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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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All in good time – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

It hasn’t been plain sailing in the BSD household recently, and I’m squarely to blame. Youngest cub has made the quantum leap to being potty trained. A real milestone in the transition from toddler to child. I’m ever so proud of him; he even goes to the bathroom standing up, after observing daddy in some uncomfortably candid moments. I was conscious of this milestone as he entered the schooling system last September. His birthday is in late August and he…

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Editing Scripts – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

After a rather successful half-term holiday break, I haven’t seen the cubs for a few days. They’re with me for the next four days but I’ve missed them terribly. I pick them up from after-school club on what was for me a testing day at work. All stresses fell away after I saw them. Youngest came out first, looking thoroughly fed up; 50% of him seemed to consist of tomato soup, the folly of a white, cotton school top. Driving…

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Fitness Fridays For Fathers 2.0: Five Best Home Exercise Items – Single Dad, Parents Article

There are times in life, you cannot reboot a thing often enough.  You can try to ignore it for a while, but it keeps coming back at you.  Nothing represents this truth in life more than fitness.  You can pretend it doesn’t exist, ignore it for a while, and pretend the doctor doesn’t exist.  But at some point, you are confronted with your 40-inch waist, shirts that no longer fit, and a big toe screaming at you for putting too…

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5 Life skills; prologue. – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

I’d like to give you a short preview of my 5 week series on the life skills I’m trying to impart into my cubs. I’ve thought long and hard about this one and reflected on their upbringing so far. Eldest cub, for the most part was raised in a semi-stable home and relationship, although the signs that her mother and I weren’t going to make it were already there. Her formative years were moulded by the dual influences of both…

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