Saturday, October 21, 2017

75 activities to cherish while your child is still little October 20, 2017 at 11:21PM

I am not exactly cut to be a stay-at-home mom. But my love for her prevails over all negative emotions and power struggles. I am glad that we are already checking off these items on the list together. God knows how much I am going to miss these special moments in our lives...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2xUqR5r 61. Look with awe at the moon.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Men, you want to treat women better? Here's a list to start with October 17, 2017 at 12:29AM

At work and in any relationship.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2gnIDve Over the last week, there’s been a lot of talk about how women are treated in the workplace – and elsewhere. TV writer Nicole Silverberg argues that if men want to step up, they can

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Stephen Found Trump's IQ Test Results October 11, 2017 at 01:09AM

Wanna learn how to deal with toddlers? Learn from the "experts" in the current White House! 🤦🏻‍♀️😅😆😂👏
via Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=kR-NTenCsKk&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DlUrxqGl1fxs%26feature%3Dshare Donald Trump claims his IQ is higher than his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's. Well, Mr. President, it's time to put your ability to calculate mathematic ...

Neuf Vies - Victoria October 10, 2017 at 02:57PM

I like "yay-yay"!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2yf2tPs Discovered 163 times using Shazam, the music discovery app.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Want Compassionate, Confident Kids? Do This October 07, 2017 at 11:07PM

🙋🏻
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2z6F5lN Anything we want for our children — if we want compassionate communities, compassionate schools — it really begins with each of us individually as parents.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

When to Give Crying Kids Comfort and When to Tell Them to Buck Up September 26, 2017 at 11:41PM

My constant struggles everyday... 🤦🏻‍♀️
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1UaMIja A few weeks ago, my 5-year-old stubbed his toe for the billionth time, then began to cry inconsolably. While he bawled for a full half-hour—not exagger ...

Sunday, September 17, 2017

13 Must-Have Books for Your Toddler September 16, 2017 at 11:00PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2wytYzn Reading with your children is a great time to bond. Check out this list of toddler books with fun stories, beautiful pictures, and inspiring lessons.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Biggest Wastes of Time We Regret When We Get Older September 13, 2017 at 09:48PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1OZJgQh We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren’t spending too much time on Twitter or mismanaging my daily tasks. Those are bad habits, but there are bigger, more systematic time wasters that have real...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

World Economic Forum September 11, 2017 at 10:15PM

Sharing this useful information with parents with older kids.
via Facebook http://wef.ch/2w0B8Rr Think DQ not IQ.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Why You Shouldn't Overindulge Your Child August 18, 2017 at 01:05AM

A good reminder.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2wVLEpV It can be tempting to give kids everything they want to keep them happy. But overindulging your child isn't healthy.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel's Plan to Save Us from Trump August 16, 2017 at 12:29AM

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via Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=RAFX5xSGjL0&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dt16xYMSyMXU%26feature%3Dshare After one of the craziest days in Donald Trump’s presidency, Jimmy delivers a message to those who voted for him and presents a plan that could solve all of ...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

All of my Issues With the “Goodnight Moon” Bedroom August 15, 2017 at 12:15AM

🤦🏻‍♀️😆
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1HaUxj0 I've read Goodnight Moon almost every night for the past two years.  It's a wonderful book which my son enjoys.  Here are some of my issues with the bedroom depicted in it. 1.  The Size of the Bedroom This bedroom is enormous.  There is no one, I think, who has not noticed this.  As someone…

Monday, August 14, 2017

10 reasons why two-year-olds are magical (not terrible) August 13, 2017 at 03:26PM

Yes, she makes me laugh every single day ever since she started talking meaningfully at 23 months. She is my bundle of joy!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2qWlMtc #1—They will love you at your worst. Terrible morning breath? They’ll still kiss you enthusiastically.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Find Out If President Trump Would Let You Immigrate to America August 08, 2017 at 12:20AM

I fail it completely 🤦🏻‍♀️ but the good news is, I am already here!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2hEl94X Do you have enough points to be eligible to come to America under the RAISE Act?

5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return - Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University August 07, 2017 at 11:59PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2vhnkhO Child-adult relationships that are responsive and attentive—with lots of back and forth interactions—build a strong foundation in a child’s brain for all future learning and development. This is called “serve and return,” and it takes two to play! Follow these 5 steps to practice serve and return wi...

Sunday, August 06, 2017

WOW August 05, 2017 at 11:47PM

Abby does tell me a few times she wants to be like mommy. I wonder how long would that last... 😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2sGqFbF ¡Llama a tu mamá AHORA MISMO! 😍

Stay Single Until You Find Someone Who Understands That Love Isn't A Fantasy Land August 05, 2017 at 06:47PM

This is for all the singles out there. Get real, don't ever believe in that "s***" of chemistry or love at first sight.
via Facebook http://huffp.st/MeD3V2t What you need is a partner who gets it — who understands that it’s going to be tough and who’s prepared to dive in anyway.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

37 Iconic Photos to Celebrate President Obama's Birthday August 04, 2017 at 10:10PM

Please do not let those buffoons succeed in rolling back his presidential legacies.
via Facebook http://glblctzn.me/2vxYlKa The former president's photographer captured Obama at his best.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The Mental Workload of a Mother July 31, 2017 at 02:50PM

Absolutely spot on! Thank you for articulating it so well for moms.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2hegJBs By Jami Ingledue My husband and I thought we had this whole equal marriage thing figured out. We are a modern couple, after all. He is perfectly ca...

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

When you see the mom whose child is having a meltdown, here’s what she needs you to do July 26, 2017 at 09:36PM

"Step outside of your comfort zone offering a simple gesture of kindness and connection to a mom helping her child through a challenging moment." I will totally do that if it happens to any mom. I have fond memories of a stranger offering to read to my tot (after waiting too long in line) when a public tantrum was about to happen; as well as others who helped to distract or entertain her while I was paying for our grocery. I do not know their names, but they will always leave a mark in my heart.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2v9I4Le Parenting a child with public meltdowns feels isolating. So when a hand reaches out, it makes all the difference.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Bagel Street Cafe - Sunnyvale, CA July 25, 2017 at 10:19AM

Incredibly rude when I questioned them about the confusing menu.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2v5h2F2 Bakeries in Sunnyvale, CA

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

One man's take on the silent killer of relationships: unmet expectations. July 24, 2017 at 01:36PM

👍🏼👏🏻🙏🏻
via Facebook http://u.pw/2uMA7LO What's the secret to a winning relationship? This guy thinks he knows.

