Turns out, if a new mom is afforded the time to stay home with her brand new baby, she's more likely to find success breastfeeding. With her breasts. That are attached to her. Not going to work. NY Mag
How to Teach Your Kids about the Brain
Maybe if we put as much emphasis on teaching kids emotional intelligence as we do reading and math, we'll never have to suffer through an election season this depressing again. Mindful
How To Be A Better Friend, Even When You're Busy
Prioritizing friend time is the opposite of selfish. It's sane making. (Spoken as a woman whose ongoing text thread with several girlfriends has nearly vibrated my phone clear off the counter.) Fast Company | Business + Innovation
Can Three Words Turn Anxiety Into Success?
Researchers suggest we can channel our nerves into totally crushing whatever is working us up by simply trading the word "nervous" to "excited." I guess they have a point. But we all know how trying to be excited turned out for Jessie Spano in Saved By the Bell... The Atlantic
We’re More Honest With Our Phones Than With Our Doctors
Ok, but in our defense, our phones don't have dreamy blue eyes and a winning set of dimples. The New York Times
It’s the New Year, and I have been doing a lot of thinking. I want to say, with all of my heart and all of my soul, that I am sorry. I want apologize for anything (and everything) I have said or done that made you feel less-than or sad or small.
This year I am resolving, with a twist. There will be no diet, exercise, less swearing and drinking, "more church" kind of resolutions. This year I'm simply letting go of the things that are just not productive nor conducive to my life. This is the year I give up several of my hard-earned mom-related titles.
Surround yourself and your kids with piles of magazines and update vision boards for the fresh, new year to come. If nothing else came from this evening together, we exercised our creativity and bonded while reenacting some of the over-the-top advertisements we came across.