around here: week 21 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{May 17-23rd}{Daddy’s home!} {pc: Carly}{pc: Carly}{pc: Carly} {flashback to the first night Ramona slept with Wyatt} Rejoicing… that Josh is home for good now that his sister’s house is ready to go on the market.  It listed on Friday and had 3 showings that day! Her family will be moving here when it sells, and I can’t wait to have more family here. Reading… history aloud to the kids and almost finished with the first book in the series. We…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 20 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{May 10-16th}   {baby wyatt!} Celebrating… Mother’s Day with Josh out of town helping his sister finish her house to get it on the market.  We were missing him fierce the whole time he was gone (I don’t think I have ever missed him so much, and I lived an entire school year without him when Carly was a newborn-), single parenting during COVID not being my strong suit, but the kids came in strong for my special day, making…

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Book Reading Lately | The Glorious Mundane – Foster Parents Article

Well, here we are mostly through April and I have not been able to find the mental energy to write anything on here. I’ve even dropped off the face of the earth in writing my little diary posts during this time of “shelter in place”. I’ve seen so many people who are THRIVING during stress. They are stressed, so they become more productive. That is not me. I shut down during stress. Sure, I can keep up with the laundry…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 15 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{pc: Jack}Starting… the week with a migraine and sleeping half the day Sunday.  I know it was much needed, but I hate wasting the day sleeping!!Finishing… Wyatt’s wolf dot-to-dot and putting it into the frame my mom bought for him to put it in. It looks amazing and was so fulfilling to complete.  I’m so proud of us!!Receiving… crafts from Grandma & using them with the kids this weekend.  We made stress balls which was super fun and Carly &…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 13 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{March 22-28} {Logan & Jack flashback :: Alaska 2012} {flashback to Alaska & little Wyatt} My friend Corbett shared this beautiful quote by Mary Oliver: “it is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world” I loved how it reminded me that the world has always been imperfect, and every day that we wake up is hard in its own way.  It’s just that now it’s so obvious how imperfect and hard it…

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Competition! Win a copy of RHS The Rose : The history of the world’s favourite flower in 40 roses – Parenting Twins Article

*Post contains affiliate links I’m really excited by today’s blog post because not only have I received a copy of the beautiful book, ‘RHS The Rose: The history of the world’s favourite flower in 40 roses‘ by Brent Elliott, I also have a copy to give away to one lucky reader! First of all though, I want to tell you all about this book. The Rose has been published in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the world’s largest…

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Here’s how to borrow up to 16 FREE eBooks for your Kids without leaving the house Cheekie Monkies – Parents Article

Compared to life three months ago, we are living in vastly different times these days. In a time where social distancing and being socially responsible are drilled into everyone, it is great that we can all borrow eBooks from Singapore’s National Library Board (NLB) without leaving the house! Yes, in case you didn’t know, you can borrow eBooks from the library – and more than 3.5 million titles in 4 languages at that! – and download them into your electronic…

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Book Review: The Break by Marian Keyes – Parenting Twins Article

*Post contains affiliate links *May contain spoilers ‘Myself and Hugh . . . We’re taking a break.’‘A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?’ If only. Amy’s husband Hugh says he isn’t leaving her. He still loves her, he’s just taking a break – from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months in South-East Asia. And nothing she says can stop him. But when does a break become a break-up? For a lot can happen in…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 9 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{where grandpa fell} Napping… with Josh on Sunday afternoon while the kids had screen time and it was the best nap ever. Sometimes I can’t believe we have kids old enough to entertain themselves for an hour while we attempt to catch up on our lost decade of sleep. (Hah!)Prepping… for Monday, as usual, on Sunday.  Cleaning house, catching up on homework and doing loads of laundry. It always feels good to start the week feeling ahead of the game.Comforting……

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 5 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{January 26 – February 1} (Josh texted this math problem to me- I cracked up when I saw that he wrote “Rookie” on it.) {lipstick mirror}{so fancy!} Feeling… all the way better and proving it by mopping our floor. I have never been so happy to mop in my LIFE! I am so elated to feel well and to be getting the house back under control.  It was really hard to be stuck in bed for so many days.  I’m…

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