Birthday

Where Was I The Day You Were Born – Foster Parents Article

I’ve tried a thousand times to remember. Every year I think about it again. Where was I on the day you were born? Did I somehow know something momentous was happening in a hospital room on the other side of town? Did I feel something in my gut? In my bones? Was it truly just another day of making breakfast, and reading to my toddler, and staring at the phone, willing it to ring with news of a child that…

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Seven! | We Have Twins?! – Parenting Twins Article

The boys turned SEVEN years old recently! Seven really seems like the official end of little kid and beginning of just kid years. Six was a good year. They finished kindergarten and did great. Their academic skills improved a lot, they made a lot of friends, they had a lot of fun. They were definitely above grade level in both reading and math (though frustratingly, the report cards always said “meeting grade level standards). They had a wonderful start to…

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Please Buy Your White Kids a Black Doll – Foster Parents Article

I was casually strolling through the aisles at Walmart when I overhead something that made my heart race. I was looking at some dolls, trying to pick a Christmas gift for my daughter and two women right next to me were doing something similar. One woman picked up a doll– the last one on the shelf that made baby noises when you hugged it. And that’s when the interaction started. Woman: Oh, I like this one! I think we should…

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Midlife Singlemum: DD 11 – R2BC – Single Mum, Parents Article

We kept a copy for ourselves without the sunglasses. If you understand the title of this blog then you’ve been here before. Anyway DD turned 11 last week. Scarily grown up but also still a little girl in many ways. And nothing of the baby years left.We’re usually in London for Hanuka which is on or around the time of DD’s birthday, so I (or Grandma) take her to a show or a pantomime, Grandma has a birthday cake and…

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Buddy’s Paw-fect 5th Birthday! | Life’s Tiny Miracles – Parents Article

The 2nd quarter of the year has been extremely hectic for us. With the daughter’s birthday in April, the hubby and my own birthdays in May, our 20th Wedding Anniversary in mid June followed closely by Buddy’s birthday one week later. I heaved a big sigh of relief when the party celebrations finally drew to a close yesterday. We held a simple birthday celebration in his preschool last Friday with a customised Number 5 pull-apart cupcakes from our fav home-baker,…

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Planning a Fantastic Tween Birthday Party – Parents Article

From catering, to venue to guest list, we share 5 tips and useful contacts for planning a fuss-free, fantastic tween party. Party Highlights So, the inevitable happened.  Our ‘baby girl’ turned one year older and no longer counts getting balloon sculptors and magicians as essentials for her party. In fact, as a tween, she now has more opinions on how she wants to celebrate her birthday. Be it party venue, party theme to choice of food, and guests list etc.,…

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Birthday Party Planning Tips for Multiples – Multiples Illuminated – Parenting Twins Article

Having multiples is a real blessing. However, throwing them a birthday party can be challenging Coordinating all their wishes, making sure they’re all happy, and always checking if everybody’s feeling all right can be quite exhausting and can really take a toll on you, both mentally and physically. Here are some birthday party planning tips on how to throw them a birthday party they’ll never forget while you maintain your sanity. Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash To Theme or…

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Hello again – Foster Parents Article

Hey hey, I decided to spend the month of May focusing on sharing from our fostering experiences on Instagram. May was Foster Care Awareness Month and I joined a group of ladies posting something everyday. So if you want to see a bit more into the depth of our journey, read the last months posts and give me a follow! 🙂 Also I have been writing out the details of my journey with Endometriosis and a glimpse into my surgery,…

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My Girls At 5 – Twinderelmo – Parenting Twins Article

Today my girls turn 5. I can’t quite believe I am writing that as life just keeps flying by, as cliché as that sounds. We woke up at the crack of dawn on a scorching hot June morning to make our way to the hospital to meet our daughters. You could tell it was going to be a scorcher as we drove, I remember the heat off the fields as we drove on the quiet roads. Each 7th June since…

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