Monday, July 24, 2017

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience July 23, 2017 at 12:22PM

"Everything is interconnected. Gratitude improves sleep. Sleep reduces pain. Reduced pain improves your mood. Improved mood reduces anxiety, which improves focus and planning. Focus and planning help with decision making. Decision making further reduces anxiety and improves enjoyment. Enjoyment gives you more to be grateful for, which keeps that loop of the upward spiral going. Enjoyment also makes it more likely you’ll exercise and be social, which, in turn, will make you happier."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1Vkoqzl Ask a question, label emotions, make decisions and give hugs

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dirt and Boogers, Messy Motherhood July 21, 2017 at 11:05PM

Been there, done that. Still recovering from the "trauma" but absolutely no regrets!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mRKlSU We’ve all had that annoying relative or friend who complains that we’re holding our baby too much, warning that too much holding will spoil our little cherub, or make them stuck to us like glue for all eternity. Comments like that can definitely get under a parent’s skin, especially at the beginning, when you sort of don’t know what the heck you’re doing and you’re a hot mess of doubt, worry, and hormones. The good news is that study after study has proven that holding your baby is not harmful in the least, and is actually a vital part of caring for babies in the early days, with long-term impacts on health and development.

Yes, my two-year-old does chores ✅ July 21, 2017 at 10:24PM

These are exactly the chores AC is doing for the family everyday. She enjoys doing them, and I am very proud of her!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2ukUXPy I’m teaching her responsibility all with the goal of ultimately showing her that families (and communities) work best when everyone does their part.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Motherly July 15, 2017 at 11:40PM

Yes, the Ugly Duckling has a lasting impression in me... 😆
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2uwgTdr Which book do you love? 📚

Monday, July 10, 2017

A leading happiness researcher says we’re giving our kids bad advice about how to succeed in life July 10, 2017 at 07:25AM

Excellent parenting advice. I wish I was told about all that when I was a child.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2tG7Ini Focusing too hard on the future can actually impair our performance in the present.

Delta Airline is giving 2 free Tickets to EVERYONE! to celebrate 88th Anniversary! July 09, 2017 at 05:02PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2uGv6RT Get yours here - (2 Tickets) per person

Thursday, July 06, 2017

What Normal Looks Like July 05, 2017 at 10:09PM

If these conditions are considered normal, then my home is a lot neater given that I have a toddler! 😆
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2pOX7Dv For all of you mamas insisting your immaculate house is messy, let’s set some guidelines.

How to Raise a Reader July 05, 2017 at 03:29PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2trlxWS The benefits of reading at every stage of a child’s development are well documented. Happily, raising a reader is fun, rewarding and relatively easy.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According to Science July 04, 2017 at 08:31PM

"You present something you call the 21st-century report card. And it contains six C's, which I've seen versions of elsewhere: collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation and confidence. But what's new is the way you relate these skills to each other, and also, you've described what they look like at four levels of development."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2sJTlMC A developmental framework for building 21st century skills--no technology or money required.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

‘What do new mothers do all day?’ July 03, 2017 at 04:51PM

The first two years are the most intense and physical demanding, at least for me. Not everyone is lucky enough to get an "easy" baby. But I have no regret giving my best to her during the last 2 years. '... As much as you need and want a break now (and you should take one, more on that later), no mother has ever looked back on this time and thought, “I wish I had held my baby less.” You will not remember the dishes that didn’t get done, the vacuuming that you just couldn’t make happen, or the dirty clothes you wore more often than you’d like to admit. You will remember the first smile, the first belly laugh, the first words, the first steps. You will remember the way you looked at your baby, and the way your baby looked at you....'
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2sAqeQT Our culture doesn’t have a good way to measure the amazing things you are accomplishing.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

What no one tells new moms about what childbirth can do to their bodies July 01, 2017 at 06:04PM

Some women have to go back to work 10 days after birth? Most women have to be discharged within 48 hours after birth? Wow! I met many moms telling me that post natal care is the least of their concerns; or they are "modern" super-moms who do not need that. Not everything being practiced in the West is the universal gold standard that the rest of us in the world must follow suit. If you do care about yourself, try get some postnatal help. I think I recovered quite well, thanks to my mom who did a great job providing postnatal care.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2sdueBU Postnatal care in America is pitiful. The Senate health bill would make it worse.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Terry Gobanga: 'I was gang-raped on my wedding day' - BBC News June 30, 2017 at 11:01AM

"The most important thing is to mourn. Go through every step of it. Get upset until you are willing to do something about your situation. You have to keep moving, crawl if you have to. But move towards your destiny because it's waiting, and you have to go and get it." So much courage, and too inspiring!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2u7k1sQ On the day a Nairobi pastor was due to get married a gang of men raped her, stabbed her and left her for dead. But Terry Gobanga is a survivor.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

We Wear Culture - Google Arts & Culture June 25, 2017 at 10:16PM

Save it for Abby to explore in the future. She likes talking about clothes these days. 🤣
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2rXPPSc #WeWearCulture Discover the stories behind what we wear

Here's A 7-Day Healthy Meal Plan That's Actually Doable June 25, 2017 at 10:02PM


via Facebook http://bzfd.it/2rO4H2D You'll learn how to eat well, prep more, spend less — and feel amazing along the way.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sugar is the ‘alcohol of the child’, yet we let it dominate the breakfast table | Robert Lustig June 24, 2017 at 11:34AM

I really don't understand why so much sugar has to be added to children's diet...
via Facebook http://bit.ly/2rph1pM With kids consuming half their sugar quota first thing, it’s no wonder they’re getting diabetes and liver disease. We have to fight corporate interests

Friday, June 23, 2017

How the food you eat affects your brain - Mia Nacamulli June 22, 2017 at 06:16PM


via Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=3XOFRQgipbY&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DxyQY8a-ng6g%26feature%3Dshare View full lesson: http://ift.tt/28LdI72 When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choi...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

La Boheme on Yelp June 21, 2017 at 12:05PM

Won't go back. My steak was slightly burned; and the foie gras was overcooked. When I made a complaint, I was told that it was meant to be that way. Don't fool me. I have tried foie gras in many countries around the world.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2sBEPs9 Specialties: Brunch, Sandwiches, Mussels, Duck confit a l'orange, breakfast, Baguette, soufflés, Sweetbread, couscous with lamb and chicken, wine list, mimosa, Foie Gras, Benedict, Pasta, Duck Salad, Salmon, Salads, Filet, Filet Mignon,…

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The scientific evidence against spanking, timeouts, and sleep training June 21, 2017 at 12:05AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2szFCJY So when you were punished as a kid, did you absolutely, never again take an extra cookie from the cookie jar?

