Friday, December 30, 2016

How to Help Kids Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts December 29, 2016 at 09:24PM

“I didn’t get invited to Julie’s party… I’m such a loser.” People acting like this also tend to blame others for their own wrongdoings. Read on...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2hy6apE All kids blow things out of proportion or jump to conclusions at times, but consistently distorting reality is not innocuous.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Dirt and Boogers December 22, 2016 at 10:27PM

👍👍
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1kcNsDg "Icelanders have a beautiful tradition of giving books to each other on Christmas Eve and then spending the night reading. This custom is so deeply ingrained in the culture that it is the reason for the Jolabokaflod, or “Christmas Book Flood,” when the majority of books in Iceland are sold between September and December in preparation for Christmas giving."

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Lifehack.org December 21, 2016 at 02:18PM

Indeed. Especially not to waste my precious time with people that stress me out :p
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2igOnSH Have a brand new start when new year comes :)

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Constitution lets the electoral college choose the winner. They should choose Clinton. December 18, 2016 at 10:29PM

"And indeed, there is an especially good reason for them not to nullify what the people have said — the fundamental principle of one person, one vote. We are all citizens equally. Our votes should count equally. And since nothing in our Constitution compels a decision otherwise, the electors should respect the equal vote by the people by ratifying it on Dec. 19..."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2hXhwWY The electors should not veto the people’s choice, which was Hillary Clinton.

Friday, December 16, 2016

It turns out Donald Trump grows all his hair on this beach in Norway December 15, 2016 at 11:26PM

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via Facebook http://ift.tt/2hTDN4f The internet is a weird and wonderful place. But it's the real world where truly surreal things take place.  Take this location on the island of Kvaløya in Norway - it's here that something strange is growing... And it looks an awful lot like Donald Trump's hair.  See? 

Daniel Andrews December 15, 2016 at 10:10AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2gKQdPP This is uncomfortable to watch. It should be – because this is what family violence looks like. These ads will be on your TV screens soon.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Lying Down With Your Kids Until They Fall Asleep Is Not A Bad Habit December 14, 2016 at 11:05AM

"You might ask: How will they ever learn to self-soothe? How will they learn to fall asleep without you? Aren’t you going to create dependent sissies who never learn how to function in the world without you? The answer to the last question is an unequivocal nope. Numerous studies have shown that the more attached kids are, the more secure and independent they actually become. It makes sense if you think about it: Giving kids security makes them feel confident and able to function with ease in the world..." At times, my tot really drives me nuts putting her down to bed after protracted hours. Especially during those nights where she needed to practise her "kungfu" and "yoga" before she started walking. But then again, she sleeps by herself now on her big full-sized bed. Lying down with her until she falls asleep is the least I can do every night to comfort her. She will cuddle up to me and call me "mama" before she drifts away. I love that feeling. That's one of the beauty of motherhood. #beautyofmotherhood
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2hOpD4e Lying Down With Your Kids Until They Fall Asleep Is Not A Bad Habit

Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study December 14, 2016 at 10:49AM

"Most human misery can be blamed on failed relationships and physical and mental illness rather than money problems and poverty, according to a landmark study by a team of researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE)..." Totally agree with the finding. I am happier in places where I have more social support, regardless of how much money I make.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2hwrH1y Landmark research says tackling mental health issues more effective than reducing poverty for increasing happiness rates

Monday, December 12, 2016

NELSON FREIRE, LIONEL BRINGUIER, GÜRZENICH-ORCHESTER KÖLN - Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21-2. Larghetto | Shazam December 11, 2016 at 01:33PM

Thank you, Chopin. For all the beautiful piano pieces that soothe our hurting souls.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2hsFOrN Listen to 'Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 In F Minor, Op.21-2. Larghetto' by Nelson Freire, Lionel Bringuier, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln. Discover song lyrics from your favorite artists and albums on Shazam!

How Hearing Works December 11, 2016 at 12:00PM

"The eardrum is rigid, and very sensitive. Even the slightest air-pressure fluctuations will move it back and forth. It is attached to the tensor tympani muscle, which constantly pulls it inward. This keeps the entire membrane taut so it will vibrate no matter which part of it is hit by a sound wave."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2hjftcz Hearing is made possible through physical movement, rather than chemical reactions. Learn about hearing and see diagrams explaining the hearing process.

9 signs you're dealing with an emotional manipulator December 11, 2016 at 11:46AM

Someone called me a "frowny bitch". I am so surprised that I could be so calm about it.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2gP9yLj Emotional manipulation can be destructive, so it's important for you to recognize it in your own life.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

6 Ways To Embrace Hygge, The Danish Secret To Staying Happy During Winter December 09, 2016 at 11:12PM

Christmas celebration does make everything feel better in winter!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2hhgyBM Instead of dreading the cold, dark winter months, you can learn to embrace the season.

Feeling Down? Scientists Say Cooking and Baking Could Help You Feel Better December 09, 2016 at 10:57PM

Knitting helps me. Cooking stresses me out nowadays 😅
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2gGBK3V A little creativity each day goes a long way

Friday, December 09, 2016

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

This Polish Christmas ad has gone viral because, well, just watch it December 06, 2016 at 02:48PM

Love this ad! What a sweet old guy. Some good ideas to keep up with my French, as well as teaching Abby languages in the future. 😘
via Facebook http://on.mash.to/2hdT03s All the other Christmas ads can go home now.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Child’s cognitive skills linked to time spent with mother December 05, 2016 at 12:14AM

"Time spent engaging in educational activities, such as reading, between the ages of three and five with a mother who has been educated beyond the minimum school-leaving age, leads to an increase in verbal skills at age seven that the authors suggest is significantly greater than achieved by children whose mothers are less well educated."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2g1BDOj Extending free childcare will not change parents’ work patterns, study suggests

SNL made fun of Trump's compulsive tweeting. 45 minutes later, Trump tweeted about it. December 04, 2016 at 11:06PM

Mr president elect actually watched SNL😂. I hope he won't shut it down after the inauguration.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2gU8dX6 The irony is strong with this one.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

SFGATE December 02, 2016 at 02:33PM

This winter in the Bay Area is way colder!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2gwoG2T Paradise is freezing over!

