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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

One Woman’s Journey from Foster Care to Fostering – Foster Parents Article

05.20.2020 By Jesse Colman, Public Relations Specialist Elizabeth Troudt is no stranger to adversity. At a young age, family tragedy led her into the state’s foster care system. Her experience was far from kind and lacked the nurturing environment to steward a recovery from the traumas of her past. She turned to drugs and was eventually sentenced to serve three years inside a federal prison. “In prison, I got clean and restarted my life,” Elizabeth said. “It took that experience…

Read More

Spiritual Refreshment Through Scripture | – Foster Parents Article

With so much change and uncertainty, let’s be reminded of truth. God is a God of peace. He says to “fear not,” and we are encouraged to praise Him in all circumstances. Refer to these Bible verses when you need spiritual refreshment. Pick a verse or two to memorize together as a family. “THE LORD IS PEACE”: Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Romans 15:13 “May the God…

Read More

Struggling to Sleep? 4 Natural Ways to Get Better ZZZZs | MotherhoodLater.com – Parents Article

Struggling to Sleep? 4 Natural Ways to Get Better ZZZZsWe all need a good night’s sleep to ensure that we wake up feeling well-rested and ready for the day ahead. However, if you are a light sleeper or find yourself struggling these days, then a good night’s rest might feel impossible at this time especially. Not getting the sleep you need is not only damaging to your physical and mental health, but it is also extremely frustrating. There is little…

Read More

Now More Than Ever: Helping Youth in Care During a Crisis – Foster Parents Article

Posted on May 11, 2020 by Plummer Youth Promise Youth who age out of foster care without a strong, unconditional connection to an adult are at great risk. Their rates of homelessness, unemployment, incarceration, and early pregnancy are very high. These are the kids who “couch surf”, often not knowing where they will sleep tomorrow night. They live in survival-mode and, consequently, have little energy to pursue goals like continuing their education or holding down a first job. Plummer Youth…

Read More

A Few Positive Changes | Mommy Hasnt Showered – Single Mum, Parents Article

Can you believe that it is already May of 2020? This year has just been flying by and for a lot of us, it has not necessarily been the most positive year ever experienced. If this sounds like yourself, I urge you to try your best to turn it around. Only you can take your situation and squeeze the lemons, to make lemonade. Personally, I want to make the rest of this year as positive as possible, so it’s not…

Read More