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

One of my first records I purchased was ‘All the worlds a stage’ by the rock legends, Rush. Shakespeare wrote that ‘All the worlds a stage’. Don’t worry I’m not going all thespian on you. But I must admit I fancy my chances these days of doing a mighty fine Richard III stage performance. Why is the Stagecoach Bus always two hours late when I try to catch it. Just watched wrestling on the TV which is staged. So many…

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Practicing Mindfulness and Good Mental Health by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

What does practicing mindfulness mean to you? Do you do it? Or is it something that you’ve never given much thought to. I definitely used to be in the latter category.   But at times like these, it’s so easy to feel bogged down by everything.  The state of the world is chaotic. And — as a result — we’re all trying to do a million and one different jobs at the same time. Work, home schooling, housework, cooking, cleaning. Too…

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

The way forward is sometimes difficult under foot. Another storm is heading our way. Storm Jorge. The world news is grim and unremittingly depressing. Definitely no solace at school. Son scored 14 out of 15 in his Drama spelling test. The one he got wrong was Unferth. Unferth is a warrior who opposes Beowulf. It’s not a word he’s likely to use much in life. I am so pleased with son. I wouldn’t have got 14 and I’m not dyslexic.…

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Don’t let money destroy your family – Parenting Twins Article

I recently read a news article online about how a family are at war because their late sister changed her Will two months before she died leaving her £825,000 fortune to her brother and his sons and not her sister and nieces. The lady in question doesn’t have children to leave her fortune to. I think it’s such a sad state of affairs when the end of someone’s life is brought down to money. Even more so when it results…

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

The first Snowdrops of the year have surfaced after a couple of days of sunshine. On the 26th January 2019 I blogged Was a bit worried that the pup had destroyed the gardens entire snowdrop population. But at last in one corner …. My partner will be happy. On the 25th February 2018 Walks in February would always involve my partner stopping frequently to admire the patches of snowdrops. I must admit I never really paid much attention to them.…

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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 2,000 Reasons I’m Glad I Didn’t Die Last Night – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/Aron Visuals) There haven’t been many days when I’ve wanted to die. Maybe zero. I felt really bad for a long time after my marriage ended, and I sort of stopped caring. I figured being dead might hurt less. A little boy and you guys gave me reasons to dust myself off and keep trying every day. There aren’t many days when I actually thought that I was going to die, even though I’ve probably almost died a bunch of…

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3 | Single motherhood by choice – Single Mum, Parents Article

I don’t call myself a blogger any more, not that I was ever particularly diligent, but I thought I would check in, as I like to hear how everyone else is getting on. Hello! My boy was three last month! Cliché cliché cliché but time fairly zips along. What kind of a boy have we got? He’s very smart, very confident (which I love, as I was shy and quiet, though few people want an obnoxiously over-confident child either) and…

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