Seduced and Betrayed by Donald Trump December 02, 2016 at 02:16PM

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via Facebook http://ift.tt/2fUs6bM The white working class is due for a rude awakening when the safety net is shredded.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

NPR November 29, 2016 at 09:54PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2g2kKnu Switching between languages, for instance, engages the brain in executive functioning and strengthens the ability to stay focused.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

TIME November 23, 2016 at 04:42PM

😤😢
via Facebook http://ti.me/2gkzyig Maria Chin Abdullah is a respected veteran activist now languishing in solitary confinement.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Guardian November 21, 2016 at 09:01PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2gdyqgN A royal decree issued to Donald J. Trump's grandfather ordering him to leave Germany and never come back has been uncovered by a historian.

Why Asians Never Wear Shoes in the House November 21, 2016 at 02:53PM

Yes please. Please respect that.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1n3yYYL Individuals who have ever stepped foot inside an Asian household probably know that shoes are not allowed. Shoes are typically removed before entering homes for hygienic reasons — the amount of dirt and bacteria found on them are shockingly disgusting. Approximately 421,000 different types of bacter...

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Knitter's Pride November 19, 2016 at 10:24PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2fE5nCn This has been circulating around the internet for a few days now, but we thought you'd enjoy it! http://ift.tt/2fE5nCn

The Huffington Post November 19, 2016 at 09:03AM

Would Amazon stop doing business with bigots?
via Facebook http://huff.to/2fDhQIJ A good reminder that we all have more in common than meets the eye.

Friday, November 18, 2016

The New York Times November 17, 2016 at 10:09PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2flhnrz “Never before has so much ridden on the Germans."

A 12-Step Program for Responding to President-Elect Trump November 17, 2016 at 11:13AM

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via Facebook http://nyti.ms/2eIKgli Are you traumatized by the election of Donald Trump? Here’s the program for you.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Jimmy Kimmel asks little kids about Trump and their reactions are all of us. November 15, 2016 at 11:23PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2g8W7dw Comedian Jimmy Kimmel hit the pavement to ask America's children, aka our future, for their thoughts on president-elect Donald Trump. “We’ve heard from pundits and surrogates and exper

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Obama’s Policies and Broader Vision Face Reckoning With History November 14, 2016 at 10:27PM

😔 'David Litt, a former speechwriter for Mr. Obama, remembered thinking that evening that Mr. Trump had been destroyed politically, rendered a laughingstock. “That’s the end of Donald Trump,” he said he thought. Now the laughingstock holds the fate of Mr. Obama’s legacy in his hands. “I think President Obama will still go down in history as a great and historic president,” Mr. Litt said. “But a lot of his accomplishments are going to be limited by what happened on Tuesday. There’s no getting around that.”'
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2fRIxWG The president’s place in history looks considerably different than a week ago. Can the transformation he envisioned survive his administration?

Monday, November 14, 2016

CNN Entertainment November 13, 2016 at 09:57AM

😢
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2fK4RmD "I'm not giving up and neither should you." http://cnn.it/2fOYw9Z

Saturday, November 12, 2016

What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class November 11, 2016 at 11:57PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2fGJeE5 The reasons for Trump’s win are obvious, if you know where to look.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Hillary Clinton November 09, 2016 at 05:24PM

I need to share this with my daughter one dwy, that we shall not lose hope and fight on. Thank you, Mrs Clinton. You are truly an inspiration. 😢
via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hillaryclinton/posts/1324421317614394 Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans. This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I’m sorry we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country. But I feel pride and gratitude for this wonderful campaign that we built together—this vast, diverse, creative, unruly, energized campaign. You represent the best of America, and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life. I know how disappointed you feel, because I feel it too. And so do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort. This is painful, and it will be for a long time. But I want you to remember this: Our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love—and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted. We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. But I still believe in America—and I always will. And if you do, too, then we must accept this result—and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power, and we don’t just respect that, we cherish it. It also enshrines other things—the rule of law, the principle that we’re all equal in rights and dignity, and the freedom of worship and expression. We respect and cherish these things too—and we must defend them. And let me add: Our constitutional democracy demands our participation, not just every four years, but all the time. So let’s do all we can to keep advancing the causes and values we all hold dear: making our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top; protecting our country and protecting our planet; and breaking down all the barriers that hold anyone back from achieving their dreams. We’ve spent a year and a half bringing together millions of people from every corner of our country to say with one voice that we believe that the American Dream is big enough for everyone—for people of all races and religions, for men and women, for immigrants, for LGBT people, and people with disabilities. Our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part to build that better, stronger, fairer America we seek. And I know you will. I am so grateful to stand with all of you. I want to thank Tim Kaine and Anne Holton for being our partners on this journey. It gives me great hope and comfort to know that Tim will remain on the front-lines of our democracy, representing Virginia in the Senate. To Barack and Michelle Obama: Our country owes you an enormous debt of gratitude for your graceful, determined leadership, and so do I. To Bill, Chelsea, Marc, Charlotte, Aidan, our brothers, and our entire family, my love for you means more than I can ever express. You crisscrossed this country on my behalf and lifted me up when I needed it most—even 4-month-old Aidan traveling with his mom. I will always be grateful to the creative, talented, dedicated men and women at our headquarters in Brooklyn and across our country who poured their hearts into this campaign. For you veterans, this was a campaign after a campaign — for some of you, this was your first campaign ever. I want each of you to know that you were the best campaign anyone has had. To all the volunteers, community leaders, activists, and union organizers who knocked on doors, talked to neighbors, posted on Facebook—even in secret or in private: Thank you. To everyone who sent in contributions as small as $5 and kept us going, thank you. And to all the young people in particular, I want you to hear this. I’ve spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in. I’ve had successes and I’ve had setbacks—sometimes really painful ones. Many of you are at the beginning of your careers. You will have successes and setbacks, too. This loss hurts. But please, please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it. It’s always worth it. And we need you keep up these fights now and for the rest of your lives. To all the women, and especially the young women, who put their faith in this campaign and in me, I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion. I know that we still have not shattered that highest glass ceiling. But some day someone will—hopefully sooner than we might think right now. And to all the little girls watching right now, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world. Finally, I am grateful to our country for all it has given me. I count my blessings every day that I am an American. And I still believe, as deeply as I ever have, that if we stand together and work together, with respect for our differences, strength in our convictions, and love for this nation—our best days are still ahead of us. You know I believe we are stronger together and will go forward together. And you should never be sorry that you fought for that. Scripture tells us: “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart.” My friends, let us have faith in each other. Let us not grow weary. Let us not lose heart. For there are more seasons to come and there is more work to do. I am incredibly honored and grateful to have had this chance to represent all of you in this consequential election. May God bless you and God bless the United States of America.

