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Mom convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt

Mom convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt

A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.

Senh: At the end of the article, the disorder Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome is mentioned. It seems to fit the description of the mother, as described in the story. I'm not sure if she supposedly killed her son because of the disorder or because of the immense stress caused by caring for his illness. Another sad, sad family tragedy.


Opinion: Mom pays $1,000 a month for a garage

Sky-high rents in Silicon Valley are forcing parents into difficult living situations. CNN meets a woman who is raising her daughter in a single-car garage.

Senh: She seems to be making the best use of her limited space. My question is where is the dad? How is she paying rent if she's not working? She's pregnant with another child. Why did she decide to have another one when she's barely making it?


Moms talk, text while driving — even with baby on board

Texting While Driving

A survey finds mothers indulge in risky driving behavior with their babies in the car.


Mom saves son's life by Googling symptoms


A quick-thinking mother saved her son’s life when she Googled his ailments, the Shropshire Star reported. Kian Jones, 12, of Shrewsbury, U.K., had persistent headaches, poor vision and vomiting, which his mother, Sabina, typed into Google after the child was initially misdiagnosed.


Most breast-feeding moms quit earlier than planned

Erin Carroll planned to breast-feed both her newborn sons. But like many women with the best intentions, it didn't work out. A new government study finds only a third of new moms achieve their goal of exclusively breast-feeding for three months.


TODAY Moms get creative with discipline

Like the laptop-shooting dad and the Facebook-shaming mom, TODAY Moms readers have their own take on creative discipline. Here, they share their own clever punishment tactics.


Mom who took porn shots of own kids gets 25 years

A Florida woman is sent to prison for 25 years for sexually assaulting her own children and emailing pictures of the sex acts to a Michigan man.


Mom rescues tot from washing machine

A Washington state woman used a wrench to break the window of a running washing machine and rescue her 5-year-old daughter at a Laundromat in Okanogan.


Girl, 3, eats leftovers for 2 days after mom dies

A 3-year-old girl comforted herself with her favorite toy and ate cheese, leftover lasagna and milk for two days after her mother died unexpectedly in their New Zealand home....


Mother pushes daughter out of train's path but can't save herself

Mother pushes daughter out of train's path but can't save herself

A Riverside woman pushing her 2-year-old in a stroller is killed by a train near her home Saturday. The stroller was twice lodged on the tracks, but the woman pushed her daughter out of the way. A Riverside woman died Saturday evening as she struggled to push a baby stroller over a gated railroad crossing and was struck by a passing train.

Senh: This is very sad. It's just bad judgement and unnecessary.


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