June 20, 2017 at 03:25PM


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Monday, June 19, 2017

Fried Potatoes Linked to Early Death Risk June 18, 2017 at 10:02PM

I gotta cut down eating my favorite French fries... 😭 "You can reduce your intake of acrylamide (a cancer causing chemical) by boiling or steaming starchy foods, rather than frying them," Schiff said. "If you do fry foods, do it quickly."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2sqBEDw Fried Potatoes Linked to Early Death Risk

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lucie's List June 16, 2017 at 04:51PM

Happy Father's Day. These photos are especially dedicated to daddies who share this special moment of child birth.
via Facebook http://huffp.st/I7YkcLm Awwww... and just in time for #FathersDay ❤

Sunday, June 11, 2017

How millions of cartons of ‘organic’ milk contain an oil brewed in industrial vats of algae June 10, 2017 at 01:49PM

Just a caution, in case you are a regular consumer of this particular brand of milk. The report does not mention any health concerns though.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2s9bIya The USDA approves using some non-organic ingredients in "organic" milk.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Ryan J. Davis on Twitter June 06, 2017 at 03:28PM

😂
via Facebook https://mobile.twitter.com/RyanNewYork/status/864103789124616194/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Finstant-articles%2F “.@IvankaTrump, look your book is getting the perfect bookstore placement!”

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Yes, A Child's First 1,000 Days Of Life Can Shape Their Future June 05, 2017 at 08:52PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2okbwvi A child’s first 1,000 days of life are crucial for lifelong health.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

World’s cartoonists on this week’s events June 03, 2017 at 11:32PM

😭
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2qTEPBh Drawing the top stories around the globe.

What You Can Do About Climate Change June 03, 2017 at 11:15PM

Some good reminders!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2s4OgCx Seven simple guidelines on how your choices today affect the climate tomorrow.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Instagram post by The Economist • Jun 2, 2017 at 11:46am UTC June 02, 2017 at 03:07PM

😭
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2snpMlb 285 Likes, 4 Comments - The Economist (@theeconomist) on Instagram: “KAL's cartoon this week #KALcartoon #TheEconomist #DonaldTrump”

The New York Times June 02, 2017 at 02:48PM

Absolutely!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2swV5t8 Tell us a personal story about raising feminist boys, or ask us a question. We may publish a selection of the responses, and some experts in the field will respond to them.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The gender wars of household chores: a feminist comic May 31, 2017 at 12:42PM

Thank you for articulating our [female] grievances!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2qqGYUB French comic artist Emma introduces the concept of the mental load. When a man expects his partner to ask him to do things, he is viewing her as the manager of their household chores

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Wonder Weeks May 30, 2017 at 09:52AM

Very well said.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2rsu8KK "Children can’t be too attached, they can only be not deeply attached. Attachment is meant to make our kids dependent on us so that we can lead them. It is our invitation for relationship that frees them to stop looking for love and to start focusing on growing."

Monday, May 29, 2017

The silent tragedy affecting today’s children May 28, 2017 at 03:44PM

One ignorant parent actually challenged me for being "backward" and "old-fashioned" when I expressed my doubt in excessive use of iPad. I wish he has an opportunity to read this article.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2s0NGC0 “Here is my new blog post. I encourage every parent who cares about the future of his/her children to read it. I know that many would choose not to hear what I say in the article, but your children need you to hear this message. Even if you disagree with my perspective, please,

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Psychology shows it’s a big mistake to base our self-worth on our professional achievements May 27, 2017 at 11:19PM

"In other words, you’re a successful adult when you outgrow the natural selfishness of your childhood and youth—when you realize that life is no longer about charting your own course, but about helping others, whether it’s by raising children, mentoring colleagues, or creating something new and useful for the world. Generative people perceive themselves as part of a larger tapestry and seek to preserve it, however humbly, for future generations. This legacy gives their lives meaning."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2qOX5Px Most of us have dreams that won’t come true. The question is—how do we respond to that disappointment?

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Presidential Briefings May 26, 2017 at 05:25PM

😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2r9TjBA The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Returnship Programs Are the Latest Trend to Help Working Moms May 24, 2017 at 09:53PM

For moms who wish to return to the work force after caregiving.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2qRuSY2 Here’s why your company should have one.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Positive Parenting Solutions May 22, 2017 at 11:02PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1iY1E35 Here are 5 strategies - that really work! - to avoid raising an entitled child...

The 20 Etiquette Lessons Every Child Should Learn May 22, 2017 at 10:20PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2qJpG8S We definitely agree with #11/

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Slate.com May 20, 2017 at 10:26AM

😆
via Facebook http://slate.me/2rmTYiH “No one wants to give me my phone, but I shout and shout until they say OK.”

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Perspective | I wrote ‘The Art of the Deal’ with Trump. His self-sabotage is rooted in his past. May 17, 2017 at 11:42PM

"As we have seen countless times during the campaign and since the election, Trump can devolve into survival mode on a moment’s notice. Look no further than the thousands of tweets he has written attacking his perceived enemies over the past year. In neurochemical terms, when he feels threatened or thwarted, Trump moves into a fight-or-flight state. His amygdala is triggered, his hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activates, and his prefrontal cortex — the part of the brain that makes us capable of rationality and reflection — shuts down. He reacts rather than reflects, and damn the consequences. This is what makes his access to the nuclear codes so dangerous and frightening."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2roiv3U The president's behavior, explained.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

What You're Doing When You Yell At Your Kid May 16, 2017 at 10:13PM

Time to work on my lacking of humor... "There is an alternative method that’s more effective and not as hardline: humor. “If the parent responds with a sense of humor, you still maintain your authority and keep them connected to you,” says Dr. Markham. Laughter seems like a more welcomed outcome than cowering..."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2qIFSZg Getting loud doesn't make children hear their parents any better.

Harvard Psychologists Say: Parents Who Raise 'Good' Kids, Do These 5 Things! - Peace Quarters May 16, 2017 at 10:10PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2qTEH5R Today’s kids are largely affected by the technology around them, which has also changed the way they think, act and communicate. These new behaviors can be very challenging to parents, who did not grow up with this kind of technology. The parents are facing many challenges – one of these is definite...

Sweet Video Shows A Normal Day From Both Mom's And Kid's Perspectives May 16, 2017 at 09:23PM

🤣
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2r9sIE9 "Your normal may be their magic."