Sylvia November 09, 2016 at 02:00PM


via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/556031611/posts/10153811143306612 I came this country admiring her as one of the most progressive democracies in the world. I admire President Obama (and I still do). Previously I didn't like Hillary Clinton but her last nomination defeat was a humbling experience for her. Since then she had mellowed down, focusing on her job as the Secretary of State which proves that she is more than qualified to be the next president. She is not without her flaws. But she is brilliant and determined. She is ever ready, and I trust that she only has the public interest at heart to make things better in the US. Especially policies favoring equality for women. Now this country has elected a buffoon with the worst personal, political and professional profiles to be her president. Does it even matter now to teach your kid about respect, kindness, integrity, decency, equality, perseverance, working hard and other good values? After President Obama has helped recovering America from the mess left behind by a Republican president, is everything going back to square one now? My heart has been bleeding for this country since last night (though Abby slept through the night for almost 10 hours). This election affects me even more because I am a mother now. I fear for the future of my daughter 😢

What Do We Tell The Children? November 09, 2016 at 01:04PM

"... Tell them, second, that you will honor the outcome of the election, but that you will fight bigotry. Tell them bigotry is not a democratic value, and that it will not be tolerated at your school. Tell them you stand by your Muslim families. Your same-sex parent families. Your gay students. Your Black families. Your female students. Your Mexican families. Your disabled students. Your immigrant families. Your trans students. Your Native students. Tell them you won’t let anyone hurt them or deport them or threaten them without having to contend with you first. Say that you will stand united as a school community, and that you will protect one another. Say that silence is dangerous, and teach them how to speak up when something is wrong. Then teach them how to speak up, how to love one another, how to understand each other, how to solve conflicts, how to live with diverse and sometimes conflicting ideologies, and give them the skills to enter a world that doesn’t know how to do this... "
via Facebook http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-should-we-tell-the-children_us_5822aa90e4b0334571e0a30b Tell them, first, that we will protect them.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Women need a whole year to recover from childbirth despite the 'fantasy' image of celebrity mothers, study claims November 05, 2016 at 09:39PM

And therefore one year maternity leave makes a lot of sense to get both mommy and baby on their feet.
via Facebook http://dailym.ai/2fspaU5 Dr Julie Wray, of Salford University, found it takes a year, not six weeks, to recover from childbirth. Her study also revealed dissatisfaction amongst new mothers with postnatal services.

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent November 05, 2016 at 10:51AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2eHoI7d Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

A-Z of Trump: 26 illustrators imagine a 'ghastly' future – in pictures November 03, 2016 at 12:19AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2equUjt Mike Selinker outlines the gruesome eventualities he expects will befall a world in which Trump is president

Please Don't Envy My Clean House November 02, 2016 at 11:55PM

"Consider which is more valuable: freshly laundered curtains and polished woodwork, or giving your children a healthy example of work/life balance? Don’t ever be envious. Don’t ever feel like you’re doing a mediocre job. Just do me a favor. Shrug off your sink of dirty dishes and your pile of laundry and go play with your kids instead."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2eg3CJi If you come to my house and it’s cleaner than yours, and you start thinking yours should be like that too, remember this.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Annoyance is part of family life, so get over it October 29, 2016 at 09:39PM

"... Nothing is that important when life is finite and the outcome is the same for us all. So don’t mind – because it doesn’t matter, in the long run. Just love and hope for the best. Of course, if you refuse to get annoyed, then it will annoy everyone else. But that’s part of the fun of it.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2eGm8yf To really find peace, you need to train yourself not to mind about stuff – and Zen philosophy can help

The key life skills parents should be teaching their children October 29, 2016 at 09:12PM

Bookmarking this for future reference.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2dBFi5n Your child should know how to clean a house, mow a lawn, cook a meal, wash clothes, manage time, drive a car and get a job by the time he leaves for college.

Don't Worry, Mama — You'll Get Your Mojo Back October 29, 2016 at 09:09PM

"...Right now, you’re learning how to love and take care of another human being. You’re figuring out how to balance your own needs against those of someone who literally requires you for every aspect of their existence. This isn’t something that just happens automatically; it’s a process, and it takes time. And before that balance is reached, someone’s needs will have to slide so another’s can be met. And it’s going to be yours — because you’re a damn good mom. So stop beating yourself up and wondering why you can’t be more pulled together. It might not be tomorrow. It might be years from now. But take heart: One day, your babies won’t need so much from you, and your attention will gradually shift back to yourself. You’ll have time to de-fuzz your bikini line and wax your eyebrows. You’ll do something just for you, and it will feel wonderful. You’ll catch glimpses of the person you used to be — fleeting ones at first, then more and more frequent — until one day, you realize that she’s back. Yes, she’s changed because she’s somebody’s mom now, but it only makes her a better, more complete version..." Totally spot on! Can't stop tearing while reading this essay...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2fiFQSQ I know the woman you were before motherhood seems far away and unreachable. But she isn’t gone forever. I promise.

Don't Worry, Mama — You'll Get Your Mojo Back October 29, 2016 at 08:55PM

"... Right now, you’re learning how to love and take care of another human being. You’re figuring out how to balance your own needs against those of someone who literally requires you for every aspect of their existence. This isn’t something that just happens automatically; it’s a process, and it takes time. And before that balance is reached, someone’s needs will have to slide so another’s can be met. And it’s going to be yours — because you’re a damn good mom. So stop beating yourself up and wondering why you can’t be more pulled together..." Well said. Can't stop tearing while reading this essay. Special thanks to all the supportive mom friends.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2fiFQSQ I know the woman you were before motherhood seems far away and unreachable. But she isn’t gone forever. I promise.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

You Can't Go Home (Rachmaninov) by Gene Bertoncini October 28, 2016 at 07:25PM

😢
via Facebook http://shz.am/t63113201 Discovered 56 times using Shazam, the music discovery app.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Guardian October 26, 2016 at 01:32PM

Hope to improve my mama brain with my newly acquired ukulele :)
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2dFUS3W "Music reaches parts of the brain that other things can’t."

