Saturday, March 25, 2017

Are Baby Boomers A ‘Generation Of Sociopaths’?
A 'Tough' Metzmama: Lasting Memories Of One Armenian Grandmother Grandmother is just an important person in my life. I hope that Gabe will get the same as well.
A Food Festival Celebrates The Rebirth Of Jewish Life In Berlin
How Two Armenian Immigrants Made Turkish Delight An American Hit
How Noisy Is Your Neighborhood? Now There's A Map For That
Why Hungry Seniors Aren't Getting Enough To Eat; this made me sad.
Food Is Just One Serving Of What Meals On Wheels Gives Seniors
The U.S. Can't Really Know If Farmers Are Cutting Back On Antibiotics, GAO Says
Been Traumatized? Here’s How PTSD Rewires the Brain
Children understand far more about other minds than long believed
5 Signs You Love Someone Who Doesn’t Deserve You, I don't know about deserving, I know that you shouldn't have this negative person around if they don't stop doing those 5 things.
The 10 Phases of Sex After Kids
Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School
The Weirdest Parenting Advice We've Tried the Past 100 Years #23 was pure corporate greed and sick.. smoking..
11 Kids' TV Shows & Movies Coming To Netflix In April That Every Parent Will Love, I won't miss a thing, but maybe for future reference.
AWhy so Many rich kids come to enjoy the taste of healthier foods

Friday, March 24, 2017

In Race For New Leader, Many In Hong Kong See 'Selection,' Not Election
Dear Virgin America
Poll: 80% say women should be able to have sex for pleasure, not pregnancy
Europe’s most entrepreneurial country? It’s not the one you might expect Estonia is 1st, Romania is 10th.
Singapore and Hong Kong Top World’s Most Expensive Cities
These universities are poised to overtake Harvard and Cambridge
Republicans Admit Defeat On Health Care Bill: 'Obamacare Is The Law Of The Land'.. I am pleased to know today, signing a breath of relief.
In North Dakota, No Need For A Permit To Carry A Concealed Handgun
State Department Instructs Embassies To Beef Up Screening For Visa Applicants, personally, I consider the tourist visa process is already adequately difficult for my friends and families to apply. I can't imagine what other measure they would be implementing.
Judge in Virginia declines to block travel ban
President Trump: 'I can't be doing so badly, because I'm president, and you're not' , this is not normal, nor it is a norm when the man has the code to our nuclear weapon. He is a psycho.
GOP Health Bill Changes Could Kill Protections For Those With Pre-Existing Conditions
Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy
Please don’t cut Medicaid, a lifeline for our children
Does President Trump realize he stands in the way of cancer cures?
It you're a millionaire, the AHCA give you $50K. If you're poor, it cost you $1420. this is not ok, this angers me.. how many tax benefit does $200K + taxpayer needs... ?
GOP Health Plan Has Its Own Financial Stick To Prod People To Buy Insurance, who are those brilliant people to get this guy to be the leader of the government and have GOP in charge... so that we can be slaughter by GOP.. GOP is not pro life... they are near to promote death.
Why Trumps NIH cuts should worry us. Since if we are not investing in the future of our kids via education, how do we expect to find the next bright scientist to tackle future problem and innovation?
Hawaii lawmaker resigns from Republican Party to join Democrats
Health Care Plan Championed By Trump Hurts Counties That Voted For Him
If Trump cuts this little- known federal program, it will gut low-income communities
Trump's 'big, beautiful wall' will require him to take big swaths of other people's land
Calling On a Few Good Men
Pride and racial prejudice – why the far right loves Jane Austen
A President’s Credibility, somehow, some % population in this country thought he was a better choice to hold office and those still chose to believe in his lack of the qualification to govern.
The Wall Street Journal just fried President Trump in a blistering editorial
Ivanka Trump's White House Gig Is an Insult to Working Women
Trump's Credibility Crisis Arrives
No Sympathy for the Hillbilly
Trump Lays Plans to Reverse Obama’s Climate Change Legacy
New Portland ADU program seeks homeowner participants
Nearly 600 Households Have Already Inquired About Hosting a Homeless Family in Their Backyards
Meals on Wheels' donations, volunteer sign-ups soar after Trump eyes cuts
Protester wants Portland City Council held in contempt over code of conduct
Could Meals On Wheels Really Lose Funding? Yes, But It's Hard To Say How Much
In this time of despair, frustration, and fear, important words from a man who helped change the world for the better.... The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate.... Returning violence for violence multiples violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Child care: How to pay for it without going broke
Too Much Experience To Be Hired? Some Older Americans Face Age Bias... the pain is real... too much experience to be hired..
‘Big Little Lies’ Offers A Rare, Nuanced Portrayal Of An Abusive Relationship
Portland falls to 25th largest metro area despite growth
Affordable rentals for Portlanders displaced by gentrification to rise along MLK
A Cultural Moment For Polyamory
At SXSW, Asian-American Musicians Make A Space Of Their Own
Am I Finally Done With White Guys?