Monday, May 15, 2017

Locals only: These are our favorite Bay Area day trips May 14, 2017 at 10:32PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/29yHuMM One of the many things we love about living in the Bay Area is how quickly we can find a change of landscape or pace - calming redwoods, natural swimming settings, tiny seaside villages, breathtaking beaches or even an African safari are all an easy day trip from San Francisco.

6 Notoriously Bad Mothers-in-Law - History Lists May 14, 2017 at 05:17PM

😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2qkl5YP Your mother-in-law may be meddlesome, but chances are she doesn’t hold a candle to these legendary ladies.

EverydayFamily May 14, 2017 at 01:29PM

This thought had pulled me through the worst trimester of my previous pregnancy.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2pMfR6k Do you experience morning sickness during pregnancy? Science says that's a good thing...

For Mother’s Day, 12 Too Cute Pictures of Animal Moms May 14, 2017 at 11:22AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/24DdRNb Enjoy these adorable pictures of mothers and their babes.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Well Illustrated: Childbirth May 13, 2017 at 09:54PM

Childbirth is one of the most intense experiences in a woman's life. Plan ahead but go with the flow as it happens. There is nothing right or wrong about your birth decision, as long as everything turns out well. I am no mama expert, just based on my one and only experience so far.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2q5dYVV Sometimes the birth we envision comes to fruition and sometimes it doesn’t.

The New York Times May 13, 2017 at 09:45PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2pK6h4L These make-ahead dishes will sustain new moms and dads for several days. Many of them freeze beautifully too.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

TODAY Parents May 13, 2017 at 12:43AM

Happy Mother's Day to all my mom friends!
via Facebook http://pubx.co/ck2X1m In honor of the upcoming holiday, here are 10 comics that sum up the reality of Mother’s Day. via HuffPost Parents

Friday, May 12, 2017

Why men criticize their stay-at-home-mom wives May 11, 2017 at 10:49PM

This article totally nails down modern motherhood, especially for SAHMs who live away from their family.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2qaEcEu 'What have you done all day?' 'Why is the house a mess?'

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Never include these 9 résumé-killers on any job application May 08, 2017 at 05:47PM

Click on the image to find out more.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2gzShoB Don't waste valuable space listing your hobbies.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

'How Donald Trump Could Get Fired': The 25th Amendment | The Last Word | MSNBC May 06, 2017 at 12:15AM

🙏👍🏼
via Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=sF2JebsWNaY&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Drdn_XvJWaw0%26feature%3Dshare The New Yorker's Evan Osnos joins Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss his new article "How Donald Trump Could Get Fired" and the conversation happening in this cou...

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Careers | Signifyd May 02, 2017 at 09:43PM

Some job openings in a new financial startup.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2pWColf Fraud Protection & Chargeback Prevention for eCommerce

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Ease Up: Psychological Abuse May be Damaging Your Child May 01, 2017 at 09:01AM

"62% of the youth in the study had endured a second or third form of abuse as well as psychological abuse. About 1/4 (roughly 24%) had suffered from only psychological abuse. Specifically, "bullying, terrorising, coercive control, harsh insults, debasement, threats, overwhelming demands, shunning, and isolation," said researchers. To the researchers surprise, the kids who had been psychologically abused suffered from mental illnesses as a result. Namely, anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicidal thoughts. The youths comprising this group, more than any other form of abuse, showed signs of substance abuse, social attachment problems, and general anxiety disorder."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2qpuiid “We need public awareness initiatives to help people understand just how harmful psychological maltreatment is for children and adolescents."

Monday, May 01, 2017

20 Foods to Eat and Avoid on an Empty Stomach May 01, 2017 at 08:57AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2e5iQnR The facts about vegetables really took me by surprise.

How Society Kills Your Creativity In An Award Winning Pixar-esque Short Film May 01, 2017 at 12:34AM

I just want my child to be loved and happy...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2oYPpGY When it comes to our modern day society, there is no doubt that we are being told how to live and what our lives are supposed to look like.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A scientist claims we can reverse the ageing process by doing something very simple April 28, 2017 at 09:38PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2qbFkKA People spend tens of thousands of pounds to try to make themselves look younger - be it through expensive anti-wrinkle cream, botox or hair transplants. But, what if all that we needed to do  was amend our way of thinking?

Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur April 28, 2017 at 03:20PM

Dedicate this song to your wife (especially after having children).
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2hlJtYZ Discovered 5,109,948 times using Shazam, the music discovery app.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

12 of the Best Jobs You Can Do From Home April 25, 2017 at 09:52PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mhSOQj Earn a steady paycheck without ever leaving your house.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Toddler acting up? Relax, mama—she’s normal April 25, 2017 at 01:13AM

“The early years are about teaching, not punishing. When parents have realistic expectations about their child’s capabilities, they can guide behavior in very sensitive and effective ways.” My response to those well-meaning but child free "advisors", please stop prompting me to punish my child for throwing a tantrum fit. You will get it when you are parenting one day 😭
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2q9KK58 The early years are about teaching, not punishing.

Monday, April 24, 2017

HuffPost Partner Studio April 23, 2017 at 09:33PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2okbwvi Poor childhood nourishment can affect a child's lifelong health.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

10 Reasons Your Toddler's Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing April 22, 2017 at 10:48PM

Abby certainly loves me enough to show me all her tantrums! 😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2oAetWM Believe it or not, temper tantrums are an important part of your toddler's emotional health and well-being.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Dirt and Boogers, Messy Motherhood April 17, 2017 at 12:36AM

Yes, to heal and get over the past is probably best.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2fnojEN "This is for all of you parents who lived through difficult childhoods, difficult years--through trauma (however you would define it), through neglect, through war—especially, but not necessarily, as children. This is for all of you who had to do whatever you needed to do to survive and now you are out on the other side. You made it with a lot of grit and effort. Your life is calm. It is good. And you are working hard as a parent to raise your children, whether they are toddlers, teens or young adults."