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The 9 most heartwarming photos from Barack Obama's 8 years as October 22, 2016 at 08:21PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2evGFEW Official White House photographer Pete Souza is charged with documenting Barack Obama's two terms in office. Thanks to the rise of social media networks since Obama became president, people around the world have been privy to some of the funniest and most intimate moments of life in the Oval Office…

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Honey, I'm Good by Andy Grammer October 18, 2016 at 11:55AM

A really catchy and meaningful pop song that doesn't talk about wild sex and drugs. It will go into my compilation of home music lessons for Abby.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2dM8beT Discovered 3,740,095 times using Shazam, the music discovery app.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

This Woman’s Idea For Stopping Public Tantrums Is Going Viral Because It’s Brilliant October 15, 2016 at 10:50PM

I am totally in support of this idea.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2e8rd0A A woman took to Facebook to share her fantastic idea for stopping public tantrums in their tracks, and it involves parents banding together.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

7 Toddler Truths You Need To Know October 14, 2016 at 10:28PM

In solidarity with all moms with tots.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2dRxijj Now that I'm battling deep in the trenches, I wish I had known these toddler truths back when I was staring into the abyss of an empty bag of Goldfish.

Monday, October 10, 2016

The best times of day to eat our favorite foods October 10, 2016 at 12:31AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2cI1L05 Chocolate is better for breakfast, zucchini for dinner.

Many men talk like Donald Trump in private. And only other men can stop them. October 09, 2016 at 11:53PM

Very well said.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2d3fj5C When we don't stand up to the sexism around us, we're all complicit.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

It’s All About the ‘Kin: The Bay Area’s Best Pumpkin Patches October 08, 2016 at 08:43PM

Wanna take Abby out to her first pumpkin patch.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2d3DkJU When it comes to pumpkin patches, the Bay Area is home to some of the finest. Here's the scoop on our faves.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Science says women need more sleep because their brains work harder October 05, 2016 at 11:21PM

Thank you! Finally something comes along to justify our need for more sleep. Not just for beauty but for our emotion and intelligence too.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2dt450D

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

It's Hard for Them, Too October 05, 2016 at 12:37AM

Gotta be more patient...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1NorU4G We talk a lot about how hard it is to be a mom. But this week is "The Week of the Young Child," and I'd like to acknowledge how hard it is to be a child.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

25 English words that mean very different things in Britain and October 04, 2016 at 01:17AM

Once upon a time when I was at the US immigration checkpoint, an Asian American officer questioned me why did I call myself a "solicitor"; what type of goods or services I solicit to sell :/
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2cYWWlH As the old adage famously goes: you say tom-MAY-toes, and I say tom-MAH-toes. We should probably call the whole thing off, right? Ever since the might of the British Empire was expelled from the United States, ordinary folk from both sides of the pond have chuckled at each other's use of the English...

Monday, October 03, 2016

Alec Baldwin Plays Donald Trump So Well on 'SNL' It's Almost Not Funny October 02, 2016 at 10:22PM

Alec Baldwin is the man! 🤣😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2dARtQh Alec Baldwin debuted on 'SNL's' season 42 premiere as Donald Trump, and absolutely channeled the Republican presidential candidate.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Study: Breastfeeding Even More Of A Health Issue For Moms Than For Babies September 30, 2016 at 10:36PM

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via Facebook http://ift.tt/2dcKTEd Supporting breastfeeding "is something we should be doing to support women for their own health," says the author of a new study. "This is not about who is a better mother."

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Target Pulls Tiny Kid’s Carts After Shoppers Call Them ‘Torture’ September 24, 2016 at 08:53PM

🤣😅🤣
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2cMqS1v Someone at Target who apparently knows nothing about small children introduced tiny kid's carts in some stores. Then quickly came to regret it.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

14 Quirky Comics That Capture The Ups And Downs Of Parenting September 23, 2016 at 09:26AM

🤣😅😂
via Facebook http://bit.ly/2cKUMph Because we all know the power of a kid's wrath mid-tantrum.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Stay At Home Mom Challenge September 21, 2016 at 07:55AM

😅🤣😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2cUVOwv And so, to you assholes who think we stay at home moms are a joke, I offer you, the Stay At Home Mom Challenge. You’re not going to come to my house to complete this challenge. You won’t try this in your own home either. No.

Why Mothers Stay Up Late September 20, 2016 at 08:25PM

“I want to sit on the sofa and not have someone climb on me. I want to not be touched for a while. Sometimes, when the kids are around me all day, clinging to my body, it feels like sensory overload. It makes me want to crawl into a bubble. I need a little time to just sit and watch a show that isn’t about a family of pigs or Minecraft. I want some time when the house is quiet and no one is screaming and I can read a book that I actually want to read. I just want some time to be…” She raised her eyebrows and said something that really gave me pause. “Late at night is the only time I get to feel like I did before I was a mother.”
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2d9Kn9i I've always wondered why, even though they're are exhausted, mothers stay up late. My wife's answer opened my eyes to how motherhood changes you.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Independent September 20, 2016 at 07:36AM

🤣
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2ddROII 'Every picture tells a story'

Monday, September 19, 2016

Toddler Survives Cancer, Father Kills Her for Receiving Too Much Attention September 19, 2016 at 08:03AM

That's what depression might bring about. Dealing with a sick child (or even a demanding toddler), whether with financial constraint or otherwise, is never easy. This is one of those cautionary tales that should never be taken lightly.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2d0LCDr On Saturday, 25-year-old Ryan Lawrence pleaded guilty to murdering his 21-month-old daughter. He indicated to authorities that he was envious of the attention she received after surviving eye cancer.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Jóhann Jóhannsson - Flight From The City September 02, 2016 at 12:43PM

I hadn't shed a tear over all the fear and stress within the last one week until I heard this piece again. I just thank God that it is over now. Though I do have to deal with some aftermath, including a fussy and clingy tot.
via Facebook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlftMNmDH00 Preview, download or stream: http://ift.tt/2bEj71V Jóhann Jóhannsson presents “Flight from the City” from his highly anticipated new studio albu...

