chistinebud

329 Flips | 4 Magazines | 28 Likes | 11 Following | 149 Followers | @chistinebud | Keep up with chistinebud on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “chistinebud”

How to Survive Toddlers From The Authors of The Toddler Survival Guide

Toddlers have been compared to drunk adults, tornados, time bombs, politicians, puppies and gremlins. Now in a new book, <i>The Toddler Survival Guide:</i> …

Instead I Held You

Today my patience has run thin and all I could think about was having a few minutes to myself, but as you fell fast asleep on my chest, it was an easy choice despite a list of things needing to be done.<p>Because instead ... I held you.<p>I was going to get the dishwasher unloaded and the overflowing …

Old habits die hard. Here’s how to change your life in 2017 | Gretchen Rubin

There’s no one-size-fits-all advice for sticking to New Year resolutions. We’re all different – so make sure you’re tackling changes in a way that suits you<p>In January, many of us resolve to develop better habits – and that’s a good idea, because habits are the invisible architecture of our …

The Real Reasons Why Your Toddler Is Beautifully Behaved At Nursery - And Not At Home

It's not your bad parenting. Honest.<p>Thanasis Zovoilis via Getty Images<p>At nursery pick-up time, it’s always reassuring to hear your toddler has been …

The Best Children’s Books of 2016

From love to mortality to the lives of Einstein and Louise Bourgeois, by way of silence and the color of the wind.<p>In his meditation on the three ways of writing for children and the key to authenticity in all writing, C.S. Lewis admonished against treating children, in literature or life, as “a …

Literature

Lying Down With Your Kids Until They Fall Asleep Is Not A Bad Habit

I’ve spent approximately 7 billion hours of my life lying in the dark next to a fidgety, sleepless child, praying to the gods that my child will …

Parenting

Mum Shares Relaxation Technique She Used To Calm Down Daughter After Post-School Outburst

'This is an easy way to empower children.'<p>A mum has shared the calming relaxation technique she used when her daughter had a post-school outburst.<p>The …

When Women Regret Having Stayed Home With Kids

I have many clients who are intelligent, educated married women in their 40s and 50s. They are financially stable and often have high-earning husbands. In fact, many of them started therapy with me by reaching out after reading this article of mine online. These women usually have kids who range in …

Portion Sizes Table Full

Food Group 1: Bread, cereals, potatoes & other starchy foods<p>Offer a serving from within these portion size ranges at each meal and some snacks.<p>Foods …

Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say "I do," committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth.<p>Except, of course, it doesn't work out …

University of Washington

9 Ways to Help Your Child Be More Self-Sufficient

Start by letting your children tackle little activities and following up with praise when they succeed.<p>Shutterstock<p>If your young child dresses …

12 Easy Two-Ingredient Cocktails

Bartending—even in your own home—can be intimidating business, especially when recipes start to call for special-order syrups, locally infused …

Perfection: the thief of “good enough”

<i>Every now and then, I get whacked in the head with my own words, reading through the archives of this almost eight-year-old blog. It happened just</i> …

Christmas Ornaments

How to Build Life-Altering Habits Through Tiny Changes

Last year I became a morning person, learned a new language, and read five times as many books as before. Sounds like I got a lot done, right? But it …

31 Genius Mini Organizing Moves

1<p>Cancel Junk Mail With a Couple of Clicks<p>To put a permanent end to the avalanche of catalogs and credit-card offers, download the PaperKarma app ($2 …

31 Magic Tricks to Simplify Your Life

You'll be stunned at these shockingly simple yet effective ways to simplify. Don't miss number 31. If you do, you might ...

iOS 10: All the new features, tips and guides

iOS 10 is here. Even though it looks just like iOS 9, a lot -- and we mean <b>a lot</b> -- of features are radically different. Messages is a lot more like Facebook Messenger, the lock screen packs a lot more info, and you can finally delete Apple's default apps.<p>There's a lot more to know, so bookmark this …

For the Desperate New Mom Who Thinks She's Crazy Alone

I had no clue how to be a mom.<p>I had never done any real babysitting, never dreamed about my future kids, never wished for motherhood.<p>And I had no idea that the labor continues long after the delivery. Consequently the first year of Jackson's life was about the most blurred and confusing one I …

How to make sure your child is safe in SEVEN simple steps - including not using personalised items and teaching them code words

Keeping your children safe and away from danger is every parent's number one priority.<p>From what to do if they think they're being followed to the …

Sociology

Why I Co-Sleep Even Though It's Frowned Upon

She is in our bed again, face pressed so close to mine that our noses bend. She wakes intermittently, each time tightening her arms like part of a staccato dance. Her starfish hands squeeze and release, squeeze and release me like I'm a stress ball. Perhaps I am.<p>I've slept maybe four hours a night …

The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Parenting

Why I Run My Household Like a Business (and You Should Too)

It may sound complicated, but in the end it saves you money and time.<p>Before I started up my blog, I spent my free time as a dedicated volunteer for …

Why We Feel Emotional on the Yoga Mat (ILLUSTRATED)

The first time I felt "emotional" (read: tears) during a yoga class was sometime around Savasana and it went a little something like this:<p>I had …

16 powerful habits of productive, successful people

<i>Andreas von der Heydt published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Today's (business) world is more complex, ambiguous, and demanding than ever before.<p>At the same time our working days have only so many hours. Fortunately! In addition, I strongly argue that it's not the smartest thing to add hours in …

Success

16 Quotes that Show Us Life from a Different Perspective

Let me share three quick stories and some perspective-shifting life lessons with you…• “On my nursing shift at the hospital this evening, I was forced …

Stereotypes

These Are the Worst Mistakes You Can Make When Organizing Your Home

<b>Do you have any other foolproof organization tips? Share them with us.</b>

Giving My Kids The Gift Of Free Time

I do a lot with my children, but I am a believer in giving them as much free time as possible. I don’t fill up our schedules, I don’t play with them …

10 Yoga Exercises to Undo Damage of a Desk Job

<b></b>Challenge: Sit behind a desk and try to maintain good posture: straight spine, feet on the floor about hip distance apart, weight evenly distributed …

Yoga

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

Cleaning

How to Reheat Leftovers, from Pizza to Pasta to Eggs

Our ultimate guide to reheating leftovers like pizza, rice, chicken, steak, pasta, pancakes, eggs, fish, vegetables, muffins, coffee, tea, pie, and risotto<p>Yesterday, Gawker's <b>Tom Scocca</b> admitted that he had been reheating pizza wrong his entire life. Rather than warming it up in a toaster oven, …