When babies attack: Injured parents learn the hard way that little kids can be a real pain

Savannah Guthrie, 48, co-host of the Today show, returned to work just last month after eye surgery for a torn and detached retina caused by her 3-year-old son, Charley, accidentally hitting her with a toy train in November.

When babies attack: Injured parents learn the hard way that little kids can be a real pain

Savannah Guthrie, 48, co-host of the Today show, returned to work just last month after eye surgery for a torn and detached retina caused by her 3-year-old son, Charley, accidentally hitting her with a toy train in November.

Parent Trip: For Kristen and Becky Ashare, a baby helps complete their happy coexistence

Kristen was so certain she wanted children that she’d been collecting children’s books even before she and Becky were a couple: an online meeting that led to a first date at Tria Taproom that segued to seeing one another almost every weekend.

Parent Trip: For Kristen and Becky Ashare, a baby helps complete their happy coexistence

Kristen was so certain she wanted children that she’d been collecting children’s books even before she and Becky were a couple: an online meeting that led to a first date at Tria Taproom that segued to seeing one another almost every weekend.
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The Parent Trip: Sherilyn and Kevin Lau of Elkins Park

"I thought, ‘I’m never going to relax, ever again,’” Sherilyn says. “I’m constantly thinking of her. I’m never by myself. It is a constant, the mental work of being a parent.”

Parent Trip: Cortney Sze, 33, and Ken Sze, 34, of Northern Liberties

A parenthood "aha": Seeing other adults in a different light, Ken says. “I look at people who are parents and think: I know what you went through.”

Parent Trip: Kimber and Jackie Hamilton of Wynnewood

Parent Trip: Kimber and Jackie Hamilton of Wynnewood

Parenting advice from all over the place can drive mom and dad up a wall

Things were a lot easier, some grandmas and grandpas would tell you, when you only had Dr. Spock and your gut to propel a kid from crib to college.

Parent Trip: Nykia Harrison of Germantown

It was never her plan to be six months pregnant, separated, and living in her childhood bedroom.

Halloween weather: Scary skies, but rain looks to hold off during dry trick-or treat hours. ‘Squall line’ due later

The nasty weather should hold off until late Thursday night; trick-or-treat time could be mostly dry and springlike.

The Parent Trip: Bray DeLoach, 44, of Northern Liberties

“I always knew I was destined for something different—that I was going to have all these people around.”

The Parent Trip: Kayla Blackburn of Logan

“It was like seeing somebody that you’ve been waiting on for a long time. It was a very magical moment.”

SpeakUp! gets teens and parents talking about hard subjects, without judgment

“I didn’t want to come to SpeakUp! – my mom made me. But then I didn’t want to leave.”

The Parent Trip: Kelly and Danny Bluth of Fishtown

Now strangers glance at them and inevitably say, “You have your hands full.”

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