Sunday, June 25, 2017




The Danish Practice That Will Up Your Family’s Happiness Factor
What To Do When Our Emotions Get the Best of Us: Practical Tools to Ground Us (Part Two)
58 Free or Cheap Summer Activities for Seattle-Area Kids and Families
Warning to parents: Snapchat now shares your child's exact location
The iPad is a Far Bigger Threat to Our Children Than Anyone Realizes.
CHOOSING TO GO: ACCEPTING RISK AS A SINGLE MOM
The Weirdest Parenting Advice We've Tried the Past 100 Years
29 Hilariously Dumb Reasons Your Kid Thinks You're A Jerk
New Oregon law allows people to break car windows to save kids, animals
Sleep Is A Luxury And 19 Other Things I Learned During My First Year As A Dad
Want Compassionate, Confident Kids? Do This
Denmark Doctors Declare Circumcision Of Healthy Boys ‘Ethically Unacceptable’
Feed Your Kids Peanuts, Early and Often, New Guidelines Urge
It’s your job to love your kids + set limits—not to entertain them
A viral photo of a calm dad and a screaming toddler holds an important parenting lesson.
Mom’s Viral Post Sums Up Why Parenting Used To Be Easier
We Should Let Our Kids Go Barefoot As Often As Possible (Thanks, Science!)
9 ways parents can help bullied kids learn resilience
I don’t want obedient children
19 Hidden Horrors Of Parenting No One Tells You About
Toddler gets stuck inside a dollhouse and luckily mom's there to film it
Jessica Biel’s Too-Real Instagram Sums Up The Life Of A Working Mom
21 photos which prove that having kids can be seriously fun
The Problem With The ‘Eat It Or Starve’ Argument Is That Some Kids Will Literally Starve
16 Tips for Surviving The Toddler Years

Friday, June 23, 2017

Forget Freud: Dreams Replay Our Everyday Lives
FATHERS, HERE'S WHY YOUR CHILDREN SHOULD HAVE THEIR MOM'S LAST NAME
How to Prevent Clutter From Creeping Back In
WHEN MINIMALISM BECOMES INGRATITUDE
How To Have Sex When You Live With C*ckblockers, Errr, I Mean Kids 24/7
Reader Survey 2017: Best Desserts in Portland
This Ben And Jerry’s Flavor Increases Breast Milk Supply
Three Ways for Children to Try Meditation at Home
How to Raise a Reader
This Father's Day, Remembering A Time When Dads Weren't Welcome In Delivery Rooms
Breast-Feeding the Microbiome
Measuring well-being
People Share The Sweetest Thing Their ‘Strict’ Asian Dad Has Ever Done
10+ Of The Most Powerful Fatherhood Moments By ‘Don’t Forget Dads’
Fathers may pass down more than just genes, study showed

