The school year ends at the end of March here, so I’ve started planning our travels for this year. We’ll be going to America in April to visit my  family, and then have 2 weeks in September to take a vacation. We haven’t left the Philippines in a year and a half so I’m really looking forward to traveling again! Current vacation spot contenders are Sri Lanka (an up and coming destination with safaris!), Japan (Mr. Bee has family there), and Vietnam (most everyone’s favorite Asian destination these days). Where would you go?

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Here are some interesting parenting links from around the web!

H E A L T H

Defying Parents, A Teen Decides To Get Vaccinated via NPR

How To Help Kids Overcome Their Fear Of Doctors And Shots via NPR

Mothers are being abused during childbirth. We need our own #MeToo via The Guardian

NTSB Wants Infants to Have Their Own Seats on Planes via Conde Naste Traveler

What the umbilical cord actually does via Momlifekeepingitreal

The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act is signed into law via Motherly

E D U C A T I O N

Yes, America’s schools are still segregated via Salon

Hidden crisis: D.C.-area students owe nearly half a million in K-12 school lunch debt via Washington Post

Why Girls Beat Boys at School and Lose to Them at the Office via New York Times

How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic To Classrooms For More Than 20 Years via KQED

Why Millions Of Kids Can’t Read And What Better Teaching Can Do About It via NPR

More than 700 sign high school student petition to add Asian American studies classes via Los Angeles Times

Racist? Fair? Biased? Asian-American Alumni Debate Elite High School Admissions via New York Times

P A R E N T I N G

Living Near Your Grandmother Has Evolutionary Benefits via NPR

Your Grandchildren Are Already in Debt via New York Times

Instagram Bans Graphic Images of Self-Harm After Teenager’s Suicide via New York Times

The worst ‘social network’ is the one you can’t delete via Mashable

‘A Pumping Conspiracy’: Why Workers Smuggled Breast Pumps Into Prison via New York Times

Life without plastic: pioneer families show how it’s done via The Guardian

You Should Freeze Your Child’s Credit. It’s Not Hard. Here’s How. via New York Times

These Experts Think They Have ‘The Formula’ For Raising Super Successful Kids via Huffington Post

Dear Therapist: I Looked Through My Daughter’s Phone, and I Didn’t Like What I Saw via The Atlantic

The most unique baby girl name in every state via This Insider