Thursday, September 01, 2016

New Moms Have To Be Superhuman If They Want To Keep Their Careers, And It's Bullsh*t August 31, 2016 at 01:36PM

Every situation is different. Good for this super mom that she has special and magical power but such high standard should not be imposed on all other moms. She is bragging to the world that she's awesome for NOW. Let's see how such high stress might affect her physically and psychologically in the long run. Sleep deprivation is a serious issue. Longer maternity leave plus other flexible work arrangements are definitely better solutions to support the moms.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2crPH7V A Facebook post is going viral reminding moms that it's possible to keep their careers while caring for infants.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

5 Ways to Teach Children to Apologize August 30, 2016 at 10:55PM

Good social behaviour like this has to be nurtured at a young age.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2bUDGEQ Apologizing is an important skill that teaches responsibility for one's actions and helps make things right. Try these 5 ways to teach children to apologize

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away August 27, 2016 at 09:24AM

Totally agree. "This is suggestive evidence that longhand notes may have superior external storage as well as superior encoding functions,"
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2bsLHO4 Researchers Pam Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer found that students remember more via taking notes longhand rather than on a laptop. It has to do with what happens when you're forced to slow down.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Jóhann Jóhannsson - Flight From The City August 26, 2016 at 08:23PM

The beauty of a mother and daughter relationship 😢
via Facebook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlftMNmDH00 Preview, download or stream: http://ift.tt/2bEj71V Jóhann Jóhannsson presents “Flight from the City” from his highly anticipated new studio albu...

Monday, August 22, 2016

Mimi's Cafe on Yelp August 21, 2016 at 01:27PM

Comforting diner's food with low sodium.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2bHFlgA American (Traditional) in San Jose, CA

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Good Entry-Level Exposure to Asian Art August 20, 2016 at 12:20AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2b7KMDb Review of Asian Art Museum, San Francisco: Good Entry-Level Exposure to Asian Art

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Why I Decided to Stop Writing About My Children August 12, 2016 at 09:48AM

Yes, kids need their privacy too. I am therefore very discreet about sharing Abby's life on social media.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2aOXGVU I wish I could say that I realized I was violating their privacy, but here’s what really happened: My father called.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Nepalese girls are taking photos of all the things they're not allowed to touch during their periods August 11, 2016 at 12:46AM

Didn't some of us (especially the Chinese) have to deal with similar crap as well growing up? 😅
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2aUsAQo Teenage Nepalese girls from Sindhuli, 130 kilometres southeast from Kathmandu, took pictures to document the restrictions imposed upon them during their periods as part of a campaign by charity WaterAid, challenging taboos and improving female sanitation. Every month in Nepal, the girls are separate...

Friday, August 05, 2016

Awesome Place for Local Schoolgoers; Not Kids Below 5; Not Tourists August 05, 2016 at 12:39AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2aSIyek Review of Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito: Awesome Place for Local Schoolgoers; Not Kids Below 5; Not Tourists

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sketching for travellers: reasons to swap your smartphone for a pencil or paint - Lonely Planet July 27, 2016 at 10:52AM

I sketched the "Winged Victory of Samothrace" in the Louvre 2 years ago. Till today it leaves a profound and lasting impression (as opposed to photo-snapping) of its beauty in me :) Being a new mom had switched off that personal passion in me for one full year! As motherhood becomes less physically demanding these days, I wish to rediscover that part of me again. And hopefully in the near future, Abby and I will enjoy more art and craft together!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2axn87w Read Sketching for travellers: reasons to swap your smartphone for a pencil or paint

Monday, July 25, 2016

JOHN MALOTT, former US ambassador to Malaysia, opinion piece on what will happen next in the 1MDB saga July 24, 2016 at 09:33AM

"But how will the Malaysian people react? Will Najib get away with this, back in Malaysia? I fear that the answer is yes. If so, it means that Malaysia is now in Mugabe-Land." An enlightening essay that speculates outcome of the 1mdb scandal. But will Malaysians prove him wrong on the narrative above?
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2a7TMYF JOHN MALOTT, former US ambassador to Malaysia, opinion piece on what will happen next in the 1MDB saga | r/malaysia at reddit.com

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Want Your Children to Be Successful? Keep Them Away From These as Long as Possible July 22, 2016 at 09:30AM

"The article mentions other dangers, like the possibility that smartphones inhibit the ability of a child's brain to control impulse. Additionally, a smartphone can become an addictive distraction that potentially introduces children to the world of online bullies, child predators, or sexting."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2a1JNXg They're everywhere nowadays. But that doesn't mean your child has to have one.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Google Express July 21, 2016 at 10:50PM

They served us very well during our first year of parenthood! Highly recommended.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2a0RHhq Hey neighbors, try fast home delivery from Google Express. We can both get $15 off.* Learn how: http://ift.tt/2a0RHhq

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sugar Butter Flour on Yelp July 15, 2016 at 08:32PM

Really delicious almond burnt cake. Custom cakes are too pricey. Dry and crappy cup cake is not worthy of $3.00 each.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/29JWhl8 Specialties: Cakes,Desserts,Wedding Cakes,Specialty cakes,pastries

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Independent June 27, 2016 at 11:52PM

That makes sense.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/28WWEbD Here's how

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

"Slow Jam the News" with President Obama June 11, 2016 at 12:04PM

Potentially a career change to join the showbiz.
via Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=gtkd4ekwbqE&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DziwYbVx_-qg%26feature%3Dshare Jimmy Fallon and President Obama slow jam the news, discussing Obama's legacy, accomplishments and thoughts on the 2016 election. Subscribe NOW to The Tonigh...

