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The Bicentennial Experience – Tips and Review – Parents Article

What is it? Watch our highlights from the Time Traveller Exhibit. The Bicentennial Experience is an immersive multi-media sensory experience that is done in 2 parts at Fort Canning Rise, as part of commemorating Singapore’s bicentennial since it’s inception as early as 1299 as a trading port. Part of the Time Traveller Experience – Source: https://www.bicentennial.sg/the-bicentennial-experience/ First part of the experience is named the Time Traveller, which consists of indoor-based multi-media experience in 5 parts that takes the viewer across…

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I’m Done Apologizing for My Apologies | – Foster Parents Article

I was late to a meeting this morning. It was absolutely unavoidable because I had to drop my kids off at school (which starts at 9 a.m.) before I could head over to the meeting across town (which also started at 9 a.m.). I hate being late. As I got closer to my destination I imagined walking into the meeting and what I would need to say to own my lateness. As I contemplated my options, I heard the voice…

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I Let My Kids Play Tag in the Church Aisles | – Foster Parents Article

My mom played piano and organ for our church when I was a kid. This meant some Saturdays she’d bring my sister and me to the dark, empty church building where we would entertain ourselves for hours while she practiced. We’d roll under the pews, find forgotten communion cups we’d use for our dolls later, play tag between the aisles, and take rest breaks on the stage stairs. And all of this happened with the epic soundtrack of a booming…

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Well, I Guess I’ve Grown Up – Single Dad, Parents Article

I have a little perspective. I’ve now been a single father for more than 13 1/2 years, a year longer than I was married. That is mind-boggling to me.  I’ve grieved the loss of my beautiful, loving wife, Lori. I haven’t shared this before now, but I was lucky enough to be with Lori, holding her hand, in her last moments. I’ve raised our two, beautiful and intelligent daughters who are studying in college and my now 14-year old “Favorite Son” since…

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What I Wish Everyone Knew about Essential Oils – Multiples and More – Parenting Twins Article

  Hello how have, you all been? It has been a little while since I have blogged. Life has been busy with my twin 8 year olds back to school and juggling extracurricular activities. I am constantly amazed as I get older how much my mum did to drive 6 kids around to 4 different schools and all our extra-curricular activities and I have only got 2! Today I wanted to blog to see if any mums and dads wanted…

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Two excuses to not become foster parents – Foster Parents Article

Guest post as part of our National Adoption Month series: Post by Gena Thomas________________________________________________________________________________ About four million Americans go on missions trips every year,[i] many of which are to orphanages. We go overseas, hold HIV positive babies, take pictures of them, and then fly home. We tell our American friends and family about how great it was to hold them, how awesome it was to love them, and we smile upon our remembrances. But all too often, that’s where the…

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8 tips for One-on-One with your Twins – Multiples and More – Parenting Twins Article

Parenting can be frustrating. Children are very demanding of attention -especially babies. With twins, there is an extra struggle with trying to give the individual baby the attention they need. It can be very tempting to try to lump your time with them together, but it can be especially important for the twins to get the one-on-one time they need to develop healthy identities and build the relationship you want. While it can be trying, here are some helpful tips…

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How to tick off a Mama Bear with 5 little words – Foster Parents Article

“Did you have them tested?” she asked. “Tested for WHAT?!” I replied while secretly hoping she wouldn’t say what I thought she would say. But alas, she did. “You know… to make sure they aren’t… (whispers) ‘crazy‘ before you decided to keep them.” SCREEEECH!!! HOLD UP! *Cue Mama Bear* “What did you just ask me about my children??? Did I test them before deciding to keep them?? Did you test your bio kids before you decided to keep them? No?…

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