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Loneliness Awareness Week | Loneliness in Children & Young People – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 21st June 2019 by Beth Owen An infographic on loneliness in children & young people | Loneliness Awareness Week What is Loneliness? “A subjective, unwelcome feeling of lack or loss of companionship, which happens when we have a mismatch between the quantity and quality of social relationships that we have, and those that we want.” Loneliness Awareness Week Loneliness is a feeling that can be experienced by anyone. It is common for isolation and loneliness to be seen as…

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How to Stay Fit And Age Gracefully – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

If you’ve been following along on the blog or on Instagram you have probably heard me make reference to how I looked forward to being 40 when I was younger. To me, it sounded like a fabulous age where you’d have it all together. I realize now that this was not a popular sentiment and the older I got the more I was reminded that it was indeed not universally perceived to be as cool as I thought it was.…

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How to Stay Fit And Age Gracefully – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

If you’ve been following along on the blog or on Instagram you have probably heard me make reference to how I looked forward to being 40 when I was younger. To me, it sounded like a fabulous age where you’d have it all together. I realize now that this was not a popular sentiment and the older I got the more I was reminded that it was indeed not universally perceived to be as cool as I thought it was.…

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How Long Do Facelift Results Last? #DSMPartnerAnswers – Single Mum, Parents Article

Although considered an invasive procedure, a facelift (or rhytidectomy) can restore your skin’s youthful appearance. Many people have turned to this form of cosmetic surgery to resolve wrinkles and sagging skin, which forms along the jawline, cheeks, and forehead. Obviously, these changes in skin appearance are par for the course with aging, but for many people, they can be a source of insecurity. The natural aging process causes a loss in collagen and elastin, which causes the skin to appear…

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Best Gifts for New Parents They’ll Actually Use — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

Parenthood comes with a lot of baggage–the emotional kind and the type that comes stuffed in cute teddy bear bags wrapped in bows. These gift bags are given by well-meaning friends and family, many who purchase from a baby registry. This gift guide of sorts is flawless in theory. Parents go to the store, scan what they need, and people like yourself go in and buy stuff off the list. Easy, right? Not quite. The problem is, most new parents…

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Recruiting Foster Carers in Merseyside and Cheshire – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 17th January 2019 by Beth Owen With the New Year comes the challenge of recruiting foster carers to help look after young people who are desperately awaiting a foster family. According to The Fostering Network, a further 8,100 foster families need to be approved across the next 12 months. This is to ensure each young person in care can be placed with a family that is right for them. This figure shows that the greatest number of those families are required…

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How to Be Your Own Hero – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

The other day I saw the cutest meme on social media. It was a classroom assignment where the kid had been asked to name one of his/her heroes.  The young student replied “ I am one of my own hero. First I am kind to myself and Second I do things I want.” I can’t even tell you how much that resonated with me. It might not be grammatically correct but it hit the nail on the head! “Why can’t…

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Best Toys for Five Year Olds – Parenting Twins Article

      I should have done a better job keeping track during 2018, because I always like thinking about ideas to share for gift ideas. Overall though I think this is a pretty good list! By far, the most “played with” thing in our house is plain old copy paper! Our boys love drawing, coloring, writing notes, cutting out shapes, folding fortune tellers, making little paper books. And ONE MILLION PAPER AIRPLANES OH MY GOD. They also demand that we print out…

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The Single Father’s Guide: Insanely Simple Crock-Pot Recipe – Single Dad, Parents Article

My fellow, single father brothers, if you’re responsible for cooking for you and your children and you don’t have a crock-pot, get one. Cooking in a crock-pot is one of the easiest and most economical ways to help create a healthy diet for you and your children. From the standpoint of cost-effectiveness, wait until you find a protein that’s on-sale at your grocer’s meat department or at your local butcher. Grab a pork shoulder or beef rump roast and, if…

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New Original Memes by Matthew S. Field – Single Dad, Parents Article

The Single Father’s Guide: New Original Memes by Matthew S. Field New Original Memes by Matthew S. Field If you happen to be a “fan” of The Single Father’s Guide to Life, Cooking, and Baseball on Facebook, then you’ve probably seen most of these. I write down my thoughts, regardless of the time of day, in my “Ideas Become Things” writer’s notebook, which was a gift from a friend for a milestone birthday and which I keep on my nightstand.…

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