'BRITAIN'S worst mum' Karen Matthews is so lonely that she has befriended a budgie who she treats like a child and calls her baby boy, it has been claimed. The sick kidnapper made headlines in 2008 after she faked the disappearance of her own daughter, Shannon, in a bid to claim a £50,000 reward. Karen Matthews admits lying about Shannon's disappearance in chilling police interview The twisted mum-of-seven chats to her bird and will often ask him for advice, according to a source close to her. Police discovered her daughter drugged and tethered in the base of a bed in nearby Batley Carr 24 days after the child was snatched from her home in Dewsbury, West Yorks. Karen, 44, now lives under a new name in the South of England after serving her eight-year sentence. The mum has changed her appearance and is a reportedly a born-again Christian who works in a charity shop. The budgie is now her only friend in the world. She asks him for advice on a daily basis. She has no-one else … [Read more...] about Monster mum Karen Matthews pictured with her ‘only friend’ a pet budgie who ‘she treats like a child and calls baby boy’
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Kim Kardashian has officially confirmed that she and her husband Kanye West are expecting their fourth child together via surrogate. Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian joined Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live" and he dove right in when it came to asking her about her family. At first, Cohen called upon his viewers to help pick out a baby name for Kardashian West and West by voting for one of the following options: East, South, Calabasas or Lil' Kris. It turns out, "no," she wouldn't consider naming her next kid any of those names. "Are you working on another child?" Cohen asked. "We are," the mom of 3 confirmed. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, moves into a more visible role within the British royal family with her new responsibilities as patron of four organizations - two of which were previously held by the Queen. (Published Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019) Cohen replied, "Obviously I knew that, I didn't think you were telling everyone." Why Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Using a … [Read more...] about Kim Kardashian West Confirms She and Kanye West Are Expecting Baby No. 4, a Boy
× Food & Drink Home & Living Money Parenting Relationships Style & Beauty Travel Wellness Work/Life Finds MORE FROM HUFFPOST News Politics Entertainment Communities Opinion HuffPost Personal Videos ©2019 Oath Inc. All rights reserved. HuffPost News × 27 Famous Moms Who Got Real About Giving Birth Parenting Kristen Bell, Pink, Cardi B and more celebrities opened up about labor and delivery. By Caroline Bologna 01/08/2019 05:45am ET Although it’s hard to believe that celebrities are just like us, the cliché can ring true in a few areas of life ― like breastfeeding and childbirth. Over the years, many famous moms have opened up about their experiences giving birth to their babies. From the thought processes behind their birth plans to the indescribable pain of contractions, there are many relatable talking points when it comes to labor and delivery. Without further ado, here are … [Read more...] about 27 Famous Moms Who Got Real About Giving Birth
By Teri Sforza | PUBLISHED: December 31, 2018 at 5:12 am | UPDATED: December 31, 2018 at 5:13 am Yvette Estrada’s father packed up and left on Christmas Day, when she was 12. That, she said, was the beginning of her pain. There were older cousins, cigarettes, beer. Soon, Estrada was messing with cocaine, speed, PCP. Pregnancy couldn’t stop her: The night before she went into labor, in 2004, she got high on meth. Her baby girl was born “pos-tox” — meaning drugs were in the infant’s blood — then swept into state custody and placed in foster care. “I was broken,” said Estrada, now 50, of La Habra. “I didn’t know what to do except stick a needle in my neck. I didn’t know how to be a mom. I didn’t how to how to be nothing.” ‘Legal kidnapping?’ Despite the best intentions of parents and the child welfare system, reunification of children and their biological parents is elusive … [Read more...] about Born on drugs: For addicted moms with babies, the system’s success doesn’t always mean the same thing
Produced by Clare Friedland, Lourdes Aguiar, Elena DiFiore and Shoshanah Wolfson [This story previously aired on July 15, 2017. It was updated on Dec. 29, 2018.] Matt Herren still struggles to make sense of what happened the night of Oct. 12, 2012, when his close friend, Ryan Poston, was killed. "I think about him every day," Herren said. "You don't think something like that is ever going to happen to someone you know." "Is there something I could've done that could've prevented that? And I know a lot of people in his life had to have felt the same way," Herren told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. How did things spiral so out of control between Ryan and his girlfriend, Shayna Hubers, that she shot him to death -- insisting it was to protect herself? "What was lost when your friend was shot and killed?" Van Sant asked Herren. "He's the type of person that you want in your life," he replied. "Not just a friend, but a loving son, a protective, adoring older brother." "He had … [Read more...] about New murder trial for Shayna Hubers: Why did she shoot Ryan Poston six times?