The sad reason why so many mothers take selfies with their kids April 16, 2017 at 02:07PM

"But another reason for dads to take more photos of mums is that every time they do it they tell the mother of their children that she is important. In a culture like ours, dominated by the image, photography is a way to demonstrate that women and women's lives are worth documenting just as much as men's. By excluding women from this culture, we give the impression that dad is the important one and mum is barely worth noticing. Without even realising it, kids will internalise the belief that dad's interaction with them is so important it needs to be immortalised, whereas mum, well, when is dinner ready and where are my clean socks?" Thank you, Tze-Win Lai. For videoing all the special moments between Abby and me.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2oeY87o No, it's not to do with narcissism, but something more insidious.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

VICE April 15, 2017 at 10:34PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2ojeefJ 🌍📚

Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness -- So Why Isn't The Medical Community Helping Patients? April 15, 2017 at 10:29PM

"My physician explained that ongoing adversity in childhood leads to a chronic state of “fight, flight or freeze.” Researchers at Yale had recently shown that when inflammatory stress hormones flood a child’s body and brain, they alter the genes that oversee our stress reactivity, re-setting the stress response to “high” for life. This increases the risk of inflammation, which manifests later in cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases like mine..."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2pkQ48U When I was twelve, I was coming home from swimming at my neighbor's dock when I saw an ambulance's flashing lights in our driveway. I still remember the ...

lh3.googleusercontent.com April 15, 2017 at 10:02PM

Does it not look like mama is teaching little tot how to hop and dance? Thanks to Google Photo 😆
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Economist April 10, 2017 at 10:31PM


via Facebook http://econ.st/2nUBQXL Children who speak more than one language perform better at complicated tasks, research has shown. For The Economist’s 1843 magazine, a father explains what it's like to bring up a bilingual child

Saturday, April 08, 2017

How a Parent’s Affection Shapes a Child’s Happiness for Life April 07, 2017 at 10:42PM

"Higher self-esteem, improved academic performance, better parent-child communication, and fewer psychological and behavior problems have been linked to this type of affection. On the other hand, children who do not have affectionate parents tend to have lower self esteem and to feel more alienated, hostile, aggressive, and anti-social."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2jyYanB There have been a number of recent studies that highlight the relationship between parental affection and children’s happiness and success.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Sweden.se March 30, 2017 at 10:46AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2ikYxq6 The story of how photographer Johan Bävman decided to turn Swedish dads on parental leave into role models for dads around the world.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Research Proves a Part of Your Baby Remains in Your Body for Up to 38 Years March 29, 2017 at 10:30PM

"I’ve always known that motherhood changes you forever, but I just didn’t know how much it changes us, even at our most basic cellular level..." 🤷‍♀️😅😭😂😍
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2oaVpPG Babies' cells remain inside a mother's body for as long as 38 years after pregnancy, but there are some downsides.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Wonder Weeks March 28, 2017 at 09:48PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nKEMJR "Your baby’s brain is only 25% developed at birth and grows exponentially in the first few years of life. Frequent night-time nursing and the essential fatty-acids it provides helps build an extraordinary number of synaptic pathways. Brain development goes hand in hand with physical development. Therefore when your baby learns to crawl or walk the extra neurological construction is immense. In turn, the nutritional needs increase and night-time feedings do too. Similarly as your baby grows they begin to discriminate between attachment figures - with this new consciousness comes the possibility of separation anxiety. This anxiety can exist at night where it may not have done before and is a normal expression of the meaningfulness of a secure attachment. In other words, the ebb and flow of how much sleep or sleep-waking occurs is dependent on your child’s milestones, myriad day-time experiences and the stimulating loving interactions on which they thrive."

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ATTN: Video March 27, 2017 at 11:49AM

👍🏼
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nfhw6i Dads and moms should share parenting roles. -- Nev Schulman

Monday, March 27, 2017

25 Cheat Sheets That Make Cooking Healthier Less Of A Freaking Chore March 26, 2017 at 08:28PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mYHRCk Proof that cooking a little healthier can be pretty simple and damn tasty.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Knitting Stitch Patterns March 25, 2017 at 09:11PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1CfJJvZ From the most basic stitches to the most complex, there are countless beautiful patterns for you to choose from that surely you will love.

Vox March 25, 2017 at 05:38PM

Always a hero to me. He is not perfect but he has tried his very best.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mCVaNp The failure of Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump to pass a bill rolling back the Affordable Care Act makes one thing perfectly clear: love him or hate him, Barack Obama is one of the most consequential presidents in American history. http://bit.ly/2aciUmz

Friday, March 24, 2017

Viewpoint: Life in the land of 'candle princesses' - BBC News March 23, 2017 at 09:59AM

That's me 😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2o7Jy11 Writer Eris Choo describes growing up dark-skinned in Malaysia among "candle princesses".

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

50 Awesome Indoor Activities for Bored Kids (No Parents Required) March 20, 2017 at 09:16PM

Definitely need this for the next one week of rainy days...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nhcTJ9 It's winter. Your kids are climbing the walls at home, fighting over who's breathing whose air ... aggggh! While it may be tempting to plant...

Parents 'control' their children in one of 2 ways — and only one leads to happier kids March 20, 2017 at 11:50AM

"A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing up were likely to be happier and more satisfied as adults. On the flip side, the people whose parents applied greater psychological control as they were growing up exhibited significantly lower mental well-being throughout their adult lives; in fact, the effect was judged to be similar to the recent death of a close friend or relative..."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nb533Y Parents exhibit psychological control and behavioral control on their children, but only behavioral control leads to happy kids.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond March 20, 2017 at 12:05AM

We are already doing most of these at home...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2n0jNTx This is the coolest thing ever!! "According to the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Danes are the happiest people in the world and it’s all because of one word. Hygge." http://ift.tt/2n0jNTx

The pre-baby vows all couples REALLY need to take March 19, 2017 at 07:01PM

Absolutely spot on. Sharing this with all the couple in love out there.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mYBqAz Traditionally it’s at the wedding when couples make their vows to one another. And it’s easy to make promises when it’s just the two of you in the picture. Throw a baby into the mix and suddenly promising to “love and obey” takes on a

A Letter To My Husband In This Weird Phase Of Marriage. March 19, 2017 at 09:58AM

For all the parents out there who can relate to this article.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nGvlbW Katie Parrish is a mom to two kids and wife to a wonderful husband… but...Read More »

This Is What Healthy People Have For Breakfast March 19, 2017 at 09:24AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2jjSz8a Nutritionists, fitness trainers, and authors of books about healthy eating.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Why People with Higher Intelligence Have a Difficult Time Staying Happy March 18, 2017 at 08:53PM

Very true...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mgqXUg An intelligent mind overloads itself with unnecessary questions that eliminate happiness.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Jono and Ben March 16, 2017 at 09:29PM

Can't help laughing my head off at the part where another "kiddo" walking in and demanding for something... 😂🤣
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nJkVHQ Shout out to all the working women out there defusing bombs on a regular basis!

