Friday, March 31, 2017 March 30, 2017 at 10:46AM

via Facebook 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 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 "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 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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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."

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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! 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 "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 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 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 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 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 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 #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 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 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