Sonja Haller, argusleader

Sonja Haller

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Arizona, United States

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Recent:
  • argusleader
  • The Des Moines Register
  • Enquirer
  • The News-Star
  • USA TODAY
Past:
  • Ventura County Star
  • GoSanAngelo.com
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • The Clarion-Ledger
  • Daily Record
  • North Jersey News
  • ReporterNews
  • The Asbury Park Press NJ
  • independentmail
  • WWL-TV
  • and more…

Recent articles by Sonja:

Illinois becomes first state to require EpiPen costs covered for kids. 'This is huge'

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a law requiring insurance companies to cover the cost of life-saving EpiPens for children with severe allergies. → Read More

These 5 big dorm room ideas will make the space feel like 'your little house'

Jill Martin had do's and don'ts for parents and students when comes to decorating a college dorm room without breaking the bank. → Read More

Strip club seeks stay-at-home moms to dance for 'extra cash.' City leader: 'Distasteful'

A gentleman's club is posting provocative signs to pressure Omaha into giving it a liquor license. One advertised for stay-at-home moms as dancers. → Read More

Talking to kids about El Paso, Dayton shootings? Use the 4 S's to discuss cruel violence

More than two dozen people were killed this weekend in two separate shootings. The 4 S's help parents prepare for explaining the unfathomable. → Read More

What are the odds? 36 NICU nurses from one hospital are pregnant in 2019

The baby boom gives these NICU nurses even more empathy for the parents of the infants they take care of at Children's Mercy in Kansas City, Mo. → Read More

Mayor offers 'attractive' reward for first baby boy. Town has only birthed girls for 12 years

A small Polish town hasn't had a male baby born there in more than a decade. The mayor is offering a reward, while a genetics professor investigates. → Read More

Store yanks black rag dolls meant to be slammed against walls: 'Offensive and disturbing'

Store president said the dolls "somehow slipped through the cracks." City, state leaders say the "Feel Better Doll" is racist and promotes violence. → Read More

Mom gets 1 RSVP to a party for her son with autism. Then a football team arrives

The 9-year-old Idaho boy only had received a "yes" from only one classmate until his mom's friend helped arrange the high school football team's arrival. → Read More

'Stranger Things' star Dacre Montgomery tells kids to ignore their failures. He did

The "Stranger Things" star says he was a "big" kid with anxiety who was kicked out of drama school, and told his acting dream wasn't "achievable." → Read More

Macy's 'body shaming' moms? See the 'mom jeans' plates removed from stores after backlash

Macy's agreed to pull plates they said "missed the mark" after people on social media complained they promoted body image issues. → Read More

Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers gives us our childhood back in first 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' trailer

"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" first trailer is bound to make anyone who remembers Mister Rogers fondly get a little misty-eyed. → Read More

Granger Smith's son saved two lives with organs, mom Amber writes in heart-wrenching post

Country music star Granger Smith's wife wrote, "I pray these 2 recipients live healthy, joy filled, full throttle lives just like Riv." → Read More

IVF baby mix-up: Second couple speaks out, files lawsuit

A California couple describe the heartbreak of learning CHA Fertility Center allegedly put their baby in another woman's womb. → Read More

Trash Forky! Disney's 'Toy Story 4' plush toy recalled due to choking hazard

Disney voluntarily recalled about 80,000 Forky plush toys, saying a manufacturing defect led to a choking hazard for kids. → Read More

Michelle Obama jokes she's 'surprised' daughters have friends after White House childhood

The former first lady said the omnipresence of Secret Service agents made making friends, getting a first kiss and sleepovers difficult. → Read More

Single mom locks child in car with the AC on and a cellphone; police arrest her at job fair

The public defender for Florida mom Amber Collier pleaded for a lesser bond because she left the AC running and was trying to better her life. → Read More

Sparklers are not harmless. Here are other ways to celebrate the Fourth of July with kids

Sparklers burn at temperatures of up to 2,000 degrees. Here are kid friendly alternatives, like bamboo sparklers. → Read More

Eva Longoria talks raising a feminist son, Hollywood's mom bias and immigration activism

The 'Desperate Housewives' alums totes son,1, to border and to movie sets to "show" him about immigration battle and feminism. → Read More

A toddler bought a $400 couch. Mom blames that 'darn' Amazon 1-Click shopping

Thanks to 1-Click shopping a toddler accidentally, we're guessing, bought a couch on Amazon. Now it's for sale on OfferUp. → Read More

New data shows petting zoos crawl with superbugs, potentially putting more kids at risk

E. coli bacteria killed one child last month, others in years prior. A study found that antibiotic-resistant bacteria live on petting zoo animals. → Read More