Wednesday, April 26, 2017

America has a retirement problem, not a saving problem
The best and worst places to be a working woman
Google HR boss explains the only 2 ways to keep your best people from quitting
The Workforce’s Billion Dollar Problem: Unskilled Workers
Race and Color Politics Revealed in Family History
Seattle just broke a 122-year-old record for rain — because of course it did
3 Tricks to Living Well While Spending Less
Virtue Ethics: A Moral System You've Never Heard of — But Probably Use

Indian schools are using WhatsApp to enslave mothers and crush children’s independence
Study: Jet air hand dryers spread 1,300 times more germs than paper towels’s CEO is ‘heartbroken’ that users are upset their data was sold to Uber
How America got fleeced by TurboTax
Daughter tragically dies while swimming in lake - Family warns everyone of lake electrocution , this is very sad.
Leading People Too Smart to Be Led
5 Weird Involuntary Reflexes Explained!
Asian Americans used to be portrayed as the villains. How did they become a model minority?

Power pose.. and breathe.. deeply.. .. HERE WE GO.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Aurora photographers find new night sky lights and call them Steve Hi Steve, Gabe and I hope to see you some day.
Whcih travel search site is best? It depends on your goals
The hidden dangers of caring about your career too much
AThe Struggles of Writing About Chinese Food as a Chinese Person, at Wilson HS, it was that awkward to search for the microwave at lunch time to eat that pre backed bento box from home.
The Average 29-Year-Old, MVP, so how much did you make when you were 29?
American Airlines worker challenges passenger to 'hit me' in fight over stroller; oh boy, American airlines.
New Study Suggests U.S. Has A Lot Of ‘Closet’ Atheists
The school where pandas learn how to be wild
8 Oregon Factory Tours
Why to Hire 'Emotionally Intelligent' People
Why We Need to Stop Giving Kids Time-Outs
Ten Ways Your Divorce Makes You Better Than Before
How to break the silence in your marriage
To stay married, embrace change.
Want to Become Successful? Avoid These 9 Toxic Personalities
Sad New Trend in Kindergartens Across the Country
Why we need to stop hijacking children’s play under the guise of interest based learning
The science of bouncing back from adversity
Microsoft's CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence "Don't be a know-it-all; be a learn-it-all."
Study: Poverty Causes Physical Pain
How Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout The Day
Here’s What Happened When I Stopped Checking My Phone as Soon as I Woke Up, Gabe and I have been living in a screen time -limited /free world in the evening. I think this article will help me expand that.
10 Life-Changing Tips to Make Your Home So Much Cleaner
10 Things I Quit Doing To Make My Life More Enjoyable
A psychologist identifies 7 signs it's time to let go of a friendship
17 fucks you should stop giving about women
3 important things my grandpa taught me about the right way to love
How Wealth in Childhood Shapes Personality Later in Life... ring ring ring... DING!
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, " I've lived through this horror. I can take the next things that come along. " " You must do the thing that you think you can't do." - Eleanor Roosevelt. Someday, all the love you've given away, will find its way back to you, and it will finally stay. - Drewniverses You can't teach children to behave better by making them feel worse. When children feel better, they behave better. - Pal Leo The wisdom of forgiving: It doesn't mean giving people the license to hurt you over and over again. It is simply an act of releasing the pains others may have caused and remembering never to let them take away you peace again. - Dodinsky When you touch someone's life, it's a privilege. When you touch someone's heart, it's a blessing. When you touch someone's mind, it's an honor. When you touch someone's soul, it's a triumph. When you touch someone's spirit, it's a miracle. - Dr. Jeff Mullan You can't really begin to appreciate life until it has knocked you down a few times. You can't really begin to appreciate love until your heart has been broken. And you can't really begin to appreciate happiness until you've known sadness. Once you've walked through these valleys, the view from the mountaintop is breathe taking. - Susan Gale We need to care less about whether our children are academically gifted and more about whether they sit with the lonely kid in the cafeteria. - Reformed idealist mom A moment of patience in a moment of anger prevents a thousand moment of regret. -Ali Ibn Abu Talib It's all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit. - Eartha Kitt The strongest people make time to help each others, even if they're struggling with their own problems. - POP
Mesmerizing maps show where the most educated Americans live
The Best Signs From This Weekend's March For Science
13 of the nerdiest signs from Seattle's March for Science
The best protest signs from around the world at the March for Science
Facebook messenger's plot to be the only app ever need
Jack Ma Sees Decades of Pain as Internet Upends Old Economy
America is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People
A Typical American Life, Week by Week
These Beautiful Family Photos Prove There Is No One Way To Make A Family
Pictures from science marches
Dogs Are Doggos: An Internet Language Built Around Love For The Puppers
Obama Returns To Public Stage, Encouraging Next Generation To 'Take Up The Baton'
Science Isn't Partisan, But Public Perception Of Science Often Is
Educators On A Hot Topic: Global Warming 101
AThe Eviction Economy

