Family Matters

7 Important Life Skills to Teach Your Children – Single Mum, Parents Article

Independence. Children need to be nurtured to become more and more independent as they grow up. Many adults need to learn to be more independent as well. Strive to increase your child’s independence a little bit at a time.Giving your child additional responsibilities as they get older will help with this. Depending on their age they can start doing more and more things around the house – loading and unloading the dishwasher, doing their own laundry, mowing the lawn, cooking…

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Stop Feeling Like Your Emotions Are Not Valid! – Single Mum, Parents Article

I was recently told that I was emotionally abusing my child. No seriously. I was told that I was emotionally abusing my child. Now as ludicrous as that statement was considering the source that it came from, I decided that I should examine why they would make such an accusation. It is no secret to those who know me that I have been struggling recently with my daughter who is diving head first into tween-hood. We have been dealing with…

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Stop Feeling Like Your Emotions Are Not Valid! – Single Mum, Parents Article

I was recently told that I was emotionally abusing my child. No seriously. I was told that I was emotionally abusing my child. Now as ludicrous as that statement was considering the source that it came from, I decided that I should examine why they would make such an accusation. It is no secret to those who know me that I have been struggling recently with my daughter who is diving head first into tween-hood. We have been dealing with…

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Parenting Agreements – Do You Need One? – Single Mum, Parents Article

Parenting agreements, you may already have one but if you don’t it is something that you should definitely look into having. If you aren’t familiar with what a parenting agreement is, it is basically a legal document that outlines terms for parenting with your ex. Parenting agreements are very important because it sets out guidelines and expectations for both parents. They cover all types of things such as: the visitation schedulechild supporteducational expensesmedical expenseshow you will split or share holidaystransportation…

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Parenting Agreements – Do You Need One? – Single Mum, Parents Article

Parenting agreements, you may already have one but if you don’t it is something that you should definitely look into having. If you aren’t familiar with what a parenting agreement is, it is basically a legal document that outlines terms for parenting with your ex. Parenting agreements are very important because it sets out guidelines and expectations for both parents. They cover all types of things such as: the visitation schedule child support educational expenses medical expenses how you will…

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Don’t Make Yourself CRAZY This Christmas! – Single Mum, Parents Article

It’s CHRISTMAS TIME!!!!!   I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite time of year! I love all the lights and decorations. I love the smell of cinnamon pine cones at the store! I even LOVE the Christmas music playing on an endless loop. Yes, I am one of those people. However, this is also the time of year where I tend to drive myself a little bit crazy and drive myself into the ground. I also used…

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How One Twitter Dad Made My Heart Happy – Single Mum, Parents Article

Toxic Masculinity: One Dad Took to Twitter to Defend His Son A few days ago I was scrolling through my Twitter feed trying, and failing, to ignore the political nonsense that has overtaken literally all social media platforms. I posted some pithy comments and re-tweeted some of the dumbest things that I came across. Realizing that by doing so I was totally contributing to the din, but apparently unable to stop myself.     When I came across a post…

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Brain Injury – My Son’s Story & New Changes – Single Mum, Parents Article

Heather is a single mother living in beautiful Colorado. She has 3 wonderful children; twin 17 year old boys and a 11 year old daughter. She has lived in Colorado for the better part of her life and is a stay at home work at home mother. She started her own business over 9 years ago and is happily, albeit precariously, balancing work and personal lives. She spent over 8 years struggling financially and emotionally as a single…

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Talking Transgender with My Kids – What Do You Say? – Single Mum, Parents Article

The most recent controversial decision by the Trump administration (because there have been quite a few to choose from) is taking aim as transgender youth in our schools. In May of 2016 the Obama administration stated that Title IX protects the right of transgender students to use the restroom and locker rooms that coincide with the gender they identify with. However, recently the current administration has decided that they didn’t really like that idea. Stating that they believe that it…

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