Avenue Q is at The Sanctuary

Recycled Arts festival 2017
Clackamas County Lavender Festival 2017
Eagle Creek Lavender Festival
Avenue Q
Oregon Lavender Destination, wow.. there are so many places you can go.
Do you think the World Naked Bike Ride is appropriate?
Annual Laurelhurst Neighborhood Garage Sale-Sat. June 24th
Jane Sanders Lawyers Up
EPA's Scott Pruitt Just Took Climate Change Denial To A Whole New Level
Has Evangelical Christianity Become Sociopathic?
Republicans Are Mean
Farmers Take Out Millions In Loans To Raise Chickens For Big-Box Retailers.. time to think about those chicken from Costco.
Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act
Despite Claims To Contrary, Trump Has Signed No Major Laws 5 Months In; he is delusional.
Trudeau: Trump's tweets cause 'wrinkles in international diplomacy'
White House Warns Reporters Not to Report on Instructions About Not Reporting on Thursday’s Press Conference
Beyond Economics: Fears of Cultural Displacement Pushed the White Working Class to Trump | PRRI/The Atlantic Report
All the Crazy Shit We Learned About the Trump Regime While You Were Asleep
Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition
Police drag protesters away from McConnell’s office in ‘die-in’ against Medicaid cuts
Trump using Trump hotel to hold Trump re-election fundraiser
Senate GOP health care bill looks a lot like ‘mean’ House one
Russia debacle destroys the last rationale for Trump, the myth of the genius CEO
Trump Administration Faces Pressure To Not Deport Detained Iraqi Christians
The message of Trump’s budget: Get a job!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Joking aside, this does remind of my sweet pea.
Five Ways to be Fully Authentic
Why I Suspect My Laid-Back Parenting Was the Right Approach
8 Simple Reasons Why Men Avoid Ideal Women
5 Surprising Facts About Women on Maternity Leave
Swim lessons for infants sound absurd. But they could save your baby’s life.
考四次空姐終擺脫寫字樓人生:喜歡不斷逃離又回來..it was a dream once.. if you find your calling.. you should go for it.. I found my calling..I am a mother.
Parents won't pay for Harvard after a year off to help the poor
Knowing when to quit
The One Problem With Raising A Montessori Kid That No One Talks About PATIENCE!
10 Things Emotionally Neglected Kids Grow Up Believing - That Are NOT True.. thank you...
The philosophy of Stoicism - Massimo Pigliucci
Rethinking the 12-week rule: Why do we make mums do the hardest weeks alone?
Fetuses Can Recognize Faces. How Will This Change the Abortion Debate?
How Souls Choose Their Parents and Families
Raising a Montessori Kid: 75 Easy Ways to Montessori Parenting; I think I am adapting.. I am learning ways to balance.. and yet do not compromise the time, love and effort that I put in to Gabe's and my life together.
A letter to moms, love Joanna Gaines
Fathers Need To Show Mothers Love Through Their Actions, yup he showed enough...
Raising a 'no-diaper' baby is possible, but not easy for all, doctors say... I totally agree if you can raise the child that way..at least based on personal and cultural experience
A true feminist life
What are appropriate consequences for bad behavior?
THIS ISN’T HAPPINESS: THE HEARTBREAK, DEPRESSION AND EMPTY SEX OF MODERN LOVE
13 comics use 'science' to hilariously illustrate the frustrations of parenting.
Sweden’s gender-neutral preschools produce kids who are more likely to succeed
America Is Now a ‘Second Tier’ Country
What no one ever tells you about Tiny Homes
China, where the pressure to marry is strong, and the advice flows online
Why Is China Snatching Up Australian Farmland?
A Native Village In Alaska Where The Past Is Key To The Future
Tourism soaring despite Portland's homeless crisis
25-Plus (Truly) Kid-Friendly Portland Restaurants
Nut Allergy-Friendly Restaurants in Portland
Portland’s Most Kid-Friendly Restaurants
One woman photographed all 626 of her Facebook friends. Here are 5 of them
The Best And Worst Places To Be A Kid "All the countries in the top 10 are in Europe (except for South Korea, which is tied for the No. 10 slot with Cyprus, Germany and Belgium). The U.S. came in at No. 36. It didn't make the Top 10 because the United States doesn't spend as much on early childhood education and other social programs for children. The nations found to be the 10 worst places for kids are in Central and West Africa, where hundreds of thousands of children die each year from malaria and diarrhea. Angola, the second largest oil producer in Africa, ranked as the second worst place in the world to be a child."
“What is true for us tends to make us feel stronger and more free. And lies tend to feel like constraint and constriction.” ―Christine Carter
The Clitoris: This Adorable Animation Explains Clitoris Like No One Else
Why Obama Voters Defected
Buoyant Trump spouts boasts, proposals — and falsehoods — at Iowa rally
Trump gets a Twitter library - thanks to 'The Daily Show'
Li Ka-shing to Retire as Chairman of His Global Empire by Next Year, nothing against the super rich, but to him, he is an oppressor, for someone that has a massive import to an ordinary citizen.. he controls the land, the housing, the phone, the utility, and the grocery stores. Everyone in HK is working for him... he is their slave owner.
My application to replace Sean Spicer
「我是中國人」概念 林鄭:幼兒起培養
Trevor Noah: ‘I Have Been Stopped by Police 8 to 10 Times’ in 6 Years in US (Video)
Reality bites as tech giants bend the knee to their biggest customer: Donald Trump

