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Infertility– Suffering, Marriage, Friendship and Faith Radio Interview – Foster Parents Article

It was a weird moment the other day when I verbalized to my husband that we are now experiencing secondary infertility. About fifteen years ago we were diagnosed with infertility, adopted four kids, experienced two miracle pregnancies that ended with the births of our sons (and two ectopic pregnancies) and now here we are again. We don’t necessarily want to have more biological kids, but the weird thing about infertility is that just because you don’t want to get pregnant…

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This is Not Homeschool. This is Survival School. – Foster Parents Article

Deciding to homeschool your kids is a huge decision. You think about what curriculum will work best for your kids and for your teaching style. You research. You talk to other people about it. If you have kids with medical or education or social skills needs or behavioral challenges, you think about your ability to meet those needs at home vs. the services they could receive through the school system. You rearrange your work schedules or other activities to make…

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The World Has Changed. Let’s Find The Beauty In It. – Parenting Twins Article

I barely slept last night. I finally processed what is happening and the new world we live in. Although scary and uncertain, there is beauty in what the world is … Continue reading “The World Has Changed. Let’s Find The Beauty In It.” The post The World Has Changed. Let’s Find The Beauty In It. appeared first on Nesting Story. This is only a snippet of a Twins Parents Article written by Joanna Venditti Read Full Parenting Article

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Bring Your Kids to Church (radio interview) – Foster Parents Article

Maybe somebody out there has a really easy time getting through the morning insanity of church prep, then their kids sit so nicely and quietly during the service (hands folded, obviously) and afterwards the kids have these insightful conversations about all they learned. That is not my life. Yet. I’m still hoping. But we keep going. We practice what we want to become. Some weeks I think we’re almost there and some weeks I nearly cry on the way home…

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Ford and The Barrier Breaking Dreamer Automotive Designer McKinley Thompson Jr. #history — Dallas Single Mom – Single Mum, Parents Article

McKinley Thompson Jr., a Ford designer who helped pen the first-generation Bronco, was the first African American designer hired at Ford Motor Company after graduating from the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California with a degree in transportation design in 1956.When barriers are broken and diverse thoughts are brought together, we all thrive, grow and innovation occurs. This is exactly what happened when Ford hired transportation designer McKinley Thompson, Jr. A graduate of ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena,…

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Finding Jesus When Your World is Falling Apart – Single Mum, Parents Article

Kids and the Single Mom give advice on how to handle rough situations. HERE! Being a single mom is the hardest job that I have ever had. But what happens when things start falling apart? The expectations are high and the support is low. We are expected to work full-time jobs and/or go to school, take care of the house, take care of the kids, deal with our emotional and mental baggage, deal with our kids emotional and mental baggage,…

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We Take Our Kids to Funerals – Foster Parents Article

We took our kids to a funeral recently. I was getting ready to explain to them how funerals typically go, until I realized they’ve actually been to quite a few funerals already. And every time we take them, I think about how much easier it would be if we left them at home. It is hard work to bring kids to a solemn service of undetermined length. The normal behaviors of kids– boisterous laughter, games of tag, loud questions– these…

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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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