Last Kiss. Dec 2015

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Being An Older Mom Comes With Some Major Advantages
It's OK to sleep next to your infant child. It's even beneficial.
Marry the person that will help you to the bathroom
Cancer Is Partly Caused By Bad Luck, Study Finds... I don't wish Cancer has bestowed on you or your loves one. This is a horrible way to battle and live and then go.
It’s Been A Long Day (But Too Short Before Goodnight)
6 Things You Really Need to Stop Doing for Your Kids; agree whole heartedly, lucky, Gabe is still a baby-toddler.. so I don't need to start yet. :)
What all new parents need leave
25 Words Your Kid Should Be Saying Before 2 Years Old... Gabe got it.. :)
The Secret Language of Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths: How Abusers Manipulate and Traumatize Their Victims
A new study tries to unpick what makes people happy and sad
Everything Always Takes Longer Than You Think
Why kids shouldn't sit still in class
What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility of Your Life "When you take control of your mind, you realize the quality of your thinking reflects your current potential."
Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart
Why Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence Should Be a Priority
11 Signs You’re With A Good Man, thank you for making me coming to the realization.
Becoming A Mom & Losing Sleep Absolutely Crippled Me
Kristen Bell Says Therapy Is The Key To Her Happy Marriage With Dax Shepard
LET’S NURTURE BABIES WHO WON’T HAVE TO RECOVER FROM SLEEP TRAINING, and I am so happy that my baby dearest did not go thru sleep training.. :) I personally, made a choice I deemed to give the best care I could do to my dearest.
How to learn a new language: 7 tips from TED Translators
Teaching Our Kids to Be Losers
4 Ways Parents Can Balance Couple Time and Family Time
10 Signs You Have A Solid Foundation For A Marriage... good advice.
Biliteracy: When should bilingual kids start to read and write in their second language?
Why typical preschool crafts projects are a total waste of time
12 hacks that'll make cruising with kids even more amazing
It was my great love story, it didnt work out, but that doesn't mean I can't make another one.

Wow, just realized that was last year...

The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How Our Need For Perfection May Be Literally Killing Us "The constant need for perfection in life is a harmful way to live."
School is Unnecessary
20 Quotes Of Wise Words To Live A Happy Life
How to Be a Quiet Adult: Five Tips to Encourage Child-Directed Play
15 Positive Quotes For When You’re Depressed "Protect your self. Keep your distance from negative people and their drama. They have a problem for every solution."
Researchers says there's a right age for starting Kindergarten
Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone? I think I am addicted to information; not necessary the medium that delivery the information; but we all have the perception of how wired we are as a society. We yearn to stay connect
Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress "Stress is caused not by other people or external events, but by your reactions to them."
Should Canada extend its maternity leave to 18 months? this sounds wonderful.
“Sarah and Duck” Is the Show Your Kids Should Be Watching.. I think this BBC's children show is worth looking into.
11 Handy Ways To Do Hygge As A Family; we do Hygge, Lam-Voivod way.. this is pretty homey and warm cozy too :).. I am living to love..
Along Syria-Jordan Border, Refugees Struggle At A Camp Aid Workers Can't Visit, I was in the car, and I just started to cry. I am grateful that I was not born a refugee and Gabe and I are not enduring such a difficult life.
Global Ranking Of Happiness Has Happy News For Norway And Nicaragua "All of the top countries rank highly on all the main factors found to support happiness: caring, freedom, generosity, honesty, health, income and good governance," according to the report
Joshua Wong: Hong Kong's democracy fighter gets Netflix treatment
Joshua Wong takes Hong Kong's democracy fight global
Enjoying Secret & Mary After Short-Lived Tenure, Uber President Quits Amid Company Turmoil... interesting...
To The Single Parent Who Pushes On
“It’s difficult, but far from impossible and we smile more than we cry.” — Regina King "you have to carry on. You always have to carry on. And you can, because you have to.” - Kate Winslet "Being the best mother you can be and giving your kids the BEST life possible has nothing to do with your relationship status and you don’t have to be happily married to have a ‘picture-perfect family.’” - Amanda Stanton: 19 Quotes From Single Parents To Remind You That You’re Not Alone