PBS Parents March 16, 2017 at 09:02PM

Really love this show. My family learns so much out of it!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/29zt8x4 A recent study showed that children who watched Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood had higher levels of empathy, were better at recognizing emotions, and were more confident in social situations.

Al Jazeera English March 16, 2017 at 12:17PM

😪
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nsFJ7i While you were distracted by his tweets, over 2,000 new bills have been introduced to Congress since Trump took office.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

BBC Learning English March 15, 2017 at 10:24PM


via Facebook http://bbc.in/2nDW2NS Start reading novels in English by listening to our audio books and reading along with the script! You can read and listen to Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift and lots more. If you have children, they might like it too!

68.media.tumblr.com March 15, 2017 at 11:13AM

😂
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

People who speak multiple languages make the best employees for one big reason March 13, 2017 at 10:38PM

"Evidence is growing that proves cognitive benefits for bilinguals, such as that they can end up with improved attention, intelligence, and better verbal and spatial abilities. Likely as a result of structural changes in the networks and connections of the brain, this would suggest they have an increased capacity to process information. This is thought to happen because, like any brain games, logic, or visual exercises, language learning can stimulate and alter the structure of the brain in the same way that a person can build muscle mass. This could explain why multilingual individuals in a team promote cognitive diversity: Their brains all see problems and solutions in different ways. These findings show that bilingual people may have highly valued employment attributes: analytical thinking, conceptualizing ability, working memory, and dexterity. Clearly, these skills are assets when it comes to rational planning, managing complexity, and problem solving, which are central for executive function..."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2n2ImQe Parlez-vous Français? क्या आप हिंदी बोलते हैं? Parles-tu Espagnol?

Monday, March 13, 2017

Want happy kids? Give them more experiences and less stuff March 12, 2017 at 10:09PM

"The research left us wondering one question: does the size or type of the experience matter? Would a family outing to say, the local ice cream parlor, build as strong of a memory as a family vacation to Disney World? You'll be glad to hear that it doesn't matter. In fact, kids are more likely to have a strong, comforting memory of a special trip for ice cream in which their loved ones were engaged and happy than they would of an exciting but stressful trip to the "happiest place on earth"... And according to mom-of-five Sandra Modersohn's kids, who range in age from toddlers to tweens, "it's all about how relaxed mom and dad are about the whole thing." Trips with no agendas and no stress were the ones that her kids enjoyed the most."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mlZvny New study confirms that family outings are more meaningful to kids than the latest toy.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies March 11, 2017 at 05:01PM

"We now know that those iPads, smartphones and Xboxes are a form of digital drug. Recent brain imaging research is showing that they affect the brain’s frontal cortex — which controls executive functioning, including impulse control — in exactly the same way that cocaine does. Technology is so hyper-arousing that it raises dopamine levels — the feel-good neurotransmitter most involved in the addiction dynamic — as much as sex."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2bWMgle Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a therapy session. John’s school had begun using t…

Girls Knit Their Way to a Math Career March 11, 2017 at 03:02PM

Hopefully my girl will benefit from mama's crafts!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nh0WRr Knitting and crocheting require mathematical thought. A growing movement hopes to use these crafts to interest girls in the sciences.

How much food should toddlers and preschoolers really eat - a visual guide March 11, 2017 at 02:52PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1VIWp8L Babyology brings you a clever visual guide on portion control for young children. It tells you at a glance just how much food a toddler really needs.

"You can't spoil a baby!" New research says to comfort crying babies March 11, 2017 at 02:22PM

Professor Narvaez encourages parents to be responsive to their child’s needs – to hold, touch and rock them as much as they want, knowing it is good for them. “What parents do in those early months and years are really affecting the way the brain is going to grow the rest of their lives,” she says. “(Children) grow better that way. And keep them calm, because all sorts of systems are establishing the way they are going to work. “If you let them cry a lot, those systems are going to be easily triggered into stress,” she adds.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nriWYM If you’ve ever been accused of spoiling your baby with cuddles when they cry, prepare to fist pump, because new research confirms your instincts are correct! Baby cries for a reason Research led by Notre Dame psychologist Darcia Narvaez has found children will grow into

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Children videobomb South Korea expert's live BBC interview March 10, 2017 at 11:51AM

Free publicity that might probably bring him more fame (or jobs), thanks to those adorable kids. I cracked up laughing in tears 😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2msx8kO Robert E Kelly discovers the perils of working from home when children gatecrash broadcast interview with BBC

6 Foolish Parenting Ideas From Non-Parents March 10, 2017 at 09:57AM

Well said. I was foolish once...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1Ho5kWW Are you currently pregnant? Maybe trying to conceive? Maybe you have no plans of bringing life into this world any time soon, but feel the need to give parenting advice at any given time because yo…

Friday, March 10, 2017

Ayurveda March 09, 2017 at 03:41PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2moPDqi Listen to her, and thank her for being the fine lady that she is. Happy Women's Day ❤️👩 #womensday

Refinery29 March 09, 2017 at 01:15PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2kIn190 4 self-defense moves EVERY woman should know 💪

Watch a string quartet of kids play a Bach violin concerto absolutely perfectly March 09, 2017 at 01:10PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nbBIDV They are all aged between 6 and 10. Can’t really believe this.

11 reasons why you can’t get anything done with a toddler March 09, 2017 at 01:09PM

🤣
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2n4N53F Toddlers. Sigh. Like smiling assassins, they will sabotage your day and look impossibly cute in the process. So, if you can’t get one.single.thing done today, here’s why: 1. Grocery shopping is for the brave You’ve got the shopping list, a bag full of snacks and diversions, and

11 reasons why you can’t get anything done with a toddler March 09, 2017 at 01:08PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2n4N53F Toddlers. Sigh. Like smiling assassins, they will sabotage your day and look impossibly cute in the process. So, if you can’t get one.single.thing done today, here’s why: 1. Grocery shopping is for the brave You’ve got the shopping list, a bag full of snacks and diversions, and

ABC News March 09, 2017 at 12:48PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nbIoBf Happy International Women’s Day! To get you in the spirit, here’s a look at some inspirational women, saying some inspirational things. 🙌🏼

Thursday, March 09, 2017

ATTN: March 08, 2017 at 03:55PM

There should be more support for highly qualified stay-at-home moms to go back to the work force too after taking a career break.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2m48sxU Anne Hathaway just nailed why America needs stronger parental leave.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond March 07, 2017 at 01:35PM

😭
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2n3djk7 "Parenting is unyielding, at times boring and draining and maddening. There are those days when it feels like time is standing still, that you are drowning in a sea of dirty diapers and temper tantrums. Then one day you look up and your child is grown and you realize in that moment, you need them more than they need you."

