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I Let My Kids Determine Their Sleep Schedule and Bedtime Became Peaceful(er)

An experiment to let two boys fall asleep when they wanted turned into a lesson in giving children autonomy and letting them thrive.<p>By<p>Apr 14 2018, …

Parenting

Man’s Illustrations About His Wife And Toddler Are So Darn Relatable

Life is considerably crazier with a toddler in tow.<p>Just ask Jonathan Jui. On his Instagram page, Jui documents daily life with his wife Tina and their two-year-old son Baobao. The little guy ― whose nickname means “little treasure” in Chinese ― <i>definitely</i> rules the roost in the family’s London …

Parenting

I Tried ‘Peaceful Parenting’ and It Turns Out I’m an Angry Dad

Dr. Laura Markham’s parenting method requires parents to turn away from discipline and look critically at their own desire for control.<p>By<p>Mar 30 2018, …

Parenting

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google starts certificate program to fill empty IT jobs

There are 150,000 open IT jobs in the U.S., and Google wants to make it easier to fill them. Today the company is announcing a certificate program on …

Bank of America

Foam Mattresses, Explained by a Casper Engineer

by David Holm<p>Apr 11, 2018<p>David Holm is a product quality engineer at Casper. He studied chemical engineering at the University of Minnesota.<p>If you …

Compress

Coloring games for kids animal

*** Coloring game for children animals by 2bros games for kids ***<p>Coloring pages book for kids is game full of animals such as lion, tiger, elephant, …

17 Amazing, Eye-Opening, And Batshit Netflix Documentaries You Have To See

Let's end 2017 with real facts, not fake news.

'I see things differently': James Damore on his autism and the Google memo

He was fired from Google for arguing that men may be more suited to working in tech than women. Now James Damore opens up about his regrets – and how autism may have shaped his experience of the world<p>James Damore conforms to the stereotype. He’s happy to admit he fits the mould of an awkward …

Feminism

145lbs to 180lbs married with 2 kids in 4 years!

From fishing to climbing: The best California state parks for all types

Nearly 300 state park units dot the varied landscape of California – that translates to about 1.6 million acres of protected land and the wildlife contained therein.<p>From the granite spires of Castle Crags to the pink and purple hills of Anza-Borrego, each state park offers unique natural delights, …

National Parks

The Best Cruise Ports of Call in the Western Caribbean

Overview of Western Caribbean Cruises<p>A Caribbean cruise is a dream vacation for many travelers. However, when these travelers start planning their …

Here's why the oldest kids in kindergarten are more likely to go to Harvard

School districts across the US use cut-off dates to decide whether children are ready to start kindergarten.<p>Often the cutoff is the start of the school year, at the beginning of September — so that kids with September birthdays, who just missed the cutoff the previous year, wind up being almost a …

Cutoff

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength.<p>Of course, helping kids build mental muscle isn’t easy — it requires parents to be mentally strong as …

Self-help

Forget the "Terrible Twos," Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me About the "F*cking Fours"?!

It started just a few weeks shy of my son's fourth birthday when I had to carry him kicking and screaming out of a friend's birthday party. Just days …

Parenting

Beyond ‘Fine’: 21 Questions To Get Kids Talking

It’s the age-old question parents ask their kids: “How was school today?” And for generations, kids have been grunting out some variation of the same …

10 Tips For How to Book a Cruise That Isn't Crazy Expensive

Cruising is a favorite mode of travel for many people, but it's not without its drawbacks. There's often a bunch of unexpected hidden charges, and you may find the big vacation splurge you saved for ended up a lot more expensive than planned. That said, there are lots of ways to score a better deal …

Hands Down, These Are the Best Documentaries of All Time

Just as we watch romantic period dramas to feed a nostalgic wonder, feel-good comedies for a much-needed laugh, indie flicks to delight our eyes, and …

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7 apps that won't make your kids dumber

Smart apps for your smartphone.<p>BrainPop uses animated movies, games, and quizzes to teach children subjects ranging from science and math to arts and music. In the science category, kids can choose subjects as broad as the nature of the universe or zoom into specifics like Dolly, the first cloned …

Apps

Man who mowed lawn with tornado behind him says he ‘was keeping an eye on it.’

75 Insanely Clever DIYs Every Parent Will Wish They Knew About Sooner

It's 99% guaranteed you will find something in here your family will love.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook

53 movies you need to see in your lifetime

Television might be on an upswing, but nothing will ever replace movies. In the past century that they've been around, they're given us unforgettable stories and characters.<p>Here are 53 movies everyone should watch in their lifetimes. They're a mix of movies to see when you're growing up, stone-cold …

Die Hard

Parents, it’s time to get out of the way and let your kids just play

When our children were in elementary school, we lived in the heart of a mega-metropolis with little opportunity for outdoor activities and rare glimpses of winter weather. So we took a vacation to the mountains to partake in some of the pleasures of winter.<p>We packed ski suits, hats, gloves, scarves …

Parenting

Family of Doom creator John Romero releases new game

Game developer veterans John and Brenda Romero (Doom, Wizardry) have released a new game made with their 12-year-old son Donovan …

Game Development

Encourage Kindness at Home with This Fantastic Book - GeekMom

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Books are powerful. A really good book has the power to change you a little bit. It is wonderful when you can find a book that …

Kids

An Archive of 3,000 Vintage Cookbooks Lets You Travel Back Through Culinary Time

By the time I got to high school, home economics classes had fallen out of favor: the boys, of course, considered them too "girly," and the girls …

Ask a Local: An Insider's Guide to Phoenix, Arizona

Beyond the Grand Canyon, there are carne asada fries, hikes, and tiki bars beneath refurbished Jiffy Lubes.<p><i>This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on where to go, what to do, and what to eat (and drink) in their hometown.</i><p><b>Paul Haworth</b>, director of coffee production …

Grand Canyon