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A DIY, New-Mom, No-Money, No-Time Home Tour – Parenting Twins Article

The day my husband and I moved out of the city and into our new suburban home was a very big day for us. Yes, moving is a huge undertaking, but it’s also the day I found out I was pregnant with my first (and only to date) child.When I bought the house I had many grand ambitions for design and renovations for this square white box of a cookie cutter home. I now look back at those ambitions and…

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New Names for Growing Treehouse Programs – Foster Parents Article

07.03.2019 By Janis Avery, Treehouse CEO As Treehouse expands statewide, we are updating some of our legacy program names to make them more intuitive and inclusive by using functional names. The Wearhouse is now simply the “Treehouse Store.” Little Wishes has been a part of Treehouse since the beginning more than 30 years ago. Our history is important to us. That said, Little Wishes has outgrown its name and isn’t just for little kids now. Regardless of age, everyone deserves…

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My Struggle With Postpartum Self Esteem – Parenting Twins Article

For women there is a constant expectation and pressure to look a certain way. Whether it’s actresses in movies, the media picking apart celebrities, or airbrushing in your favourite magazines, we’re bombarded from every angle with how we “should” look.Add to that the toxic, often repeated, phrase of “baby weight”, and the idea that new mothers have to “bounce back” or suffer comparisons to their “pre-baby body” and it’s no wonder a lot of women’s self esteem takes a hit…

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Self-Care for You – Home Gym Time – Single Dad, Parents Article

By: Coach, on June 26, 2019 Do you ever do something for yourself? Self-care is most likely the thing you are neglecting. Many people forget to do this. You are not alone. If you are not taking care of yourself, then it is hard for you to be able to take care of everyone else in your life. Self-care is any kind of activity that you do deliberately to take the time to take care of yourself. It benefits your…

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Self-Care for You – Home Gym Time – Single Dad, Parents Article

By: Coach, on June 26, 2019 Do you ever do something for yourself? Self-care is most likely the thing you are neglecting. Many people forget to do this. You are not alone. If you are not taking care of yourself, then it is hard for you to be able to take care of everyone else in your life. Self-care is any kind of activity that you do deliberately to take the time to take care of yourself. It benefits your…

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Hilariously Infertile by Karen Jeffries (Book Excerpt) | MotherhoodLater.com – Parents Article

Hilariously Infertile by Karen Jeffries (Book Excerpt)Chapter 1 My Name is Karen and I am Infertile Hello Ladies!  (Oh and hello to the few “supportive” men who were bullied into reading this book).  I am infertile and no one likes to talk about it.  If you are infertile, you are not alone.  Let me start at the beginning, I was born on…HA!  Just kidding, that book would suck.  No, let’s start at the other beginning.  Soon after we were engaged,…

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The Best Summer Strawberry and Cream Scones Recipe – Parenting Twins Article

There aren’t too many things better than a fresh, hot out of the oven scone. Sweet, savoury, buttered up….they’re pretty irresistible…amiright???  A family favourite in this house is strawberry and cream scones. The best part about them is they are not complicated to make, in fact they are quite simple and are quite impressive to others…just be sure not to let them know how easy they are to make.  Not only are they delicious to eat, they make such a…

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Self Care In Order To Be Mother Bear by Wendy Sue Noah | MotherhoodLater.com – Parents Article

Self Care In Order To Be Mother Bear by Wendy Sue Noah   I consider myself a Polar Bear Mom, through and through! After winning full custody of my five children, whom I lovingly call my ‘tribe’, my life and heart has been dedicated to these magnificent beings who came through me, and who are a part of me, in every way. To put it lightly, it has been tremendously overwhelming raising five children by myself, not only as a…

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Spokane Group Sends Youth Back to School with New Backpacks – Foster Parents Article

06.05.2019 By Dana Petrarca, Treehouse Community Engagement Officer The Seattle Reproductive Medicine Spokane team hosted a donation drive for Spokane County youth in foster care last summer. “Our SRM Spokane team really enjoyed using our time and talent to help the youth of Spokane with back-to-school goodies,” said Melanie Mikkelsen, Counselor and Donor Liaison at SRM Spokane. “Even though our staff is small in numbers, it felt great to make a difference to youth who need our support the most.”…

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Waves of Mom Emotion by Robin Gorman Newman | MotherhoodLater.com – Parents Article

Waves of Mom Emotion by Robin Gorman Newman It’s not a task I enjoy, but I started receiving warning messages stating my laptop storage is almost at capacity.  So….I’ve begun the painstaking process of email purging. I never would have thought that hitting the Delete key would inspire a piece….but I find myself at the keyboard feeling a wave of emotion I didn’t see coming. As I sorted through the thousands in my Mailbox that had clearly outstayed their welcome,…

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