Monday, April 24, 2017

An Important Warning If You Want to Find a Happy Relationship
Average Sleep Charts by Age
Half-Assed Birthday Parties Are The Best Birthday Parties
I Still Miss When It Was Just You And Me, Kid
Why Moms are Overwhelmed and Stressed Out
Just Like Burnout at Work, It’s Possible to Burn Out on Parenting
“Don’t Blink,” They Said...
11 Signs You’re With A Good Man; this is why you failed.
I'm a Mean Mom But a Good Mom
How Are New Moms Affected By Sleep Loss? 6 Ways The Exhaustion Is Harmful The brain fog is real.
Filling Your Child's "Attachment Tank
Why dividing us by age in school doesn’t make sense
What if all I want is a ‘mediocre’ life?, true that since I became a mother, I have a new found purpose in life and so I don't need to be rich to feel that my life is not mediocre. I have a child to raise and cultivate him to be a kind, loving, emotional and physically healthy person.
The Confidence Gap
How Breastfeeding Enriches Toddlerhood…And Motherhood, it wasn't meant to be in my case. :(
How to Take a Toddler Grocery Shopping in 100 Easy Steps, I appreciated the humor, but it is not rocket science.. they are just little people.
"My Baby Slept Through The Night From The Beginning", this line is a bitch from bitches.
Secrests of lasting relationships, from high school sweethearts
5 Myths About Children and Sleep ...thank you.. I got a scarlet letter from the abusers just because I did one of the top 5.
How to Teach Your Kids about the Brain
Neuroscience of Joy: 4 Things Guaranteed to Brighten your Mood
Why Some People Respond to Stress by Falling Asleep
How to Help Your Kids Build a Better BS Detector
10 Things People Need To Stop Saying About Pregnancy In General, haha.. I don't think I have much of those comments... my partner didn't really appreciated me.. in the way one should when she was carrying and growing a child. But I love myself well enough.
Why do moms still feel guilty about working?
Kindergarten Homework Question Stumps Parents
13 illustrations that help us understand the secrets to a great relationship
10 Times Jennifer Garner Was Brutally Honest About This Whole Parenting Thing "Our kids need to be allowed to have a bad day, and you need to show them that it's OK to have the whole range of emotions." - Jennifer Garner
How Bed-Sharing Affects Your Kid Later In Life
It’s not selfish to take a break, mama
There's No Love Like the Love Your Kids Have For You When They Are Small Gabe, love you love you, love you.
Why Are Our Girls Developing so Early?
How to build resilient kids, even after a loss "Talking openly about memories — not just positive ones, but difficult ones, too — can help kids make sense of their past and rise to future challenges" - Sheryl Sandberg
Improve cooperation and peace: 21 ways to reach your child's heart "We were never meant to take care of children whose hearts we did not have, and that includes our teenagers. When they are not in right relationship with us, their instincts are to resist us, to oppose us, to shy away from us." - Dr. Gordon Neufeld
A Mindset Shift to Continue Supporting the Most Frustrating Kids
Mom Draws The Trials And Tribulations Of Parenting In Hilarious Cartoons
Why don't people take writing about motherhood seriously? Because women do it “Birth is a matter of blood and sweat and gore and suffering, of life and death...except: Only women can give birth."
I was going to fold the clothes, but instead I held you
Mom's Note To Babysitter Is Brutally Honest & 100 Percent Hilarious
We're All Tired. But When Could Fatigue Mean a Medical Problem?
Be The Change You Want to See By Shifting Traditional High School
New motherhood is hard—but these 5 simple habits are all your baby really needs
How child care enriches mothers and especially the sons they raise
5 Tips For Traveling With Your Toddler
11 Quotes For When You’re Really Pissed Off
How I Stopped Being The Invisible Woman (To Myself & Others)
5 Techniques to Quiet Your Mind
3 Small Changes to Make Love Last Even When You're Busy Being a Parent
The Science of Cohabitation: A Step Toward Marriage, Not a Rebellion
7 Signs You’ve Found A Good Woman “You can’t keep a good woman down. She can be cheated on. Lied to. Taken advantage of…by every man she’s ever loved. Yet she’s the one they miss in the end. She’s the only one they swear over – for letting her go. She’s the one that haunts their thoughts. She’s the one that’s gathered all her dignity from their misuse and went on to love again. She rises like a phoenix after betrayal – and damn she lights up the sky.” – Rafael Padilla
Parenting: Three Things That Matter More Than Discipline
The Montessori Method of Eating
Don’t Call Me a Millennial — I’m an Old Millennial
Working a 9-5 job, buying a home, and saving in a 401(k) will no longer make you rich
A growing number of people think their job is useless. Time to rethink the meaning of work
Why Are People Left-Handed?
Most US manufacturing jobs lost to technology, not trade
The Down Payment Is Too Damned High
Millennials Want Jobs and Education, Not Marriage and Kids
The Truth About Ugly Foods: They're Delicious, Abundant And Good For The Planet
Is It Safe To Eat Moldy Bread?
Portland plans to turn 'poop into power'
Australia Plans To Tighten Rules For Citizenship
The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia
“ Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere.” ― Van Wyck Brooks New research suggests your ability to forgive—or not—is actually biological

