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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.