Christmas

A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish – Available on Digital Oct 15 – DVD and Blu-ray Oct 29 – Single Mum, Parents Article

A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish – Available on Digital Oct 15 – DVD and Blu-ray Oct 29 – Jays Sweet N Sour Life We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.OkRead more This is only a snippet of a Single Mum Parents Article written by Jay’s Sweet N Sour Life Read Full Parenting Article

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Let your guard down | Dropping Anchors – Foster Parents Article

If your like me your knee deep in holiday festivities, but when adoption or fostering is part of your story there is a wound that sits tender on days like today. At the back of your mind amidst all the chaos and beauty is the mom or dad of the child you love who never quite got it together or who are trying their hardest but their success means your loss. Or maybe it’s the knowledge that there are siblings…

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Don’t Make Yourself CRAZY This Christmas! – Single Mum, Parents Article

It’s CHRISTMAS TIME!!!!!   I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite time of year! I love all the lights and decorations. I love the smell of cinnamon pine cones at the store! I even LOVE the Christmas music playing on an endless loop. Yes, I am one of those people. However, this is also the time of year where I tend to drive myself a little bit crazy and drive myself into the ground. I also used…

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How to survive Christmas without your child – Single Mum, Parents Article

Christmases were the same for me every year as a child.  I don’t mean that in a bad way, in fact I mean it in a very good way.  Our Christmas traditions involved: an annual pantomime; leaving a mince pie, some whiskey and a carrot out for Santa and his reindeer; stockings at the end of the bed; piles of presents for each of us scattered around the living room and then a further pile of presents known as ‘tree…

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12 Days of Foster Care – Foster Parents Article

Every holiday season there are young people in foster care who experience the mixed feelings that are brought on by the complexity of enjoying the holidays while feeling unsettled in their lives, families, and communities. Needless to say, these experiences are very different from what many experience as The 12 Days of Christmas and play a large role in how alumni of foster care approach life during the holidays. To better help you understand the experiences some alumni of foster…

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How to Throw the Best Party When You Have a Big Family – Multiples Illuminated – Parenting Twins Article

The holidays are fast approaching, and we are all geared up to go on vacation and spend some time with our families. One way to spend the holidays is to gather every family member for one special occasion where we can create memories.   Hosting a party for a large group of people can be stressful for party organizers. From preparing the guest list to making sure you have not forgotten anyone, to creating the menu and planning some entertainment…

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Holiday Stress Busters for the Whole Family – Parents Article

1. You do YOU!  It’s cliché, but it’s imperative. With all the hoopla you can find online via social media…with perfectly decked out halls and trees, scrumptious looking feasts and pictures of happy families, it’s easy to be misled to believe that everyone else is having the “perfect” holiday. Meanwhile sibling squabbles, a burnt turkey and a tree toppled over by the family cat await you…ornaments strewn from end to end in the house. Remember that what you see on…

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5 Easy Christmas Spirit Ideas To Encourage Giving – Parents Article

Giving Feels So Good It Hurts Two years ago, I was moved by a video where children from low-income families had to choose between a gift for themselves or one for their parents. Watch it: Amazing, selfless kids! These children chose a gift for their parents over one for themselves. Are you crying yet? It’s so sweet it hurts.  At the end of the day, these kids willingly give up their dream Christmas gift, just so they can give their caregiver…

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CoCo And Twins: Crafty for Christmas – Parenting Twins Article

CoCo And Twins: Crafty for Christmas Crafty for Christmas Today I really felt like being crafty.  I made a winter wreath, a yarn wrapped picture frame, and some subway art printables. Then I did one of those pour paintings. It is still drying so I will have to add a picture tomorrow.  Crafting won’t bring any real income, but it helps me feel productive which keeps depression and anxiety at bay. I want to share my printables with you. Click…

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