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Diverse Care – The Day that changed our lives – Foster Parents Article

Foster Parents do amazing things every day. Exceptional comes as standard; life changingevents are to be expected.And some stand out more than others.Thank you to the foster parent who wrote this account of a momentous few days, which willcontinue for a lifetime. All involved remain anonymous, due to the sensitivity of the story.It’s always a good time to be reminded of how we can live through, and beyond, unthinkablechallenges.You may wish to equip yourselves, with your own sausage rolls and…

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Jump Jump Jump Rope – Home Gym Time – Single Dad, Parents Article

By: Coach, on June 10, 2020 Remember jumping rope outside when you were a kid? Did you know it is a piece of fitness equipment? In fact, it is considered one of the original, most effective, fat-burning routines! Boxers use rope jumping for conditioning cardio. We can pick up that jump rope for some high-intensity interval training now. Work Your Whole Body Jumping rope works up your heart rate. You use each muscle in your legs jumping, your core is…

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“Bleeding Love” Musical Podcast, Review by Andrea Santo Felcone | MotherhoodLater.com – Parents Article

“Bleeding Love” Musical Podcast, Review by Andrea Santo FelconeI miss going to live theater, and what makes it harder still is not knowing when it will be possible to sit in a theater again (or when I will feel comfortable doing so). But, thankfully, theater folk are creative, problem-solving types, and they have found ways around our current situation, to the benefit of theater-lovers everywhere. The show must go on— right? I had the recent pleasure of spending time hunkered…

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Giving During a Time of Crisis – Foster Parents Article

06.03.2020 By Meaghan Quinlan, Associate Director of Relationship Development I often tell people that I say “thank you” for a living. Although many people assume my job as a fundraiser is mostly about asking for money, I would say a greater portion of my time is spent thanking people. It’s equally important to show them how their contributions have made an impact on youth and young adults experiencing foster care.    During this time of crisis and uncertainty, people are understandably concerned about their personal health and finances. As we do…

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‘Thank You’ to Our Partner Healthcare Facilities | – Foster Parents Article

We love the healthcare facilities we get to partner with through our pregnancy counseling ministry. Places like Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas, mean a lot to Lifeline Children’s Services and the way they make us aware of expectant mothers we can walk with and serve.   To say “thank you” and send some love and encouragement to the hospital’s doctors, nurses, IT staff, housekeeping, and security, Jessa Swearingen, outreach coordinator & pregnancy counselor in Kansas, delivered a package of…

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How to Raise Joyful Kids by Alyssa Shaffer, author The Happiness Formula (Book Excerpt) | MotherhoodLater.com – Parents Article

How to Raise Joyful Kids by Alyssa Shaffer, author The Happiness Formula (Book Excerpt)Excerpted from The Happiness Formula: Simple Habits for a More Joyful Life by Alyssa Shaffer, published March 2020 by Centennial Books.    There Are Steps You Can Take To Make Sure Your Children Always Look On The Sunny Side Did you know that happiness can be learned? “Think of happiness as a set of skills rather than an inborn personality trait,” Christine Carter, the author of Raising…

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Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen 2020 – Single Dad, Parents Article

By: Coach, on May 26, 2020 The Environmental Working Group is known to be responsible by creating the list of the most contaminated produce with pesticide residue. Knowing what is on the list each year is helpful to shoppers who seek fruits and vegetables and are unsure about their choices and their exposure to dangerous pesticides. The List Every year the EWG does the analysis of products by testing for the residue of pesticides. With the information, they then create…

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Note To My Neighbor: Now is a Great Time to Foster! – Foster Parents Article

Posted on May 26, 2020 by Plummer Youth Promise Dear Neighbor, It’s me, the lady across the street with one husband, two teenagers, five year old twins and Gus, the beagle, who can be a noisy as well as a nosy neighbor. (Sorry about your trash can last week.)  You’re still new to the neighborhood and it must be hard to get to know your new turf in this time of COVID – 19. We’ve chatted a few times and…

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Social Distancing | Single Morthers Outreach – Single Mum, Parents Article

FJ: What are your responsibilities as the founder of your nonprofit?SMO: The responsibilities of a founder may vary. As a tax-exempt organization, a nonprofit will be accountable to the people it serves, other funders, the attorney general, and the general public. A funder has a choice to be part of the staff or part of the board. Again, I am not the founder of SMO. I am the Executive Director and I am responsible of the operations, management, and administration. I…

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Radishes May Surprise You – Home Gym Time – Single Dad, Parents Article

By: Coach, on May 20, 2020 Radishes are a low-calorie veggie option that can spice up your food and make for a healthy crunchy snack. The most common image of radish is the red ball kind that is called Cherry Bomb. There is basically no fat and only 12 calories in a ½ cup serving. They are often eaten raw but are also tasty cooked. A crunchy, zingy, and peppery taste is a good description. Having one serving of radishes…

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