Monday, December 18, 2017

The 5 Best Books I Read in 2017 on Play, Parenting, and More | Melissa & Doug Blog December 17, 2017 at 10:57PM

This is my reading list on parenting next year. So much to learn for a rookie mom with minimum help. I have not read any personal favorite genres since my child was born...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2B7ra3q As this year draws to a close, I thought I would take a few moments to highlight the five books that had the biggest impact on me and why they were so powerful and inspirational. Melissa & Doug

Friday, December 15, 2017

Women with “resting bitch face” are actually better communicators December 14, 2017 at 09:57PM

So glad to find out that I am not alone with my RBF! I may look eternally serious or grumpy "by default" (when I don't make any effort to smile; and yes, it is tiring for RBF to put on a smiley face all the times!) but those who know me well appreciate who I really am at heart. For that, I thank you all, my lovely friends.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2iilciP "Women used to being constantly misunderstood focus more on the words someone says."

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Awesome Family Experience - Toddler's Tantrum Wasn't That Unbearable After All - Review of Paradisus Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico - TripAdvisor December 12, 2017 at 12:36AM


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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

It’s science: The mother-daughter bond is even more powerful than we thought December 05, 2017 at 10:57PM

Abby didn't know anything about my favorite canton pop singers. But when she saw me getting excited about seeing one in concert, she also started yelling "I like Jacky Cheung!" 😂 #myfunnytoddlyvalentine
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2BEH5Ci The findings also have helpful implications for preventative mental health treatment.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

HuffPost Parents December 02, 2017 at 10:34PM

Postpartum depression is very real. I went through a challenging time after birth but thank God (and my best mom friends) that I didn't get it in the end. For all the new moms out there, whenever you have these thoughts, please feel free to message me and I will try my best to counsel you.
via Facebook http://huffp.st/NxCiJ8j “Despite an increase in public awareness and recent attention to postpartum depression, women continue to be silenced by the taboo against expressing negative feelings and thoughts about being a mother."

8 Things Never To Say To A Mom Of An Only Child December 02, 2017 at 10:26PM

I am usually not offended by this particular question, but this essay totally kills it! A mom should not be judged for having just one child. I am a single-child mom who is absolutely hands-on taking care of my toddler from day one. No daycare. No nanny. No servant. Not a single night I spend outside without being on standby for her needs. It can be tiring and frustrating. But I never miss any single one of her milestones. I believe in building a secured base since birth. As of today I see her growing into a mostly happy, loving, healthy, friendly and confident toddler (in lieu of tantrum fits 🤦🏻‍♀️). I don't know what the future holds but one day I wish I could proudly tell her that, I have always been by her side at least for the first two years when she was most needy and vulnerable. I am happy with Abby alone if it is meant to be. ❤️
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2jb4Drp Written by Suzanne Murray on CafeMom's blog,

Friday, December 01, 2017

Notable Children’s Books of 2017 November 30, 2017 at 02:52PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2jzWA6O The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s books editor of The New York Times Book Review.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

'This is what real happiness means': Vivian Balakrishnan shares tips on marriage and love November 29, 2017 at 12:53PM

"...the most important gift a father can give his children is "to love their mother". He explained that children need the role model of parents who love and are committed to each other for a lifetime. "In a day and age of instant gratification, of an almost throw-away culture, these old-fashioned values of commitment for the long term, loving your partner and making it a life's enterprise, I think this is even more essential in this day and age."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2jvEOSo SINGAPORE - Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan shared an insight into his personal life on Wednesday morning (Nov 29), when he posted a video of a speech he made at his daughter Natalie's wedding three years ago.. Read more at straitstimes.com.