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

What Your Toddler Thinks Of Discipline
7 Parenting Secrets That Change Lives “Distracting and redirecting did not fool him. Time outs and rewards did not motivate him.”
9 Quirky Habits That Prove You’re Smarter Than Everyone Else, I think this is silly.. and I don't think it is scientific sounds..
Exercising While Pregnant Is Almost Always A Good Idea
How To Make Sure Your Next Relationship Is The Right Relationship
10 Things to Stop Expecting From Others
10 Dads Describe What It Felt Like To Watch Their Partner In Labor ; frankly, I didn't have a partner that cherished and valued me as a mother, or the whole journey of my motherhood. I kudos to genuine and valued human connection.
Who Has The Healthiest Hearts In The World?
This Is What Happens To Your Body When You’re Overstressed
Teach Your Kids These Warning Signs Of Emotionally Abusive Relationships
New Study Reveals Moms Need a Full Year for Recovery After Giving Birth, my doc had told me so! MY C-sec line still hurt..
The biggest threat facing middle-age men isn’t smoking or obesity. It’s loneliness.
Is Happiness A Universal Human Right?
All The Clutter And Extra Stuff In Your House Is Making You Miserable
48 Incredibly Short, Clean Jokes That Are Actually Funny.
37 Techniques to Calm an Anxious Child
Green Spaces Make Kids Smarter "Spending time in nature is correlated with better mental health, attention, and mood in both children and adults. (from 2015)"
How Will The WIC Program Be Affected By Trump's Budget Proposal? Cuts Are Expected; mamas; please plan ahead.
Neil Gorsuch Allegedly Said Women Abuse Maternity Leave. That’s A Big Problem.
GOP Health Plan Has Its Own Financial Stick To Prod People To Buy Insurance "The GOP approach is called a "continuous coverage" penalty. It increases the cost of the premiums for anyone buying an individual insurance policy if they have gone 63 or more consecutive days without health insurance in the previous 12 months. Their monthly premiums would rise by 30 percent, and that surcharge would last for a year. :.. this is worst...
Fear Of Deportation Spurs 4 Women To Drop Domestic Abuse Cases In Denver, this is sad, we can't be silence.
The 'Tillerson Is Tired' Meme And Things That Happen In A News Vacuum "When America's top diplomats create one, adversaries and allies usually fill it with their own narrative of events, their own proposals, their own accounts of encounters with Washington."
Congress May Undo Rule That Pushes Firms To Keep Good Safety Records
How Millennials Win And Lose Under The GOP Health Bill\
America's Epidemic of Infallibility
The cost can be debated, but Meals on Wheel gets results
'Death and destruction' expected as Trump moves to gut Chemical Safety Board
Jimmy Kimmel thinks Trump should watch "Sesame Street" "How can you cut Meals on Wheels? Meals on Wheels is out, but don’t worry, the golf trips to Mar-a-Lago every weekend, those will not stop," - Jimmy Kimmel
Did the Ides of Trump Hit a Million?
Stephen Colbert Goes Live to Dissect Trump’s Address
Donald Trump's disregard for words – and truth – is finally catching up with him
Happy single parents' day!
Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work. - John Trainer I'm slowly learning some people aren't good for me no matter how much I love them. -
Happy birthday, MOM!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Age discrimination is still a real problem, and it's worse for women
9 Things Elmo Would Probably Like To Say To Donald Trump, This make Elmo and Gabo sad.
Sesame Street introduces Julia, a new character who has autism
Can Probiotics Help Your Depression? What We Know, What We Don’t
Chelsea Clinton Wrote A Children’s Book, And You’re Going To Want It
Science Says Happier People Are Raised by Parents Who Do This 1 Thing
There’s A New Netflix Show That Parents Will Love As Much As Their Kids
Family vacation have long lasting impact on kids' happiness, we are planning one..:) "Reflecting on our happiest memories of joyful time spent together as a family can be extremely powerful in bringing relief and respite when faced with the darker times that life can bring."
How same sex couples have children
The Sooner You Expose A Baby To A Second Language, The Smarter They’ll Be
Busyness: A Modern Health Crisis.. I am staying healthy, hence, I slow down.. even with Gabe's activity schedule.
Life expectancy in the US is lagging behind other countries. Here's why
Being Indian in Trump’s America "The President’s nationalistic rhetoric and scapegoating of racial others, not to mention his habitual reliance on unverified information, have sown panic among immigrants."
Italy’s Struggling Economy Has World’s Healthiest People
Angela Merkel is now the leader of the free world, not Donald Trump
Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump
Wages rise on California farms. Americans still don’t want the job
How America Lost 'The Key to Chinese Cooking'
In praise of an Aggressively unfashionable shoes
Oregon PERS: Top 10 recipients of benefits this is pure inequality... the truly top 10%
Why I'm Quitting Tillamook Cheese
The Legacy Of The Mississippi Delta Chinese
An Open Letter to My Direct Sales Friends
100 Korean Foods
The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. - Gaylord Nelson

