The Mommy Problem We Need to Solve Now

There's never a shortage of news in the parenting world — from differing parenting styles to new studies and beyond. But there are only so many hours in the day, and we can't cover every story that catches our eyes. Take a look at the seven stories you may have missed this week but need to read.

  • Since when did the term "mom" become more offensive than a four-letter word? That's the question one woman addressed in a New York Times editorial, which offered a unique perspective on a title that used to hold an entirely different meaning.
  • Sometimes people have a way of shocking us in the best way possible. A mother took to Facebook to find a potential liver donor for her daughter, and a former classmate stepped up to save the little girl's life.
  • Now that's some serious bonding. A mother and daughter in Florida gave birth within hours of each other.
  • A mother's love knows no limits. One woman in Virginia proved that when she rushed back into her family's burning home to save her daughter.
  • Many may dream of living in Ikea, but one child actually did it! A 12-year-old in China recently fled to the superstore after getting into an argument with his mother over math homework and stayed there for a week before police found him.
  • A Florida teacher showed students that science is actually a useful subject. During a lesson on pulses, she discovered something that would save one child's life.
  • Say it ain't so! When one little boy learned his dad wore diapers (as a baby, of course), he reacted in a way that would make anyone laugh out loud.