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Prom isn’t just for teens. Mothers are hosting these dressy affairs for themselves to relive their youth, take a break from parenting and raise money for a good cause. The first Mom Prom was held in 2006 by a Michigan mother, but it’s becoming a nationwide trend. (TODAYMoms)

The number of kids in the U.S. is declining. Since 2000, 95 percent of U.S. counties have had a drop in the the number of residents less than 18 years old, according to a USA Today analysis. The paper examines how one Pennsylvania town adjusts to having less children in its neighborhoods. (USA Today)

Rising fourth grader Bobby Bradley will fly a hot-air balloon solo across the New Mexico dessert tomorrow. If the 9-year-old succeeds, he will be the youngest pilot to have flown an ultralight hot air balloon. (Babble)

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