Sunday, June 05, 2016

8 Hard Truths No One Tells You About Babies June 04, 2016 at 10:53PM

Consider this before you have a baby! 😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1VE4VEW It’s not that I underestimated the work and fatigue of the baby stage, but I had no idea the most basic tasks weren't as clear-cut as I'd been told.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Does Having a Baby Really Make It Harder to Concentrate? May 31, 2016 at 02:40PM

😂 "Parenting is clearly critical work, says the neurologist, since the dramatic growth in the brain that stems from it is not common during any other period of adulthood. “We see this amazing plasticity in the brain during the early months of parenting that leads to mostly positive growth. So I cannot help thinking that the Mommy Brain is ultimately a good thing,” Dr. Kim says."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1O32Qk7 Does Having a Baby Really Make It Harder to Concentrate? The brain science behind ‘Mommy Brain’ and why you may actually be smarter afterwards

Monday, May 30, 2016

12 Charts That Perfectly Illustrate Parenthood In A Nutshell May 29, 2016 at 09:54AM

😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1skcvJj It’s not always pretty, but thanks to your child, you get to rediscover all the #LittleWonders life brings. When it comes to taking care of your bundle, JOHNSON’S® has your back.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

7 MUST EAT DESI PLACES IN SF BAY AREA May 20, 2016 at 07:29PM

A few of them are located in Sunnyvale!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2579KsM This list cannot start without DOSA in San Francisco (they have 2 locations, one in Fillmore and other in Valencia). Famous for its South Indian food with twist and amazing ambience, this place is on top of everyones (literally everyone including desis and non-desis) list and so is ours...

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Guardian May 11, 2016 at 11:00AM

I consider GBP100 (US$145) a very generous gift. I once received RM100 (US$25) plus a cheap and tacky necklace made out of red lucky seeds (it would have been more meaningful if she handcrafted it but she didn't) as wedding gifts from one of my so-called BFFs. I did not write to her for adjustment! 😅
via Facebook http://ift.tt/27efDqf “We were surprised that your contribution didn’t seem to match the warmth of your good wishes on our big day."

The Guardian May 11, 2016 at 11:00AM

I consider GBP100 (US$145) a very generous gift. I once received RM100 (US$25) plus a cheap and tacky necklace made out of red lucky seeds (it would have been more meaningful if she handcrafted it but she didn't) as wedding gifts from one of my so-called BFFs. I did not write to her for adjustment! 😅
via Facebook http://ift.tt/27efDqf “We were surprised that your contribution didn’t seem to match the warmth of your good wishes on our big day."

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Love and regret: mothers who wish they’d never had children May 10, 2016 at 09:37AM

Everyday I am grateful for having my healthy bouncy girl by my side. But pregnancy, child birth and motherhood are not always blissful with no tears, stress and frustration. I think all women should set their expectation right and make a calculated decision before entering the challenging realm of motherhood. Meanwhile, society should not expect all women to be mothers. Women should be able to make their own choice to pursue their own happiness.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1WYusZg Around the world, women are seeking an honest, open debate about what happens when you admit that motherhood isn’t everything you were told to expect

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Scary Mommy May 07, 2016 at 10:59PM

😂 "...You see, this is one of the cruel ironies of motherhood. Your kids make you so crazy that sometimes you want to run away, but then as soon as you get a clean break all you want is their company. Of course, there is no day where this is more evident than on Mother’s Day—you know, that day that is all about you."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1VOFLEd Of all the lies of motherhood, Mother’s Day might be the cruelest.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

How Was Your Year As a Mom? May 02, 2016 at 09:23PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1Z5Epmj Find out how much you've done for your kids in the last 365 days

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

www.sanjose.com April 26, 2016 at 09:57PM

I totally need to try all the ice cream on the list while I am still nursing.
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Monday, April 25, 2016

What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a Mother April 25, 2016 at 12:12AM

I have been wondering why child birth can be such a life changing experience. This article totally explains our maternal instinct that naturally unravels itself at birth.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1BDper7 From joy and attachment to anxiety and protectiveness, mothering behavior begins with biochemical reactions.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Where Are the Happy Babies? April 23, 2016 at 12:44AM

"In the first year of life, the neocortex begins to build up the area for reasoning, thinking, planning, and other executive functions--systems that apparently finish themselves in the third decade if life. The emotion systems get established and connected by age two, which affects social capabilities later. So the first two years set up personality, intelligence and social success. (See Greenspan & Shanker, 2004; Schore, 2001.) Thus, caregiver care in the first years of life is CRITICAL for optimal brain and body development, for intellectual, social and emotional intelligence."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1VOt7F1 Have we forgotten what babies need from (ALL OF) us?

Monday, April 18, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

ココニイルヨ 〜クルマの中で流すと赤ちゃんが泣き止み落ち着くドライブミュージック〜 April 14, 2016 at 08:56AM

This tune is supposed to calm a crying baby down. I will try it on Abby! 😅
via Facebook https://youtu.be/5YZIz9Sy-Mg 「ココニイルヨ」 作詞: 鈴木おさむ/作曲: 永井聖一 始めに高い周波数の音で赤ちゃんの興味を引き、その後、徐々に周波数を下げることで赤ちゃんを落ち着かせ、時間をかけて泣いている状態を沈静化する効果が期待できます。 ▼クルマの中で流すと、赤ちゃんが泣き止み落ち着く”ドライブミュージック” http://www2....

Thursday, April 14, 2016

How does your state stack up? Annual infant care costs. April 13, 2016 at 01:30PM

Annual cost for infant care in California: $11,817.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1Vq3sTm  

‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Malaysian Money Laundering Scandal Gets Doc Treatment (Exclusive) April 13, 2016 at 10:18AM

Looks like actors will need to do some legal and financial due diligence too before they take up any high profile roles.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1S6Q1l9 The unfolding scandal surrounding the financing of The Wolf of Wall Street, which allegedly links corruption and money laundering at the highest levels of the Malaysian government to the company behind the hit film starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a flamboyant, criminal broker, is getting the documenta…

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

10 Things Parents Want Their Child-Free Friends To Know | BellyBelly April 13, 2016 at 12:31AM

Well said.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1XuEhwn Friendship dynamics really change when someone has a baby, Both our friends and family are very important to us. So here are 10 things we want you to know.

Is Europe Safe for Travelers? Yes, Experts Say, but Here Are Some Tips April 12, 2016 at 10:15AM

Just in time for us.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1Wq6Nkd American tourists seem unfazed by recent terror attacks, but travel experts do suggest some basic precautions.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Babies' first foods around the world show origins of taste - Babyology April 11, 2016 at 11:17AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1Nl1Ce8 The first food of most Western babies is bland rice cereal - but the eating habits of most babies around the world are far from bland.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

7 Ways You're Hurting Your Daughter's Future April 09, 2016 at 11:48AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1qEisQR Telling your daughter she's a princess who looks pretty in pink could have some serious implications for her future salary. Are you doing one of these things?

