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

After all the bad weather. The floods. The driving rain. The damaging winds. After three storms. Conditions which have proved too much for the early daffodils. The snowdrops are still hanging on. They are truly wonderful little delicate flowers. Hanging on applies to the humans as well. Son’s anxiety levels are definitely spiking now. He is returning to the outside world after 10 days of safety within the confines of his house and garden. Days of not needing to build…

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

The zero hours contract yielded 5 hours work today. Another 50000000 hours and I might just keep the bank manager from sending me snotty letters. Just enough time left for a quick run. The light was stunning. It’s the quiet before the next storm hits. “Is it true that we are getting another storm.” “Yes Son it’s due to hit at the weekend. But this time maybe just a little less wind but much more rain.” “Great. I bet they…

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

Ans so the transition begins. A transition from a happy and relaxed boy to one wracked with doubt and anxiety. School starts to flick the switch again. How many kids are going through this experience. Far Too Many. Here the school prison gates open on Monday. Son’s words not mine. So on this glorious winters day he tries to wade through the homework which was dished out before Christmas. He spent an hour trying to sketch a mirror image of…

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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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Eye’ve seen it all now. – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

In the sprint up to Christmas, it’s a time of many birthday parties and events; the cubs and I are busy.My weekend will be punctuated by one, 6th birthday party tomorrow but first, my two are due an eye test.This was a fall out event from daddy having a new prescription a few weeks back. The optometrist and I got chatting and I realised that the cubs had never had an eye test. I booked one in.Our last visit was…

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Tired – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

I exhausted myself; it’s why I’ve been quiet. Here in the UK, we have a turn of phrase for being busy; we call it spinning plates. It harks back to the circus act of erecting a number of head height poles into the ground, then balancing spinning plates on them. The trick of it was to wobble the stick in a circular motion, causing said balanced plate to spin and remain in situ unaided. The skill arrived in getting all…

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How Are You Coping With the Challenges of Parenting? – Parents Article

How Are You Coping With the Challenges of Parenting? Being a parent and managing a family can be stressful at times. Sleepless nights with a newborn, toddler upsets, or a bout of illness can all test a parent’s ability to handle challenging moments with grace and ease. While these moments are generally fleeting—children eventually sleep through the night; toddlers learn to regulate their emotions; illnesses pass—constant stress can take its toll on us as parents. It’s important to know some…

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Celebrating Fathers – Review Of The Life of Dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

*** I was given a free copy of Life of Dad for consideration of a review post.  While the item was provided for free, all the thoughts expressed herein are my own. *** When we get to May and June, and the calendar speeds on to its midway point, we come together to celebrate the dads and moms in our life.  As it’s just past Mother’s Day, Father’s Day comes right around the corner.  For me, it’s hard to forget…

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Daddy Makes A Mud Kitchen – Parenting Twins Article

Gav and I have been joking around about making one of these for a while. To be honest I didn’t think he was remotely capable 😂 With all the deliveries we have had recently, we had a few spare palettes hanging around, so he thought it was worth a go! He started off by cutting one in half. One side would be the kitchen top, and then other was separated into pieces to fill in the gaps. Then the 4 cut off…

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