Sonja Haller, USA TODAY

Sonja Haller

USA TODAY

Arizona, United States

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Recent articles by Sonja:

The 6 best surprise toys for kids to 'unbox:' L.O.L dolls, Ryan's World and more

L.O.L dolls, updated Hatchimals, Ryan's World Super Surprise Safe and more YouTube star toys are among 2019's top toy trends this year. → Read More

Former 'DWTS' dancer says a Utah teacher berated the son he's adopting over having 2 dads

Former 'DWTS' dancer says family was hurt by a Utah teacher who said "men living together is a sin" after his son said he's grateful to be adopted. → Read More

Jenna Bush Hager honors grandpa George H.W. Bush's 'generosity of spirit' with vintage photos

Jenna Bush Hager said "Gampy" George H.W. Bush, who died a year ago, left a family that loves one another and lives with "kindness and generosity." → Read More

The best kids' movies to stream on Disney+, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in December

See "Clifford" on Amazon Prime, "Avengers" movies, including "Thor: Ragnarock," on Disney+ and "A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby" on Netflix. → Read More

Jamie Lee Curtis and James Corden joke it's 'worth having kids' as excuse for ditching plans

Jamie Lee Curtis and James Corden agree that it's "worth having kids" for the excuses they afford parents to get out of having to go to events. → Read More

New mom Shawn Johnson breaks down after video shows husband's collapse, ER visit

Andrew East went to the ER after collapsing in his gym three weeks after he and Shawn Johnson brought home their newborn. Johnson was "terrified." → Read More

6 easy, low-cost ways to keep kids busy at the Thanksgiving table – and adults sane

You don't need to be a craft genius or spend a lot to occupy kids long enough to allow adults finish their meals. → Read More

Girl denied class picture over red hair glows fierce in photo shoot. 'I got to be myself'

A Michigan girl was denied a school picture because of her red hair extensions. It upset one Chicago dad, so he put his photography skills to use. → Read More

Postal Service pleads for more kid-in-need 'Dear Santa' letters after running out

The U.S. Postal Service has launched its online service to answer "Dear Santa" letters from kids in need. It's so successful, it needs more letters. → Read More

'She’s still very much here': Bode Miller's wife says she felt late daughter during birth of twins

Morgan Miller says her daughter Emmy helped with the delivery of her and Bode's twin boys and remains "very much here." → Read More

Jenna Bush Hager: 'Daddy and mommy both do diapers.' George W. Bush set the example

Jenna Bush Hager says parents George W. Bush and Laura Bush taught her 50/50 parenting. Still, their household of five can be a 'nut house.' → Read More

Jerry Seinfeld jokes daughter like 'cute' baby alligator who outgrew bathtub

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld compares college daughter to a growing alligator. → Read More

These 'gonna tell my kids' memes retell history in the most side-splitting way

Twitter users are sharing celebs to tell their kids about Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift, Kurt Cobain and more but sharing pics of, ahem, dopplegangers. → Read More

Jewelry made from umbilical cords and baby hair: 5 quirky gifts for new moms

Breast milk jewelry and more DNA gifts for the sentimental moms including placenta, umbilical cord and baby's first teeth and hair jewelry. → Read More

These 8 toys crush bigotry and stereotypes. Yay for raising inclusive humans!

Toy makers have made strides in becoming more inclusive. Brand like Barbie and LEGO are paying attention to diversity in new products. → Read More

'There was some weirdness': Patton Oswalt opens up about family changes after wife's death

Patton Oswalt talks about family life, faith and CBD oil on Kevin Nealon's podcast. → Read More

Kelly Ripa jokes, 'There's daddy' after husband Mark Consuelos makes 'Sexiest Man' issue

Kelly Ripa proudly shared the smoldering photo of Mark Consuelos in People's "Sexiest Man Alive" issue. For laughs, Ryan Seacrest re-created the look. → Read More

Andrea Barber played carefree Kimmy Gibbler. But she was battling a 'slow spiral' of depression

Kimmy Gibbler on "Full House" and "Fuller House" star Andrea Barber suffered anxiety for years. After having two kids, she finally sought help. → Read More

Do kids belong in restaurants? Arby's 'only well-behaved children' sign sparks the debate

A mom said a sign at a Minnesota Arby's 'didn't sit well' with her because it would ask kids without "bottoms in their seats" to leave. → Read More

'Beautiful miracle': Josiah and Lauren Duggar welcome daughter after miscarriage

Josiah and Lauren Duggar miscarried in October 2018, but this month they welcome their first child, a girl named Bella Milagro. → Read More