Wild & Chance, by Allen Zadoff ~ Giveaway for a Print Book! – Parents Article

Wild & Chance by Allen Zadoff Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Release Date: April 28, 2020 Genre: Middle Grade, Children’sSynopsis: Sit. Speak. Survive the chase.A girl wakes up trapped on a sinking ship with no memory of who she is and nothing but her instinct to survive. She fights her way to freedom, only to discover two incredible facts: She is a dog, and she can understand human speech. She soon befriends a thirteen-year-old boy named Chance who…

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It’s such a hard life – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Time for some random words. Subservient Tudor Expect Discipline Chaperone Accused Suspicious Breadwinner Complicated Stereotypical Shakespeare Elizabethan A few beauties from this weeks school spelling test. Is this really a level playing field for kids with dyslexia. I remember joking that in a few months he will have to learn the spellings of dinosaurs. Dinosaurs like Micropachycephalosaurus. Well the way these spellings are going I’m not ruling it out now. A bit of a test day today for me. Trying…

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

Feels more like Frank Herberts Dune than Yorkshire today. We are a week away from our countries latest election. I don’t know why we bother having a vote as the media are all screaming at the public to vote for Boris Johnson. A pack of media hounds trying to rip to shreds the Opposition Leaders. Yet the hardest scrutiny Johnson has faced seems to have been how he makes a cream scone. Strangely no mention of the lies, the alleged…

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

Now that’s how you do a huddle. HU DD LE Spelling has never been one of my specialities. So not a lot of help to a dyslexic son trying to memorise 15 words in the hope of getting at least 10 correct to avoid a school punishment. Now that’s a way to spend a Sunday. The approach Son has gone for is to break the words up into little words and the try to do a memory photograph of each…

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I’m Back, B*ches! – Rupert Approves – Parents Article

I was thinking about, how when I wrote this post, that I would need some witty intro line like ‘hey, remember me’ or ‘gosh, I haven’t blogged in so long my website is dusty, har har’. But then I can to my site and logged in, and realised I had forgotten my password. So  this, in fact is my opening line: Hi, I’m Kate, former blogger who cant even remember how to access her own website. I realise that too many of my (sporadic and poorly spaced…

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