Friday, April 08, 2016

Panama Papers Leak Casts Light on a Law Firm Founded on Secrecy April 07, 2016 at 11:24AM

Which Malaysian law firm will come under fire eventually?
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1TEtoJ8 Ramón Fonseca, a co-founder of Mossack Fonseca, proclaimed his firm’s innocence. But some say the leak’s contents are at odds with how he has tried to portray himself and his role in Panama.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

9 Things Your Kids Need (But Won't Tell You) - For Every Mom April 04, 2016 at 11:58AM

Awesome parenting advice!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1YbMCVA These 9 things your kids need from you—whether they know it or not—are too important to ignore.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

A Doctor Warns: This Activity Can Damage Your Baby's Brain | BellyBelly April 01, 2016 at 04:25PM

Dr. Christakis says that even in younger children, a small amount of time spent on interactive development apps are okay – it’s the passive television watching that is the problem. He suggested kids younger than 2 may even benefit from 30 minutes to 60 minutes per day of interactive screen time. - See more at:
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1Y4ShwA The hard to hear truth about what too much of an everyday activity can do to your baby or toddler’s brain. A MUST watch for all parents and parents to be.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

13 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married March 29, 2016 at 11:52PM

Brilliant questions to ask.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1SvYLDh There are certain intimate and awkward topics couples should discuss before the wedding — unless you prefer to be surprised years later.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

20 gorgeous real-life villages which came straight out of fairytales March 25, 2016 at 12:42PM

Will I see the gorgeous Rothenburg again?
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1SuypAg I would certainly stay there forever!

Best food stops on I-5 between the Bay Area and Los Angeles March 25, 2016 at 09:08AM


via Facebook http://bit.ly/22Ks3Tt Think the stretch of I-5 between S.F. and L.A. is a food desert? We've dug up some hidden gems and surprises.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Travel Expectations Vs Reality (80 Pics) March 18, 2016 at 07:15PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1U9F0oK These days most people don't wear rose-colored glasses, they opt for an Instagram filter instead. Which is why traveling has become so disappointing—where are those idyllic beaches that you saw online? It was better when we could only read about those exotic places and imagine them; now, ruined by I…

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

m.sfgate.com March 14, 2016 at 07:26PM

"According to the Annual Well-Being Index by Gallup-Healthways, Santa Cruz, Watsonville, San Jose, Sunnyvale, San Francisco, Oakland, and Hayward ranked among the top places to live for your well-being..."
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Monday, March 14, 2016

These 15 Jaw Dropping Places In Northern California Will Blow You Away March 13, 2016 at 10:51PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/22cKbZl Here are 15 places where breathtaking views make our jaws drop in Northern California.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Mom Puts Zip Ties Around Her Baby's Stroller - The Reason Why Is Pure Genius March 11, 2016 at 11:59PM

Great stroller hacks!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1R7t0gc Strollers have always been practical to use, yet with these moms' clever ideas, they are more valuable than ever before.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

7 best hikes in SF and Marin March 09, 2016 at 10:12AM

The best time to hike is now (whenever it is not raining here)!
via Facebook http://ow.ly/ZeAhN Strapped for ideas on where to go hiking in San Francisco? Check out our detailed guide of the top trekking spots in and around the city.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

7 resorts in the world you must visit with your kids March 04, 2016 at 11:08AM

Just "family" getaways from now on...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1Qyx7Tp Looking for an itinerary during your kids' vacations? Check out this list of international family vacation destinations that can bail you out

A Couple Did A Newborn Photo Shoot With Their Dog To Stop People Asking About Babies March 04, 2016 at 10:57AM

😆
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1NqlCQn Parenting goals.

幾米的童話城堡 March 04, 2016 at 10:08AM

Lee Meng
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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

More kids, less stress? Survey reveals the magic number of children for a worry-free future -... February 29, 2016 at 09:28AM

This article probably explains why some parents decide to have more kids.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1dHwH0n A new survey of mums reveals what we all want to know - just what is the magic number of children we should have if we want to be happy and less stressed?

Monday, February 29, 2016

Dad vs Twins vs Clothes: the epic showdown... - Kids Activities Blog February 28, 2016 at 11:46PM

OMG, I laughed my head off with tears! When a baby becomes more mobile, it is a constant battle to dress her up, especially with her pants!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/215vLo5 In the battle of dad vs twins it's had to tell who will be triumphant...but at least it's adorable to watch!

Friday, February 26, 2016

An Apology From A Dad To His Daughter, On Behalf Of Fathers Everywhere February 25, 2016 at 05:47PM

What an awesome ad!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1S4OEHe A powerful commercial is breaking down household gender roles.

6 Pictures Of Kids You Should Not Post On Social Media February 25, 2016 at 10:28AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/21k05Rl We love sharing our kids' cute pictures with the world, but there are certain pictures we shouldn't share, however cute they may be. Find out what they are right here. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Pump and Dump Show February 23, 2016 at 08:46PM

Stand-up comedy for moms!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1TELBGI "The Pump and Dump: A Parentally Incorrect Comedy Show and Night Out, For Once" is a raucous evening of comedy and music, designed for parents to laugh away a kid-filled day while throwing a few back and remembering who we all were before we had children.    Comedian/musician Shayna Ferm and her sid…

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Five foods you should never reheat February 22, 2016 at 05:41PM


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My Results: 【Left brain (56%) : Right brain (44%)】(Left brain inclined · SYMBOLIC) February 22, 2016 at 09:26AM

But I hate physics in school?!!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1QTj0HS Answer these 31 questions prepared by psychologists to see if you are more left brain oriented or right brain oriented. The test is free and no need to register!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Instagram photo by BETCHES • Feb 15, 2016 at 9:35pm UTC February 18, 2016 at 02:58PM

I can't agree more! 😅
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1PGFcXM See this Instagram photo by @betches • 3,422 likes

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Berkeley spot ranks No. 2 on Yelp's top 100 places to eat in U.S., and it's not Chez Panisse February 13, 2016 at 10:40PM

Dish Dash in Sunnyvale is listed too.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1TiZ8DY Ten Bay Area spots made Yelp's annual list of top 100 places to eat in the U.S. for 2016. Those that made the cut might surprise you. 