It may be fun to head home tonight, in both directions...

Ilani Casino hits parking capacity on opening day, clogs I-5 for miles

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

#marchforscience for Earth day

Why doctors are being urged to join the March for Science on Saturday
Reasons to march for science in Seattle. Or not
10 Seattleites rising up against Trump in their own way

The virus must be removed - Benjamin P. Hardy

What Happens to Your Brain When You Stop Believing in God
How Sesame Street Taught Kids About Emotions Long Before Schools Caught On
Women Dominate College Majors That Lead to Lower-Paying Work
How Poverty Changes the Brain
What happens when women legislate.
The case for being grumpy at work.. emotional honestly.. yes.. I am doing better at it.
Mediocrity is a Virus. Here’s How to Banish it from Your Life. "Little things become big things. When you justify and allow even little things into your life which your intuition warns you against, you permit a virus to enter your life. It spreads to other areas..... The virus must be removed." THIS IS POWERFUL. ORGANZIE, REGROUP & LIVE LIFE.
Women and Minorities Are Penalized for Promoting Diversity
Everybody Lies, And That's Not Always A Bad Thing "These small lies are quite common. When we lie, it's not always a conscious or rational choice. We want to lie and we want to benefit from our lying, but we want to be able to look in the mirror and see ourselves as good, honest people. We might go a little too fast on the highway, or pocket extra change at a gas station, but we're still mostly honest... right?"... so awesome, because I am dealing with a liar.
Creature Comforts: The Power Of Touch And Affection In Our Lives
Inside The Hole: What Happens To The Mind In Isolation?

Friday, April 21, 2017

“Whoever has experienced the power and the unrestrained ability to humiliate another human being automatically loses his own sensations. Tyranny is a habit, it has its own organic life, it develops finally into a disease. The habit can kill and coarsen the very best man or woman to the level of a beast. Blood and power intoxicate ... the return of the human dignity, repentance and regeneration becomes almost impossible.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The House of the Dead “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Competitiveness at school may not yield the best exam results
Bringing up babel
Toxic Parenting: Spanking, Shaming, Threatening, Manipulating
Applying The Continuum Concept Philosophy To Modern Day Living
Don't Give Kids Cough Syrup Or Pain Meds That Contain Codeine, FDA Says, I will have to read up on that.
Magda Gerber, Seeing Babies with New Eyes I am really loving this gal and her wisdom about parenting and living. "My attitude has always been: Wait, Wait, Wait." "Earlier is not better." "Focus on quality and ease of movement, not on the age a milestone is accomplished."
As A Mom, I Value Quality Way More Than Quantity In My Friendships
6 Ways to Look More Confident During a Presentation
4 Kinds of Workplaces, and How to Know Which Is Best for You
How do we learn to read? THIS is very very important.. to Gabe with 2 parents that English that wasn't our primary languages.. WOW.
Why Women Need Their Girlfriends
The Importance of Puzzles in Early Childhood Education
Looking at Preschool Second Language Acquisition – As We Follow One Dual Language Learner Across Time!
11 Ways To Increase Your Baby's Language Skills, According To Experts
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." - Mark Twain Richard Branson's top 10 quotes on kindness
How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind — from a Magician and Google Design Ethicist
When It Comes To Our Lives On Social Media, 'There's Always Another Story'
Portland wants to open its streets to self-driving cars
'Model Minority' Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks
The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black
Thanks to United Airlines, is flying while Asian something to fear?
Travel, Budget Beds, and the Homeless
Spaghetti Donuts Exist and the Internet Has Strong Feelings About Them, I made spaghetti casserole dish.. so I can totally see this in a donut mold.
Journalist Describes The Loneliness And Leakiness Of Trump's White House
Top Russian Court Bans Jehovah's Witnesses, Claiming 'Extremist Activities'
Rude doctors, rude nurses, rude patients.. we are the nation of rudeness...
We Now Know Trump's Inauguration Donors. Where The Money Went Is Another Story #corrupted.
Trump's Wiretap Tweets Bring Lawsuit Seeking Proof YES YES YES
What Country Spends The Most (And Least) On Health Care Per Person
New GOP Health Proposal Could Ditch Protections For People Who Are Sick, the GOP death squad is at work again, watch out, if you are born sick, you may as well just be dead then.. your pre existing conditions are what GOD intended.
All Male Committee Ensures Rapists Still Have Parental Rights to Victims' Kids

