kschouwe

66 Flips | 7 Magazines | 3 Likes | 10 Following | @kschouwe | Keep up with kschouwe 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 “kschouwe”

New Study Says 'Sesame Street' Helps Kids Learn (and Confirms Every Parent's Secret Hope)

<i>Sesame Street</i> debuted in 1969—and ever since then, the program that makes education entertaining has reached millions of little kids. But just how successful is the show in educating children?<p>A new study from the University of Maryland found that children who were exposed to the show did better in …

Sesame Street

After 37 Years, A Triple Crown Winner At Last: American Pharoah Sweeps The Races

It took nearly four decades, but a horse has once again attained the honor that some call the most difficult achievement in sports: American Pharoah, after winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, ran to victory in the Belmont Stakes as well.<p>He's the first Triple Crown winner since …

BathBlocks - unique bath toys that will float their boat

Need a bit of help luring the kids into the bath each night? We’re sure these unique bath building blocks and toys will float their boat!<p>My kids are …

six super simple snacks and lunch box treats for little ones

Regardless of whether we have a toddler, preschooler or school aged child, we all want our kids to eat healthy. If you are on the hunt for some super …

Healthy Eating

Study: Quality Trumps Quantity in Time Spent with Kids

If you’re a working mom who’s constantly guilt-ridden about missing out on time with your kids, a new study suggests you can breathe a little …

Being Poor Affects Kids' Brains, Study Finds

Children raised in poor households have clear differences in the physical structures of their brains compared to wealthier children, a new study finds.<p>Brain scans of 1,099 children and teenagers in nine major cities shows the poorer kids have less surface area of the brain. This is important …

The Brain

Ideas And Opinions

• <b>Author:</b> Albert Einstein<p>A new edition of the most definitive collection of Albert Einstein's popular writings, gathered under the supervision of Einstein himself. The selections range from his earliest days as a theoretical physicist to his death in 1955; from such subjects as relativity, nuclear …

Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity

Do parents, especially mothers, spend enough time with their children?<p>Though American parents are with their children more than most any parents in the world, many feel guilty because they don't believe it's enough. That's because there's a widespread cultural assumption that the time parents, …

Does prayer work? Is there an afterlife? TODAY's survey offers snapshot of faith, spirituality

Who (or what) is God?<p>Does prayer work?<p>Is there an afterlife?<p>Can you be spiritual and not religious?<p>These are just some of the questions TODAY is asking this week in the series "Do You Believe?" An in-depth look at faith and spirituality, this series will examine the many ways spirituality can be …

Skip Hop Duet Diaper Bag + Giveaway {$130 ARV}

Skip Hop provided us with a Duet to facilitate this post.<br>I was SO excited when my friend Dee asked me to review this gorgeous bag, the Skip Hop Duet. …

The Other Schindler... Irena Sendler

• <b>Author:</b> Abhijit Thite<p>THE OTHER SCHINDLER...IRENA SENDLER Savior Of The Holocaust Children<br>by Abhjit Thite, Translated by Priya Gokhale<br>This is the incredible true story that combines many facts-together, they from one history’s most fascinating and at the same time, gruesome eras.<br>Germany's occupation …

'God wanted me to live': Missouri teen's 'miracle' recovery after underwater for 15 minutes

A 14-year-old Missouri boy who fell through an icy lake and was underwater for 15 minutes, with no pulse for nearly 45 minutes, has made a "miraculous" recovery, doctors said. Now, John Smith says he's fortunate to be alive.<p>"There's no really any explanation but how God wanted me to live for a …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and my tricks. I had the oops moments; now you can learn from them.<p>There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found …

Home Improvement

Log In or Sign Up to View

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.

1950s Time Capsule Home For Sale

Vintage home for sale.<p>A Toronto home maintained by the same owner for 72 years is up for sale, and the perfectly decorated, museum-like interiors are a rare tribute to decades past.

Lands' End Announces Science-Themed Tees For Girls After Mom's Letter Goes Viral

In response to a letter from a mom questioning why Lands' End sells interesting science-themed tees for boys -- but not girls -- the brand has announced new girls' science shirts.<p>When New Jersey mom Lisa Ryder noticed the discrepancy in the Lands' End catalog earlier this July, she posted a message …

This Is What Sex-Positive Parenting Really Looks Like

It happened yet again. As I was sitting at the table for dinner with my children, I noticed my daughter's hand fishing around under her skirt.<p>"We don't play with our vulvas at the table. Go wash your hands and finish your food," I scolded. She nodded, ran off to wash her hands, and resumed picking …

Smallpox Virus Found In Unsecured NIH Lab

Scientists cleaning out an old laboratory on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Md., last week came across a startling discovery: vials labeled "variola" — in other words, smallpox.<p>Under international convention, there are supposed to be only two stashes of this deadly virus: one …

What I Learned Hunting Decoy-Weaving Spiders In The Amazon

Unraveling a mystery about a spider that makes spider-shaped decoys in its web.<p>TAMBOPATA, PERU -- In a remote area of the Peruvian Amazon lives a type of spider with a peculiar habit: It builds a spider-shaped "decoy" in its web out of dead insects and other detritus, and which resembles an …

Teriyaki Fried Rice (20 Minute Meal!)

<i>Gluten-free Teriyaki Fried Rice is made with a simple yet outstanding homemade teriyaki sauce. Use leftover rice and dinner will be on the table in</i> …

Easy Pad Thai with Chicken

Make the noodles:<p>Fill a large pot with hot water. Add the rice noodles and cover the pot, allowing them to soak and soften for 8 to 10 minutes, or …

Daughters of Domestic Dads Have Higher Aspirations, Study Finds

Daughters who see their dads do household chores are more likely to dream of less traditional, higher paying careers, according to the Association for Psychological Science. The study found a strong connection between the way daughters view gender roles and their fathers' attitude (and action) …

A Giant Among Dinosaurs, Discovered In Argentina

Paleontologists in Argentina say they have unearthed the fossils of the biggest dinosaur ever to walk the planet.<p>The bones are believed to be from a new species of the aptly named titanosaur, a massive herbivore from the late Cretaceous period, officials from the Museo Paleontologico Egidio …

Family Dog Keeps Missing Child Safe

A 3-year-old dog came to the rescue of a boy of the same age this week in a remarkable story out of North Dakota. More from Valley News Live:<p>A three-year-old boy is home safe after a seven-hour search and a happy ending. When rescuers had nearly given up, the family pet held on.Carson Urness and …

Fair trade Kahiniwalla knitted baby toys creating a way out of poverty

Teach your little one about the importance of charity while putting a smile on their face with Kahiniwalla.<p>Kahiniwalla, meaning travelling …

Fatal Superbugs: Antibiotics Losing Effectiveness, WHO Says

"Genetics is working against us, almost like a science-fiction story."<p>The spread of superbugs—bacteria that have changed in ways that render antibiotics ineffective against them—is a serious and growing threat around the world, according to the World Health Organization's first global report on …