Keep at it.

Resonating.....the International Day of Happiness,

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it. - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life; love empowers it. Bitterness sours life; love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life; love heals it. Bitterness blinds life; love anoints its eyes." - Harry Emerson Fosdick Hate leaves ugly scars; love leaves beautiful ones. - Mignon McLaughlin (I have beautiful scar.) Often it is the most deserving people who cannot help loving those who destroy them. - Hermann Hesse Husband Admits To Sleeping With Wife’s SISTER. But Her Response Is The Best Thing I’ve Ever Read.. Oh some shades had threw at me the same way.. .. what an irony...
The psychopath was always making assumptions, so I couldn't resist posting this for a good laugh. ~Anna Lynn

Sunday, March 19, 2017

There’s one other crucial aspect to raising emotionally resilient kids: being a good model

How I let go of distractions + ‘perfection’ and became a more peaceful parent” I wholehearted agreed. Once I got rid of my distraction, in life (toxic energy) and in lifestyle (electronic distraction) . I reduce stress and only focus on forming healthy connection with loves one and my lovely Gabe. It is so much healthier. Drama free is the best way to reduce, and eliminate stress. Pain on the other hand is a different story. How to Make Repair Attempts So Your Partner Feels Loved "A significant part of love is simply making the effort to repair, maintain, and grow the relationship." No repair, no maintenance; no growth.--> the end of my relationship
How Trauma Lodges in the Body "So if we are around people who love us, trust us, take care of us, nurture us when we are down, most people do pretty well with even very horrendous events. But particularly traumas that occur at the hands of people who are supposed to take care of you, if you’re not allowed to feel what you feel, know what you know, your mind cannot integrate what goes on, and you can get stuck on the situation." a healer, recommended me to read " You can heal your life" by Louise Hay... interestingly, the book has some mixed reviews.. so I have to wait and see
A Post Dedicated To All The Parents Who Are Totally Killing It YES I am killing it with good hearts, compassion and good intentions. :)
6 Phrases guaranteed to make any argument worse; classic and we all do these mistakes.. the point is to learn, and practice. soon enough, we don't do it... frankly.. this has stopped for me since the person that used to call me crazy is out of the picture.. no more "calm down", "shut up" and "I am the problem" sentiment to flood my sensory.
Children need microbes — not antibiotics — to develop immunity, scientists say
“Aw—Mommy Will Make It Better” As my Gabo is getting older, this will be my style. "I’m here for you, but I also trust that you can do this.” And most importantly; "There’s one other crucial aspect to raising emotionally resilient kids: being a good model"
Honestly, Being A New Mom Is So Lonely, yeah it was.
8 Kid’s Albums That Will Help Every Parent Get Their Groove Back
Do You Cry Easily? You May Be a ‘Highly Sensitive Person’ "Highly sensitive people, known as HSPs, often respond more intensely to alarms, crowds and high-pressure situations, but they are more empathic and conscientious as well."
Even Though I’m Exhausted, I Have Good Reason For Letting My Kids Sleep In Our Bed
Why You Should Cheer on Your Daredevil, I support this, it helps Gabe develops his life skill, problem solving skills and building confidence when he is facing adversity.
The case against empathy
Napping Can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, And More
Children should learn mainly through play until age of eight, says Lego
Understand the Tug-of-War of Life With Love and Hate Quotes