Thursday, April 20, 2017


I can't fit LOVE label in this entry.. but there are LOVE everywhere. I chose to see LOVE and not bitter and Hate.

Mom Embraces Her ‘Loose, Sagging Skin’ In Stunning Photo Self acceptance, self worth, self love. I am proud of my scar, it is the test of time that I am blessed with the miracle of Gabe. He is precious and I wouldn't trade being a mother to anything in my life.
What it Really Means to Hold Space for Someone
How to battle burnout with kindness and why it’s the only thing that will work Yup.. definitely in burnout mode.
How to Build a Stronger Marriage: 7 Tips From the Research
Top 5 Ways Kids Explore Their World
This Viral Soccer Game Photo Shows Co-Parenting At Its Finest, nice to see people that are civil. "Always respect the people involved because how you treat the other parents is a reflection of who you are.”
My In-Laws Are Toxic, But I'm Not Keeping My Kids From Them, sadly, I don't agree with the title of this article.. it is the same with the idea that it is better to have the other parent around, even thought he/she is toxic... hell no!
The 6 Most Toxic In-laws—and How to Handle Them
13 Signs Of A Toxic Parent That Many People Don’t Realize.
Down With 8 A.M. Classes: Undergrads Learn Better Later In The Day, Study Finds, so optimum learning time is?...10 AM, or 11 AM.
10 Ways You're Accidentally Shaming Your Toddler, need to work on the sharing part and all those kisses.. lol
Too clean for our children's good? "Early life exposure to microbes can shape not only the immune system but also the endocrine system, and even the child’s neurodevelopment."
Parents, it's time to get out of the way and let your kids just play Yes, go to stimulating places.. so fun... love this reminder to affirm that, I am doing this mommy gig well.
20 Things I Absolutely WILL NOT Do For My Kids, learn a few things for "future" reference.. still very snuggling with my baby.
Cherry Healey: 'How being a single mum shattered my prejudices'
When all you feel is guilt: A letter to new working moms
Make Free Play A Priority In Your Child’s Life "By age four, your child’s brain is 50% developed; by the teenage years, 80% of his brain is developed. Instead of constantly making sure your child is “doing something productive,” give him time to be himself…and watch the amazing ways he will use that time"
Why Simplifying May Protect Our Children’s Mental Health I remind myself "We enroll them in endless activities." & "We filter unnecessary busyness and simplify their lives"
Differences in Traditional, Permissive, and Positive Parenting
17 Powerful Tweets That Remind Us How Damaging Emotional Abuse Can Be
5 Signs Someone is Trying to Manipulate You
A radically different way to respond when your child is aggressive.
A generation of children is learning about sex through porn—and we have no way to stop it, YES, I can do something about this as a parent to my son. It is up to me to teach my boy.
The No-Matter-What Parenting Habit I’m Most Proud Of, this is inspiring.. I will need to teach Gabe when he gets older, the power of giving.
Why Didn’t I Get Help for Postpartum Depression Sooner? I am glad that I was strong and put myself and my baby first. I got help. MVP and Co. can shame me all they want. I will prevail.
10 Things Every Mom Does When She's Trying To Get Her Kid To Stop Crying, interesting description.. except bribe... we are here to comfort and provide validation.. I never bribe.. and say.. eat a candy and stop crying...
10 Commandments for Visiting New Moms
Why kids should go barefoot more and (and probably adults too); hopefully, when the weather actually becoming spring in my area, we will be playing lots outside BAREFOOT!
9 Warning Signs You’re In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship, all 9 signs were present in my situation.
Kindergartners get little time to play. Why does it matter?... oh no, they are only 5! Please play play play!
10 Projections From The Mind of A Narcissist
Why Kids Need Minimalism "Minimalism is the intentional promotion of what we most value, and the removal of anything that distracts from it."
If We Care About Early Learning, We Cannot Ignore Teacher Well-Being
The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma "In trauma survivors, the parts of the brain that have evolved to monitor for danger remain overactivated and even the slightest sign of danger, real or misperceived, can trigger an acute stress response accompanied by intense unpleasant emotions and overwhelming sensations."
Is This A Toxic Relationship? 12 Ways To Recognize Partner Poison YOU, MVP.
Parents Who Co-Sleep Often Lie About It, New Study Claims, I am proud of it.
Sleep In and Make Millions: Why You Don't Need to Wake Up at 5 A.M.
Millennial Moms Reject 'Good' Parenting "As the Internet tells us, millennials are narcissistic, entitled, coddled and lazy. Raised by the Helicopter Moms of the '90s, our childhoods are best known for its empty praise, inflated self-esteem campaigns and trophies for all. Time magazine famously anointed us “The ME ME ME Generation” in 2013, and the media ran with it."... it described perfectly as MVP & GKP!
Move Over, Millennials; Generation Z Is Here
10 Parenting Styles Millennial Moms Have Championed For The Better
29 Tweets That Sum Up The Reality Of Sex After Kids
3 Truths About C-Section Mamas
On The Pressure To Have Sex And Be Sexy After Motherhood

