Christmas

Teaching Kids to Respect Other Cultures Starts With Understanding Your Own – Foster Parents Article

I remember being about nine years old the first time I realized my family culture was different from the culture I was growing up in. My mom had bought a boxed set of cassette tapes of “The News from Lake Wobegon” from a library book sale. As I listened to Garrison Keillor describe life in the midwest, my life started to make just a little more sense. I was a girl growing up in California being raised by a mother…

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How To Manage Downtime During The Holidays – Foster Parents Article

| Share | Tweet | Pin It | email It’s Part 4 of our Holiday How-To Guide, and in this episode we’re giving you practical strategies for managing the (often) dreaded downtime during Christmas! You know how this goes. It’s the school year, and it it certainly has its own struggles. The constant on-the-go of Monday through Friday, and then sports, church, and get-togethers sprinkled in makes the grind a bit exhausting. But it’s structured. It’s routine. What do you do…

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DIY Cinnamon Ornaments For Christmas – Single Mum, Parents Article

Sharing is caring!Scents have an amazing ability to transport us back to a past memory or time. The smell of cinnamon can do that for a lot of people as it reminds them of Christmas. That’s why I love these easy DIY cinnamon ornaments. They have the ability to make your home smell amazing with the smell of Christmas all season long. DIY Cinnamon Ornaments Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. …

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So which view – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Looks wonderful yet a couple of yours later stood 30 yards down the path and it’s looking not so hot. Two different views. School argues that son is doing really well. His behaviour is excellent. He works really hard. His grades are good. Often best in the class. He has plenty of friends thanks to the actions of the teachers. Last year one teacher told us that in her subject he should really be in the top set. No additional…

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Hang In There Mamas… Christmas Is Almost Here – Parenting Twins Article

We are so close to Christmas mamas! Just a little reminder… if your kids are all hyped up and having extra meltdowns and are fighting with each other more than usual, that’s totally normal leading up to Christmas (and Halloween and birthdays).It took me a few years of parenting to see this pattern, but once I did and realized most kids get like this leading up to an exciting holiday or event I totally relaxed.. and popped in my AirPods and…

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Out with the Old, In with the Old – Office Mum – Parents Article

This time last year, as I unwrapped the snowman and put him on the mantlepiece, I wondered where he’d be going next time round. We were Sale Agreed on our old house but hadn’t found somewhere new yet. I tried to picture what the new mantlepiece might look like, in the new living room, in the new house, but I couldn’t. I put the fireplace candle up (the one we don’t light anymore, after we accidentally set fire to a…

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Christmas Diaries 2 – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Still not what you would call postcard Christmas weather yet. This is lunchtime. Having said that how often do we get the crispy white stuff at Christmas anyway in North Yorkshire. In the 17 years we have lived here I can only remember one White Christmas. However I can remember many like the photo above. When I was a kid I remember one really heavy snow Christmas Day. I remember sinking to my belly and my wellies filling up with…

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Do We Really Need Two of Everything? — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

The holidays are in full swing and as lists are getting checked and double-checked a question that many new twin parents ask is whether they really need two of everything. In this guide, we will take a look at what you might want to double up on this holiday season and when one will probably do.  When You Need Two  The biggest question you need to ask yourself when deciding whether to add one or two of something to the…

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6 Adorable Christmas ideas for you and your baby – Parents Article

Even though baby may not be aware of what’s happening at Christmas, we still get that overwhelming feeling of excitement to mark their first one. It’s the first-time enjoying spending Christmas with your new-born bundle, your family has extended, and all those extra presents have made their way under the Christmas Tree. Generally, all your extended family members will be buying for baby at Christmas so instead of getting even more presents you might be thinking of a way to…

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