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Parents know that going out to restaurant with small children can be tough. It can be great in that you don't have to cook, but it's always a challenge.

At its best, it's hectic, with more wrangling, cleaning, and wiping up going on actual eating. At worst, if the kids act up, it can be stressful and disruptive.

If you happen to be a single parent of three kids, including two who have special needs, you can multiply all of those concerns several times over.

Take the case of one mom, who wishes to remain nameless and has been taking her kids out to a new restaurant every Friday for the last few years.

During one of those meals out recently, she nervously apologized in advance for the noise her family to a man who was sitting nearby. But he didn't mind.

In fact, he paid for her family's meal and left her a note that brought her to tears. Any parent who reads it after the jump may join her in that regard:

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Halloween may have been yesterday, but that won't stop us from sharing a good ghost story today. 

Security cameras at the Plaza Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach caught a mysterious apparition behind the bar. Do ghosts take their martinis shaken or stirred?

This historic hotel along Florida's A1A is over 100 years old, and some employees believe that it's possible that some guests checked in and their spirits never checked out.

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Sarah Adleta, an Oviedo, Fla., woman convicted of making child pornography with her husband and two kids, has been sentenced to 54 years in prison.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Adleta and her husband, Jonathan Adleta, "made having sex with their two children a part of their parenting plan."

Prosecutors say she continued the abuse even after they divorced.

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Sarah Adleta pleaded guilty to two child-sex related charges back in May and was a witness against her ex-husband in his criminal trial, the paper reported.

She testified that Jonathan Adleta, a former Marine who had served in Afghanistan, made “daddy-daughter sex" a condition of their getting married.

She said she was willing to do anything to stay with him.

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Federal investigators will probe the death of Georgia teen Kendrick Johnson, whose body was found rolled up in a gym mat at his high school in January.

U.S. Attorney Michael Moore said in a news conference in Macon, Ga., Thursday that the FBI and federal prosecutors were now involved in the mysterious case.

The local sheriff had closed the case, calling it a a freak accident. Johnson’s parents, however, have said they suspect their 17-year-old son was murdered.

They waged a public battle to reopen the case, alleging a cover-up by officials.

"I am of the opinion that a sufficient basis exists to conduct a formal review of the facts and investigation surrounding the death of Kendrick Johnson," Moore said.

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Authorities have confirmed that a shooting took place this morning inside Los Angeles International Airport.

While details are still coming in, here is what we know at the moment:

According to airport spokeswoman Nancy Suey Castles, the incident began around 9:30 a.m. at Terminal 3, as one witness tells CNN he heard a "popping sound and everybody was diving for cover" while he waited to board his Virgin Air flight.

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"The TSA said there was a shooting in the terminal and [to] evacuate the building," Robert Perez tells CNN, adding that passengers boarded a bus and were taken to a different terminal.

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Theme parties are nothing new for Greek life, but what happened to togas? Aren't these parties just supposed to be bonfires and keg stands and streaking through the Quad?

The Theta Xi fraternity at the University of Michigan has had their social privileges revoked during an investigation into a party they planned and advertised on Facebook.

Their theme? "Hood Ratchet Thursday." No, we're not joking. Even Julianne Hough could've told them this was a bad idea.

Theta Xi Throws Ratchet Party

Students of color at U of M who saw the invitation circulating on Facebook complained to University administration about the racial overtones of the party.

They believe the party parodied black culture, was intended to belittle, and was maliciously intended.

Theta Xi brothers have said the fraternity will not be commenting on the matter.

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Jalene and Lincoln Taylor struggled to conceive. After battling infertility, Jalene got pregnant this summer, but it ended in a miscarriage. One month later, she and her husband found themselves expecting again.

"Infertility is a very difficult, emotional roller coaster. One of the things that helped keep our spirits up was thinking of fun ideas on how to announce our pregnancy when it finally happened," Janene said.

Their final product? A baby announcement with swagger.

The Taylors used the popular Toyota Swagger Wagon videos as inspiration for their baby announcement video. Over a weekend, they wrote their lyrics and then enlisted the help of their friend Nathan Pickett to shoot their very own rap video.

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Ladies, it's time to drop the mom guilt. You're doing a great job. 

Seriously. You are. Don't believe us?

Well, we strongly urge you to stop what you're doing right now, whatever it may be, and watch this video of kids listing the things they love about their moms. 

You'll be glad you did.

That's right. This mom thing is tough enough without a boatload of guilt and worry. Say it with us now because it bears repeating: You're doing a great job. 

NOTE: THG claims no responsibility for any sweaters which may have been ruined by wiping away the mascara streaming down your faces right now. 

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Tissue alert! You're going to need them before you go any further.

Delta Flight 2255 began like any other.  Passengers boarded the plane and safety announcements were made, but then Candy, a flight attendant, thanked the uniformed soldiers aboard the plane traveling from Atlanta to Los Angeles. There was a round of applause and people settled in for their in-flight movie.

Roughly 45 minutes prior to landing, the captain announced that they had just transported a fallen soldier home and asked that everyone remain seated until the military escorts had de-planed. The aircraft went silent. 

"It is a sworn oath to bring home, to the family, the fallen" a military escort addressed the plane. "Today you all did that, you are all escorts, escorts of the heart."

Los Angeles firemen greeting the plane, no doubt an alarming sight for passengers in the airport, showered the aircraft in a water cannon salute, just as they do all their fallen soldiers, before passengers exited the aircraft.

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Wine shortage. 

Two simple words that strike fear into the heart of Real Housewives from Atlanta to Beverly Hills. Is it time to start hoarding our wine for leaner, thirstier times?

Purveyor of budget brand Two Buck Chuck says not to worry. His Charles Shaw wines will not change. 

Following a Morgan Stanley report on Monday that wine will become scarce, which caused tiny panics to ripple across the country, Fred Franzia, yes, the man who brought us boxed wine, says there's no evidence of a grape shortage in California.

In fact, his vineyards, the most extensive in the U.S., have just harvested a "good crop."

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