While our former home in New York is getting hit with tons of snow, summer has started here in the Philippines and schools break for vacation at the end of this month. The kids have asked to go back to homeschooling, which is great because we want to as well!

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Here are some interesting parenting links from around the web we found this week!

P R E G N A N C Y

I’m Pregnant. What Would Happen If I Couldn’t Afford Health Care? via NPR

12 Superfoods for Breastfeeding Moms via Fit Pregnancy

Why critics say a Texas bill lets anti-abortion doctors lie to pregnant women via Washington Post

Restaurant’s ‘Maternity Salad’ is believed to help overdue moms go into labor via Today

H E A L T H

Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pills Would Be Safe For Teens, Researchers Say via NPR

Many trendy sleep products for infants can be suffocation hazards via Slate

Interview with Dr Hale, author of Medications and Mothers’ Milk via Kellymom

Are Your Sperm in trouble? via New York Times

‘There’s no happy hour for menstruation’: Tax liquor instead of tampons, lawmakers say via Washington Post

Vegan Diets, As Long As They Are Well-Balanced, Are Good for Pregnant Women and Children via New York Magazine

When Parents Know Their Newborns Won’t Live Long via Wall Street Journal

This Is the One Kitchen Appliance New Parents Should Own via The Kitchn

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E D U C A T I O N

Teachers must ditch ‘neuromyth’ of learning styles, say scientists via The Guardian

Free School Lunches Kept Me From Starving via Huffington Post

The ‘Rock Star’ Librarians Who Choose What Your Kids Read via Wall Street Journal

Paris, Shanghai, Rome … teacher takes children out of school for a better education via The Guardian

Children prefer to read books on paper rather than screens via The Conversation

When Your Kid Asks a Question, Hand Them a Book—Not a Phone via Wired

P A R E N T I N G

Kids Whose Parents Make Them Do Chores Are More Successful via Good Housekeeping

Put screen time management in your kids’ hands with the free unGlue app via Cool Mom Tech

Why Shyness is Not a Disorder or Deficit in Kids via Deborah Mcnamara

The Important Thing About Yelling via Hands-Free Mama

The later-life benefits of growing up in a tumultuous home are beginning to come to light, upending conventional wisdom in the process. via Psychology Today

6 Benefits for Children of “Older Mothers” via Psychology Today

I nag, my tween complains — how do we end the struggle over chores? via Washington Post

Why ADHD Isn’t Due to Bad Parenting via Time

The Secret to Getting Your Teen to Talk via Wall Street Journal

Mindful Parenting: How to Raise Kind and Conscious Teens via The Gottman Institute

Want happy kids? Give them more experiences and less stuff via Mother Nature Network

When Mothers Bully Back via New York Times

The Roots of Childhood Aggression, and How to Handle Them With Compassion via Parent.co

G E N E R A L

Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal dies weeks after writing a heartbreaking dating profile for her husband via Washington Post

The 14 Best Family Summer Vacations to Take in 2017 via Conde Nast Traveler

The Hard Work of Staying Married After Kids via Mom.me

Dear Gap (and other retailers): Listen to this girl via Washington Post

I Am a Less-Sleep-Deprived New Mom Thanks to This Bassinet via New York Magazine