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

We all need someone who understands.” –Magda Gerber

I Said I Want the Red Bowl! Responding to Toddlers’ Irrational Behavior
22 Haiku That Are Pretty Much Parenting In A Nutshell
Parenting Toddlers in the Tantrum Zone, I am so glad that Gabe is positively , verbally expressing things that he wants to do by himself and not necessary get into the tantrum, as easily as putting on pants or socks by himself , or using the straw liked what it said in the article. I will continue to use my gentle method to promote learning and expression self in a love, secure, non threatening domain.
There’s a lot happening during playtime. Little ones are lifting, dropping, looking, pouring, bouncing, hiding, building, knocking down, and more.
Why all parents should care about kids and gender "Play is central to the development of critical thinking early in life. How children play, and the toys they play with, can affect their future. Expand their horizon, don't limit toys by gender. Play is how children learn to communicate, problem solve, test ideas, and get along with others"
4 Ways Bad Marriages Are Worse for Kids Than Divorce, I will not let your toxic way get to our kiddo.
My experiment in 50/50 parenting, when we were together, you didn't yearn to practice 50/50 parenting.. you left it all on me.. and now you are yearing while you are attempting to treat my life apart. You will not succeed.
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” – The Role of Tears in Cultivating Resiliency
People will forget what you said; People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou The key to your child's heart (7 ways it work) Write this word on your hand. It’s a magical way to connect with a child of any age, can ease tears and tantrums and even prevent them. It’s a simple but surprisingly challenging thing to do, particularly tough to remember in the heat the moment…ACKNOWLEDGE!
The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli
Toddler Tantrums 101: Why They Happen and What You Can Do "Although tantrums can surely be unpleasant, it's important to try to see them as opportunities for a child to learn about critical skills for life: rules and limits, feelings, and self-regulation. Learn what you can do to prevent tantrums and how to respond when they do happen."
The Key To Stopping Temper Tantrums May Be To Indulge Them , Not "indulging" as in giving your child whatever they want, but being empathetic to their emotions, and helping them feel heard and understood. We are going thru this randomly, and I think I am doing it right, indulge with lots of validation.
I Parented Like The Danish For A Week & I'm Never Going Back
Talking to Your Child After You Yell"Raising your voice isn't always bad. Loudly describing a problem can call attention to it without hurting anyone" "Yelling is where 90% of us do the most damage.."
Love language, cooking together? none existence when she shows up. Touching & affection, non existence, act of service, non existence, card, non existence, words of affirmation, non existence, going on dates, non existence. How to raise kinder, less entitled kids "The key to raising kind, successful children is teaching them how to empathize with others."
Bill O’Reilly is forced out at Fox News
Bye-Bye, Bill O’Reilly
Bill O'Reilly, replaced at Fox News by Tucker Carlson, calls his ouster 'tremendously disheartening'
Tiny, family-run newspaper wins Pulitzer Prize for taking on big business
John Oliver Explains How Gerrymandering Hurts the "Foundation of Democracy"
Barack Obama Is Okay With the Criticism
Kellyanne Conway Just Came Out Of Hiding And Made Her Craziest Claim Yet
Mission Chinese Chef Exquisitely Burns Interview Request from Ivanka Trump’s Website thank you for speaking UP!
Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism or income inequality
EPA scientist sends scorching letter, retires with a bang
‘First protest in space’ targets Trump with an astronaut’s famous words
Justin Trudeau Is Not the Leader of the Free World