Kate Baldwin

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A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

I Stopped Always Putting My Kids First—Here's What Happened

Maybe the key to being a better parent is a dose of selfishness.<p>I committed the cardinal sin of parenting.<p>I stopped putting my kids first all the time.<p>It was a long road to get to the point where I can feel comfortable saying that. But the reason I'm okay with admitting this out loud now is because …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Neuroscience Says Read to Them Like This (but Most Parents Don't) | Inc.com

If you're like most parents, you'll do just about anything you can to increase the odds that your kids will be successful.<p>So, what if I were to tell you there's a simple thing you can to do to make it more likely that they'll be successful in life -- specifically by increasing the likelihood that …

Self-improvement

How can I get my 2-year-old to stop hitting?

<i>Q: My 2½ -year-old son is an energetic, fun-loving little boy, but he also hits (and kicks, pulls hair, etc.). The primary target of his aggression is his 5-year-old sister, but he also strikes me, his dad and his nanny. We would really like to find a constructive way to curb this behavior.</i> …

The secret to a happy marriage may be an emotionally intelligent husband

This critical skill is not limited to heterosexual couples. It's essential in same-sex relationships as well, but the research shows that gay and lesbian couples are notably better at it than straight couples. See The-12 Year Study for more on this.<p>I want you to meet Lauren and Steven. While Steven …

The iPad is a Far Bigger Threat to Our Children Than Anyone Realizes. - Bright Box

<b>The American Academy of Paediatrics recommends no screen-time for children under two and a maximum two hours a day there-after. This is not just due</b> …

New Poll Finds Most Moms Would Rather Stay Home Than Work: Whoa or Well, Duh?

What do you think about the results of this new study on working vs. stay-at-home moms?<p>Being a working mom is really, <i>really</i> hard. So it's no surprise to me that a recent survey finds that most working moms would rather stay home.<p>The Gallup poll looked at 323,500 American adults and found most moms …

Spotlight on Harvard's Glass Flowers

Spotlight on Harvard's Glass FlowersSeptember 27, 2016We may have passed the first official day of fall, but at the Harvard Museum of Natural History …

15 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Stressed

Have you mastered stress, or is stress mastering you? Between work deadlines, bills, and family and friend obligations, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. …

25 Ways To Know Your Marriage Is Strong

I’ve known my husband for 21 years, and this September, we will celebrate 17 years of wedded bliss. When we first met, sparks flew and I knew the …

Celebrity Gossip

How Depression Actually Strengthens Some Couples' Bonds

It can lead to a deeper understanding of one another's inner struggles.<p>Depression isn’t something that just impacts one person—it can affect everyone who loves them. But what happens to your love life when you’re depressed?<p>Research published in the <i>Journal of Social and Personal Relationships</i> asked …

Trends

Expert Advice: 8 Tips for a Meadow Garden from Grass Guru John Greenlee

John Greenlee paints with grasses. His colorful meadow gardens, created for clients around the world, are environmentally friendly alternatives to a …

Gardening

Ban homework: It doesn’t help little kids learn—and it ruins their love of school

We have elementary education all wrong. It is time to ease up on our kids, an expert tells Salon<p>If you are hoping to raise a child who always shares, who follows all the rules, and doesn’t act angry once in a while, you will want to skip the books by Heather Shumaker. A speaker and authority on …

Dad and His 11-Month-Old Smash Stroller Half Marathon Record

Calum Neff surpasses Guinness world record by more than two minutes.<p>Holland Neff, 11 months, was the first competitor to cross the finish line at Saturday’s Katy Half Marathon in Katy, Texas. She was followed closely by her father, Calum Neff, 31, of Houston, who set a pending stroller half …

Is this the world's tiniest backpacker? Mother spends maternity leave backpacking with her baby

A travel-mad mother decided to take her wanderlust to the next level - by bringing her newborn baby on a trip around the world.<p>Karen Edwards, 31, and her husband Shaun Bayes are both experienced backpackers.<p>When their baby girl Esme was born, they put their London house up for rent and sold their …

#ParentingIRL: finally, it's time to keep it real

Being a mum in 2016 is all about keeping it real and getting back to basics, according to the latest Netmums survey.<p>And if what we're all loving …

Parenting

Best Car Roof Racks and Cargo Boxes

Load up and hit the great outdoors with these new roof racks and storage solutions.<p>As cities grow more dense, and the need for compact vehicles becomes more prevalent, the need for clever storage rapidly becomes essential. Over the years, many YouTube fail videos have shown us what can go wrong …

Outdoors Gear

Playing Bach on a Giant Forest Xylophone

In the woods of Kyushu, Japan, a team of filmmakers built a massive xylophone running down a long, steady slope. They then rolled a wooden ball down …

The Things She Carried

<b>I</b><p>It was a typical diaper bag: shoulder strap, front pockets top opening roughly 16 inches deep, 5 inches wide, and 8 inches across. It was red. She thought the color might make leaving it somewhere by mistake harder, after leaving the black one on the train that one time.<p>In the bag was standard …

Baby-Food Making 101 (It’s Easy — We Swear!)

Making your own baby food is actually simpler than it seems — just blend up a few simple steamed veggies, fruits or well-cooked meats, and you’re in …

Parenting

This infant translator tells adults why babies are crying

Babies cry for all sorts of reasons. They cry when they’re hungry, when they’re tired, when they’re sad, when they’re not feeling well, when they’re …

Parenting

Gardening trends set to gain ground in 2016: Day | Toronto Star

• Drinking from the garden: Mojitos made with our own potted Cuban mint, bloody marys using homegrown dill. Plus teas, smoothies and syrups.<p>“The …

Trail Mavens Teaches Women How Awesome Camping Can Be

Two ladies started an organization to empower women to learn about the outdoors and outdoor living.Trail Mavens Teaches Women How Awesome Camping Can …

The Best Exercises to Do If You Haven't Worked Out In Forever

So you're a little winded. That's OK. Maybe you've been recovering from an injury. Maybe you've been busy. Maybe you just…haven't felt like …

You lose friends when you have a baby, and other lessons I learned the hard way - Vox

My first moment as a mother, no more than five weeks pregnant, I sat on my bathroom floor, crying over a positive test, unsure if I could handle the responsibilities that life had thrown me. I would spend the next eight months vomiting up my insides, as unprepared for the relentless sickness as I …

Watch Ryan Gosling Break Down the Housing-Market Collapse Using Jenga

Many have tried and few have succeeded in fully explaining to those of us unfamiliar with the notion of bonds, premiums, and default rates what, exactly, happened during the housing crisis of 2008. But have they tried using Jenga? That’s the tactic <b>Ryan Gosling’s</b> character, Jared Vennett, uses in …

I Watched a Mom Get Thrown Out Of a Feminist Lecture

“Whose child is that?”<p>My breath caught in the middle of my throat, slamming back to the familiar pit-of-the-stomach tumble that all mothers know so well. The call-out — aimed at a mother who dared bring a toddler into the room for an academic lecture — was a jarring reminder of where mothers stand …

This Mom's Hilarious Cartoons About Pregnancy Problems Will Be the Funniest Thing You See All Day

Nobody ever said that being a mom is glamorous. And although there's plenty of talk about that wonderful pregnancy glow, most moms can relate to the less seductive side effects that everyone experiences but few talk about. You get sick, you get hairy, and you get big.<p>Illustrator and mother of two …

Pregnancy