Harvard psychologists have been studying what it takes to raise 'good' kids. Here are 6 tips. March 07, 2017 at 01:21PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1GMVJGz Help unlock your child's best self with a few tried-and-true strategies.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

How to Tell If You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep March 06, 2017 at 09:23PM

When would ever get enough sleep as a mother to a young child? 😭
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mQfaf5 Knowing when you feel overtired isn’t exactly rocket science. You probably feel sluggish, weak, unproductive. Your pesky undereye circles may be more pronounced and your cravings stronger than ever.

How to Strengthen Your Child's Emotional Intelligence March 06, 2017 at 04:40PM

Good tips. Consistent with the principles advocated in Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2lPxL5S Kids feel a lot of feelings all the time, but haven't yet mastered the art of self-regulation. Research shows emotion coaching parents can help.

81-year-old woman makes iPhone app after only starting to use computers at 60 March 06, 2017 at 02:09PM

Inspiring! Not just for the seniors but everyone else.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2lj5LHD A true inspiration.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Cosmopolitan March 05, 2017 at 12:57AM

This cute Asian baby reminds baby Abby. But she would never let me do all that to her. I was grateful enough if she was willing to sleep in bed without me walking and rocking her. 😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2eciEkt This baby dressed up as Pikachu is actually too cute to handle (via Laura Izumikawa)

Tommry Page -I'll Be Your Everything" March 04, 2017 at 05:34PM

😪
via Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=iaLmS03snpI&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrTki_oqDLqk%26feature%3Dshare #1 Hit on Hot 1-BillBoard Charts! Sire/Warner Broth. Records

Tommy Page, 'I'll Be Your Everything' singer dies at 46 - World | The Star Online March 04, 2017 at 05:31PM

😪our teenage heartthrob in the 90s...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mofMrg LOS ANGELES: Tommy Page, the pop star-turned-music executive known for the song "I'll Be Your Everything," has died. He was 46.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Nix Bros. March 02, 2017 at 11:05AM

😂🤣😭
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2murS34 Today is a very special day! #anniversary #trump #putin

Thursday, March 02, 2017

A Day Without a Woman March 01, 2017 at 11:47AM

I am definitely taking my day off. "Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways: Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses). Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2lmmsUh       

Monday, February 27, 2017

A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans February 26, 2017 at 09:32PM

Another Malaysian talent who has moved away for better work recognition.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2lVSRng People were dropping dead in Malaysia, and no one could figure out why their brains were swelling. A young scientist solved the mystery. Then he had to get people to believe him.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives February 25, 2017 at 09:50PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1inLgZ8 How to fine-tune the internal monologue that scores every aspect of our lives, from leadership to love.

How to reset your wife when she's falling apart February 25, 2017 at 09:11PM

All stay home moms yearn for this...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2frssuZ For those days when she just can't take it anymore.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Tony Pua February 24, 2017 at 10:08PM

Well said. Mr Tony Pua. I wish I had that privilege to do PPE when I was a student.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2lAGmwG How coincidental! The Guardian runs (another) (ultra-long) story on the Oxford PPE degree. And I get invited back by the Oxford PPE Society (which didn't exist in my time!) to give a talk on the 1MDB scandal which rocked Malaysia next Monday 27/2 evening. The PPE degree - that's Philosophy, Politics and Economics - in Oxford is one of the most enigmatic courses which is either loved or scorned. For me, I absolutely loved it and would not pick any other course, if given a second chance. My 3 years doing PPE was liberating after 6 years of highly intense education at the top secondary school in Singapore. At Oxford, I was nudged into learning how to think, instead of learning what to think. Many critics would argue, and I would agree, that the 'knowledge' I was taught in say, Economics is far less than say a conventional Economics degree at say, National University of Singapore (NUS). That would similarly apply to the subjects of Political Science and Philosophy. In fact, I dare say that my friends in NUS (and most other universities) would have attended more hours of subject lectures in a year, than I did in three. On average, I think I attended just about 2 hours of lectures a week (and my course mates would testify that I was no slouch). On the other hand, we had to pass up 2 essays a week, or 16 essays a term, compared to my friends who dealt with short weekly tutorial questions and perhaps a term essay at other universities. Hence, my time is spent learning how to plough through a weekly reading list which would be physically impossible to complete. You learn how to quickly filter what matters and what aren't relevant. You learn the importance of answering the question posed in the essay instead of regurgitating the knowledge you have gained (copied) from your reading. Of course, along the way, you picked up complete academic independence. Other than the weekly tutorials where course mates will take turn reading/discussing their essays, interrupted occasionally by pointers made by tutors, you are pretty much on your own. If there's a polar opposite of a "spoon-fed" education, this is it. As an example which I always relate to young students wanting to know about the PPE experience. During my very first week College, I received a note from my tutor in my pigeonhole (yes, there were no emails then). The note said that I was to submit an essay titled "Why did the Fourth Republic fail?" the following week, accompanied with a ridiculously long reading list. As with most of you, I had no bloody clue what the hell is "the Fourth Republic" (it's the immediate post-war French govt by-the-way). But by the time I have completed my essay and discussed it in tutorial the following week, I am expected to be examinable in the Fourth Republic for the exams at the end of the year. There was no lecture(s) on the subject during the week which I could take notes to spin an essay. Perhaps conventional Asian parents would even scream "what a waste of money!" at the College for lazy tutors who fail to "teach"! But that's the whole point. While there was certainly 'knowledge' involved, it is not the PPE degree's intent to force-feed A-Z into young bright minds. Instead, you are given space and framework to learn to 'think' and process an information 'overload'. The basic principle is, 'knowledge' can be picked up any time - whether at the University (much of which isn't directly applicable in the working world anyway), or during one's career. However, if one hones his/her sharp thinking skills, then you can process most knowledge that comes your way much better and faster later in life compared to others. That, if anything at all, gave me the big leg up in everything I have pursued since graduation - working in a leading global IT (yes, IT!) consultancy for 2 years, founding, listing and disposing of my own company in the next 10 and joining Malaysian politics in my last 10. I've had friends who were parents who asked, what the hell do you do with a degree like "Philosophy, Politics and Economics"? For them, unless you want to be a politician, Economics was the closest thing to being a useful subject in the course. Philosophy is of course, written off completely. After all, what's the practical purpose of discussing whether the table in front of you right now is real or a figment of your imagination. Again, the questions and assumptions misses the point. Other than certain professional degrees which are intrinsically tied to their profession, like doctors and engineers, practically all other career options do not require a specialised degree, even lawyers (you can do a 1-year law conversion couse in the UK) and accountants. Scores of PPE grads join the banking and investment banking industry earning big bucks on an annual basis. Many more join the biggest corporations in the world from Procter & Gamble to Google to climb up their management ranks. Others become top journalists, analysts and academics. The world is effectively your oyster. How high you climb the corporate ladder or how well you perform in your career would not be limited by the subjects of your PPE course. Instead one would be given a big boost by the data-processing and analytical sharpness which has been honed during the 3 precious years. Ironically, Philosophy, so often looked down upon, would fully train and stretch your brains with the most intensive intellectual stimulation and mental acrobatics, prepping you to take on the most complex problems you might face in the future. The PPE degree isn't for everybody. Don't do PPE if you do not like the subjects or if, for example, Physics or Mathematics is your calling. However, much of the criticisms against the course are misplaced. The course does not tell you to be a free-marketeer or a socialist. Or to be a political liberal or a conservative (PPE has produced top political leaders for both Tories and Labour, and even Lib Dems). The course certainly does not intend to make you immediate subject matter experts - you have to do that yourself. What PPE does, and did for me, is it taught me my life-long skills to "think", gather knowledge and process data speedily, skills which could be applied to all environments which I've found myself in. For those actually interested in the Oxford PPE degree - check out their website here: http://ift.tt/1bAYTLC (I wish they had websites like this then!) http://ift.tt/2l2hPwJ

