How about some relief? I found some high quality links to topics that most parents encounter on and off as they raise children. Topics like how to keep your family healthy, how to maximize calm for you and your children, information on interesting books worth the time it takes to read them, and more. Topics that can get in your head and bother you until you figure out how to get relief.
These links will also be added to the master Resources list for ParentWhiz. Enjoy!
Kathleen McGinn, a professor at Harvard Business School, presents the results of her research on the impact working mothers have on their family. This link takes you to the New York Times article about the results of McGinn’s study.
The study doesn’t draw a black or white conclusion on this controversial topic, but it did find there are benefits to the children when Mom works. Some benefits show up rather quickly and others appear years later. For example, McGinn and her research team discovered that in the US grown women whose mothers worked earn roughy 23% more than the grown daughters who had stay-at-home moms. So, if one daughter earns $25,000 a year, the daughter whose mom worked when she was a child could earn $30,750, a huge difference in our society where one income often does not support a family.
Every family is different and finds what works best for them. This article is well worth the read and the research findings do diffuse some of the fears and guilt women who want to work have grappled with for years.
This link takes you to the site of Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Weil graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1968 and since then has devoted his medical and philosophical career to the integration of traditional and alternative medicine. In 1994 he founded the ongoing Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine in Tucson. He also teaches at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Dr. Weil’s focus on integrative medicine has landed him on the cover of Time magazine twice. Time also named him as one of the 25 most influential Americans in 1997 and put him in the top 100 of the world’s most influential people in 2005.
This site is vast, and rich with information on just about every angle of your family’s health concerns. Check it out and enjoy the click journey through Dr. Weil’s topics and links.
Hey there, valued reader. Ever thought about starting a blog? What? You think you have nothing to say? Everyone has something to say. And there are lots of people out there who just might want to hear what you have to say. Besides, blogging isn’t about becoming famous. It’s about expression. And expression can lead to great personal satisfaction and stress relief, aka sanity!
This link takes you to BlogHer, an expansive blog with many topic areas. Written by women, both guest writers and members of the BlogHer company itself. One of my favorite things about BlogHer is that they encourage blogging by other women. They have articles about how to blog, and offer major doses of encouragement, making you feel like a part of their group from the start.
I also love the humor, tips, and candid stories other women tell about their lives as women, mothers, wives and business owners!
Check it out! What do you have to lose? And when you get your blog up and running be sure to send me a link so I can subscribe and read your stories!
I love this blog! Maria Popova publishes a post every week and calls herself a reader, writer, interestingness hunter-gatherer, and curious mind at large. That says it all.
I don’t want to try to describe what it is Maria does because I will not do a very good job of it. She finds the most obscure and engaging things to present. I especially like her reviews of children’s books and I try to buy every one for my granddaughter. I always feel so much smarter after I read one of her posts! You really need to check this out for yourself.
Maria is a one woman show running her blog solo. Her blog is ad free. Nice! It is also free to subscribers. She accepts donations for the administration of the blog but never holds it against those who decline. Never!
Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube. Free and awesome! Little 20 minute stories with yoga poses that appeal to a wide age range of youngsters. A new one every month and scads of past videos to watch.
Yoga has arrived in the mainstream of our world and is accepted as a stress reliever, stress management tool, sleep improver, and enhancer of learning, for children as well as adults. There are other children’s yoga videos out there but what I really like about these is the stories integrated with the yoga activities, AND the fact that there are no ads on the screen. Just lively Jamie with her upbeat voice and happy energy.
From the numbers of views, it appears that these videos are extremely popular with the kids and approved by the parents.
So, hope you enjoy the links and if you feel like it, let me know what you think.