old rules.Don't fall for those old rules.

    You can finally put some of those mom-to-be diet rumors to rest. "Pregnancy is not a state where you have to be frightened that anything you do will result in a bad outcome. Most of the time pregnant women are very strong, and as long as it's not in excess, you can eat almost anything," says Dr. Bruce Young, M.D., and the Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the NYU School of Medicine.

    "What's bad for mom is stuff that's raw -- especially raw fish or raw meat -- and raw vegetables that haven't been washed thoroughly," he explains. "There are certain things like unpasteurized milk that can make you sick, but these are things that will make the mom sick and won't hurt the baby."

    Here are the surprising foods that researchers and doctors alike agree are A-OK for expectant women to consume:

    Related: Why This Mom Ate Her Placenta

    1. Fish
    "When doctors say don't eat fish, they're talking about people who eat a great deal of fish, especially the kinds of

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  • By Kelley Rowland

    Like many people with long, luscious hair, 6-year-old Charlie Tillotson from England vowed never to cut her locks-which were all the way down her back. But after she watched a documentary on children with cancer, she decided her tresses could be more useful to other children. Photo by Getty Images


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    Charlie went up to her father, Steve Tillotson, and asked, "Daddy, would you mind if I had all my hair cut off for children with cancer?" She proceeded to have it cut by a family friend, as fans and family gathered around in support. Charlie had nearly two feet cut that will go to make wigs-that usually cost anywhere from $800 to $5,000-for The Little Princess Trust.

    Related: 10 hairstyles that make you look younger

    Charlie's charitable decision moved her father so much that he started a JustGiving page to raise money for Children with Cancer UK. He's already raised over $2,000.


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  • I need this ...I need this ...

    Let's face it, kids are brutally honest. For instance I had no idea my butt was so jiggly until my daughter nicely informed me. (OK fine, I knew, but I didn't need it pointed out.)

    My kids also say lovely stuff like, "Mommy, I'm lucky, you're way more fun than the other mothers" or "Mommy, I bet when we go out, people think we're sisters."

    When my little ones say stuff like that, the result is sheer unadulterated joy, which is why I'm inventing the (Mother Language Edition) so that we can all feel that love everyday. Yep, I'll be putting a multitude of beautiful sentiments (we wish our children would utter) on cassette, CD, MP3, 8-Track and those odd tiny tapes that came with 80s answering machines ... so that our kids (via our mates or parents or anyone else willing to shell out the $499.00 I'm charging) can be brainwashed into showering us with enough kind remarks to last a lifetime, or at least until I come out with Rosetta Stone - Mommy of a Tween with handy Grunt

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