Monday, February 08, 2016

Lunar New Year | 農曆新年 February 07, 2016 at 11:57PM

Great illustration of Lunar New Year delicacies in Singapore (and Malaysia!).
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1W5hCWm The Lunar New Year is an important festival for the Chinese around the world. In Singapore (and Southeast Asia), the food is an important element of the festival and here are some of the festive snacks enjoyed during the festival.

This Sephora Minnie Mouse Collection Is Every Disney Lover's Dream Come True February 07, 2016 at 01:14PM

Sylvia Koon Bee
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Sunday, February 07, 2016

The 35 absolute best children’s books as recommended by Hayao Miyazaki February 07, 2016 at 12:18AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1QkQo9W Trust the master - these will be great!

Home alone with baby, dad makes the most hilarious videos for mom February 07, 2016 at 12:12AM

😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1nMWwBp A Minneapolis dad and his son spend their mom-free hours making hilarious Dubsmash videos (think modern lip-sync).

Thursday, February 04, 2016

How to raise a happy baby and child (birth to 12 mo.) | BabyCenter February 03, 2016 at 10:45PM

"For better or worse, children pick up on their parents' moods. Even young babies imitate their parents' emotional style, which activates specific neural pathways in the brain."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1JZxTeP Learn eight secrets to setting your child up for a lifetime of joy.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

New research ends an age-old debate: Will you spoil your baby if you pick it up each time it cries? February 02, 2016 at 01:29PM

"New research points to cuddled children growing up to be healthier, less depressed, kinder, more empathetic, and more productive adults."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1SyZsg3 Parents, no pressure, but the success of our future society depends on you! New research points to cuddled children growing up to be healthier, less depressed, kinder, more empathetic, and more pro...

Monday, February 01, 2016

How To Be A Great Teacher, From 12 Great Teachers January 31, 2016 at 10:15PM

Allyssa Correia, trust that you are one good teacher :)
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1RT4LIk Lessons from our 50 Great Teachers project: Top educators on trust, caring, respect and awakening "something you've never seen before."

Sunday, January 31, 2016

What's The Best Way To Keep Mosquitoes From Biting? January 30, 2016 at 10:33PM

This may be useful since the Malaysian government has issued a red alert.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1nuBpmP The advice for avoiding Zika virus: Don't get bitten by mosquitoes in countries where the virus is spreading. So which repellents work — and which don't?

Doctors See 'Profound Abnormalities' In Zika-Linked Microcephaly Cases January 30, 2016 at 11:07AM

As a new mom myself, I can't help shedding tears over the hardship that these families have to endure...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1UxWqrJ An investigation into the link between the virus and the brain-damaged babies born in Brazil to infected moms is finding signs of a different type of microcephaly.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Amazon, in Threat to UPS, Tries Its Own Deliveries January 27, 2016 at 11:06AM

I hate UPS. Waste of my life dealing with its lousy website and customer service. Yes please, our beloved Amazon. Do not let such black sheep upset your customers affecting your good business.
via Facebook http://on.wsj.com/1idgVtm Amazon is testing its own delivery network for "the last mile," the final leg of a package's journey to consumers' doorsteps. The new delivery efforts will get Amazon closer to a holy grail of e-commerce: same-day shipping.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Daughters of Unloving Mothers: 7 Common Wounds January 24, 2016 at 10:34PM

Lessons learned. I strive to treat my daughter differently.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1Kz1Hth A lack of confidence and an inability to trust are just the beginning.

THINGS I DO NOT DO “FOR MY WIFE” SINCE WE BECAME PARENTS... January 24, 2016 at 04:24PM

Thank you for looking after the baby, and not just HELPING the mom!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1RHC2Gm By: Jorge Buergo-Hernandez Before we all jump to conclusions and start sniping at the inconsiderate dad, hear me out. My wife and I are the parents of a wonderfully healthy, beautiful, funny, intelligent and playful little girl named Sheikha. My wife is currently expecting our second bundle of joy d…

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Where will you live 3 years from now? January 18, 2016 at 10:53PM

This quiz is a scam. I don't even agree with some of its child raising practices. Why would I live there?
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1nhf2So 3 years from now I'll live in Namibia! Where will you live 3 years from now?

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Most Important New California Laws of 2016 January 16, 2016 at 11:10PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1TDiZdW KQED tells you about the most important laws taking effect in 2016.

Why crafting is good for mental health January 16, 2016 at 03:35PM

I need this to keep me going everyday...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1xNkX0Y Studies show that complex and creative activities like knitting, cake decorating or crossword puzzles can create a non-medicinal, feel-good high.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Why Visitors Shouldn't Kiss Your Newborn On The Lips | BellyBelly January 14, 2016 at 09:27PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1JNMARB Don't like the idea of people kissing your baby on the lips? Here's why it's important stop the kisses - a baby ended up very ill after contracting herpes.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

U.S. Will Track Secret Buyers of Luxury Real Estate January 13, 2016 at 12:16PM

Great news. It's time for jibby to look elsewhere.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1REpxvD The initiative will start in Manhattan and Miami-Dade County as part of a broader federal effort to focus on money laundering in real estate.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

What all parents of little ones need to remember (especially after a hard day) - Babyology January 06, 2016 at 10:06AM

”In the eyes of your children, you are many things, especially as they grow up. Some days you may be the enemy. Some days you may be their best friend. But every day, no matter how old your children are, you are the most important person to them.”
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1VmA4xG Regardless of what stage you are in your parenting journey, there will be good and bad days. If you're having one of those rough patches, then do read this.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Always (Emma Dodd's Love You Books) January 04, 2016 at 02:23PM

Goodness gracious. This children's book actually got me crying...😿
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1OHTqKP One little elephant learns that a parent’s love is unconditional.There is always love between parent and child, which is the heartwarming message in an exquisite new title from Emma Dodd. Featuring stunning illustrations of an elephant family and with interior pages embellished with foil, t...

Monday, January 04, 2016

5+ Helpful Parenting Charts January 03, 2016 at 01:48PM


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