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"Your legacy is every life you've touched." - Oprah Winfrey
Trump in free fall after only five months
Trump's Business Empire: An Update On His Sources Of Revenue
Trump's silence after attack on Muslims speaks volumes

Donald Trump boasts about construction of Panama Canal before being reminded it was built 100 years ago
Rep. Steve Scalise' life was saved by a Black Queer woman. Here's why that matters.
Ford Chooses China, Not Mexico, to Build Its New Focus
Seattle Shooting Raises Questions About Officers' De-Escalation Efforts, this is an extremely sad situation.. I wish those 3 children did not lose their mothers.
Trump May Have A Lot Of Money, But Documents Show He Owes A Lot, Too
Trump Not Under Investigation for Obstruction, Lawyer Says
President Donald Trump, Unreliable Narrator
Newt Gingrich Says ‘Pugnacious’ Donald Trump Has ‘Compulsion’ To Counterattack
Why Time Is Already Running Out For Trump And His Congress
Trump boasts he is more popular than Obama despite ‘distraction of Witch Hunt’ in early morning tweetstorm
America’s Amazon Problem
Trump’s Derangement Deepens
He Had No Business Becoming President
Trump Confirms He Is Under Investigation And Blames His Own Justice Department
Trump Confirms He Is Under Investigation And Blames His Own Justice Department
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein acknowledges he may need to recuse himself from Russia probe, sources say
140 characters in search of an editor: The tweets that will haunt Donald Trump
Special Counsel Robert Mueller Investigating Jared Kushner’s Finances
Trump submits financial information detailing trust assets
Donald Trump’s Attorney Marc Kasowitz Hit With Ethics Complaints
Trump, Kushner family partner a finalist for $1.7 billion contract to build FBI headquarters crooks!
Everything we know about President Trump’s obstruction of justice scandal
Jared & Ivanka’s Guide to Mindful Marriage
Principals call on PPS board member Paul Anthony to resign, more drama...
The Montavilla Neighborhood Association Wants City Hall to Stop Homeless Sweeps On Its Turf
Survivors Of Childhood Diseases Struggle To Find Care As Adults
Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers, And Robots To Accompany Them
Amazon plans cuts to recast grocer's 'Whole Paycheck' image
Oregon ranked best in country for educating homeless students, not something to proud of, given that Oregon generally rated in low standing for public education quality
Profitable, fast Portland house flips: Get DIY design ideas (before after photos)
Oprah drops into Oregon State commencement ceremony
On being 'likable enough' to white Portlanders (Guest opinion)
American Chipmakers Had a Toxic Problem. Then They Outsourced It

This is what democracty look like

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Summer Solstice!

Happy summer!\

Life is 10 % what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.- Charles R Swindoll

