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In her first running of the Boston Marathon, Edna Kiplagat powered across the finish line of the 2017 Boston Marathon nearly a minute ahead of her closest rival.

37-year-old Kiplagat took in her two neices after the tragic death of her sister, Alice. 

While also aising her own two biological children, the star athletadopted another child whose parents passed away.

Balancing being a mother of five and a world-class athlete, Kiplagat bought a Kenyan farm with her husband/coach Gilbert Koech.

"It's about organizing yourself and making sure that everything is done at the right time," she says. npr.org
Trying to breastfeed her 19-month-old baby in church, mother of two Annie Peguero was promptly asked to decamp to a private room.

Protecting men, teenagers or new churchgoers from feeling "uncomfortable," the church policy forbids breastfeeding without a cover.

Peguero then posted a live stream video on Facebook urging women to stand up for breastfeeding, their legally protected right in Virginia with no exemption for religious institutions under the law.

Peguero and an attorney are pressing church leaders to issue a statement and reverse their policy. washingtonpost.com
Louis Tomlinson's son is unimaginably fortunate for a handful of reasons, chief among them having a super famous dad. 

We'll have to wait and see if Freddie ends up following his dad's path and also become a musician, but there's one thing for certain — the little guy is getting bigger and more adorable every single day.

Freddie's mom, Briana Jungwirth, posted a few new photos of Freddie on her Instagram recently, and the older he gets, the more stylin' he's getting.

The first post was a short and almost painfully cute video of Freddie laughing and playing with something dangling in front of his face. In another aww-worthy shot, Freddie's sporting a dark green onesie.  teenvogue.com
An Oklahoma couple who carried their baby without a brain to term said goodbye to their newborn.

Two months ago, Royce Young posted a photo of his wife, Keri Young, on Facebook.

Along with the picture, Young, who is a writer for ESPN, described the heartbreaking moment the couple found out their daughter didn’t have a brain and his wife’s immediate selfless reaction.

“There I was, crestfallen and heartbroken, but I momentarily got lifted out of the moment and just stood in awe of her,” Royce Young wrote on Facebook on Feb. 17. “I was a spectator to my own life, watching a superhero find her superpowers. In literally the worst moment of her life, finding out her baby was going to die, it took her less than a minute to think of someone else and how her selflessness could help. It’s one of the most powerful things I’ve ever experienced.”

Keri Young wanted to carry her daughter, Eva, to term to donate her organs and give other babies a chance to live. fox8.com
As we've all come accustomed to, with the pregnancy announcement of a high-profile female with celebrity status comes a wave of otherwise abortion-loving leftists acknowledging the unborn baby in question as just that: a baby, not a fetus, nor a clump of cells. Apparently, merely wanting a child makes it a child; not any of that science stuff so many of those dimwitted conservatives all too often like to spout-off about.

The most recent example of such asinine leftist logic was brought about when tennis great Serena Williams revealed last week that she was with child. After announcing that she and her fiance, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, were expecting, Williams posted a sweet message about her unborn baby via Instagram:

"My Dearest Baby," wrote Williams, "You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can't wait to meet you. I can't wait for you to join the players box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you.... once again today. On [Alexis Ohanian] bday.  from the world's oldest number one to the world's youngest number one." dailywire.com
Having a child die before you is devastating enough as it is. But a Berlin mother has had to wage a years-long court battle to learn more about her teenage daughter's death. She is suing to gain access to the Facebook account of her daughter, who in 2012 died under unclear circumstances at the age of 15.

Tuesday marked the first day of the trial at Berlin's superior court of justice. No verdict has been passed down yet. Judges gave both parties - the deceased girl's parents and social media giant Facebook - two weeks to find a solution outside of court.

The girl died in a Berlin subway station when she was run over by an incoming train five years ago. To this day, the parents don't know whether it was a suicide. To get closure they want access to the posts and messages their daughter sent on Facebook, which they hope will reveal more about her death.

The question is whether the parents inherited her digital accounts just like they did her analog possessions. In a first trial at the Berlin district court in December 2015, judges had decided in favor of the parents and had ordered Facebook to give them access.

The judges said analog and digital possessions should be treated the same. Otherwise it would lead to the paradox that "letters and diaries were inheritable independent of their content, but e-mails and private Facebook posts were not."   dw.com
Alabama representatives passed a bill today that would allow midwives to legally practice in Alabama. Known informally as the decriminalization bill, HB 315 was passed  84-11 after a debate and several tabled amendments.It's the first time a pro-midwife bill has made it to the House floor for a vote.

"It was a milestone for these mothers who want this freedom and the choice to have natural home childbirth, where it's not restricted by the government," said the bill's sponsor, Rep. Ken Johnson, R-Moulton.

Currently, most midwives can't legally deliver babies in Alabama, and home birth is only legal if it is not attended by a midwife or other professional. Non-nurse midwives have not been legally practicing in Alabama since 1975. 

This bill would exempt midwives from criminal charges as long as they hold a current midwifery certification from an accredited organization. The bill would also make the practice of lay midwifery a criminal offense. The bill passed after some debate on the floor.

Lending her lifetime support of the bill, like Rep. Laura Hall (D-Madison) had "It's been a long road to even get to this point." Midwifery advocates have been introducing midwife decriminalization bills for more than a decade. She and several other representatives pointed out that they, too, were delivered by midwives. al.com