School Teacher Brought Kids to an Adult Toy Store for a Field Trip

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Minneapolis teacher, Starri Hedges, is now dealing with upset parents after taking kids from middle to high school age on a field trip to a local adults-only emporium named Smitten Kitten. The store itself offers educational workshops which the students took part in from a library section of the store that was separate, but apparently in view of, the products they offer. Angry parents were not aware of the trip before it took place but since the school in question is a K-12 private school, it is unclear whether any laws were broken.

Hedges herself admitted to the Star Tribune that she "unfortunately didn't’ communicate well enough with parents ahead of time”." While that was unquestionably poor judgment, the rest of the issues surrounding the trip remain in a grey area. Investigation is ongoing to the conditions of the shop and context of the trip to determine if Hedges or the store violated any laws by bringing the students there.

Cafe Kicks Out Rude Customer After Breast Feeding Complaint

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Queensland, Australia cafe owner, Jessica-Anne Allen, has gotten praise recently for standing up for a woman breast feeding her child in the cafe. She told the Brisbane Times that when a man asked her to confront a customer about covering up while feeding her baby she responded by telling him that they "would never ask a mother to cover up when she is feeding her child" at her breast feeding friendly business.  

Allen asked the man to leave when he mentioned that he did say something to the woman about covering up while feeding her baby. Since then she has reiterated her support of mothers on the cafe's Facebook page and received support from many people, especially mothers, in her community. 

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A Mom May Have Just Placed the First Gay Dating Ad in India for her Son

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A mother in India recently placed a matrimonial ad in the paper for her adult, gay son. It might seem like it would only be a little embarassing for 36 year old activist Harish Iyer to have his mom get involved in his lovelife but it's actually groundbreaking. It is thought to be the first same-sex dating ad placed in an Indian newspaper. In fact many papers refused to publish it.

Iyer told the Times of India that they've gotten a few responses so far but he plans on taking his time to decide on the right man. 

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New Mother Gives Birth in a Cybercafe Then Continues Her Game

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A pregnant woman in Nanchang, China was in an internet cafe when she gave birth to a baby. She was waiting for her boyfriend to meet her. Some patrons called an ambulance and wrapped the baby in cloth. Meanwhile she continued to play her game until she and the baby were taken to the hospital to be met with her boyfriend and family. Who knows why she kept playing during and after such a dramatic life event, maybe she had to get to the next checkpoint before she could save? 

10 Year-Old Girl Raises over $1500 With a Lemonade Stand to Rebuild Her Family Home

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10 year-old Alyssa De Le Sala received an outpouring of support when she decided to start a lemonade stand to help her family rebuild their home. The family's house was destroyed by a fire two years ago and the contractors they paid to rebuild it never finished the work. She wanted to do something nice for her parents to help finish the home so she started a lemonade stand on her own to raise money.

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The Kids at School Are Going to Have a Field Day

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