Child Mind Institute February 24, 2017 at 08:45PM

Maybe it is time for me to do the same too, after dedicating 101% of me to her. 🤣
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2l9OXD2 Maybe the key to being a better parent is a dose of selfishness.

Lucie's List February 24, 2017 at 08:25AM

👍
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2l6kkSO "Natural Cycles calculates daily fertility with an algorithm... and determines whether you’re fertile or not that day, so that you know if you risk pregnancy by having unprotected sex."

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The bad habits you should give up if you want to be successful February 21, 2017 at 09:38PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2l6tewm Sometimes to become successful, we don’t need to add more things to our lives—we need to give up on some of them.

TODAY Parents February 21, 2017 at 10:15AM

Don't all the moms love Target! 🤣
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2m8YKuL "We've been practicing our whole lives for this!" Share with a friend... who is over 30. ;)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Good Housekeeping February 20, 2017 at 11:52PM

Yes, I really hate it 😳
via Facebook http://ghkp.us/avNbRFG Just think about where your clothes have been...

Bright Side February 20, 2017 at 09:36PM

That sounds like a horrible jet lag for many mamas! 😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2kTl9KQ

Monday, February 20, 2017

The 22 best places to live in America if you want to make a lot of money February 20, 2017 at 05:42AM

San Jose in California is ranked #1. Really?
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2memQUi U.S. News ranked the best places to live based on each city's quality of life, value, desirability, and job market.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

30 days February 18, 2017 at 08:17AM

I am trying my best every single day 😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2l7NqRW Great read!!!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Scary Mommy February 16, 2017 at 11:49AM

I will totally take part in this event if it happens in the Bay Area too!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2lQdp19 "In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without A Woman."

Thursday, February 16, 2017

How the Little Things Make or Break a Relationship February 15, 2017 at 11:46PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2lDQ1nh Expert advice on how to avoid disconnecting, even when you're exhausted.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

New Book 'The Pumpkin And The Pantsuit' Explains The 2016 Election To Kids February 14, 2017 at 07:45AM

So creative! 😅
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2l4pSuE "A short, short time ago in a land not very far away..."

Amazon is refusing to drop Trump News. February 13, 2017 at 09:17AM

Please support the cause if he is not your president🤔. #notmypresident
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2kp4sGC A public outcry can force it to drop the extreme far right site that helped elect Donald Trump.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Dealing With Anger February 10, 2017 at 07:18AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2kWT3CA Do you wonder why you fly off the handle so easily sometimes? Do you wish you knew healthier ways to express yourself when you're steamed? Check out this article for help with dealing with anger.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Sylvia's Friends Day Video February 03, 2017 at 01:44AM

Thank you all, wherever you are! #friendsday
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

US Embassy confirms Malaysia not in Trump's ban list February 01, 2017 at 05:39AM

Keeping my fingers crossed that we will return home safely. 🙏
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2jWMO02 KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 1): Soon after a report was posted on social media that a Malaysian traveller was detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the US Embassy here has confirmed that Malaysia is not in the ban list. The US Embassy KL Press Office today released a statement that re...

Gaslighting: Know It and Identify It to Protect Yourself January 31, 2017 at 09:04PM

Good reference points.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2kf5reh Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic used to gain power. And it works too well.

Anniversary Video with Quddus January 31, 2017 at 04:16PM


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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Experts Say Knitting And Crocheting Can Have A Surprising Impact On Your Health January 25, 2017 at 03:58AM

Absolutely!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2dagFN0 Knitting, crocheting, lacemaking, and lots of other string-based crafts have been popular for eons. While in the past, knitting was a necessity to making warm clothing and blankets, now, it’s just a craft and pastime that people of all ages enjoy. It’s always so satisfying to make something with you...

Trump needs tech to achieve his vision. But Silicon Valley isn't having it January 25, 2017 at 03:42AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2krZu0u Some tech CEOs may be cozying up to Trump, but workers on the ground are determined to stop him – and they might transform the industry in the process

Monday, January 23, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

TIME January 21, 2017 at 04:32AM

😢
via Facebook http://ti.me/2j3EzyI After 8 years in the White House Barack Obama flew over his old home one last time.

TIME January 20, 2017 at 11:09PM

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via Facebook http://ti.me/2jIsIr6 Oops.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Lifehack.org January 20, 2017 at 06:26AM


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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The secret to a happy marriage may be an emotionally intelligent husband January 17, 2017 at 03:06PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2iEZ7dv Men who allow their wives to influence them have happier marriages and are less likely to divorce.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The heartbreaking video of celebrities saying farewell to Obama January 09, 2017 at 11:09PM

We will always miss him... 😢
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2iYIAF6 There are no three words which better embody Barack Obama’s presidential campaign than “Yes we can”. First used in New Hampshire in 2008, the trademark catchphrase made his candidacy inclusive and won over voters disillusioned with Washington politics. With the outgoing President due to leave the Wh...

Tuesday, January 03, 2017