The Toddler Milestone I'm Dreading.. I am watching this closely on Gabe, I think he still loves his nap...:)
Trump Plan To Eliminate Universal Maternity Coverage Would Put A High Price On Being A Woman
What educators know about teaching young children — but policymakers ignore
The secret of happy children? Get rid of teachers and ban homework
Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being "Anger and sadness are an important part of life, and new research shows that experiencing and accepting such emotions are vital to our mental health."
Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students
Why I Stopped Punishing My Kids: Replacing Punishment with Connection “… To punish kids, very simply, is to make something unpleasant happen to them — or prevent them from experiencing something pleasant – usually with the goal of changing their future behavior. The punisher makes them suffer, in other words, to teach them a lesson” - Alfi Kohn
Why Typical Preschool Crafts Are a Total Waste of Time
These ‘Toddler Poems’ Perfectly Sum Up Parenting
Most people are secretly threatened by creativity
Sing to your bump: lullabies to babies in the womb decrease crying when they are born
Here’s What Your Subconscious Mind Wants You To Know, Based On The Way You Keep Self-Sabotaging Your Life
Tiny Moments: 10 Everyday Rituals that Mean a Lot to Kids

St. Joseph's Day

Move Over, St. Patrick: St. Joseph's Feast Is When Italians Parade

Saturday, March 18, 2017

This New Anti-Trump Tech Is The Most Genius Thing Of 2017
Trump's budget an 'all-out assault on Puget Sound'
Listen, Can We Please Not Do This Shit?
Trump administration rescinds Obama guidance on student loan defaults: report
Trump Budget Proposal Cuts $9 Billion from Department of Education
What Poor Feels Like
The week's 7 best political cartoons
"There's no one in the world that can be a better you than you," - Ed Sheeran


Remember when the 45th said he wasn't going to take a salary? He just accepted his second paycheck. Remember when he said Mexico was going to pay for the wall? He has asked Congress to appropriate the $25 billion of taxpayer money to cover costs. (which includes cutting education, environment, healthcare, #MealsOnWheels, and the arts. Remember when he said he wasn't going to go on vacation or play golf? 5 of the last 7 weekends he's gone on golf vacations, costing taxpayers $11.1 million so far. Remember when he said he was going to use American steel to build the (widely opposed) pipelines? Russian steel arrived last week for the Keystone Pipeline XL. Remember when he said he wasn't going to cut social security and Medicare? The Republican bill outlined this week (that he supports) cuts them. Remember when he said that nobody on his campaign had any communications with the Russian government? 7 of the people he appointed have now admitted they spoke and/or met with Russian officials, after they lied publicly and got caught. Remember when he said he was going to divest from his businesses? Changed his mind. Remember when he said he was going to release his tax returns? Changed his mind. Remember when he said he was going to drain the swamp of Washington DC corrupt? His cabinet is filled with lobbyists, big oil and Wall Street executives. Remember when he said would defeat ISIS in 30 days? He doesn't have any plan even started. Remember when he said that his Obamacare replacement would cover more people at lower cost? The AHCA (that the GOP and 45 are pushing) they now admit will cover fewer people at a significantly (more than 4 times) higher cost. If you voted for him, please hold him accountable to what he promised you - for all of our sakes. #FascistInChief #SCROTUS #Drumpf #ImpeachTrump There’s Finally Help For Millions Of Americans ‘Suffering From Donald Trump’