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What to Put in Your Hiking Bag – Single Dad, Parents Article

By: Coach, on October 17, 2019 Taking a hike outdoors helps you have an adventure while getting a good workout in. Hiking works your lower body, can be beneficial to your brain, and releases hormones that lift your mood. The fresh air can do great things for you. Walking trails doesn’t take a lot to get started. Many outdoor sports need advanced training and expensive equipment, but beginning level hiking does not. Many people get started walking in their neighborhood…

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Praise in Public, Criticize in Private by Margery Kraus, author, ROOTS AND WINGS (Book Excerpt) | MotherhoodLater.com – Parents Article

Praise in Public, Criticize in Private by Margery Kraus, author, ROOTS AND WINGS (Book Excerpt)CHAPTER TWO ————— Lesson Two:Praise in Public, Criticize in Private As parents and as leaders at work, one of our most important jobs is building character and self-esteem. Public criticism and attacks are the fastest ways to tear people down and destroy self-confidence. One of the guiding principles in raising my children and developing people at work has been to help them grow and learn by…

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Lifeline’s Second Annual Orphan Care Conference in Colombia | – Foster Parents Article

This past August, Lifeline had the privilege of celebrating our second annual Orphan Care Conference in Colombia. The Lord has been gracious and shown our in-country team much favor and response over the last several years, as we have been building relationships with various local churches. Oscar Perez, our Latin America (un)adopted coordinator, has been discipling various local pastors and their congregations throughout Colombia and empowering them to lead their country in the orphan care crisis. Seeing the local church…

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The Moon Milk Mystery – Home Gym Time – Single Dad, Parents Article

By: Coach, on October 4, 2019 Moon milk has been making splashes on social media in the twilight hours. Many people use it as a way to wind down their day. The trend has increased because people have been able to use this to promote better sleep on busy days. How about a mug of moon milk? What is Moon MilkMoon milk is a warm drink for night use derived from Ayuverdic (a system of natural healing) traditions. Most often…

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“It might be hard, but it’s the best thing you will ever do.” – Foster Parents Article

Author: TACT Tags: Adoption, TACT Peterborough Andi & DarrenTACT Adopters Andi and I had been married for three years when we felt it was the right time to start a family. We discussed the different options that were available, and as both of us are working in the children’s education sector, and Andi previously worked within children’s social care, we were aware of the high number of children in the care system who needed a loving home and felt we…

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Misty Fearlessly Pursues Her Dreams – Foster Parents Article

10.02.2019 By Jake Satisky, Treehouse Marketing and Policy Intern When Misty stood up on stage in front of hundreds of people, she felt no fear. She sang an original song she had written at a songwriting summer camp called “Dear Mom,” and she knocked it out of the park. Misty has pursued her college dream with the same fearlessness. This fall, she is attending Western Washington University to study child psychology. She didn’t always know she wanted to go to…

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Easy to Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – Parenting Twins Article

With autumn here and colder days fast approaching, it’s always nice to get cosy and eat some delicious food. It’s my belief that your soul needs warm yummy food at this time of year!Having always had a sweet tooth, baking is something I’ve enjoyed since I was little. Cookies and biscuits are something I haven’t attempted to bake for a long time, but as the chilly autumn evenings have begun closing in, I’ve been called to bake something warm, chocolatey,…

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Why Will No One Play With Me? by Caroline Maguire (Book Excerpt) | MotherhoodLater.com – Parents Article

Why Will No One Play With Me? by Caroline Maguire (Book Excerpt)From WHY WILL NO ONE PLAY WITH ME?: The Play Better Plan to Help Children of All Ages Make Friends and Thrive by Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.ED.  Copyright © 2019 by the author and reprinted with permission from Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.   Imagine the brain as a busy harbor, ships coming and going, some docking and others maneuvering their way out to sea, all under constantly changing conditions…

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Nesting Story Blog 4 Easy Zero Waste Lifestyle Changes – Parenting Twins Article

It’s been over a month since Plastic Free July has ended and I am still trying to make simple and easy changes in my lifestyle to be as zero waste as possible. A lot of awareness has been made towards the zero waste movement and I am especially happy with the new Starbucks lids for their cold drinks (no more straws!). I have been trying to make easy zero waste swaps in my life lately and today I will be…

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Parenting a Child with a Trauma History – Foster Parents Article

Posted on September 19, 2019 by Plummer Youth Promise Every child in foster care has a trauma history. Something has taken place which made it unsafe for them to remain in the care of their family. And, they have moved to a new home to live with a new family. Many children in foster care have made multiple moves between foster families and group care. These events make up a foster child’s trauma history. As a result of trauma, especially…

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