Are single parent families whole families? YES, absolutely.. our value as a family did not diminish. "My family is complete, and yours is, too."
The Terrors of Being Loved
You Know You’re In Love When Home Becomes A Person, Not A Place
4 Best Ways To Raise Children With Social Intelligence
11 Early Signs Your Kid Will Be Smart...sure
FIVE REASONS I LOVE MY EX-HUSBAND
Why single moms don’t get to celebrate Father’s Day
I Used To Hold Myself To The Standards Of A 1950s Housewife (Then I Woke Up)
Things No One Tells You Will Happen to Your Lady Parts After Childbirth Yup yup yup.. pretty sad then when you were address with the C-nt word from the father of your child. No one deserves that! The level of hate and disrespect.
SAYING GOODBYE: CUSTODY TRANSITION DO’S AND DONT’S
The scientific evidence against spanking, timeouts, and sleep training
The One Phrase I Wish We Could Ban From Mom Conversations
The Day I Decided To Stay In My Marriage.. I have no way to know it would get better overtime.. i was determined to leave the toxics..
Why Kids Need Minimalism
14 Illustrations Showing How Desperately We Want to Get In Shape
The Best Age To Have A Baby Will Chill Out Your Annoying Biological Clock
Stop Calling Children Nasty Names RESPECT
Everything You Need To Know About Parenting In 12 Jim Gaffigan Quotes
I settled down in my 20's, and I'm regretting in my 30's. "I am a kinder person because I know how it feels to have someone be unkind. I respect all people. I try to always put myself in someone else’s shoes before I speak or judge because I know how it feels to be judged by those who thought they knew my story."
What No One Tells You About Marriage
7 Things You Do Every Day That'll Make Your Baby Less Angry Later In Life
Why you should ALWAYS comfort a child – no matter why they’re crying
How your relationship with your dad affects your love life..maybe I was doomed.. i picked a dude that is cold and distant.. and hold conditioned love.. like my dad...
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BRAIN STARVATION: COULD BOYS BE SUFFERING? LOVE THIS ARTICLE.. LEARN SO MUCH!
The genius in people with learning disabilities, mental health disorders
How My Parents’ Divorce Made Me A More Dedicated Parent People fought, yet some sticked together.. we didn't.. sad in a way.. so self absorbed.. one might say.. the best thing happen in my life bought out the worst in his Dad's life.. I guess that is the irony.
Having My Own Life Makes Me a Better Parent
Viral Post Reminds Us Just How Much We Need Our Girlfriends
CEO Of eHarmony Says You And Your Partner Must Be Compatible On These 4 Traits; I think he is spot on!

Monday, June 19, 2017

5 Signs Your Partner Is Becoming Distant... I knew the sign when he walks straight to his mother's home when he gets home.
What does washing produce actually do?
8 Ways Divorce Made Me A Better Parent.. a long road to heal.. grief is tough
Stop Making Everything Perfect For Your Kid
IS SELF SOOTHING THE BIGGEST CON OF NEW PARENTHOOD?
Here’s A Super Helpful Chart Showing At What Age To Give Kids Certain Chores; GABES DOES 5 things under his age group on this list :)
Harvard Psychologists Say: Parents Who Raise ‘Good’ Kids, Do These 5 Things!
Studies ShowShoes are Harmful-Going Barefoot is Best for Kids
Kind Kids are Cool Kids. Making sure your child isn’t the bully.
The Dehumanisation of Children
The Mom Deciding What to Tell Her Son About His Origin Story
This Is Why Your Baby Doesn't Sleep Through The Night, this makes me so happy.. they are so full of crap... the days are those 4 women that I don't have a stomach for them.
How Listening To My Husband Ended My Marriage
COMING HOME: CUSTODY TRANSITION DO’S AND DON’TS; so glad I don't do this, keep Gabe in one home, keep it stable.
The Three Words I Won’t Let My Children Say
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR EX WON’T STOP TALKING TRASH
HOW TO HANDLE COPARENTING MONEY MATTERS
10 THINGS I’VE LEARNED ABOUT BEING A DIVORCED MOM #iamenough
Positive birth movement: the group making labour less traumatic for women across the world
18 Tweets From Moms and Dads Showing the Essence of Parenthood
What Your Milk of Choice Could Mean for the Growth of Your Kid
The Clutter-Depression-Anxiety Cycle: How to Stop It
How to Fight Stress with Empathy, listening.. thank you.
Lead Detected In Baby Food Samples. Pediatricians Say There's No Safe Level
11 Signs You Had An Emotionally Abusive Parent & It Still Affects You Now
Kawasaki Youth’s Murder Exposes Japan’s Social and Policy Failings in Coping with Immigration
More Proof That Phubbing, Aka "Phone Snubbing," Wrecks Your Relationships
Why I Haven’t Talked to My Father in 17 Years