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Financially Impossible? Not for God. – Foster Parents Article

Choosing a hard yes over an easy no. From fundraising to waiting to adjusting, adopting isn’t easy. But with God’s leading, every adoptive and foster family makes the decision to say YES to their child (and the JOY that comes with them), even when it seems impossible. Hear from a Lifesong family who recently shared with us– Bennett’s adoption was our third adoption in 3 years time. We still had outstanding debt for our second adoption when our agency called…

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Chance of Having Twins Again: Who’ll Have a Second Set? – Parenting Twins Article

You might be thinking about the chance of having twins again if you have one set of twins already.The idea of having twins tends to fascinate people. Some people would love to increase the chance of parenting two babies at the same time, and others react in an entirely different way. Life with twins can be busy and chaotic, but some parents dream of having more children after having twins. Experience single child moments, breastfeeding without having another child crying, or you just want a…

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New Beginnings | Herding Chickens and Other Adventures in Foster and Adoptive Care – Foster Parents Article

“What goes on first: the tomatoes or the Parmesan? Do we always toast the bread? Is this your favorite food, Mama?” Mary’s earnest little face is staring intently at me. Although, I suppose I shouldn’t say “little” face anymore. She’s 12-years-old. She is almost my height and looks more like a teenager than a child. We are sharing a bit of late-night tomato Bruschetta at the dining room table. I’m showing her how to spread it onto the slices of…

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My Family of Five in June – Parents Article

Happy half way through the year everyone! Can you believe we are gearing closer to Christmas already? I know it’s only June, but we are half way through what seems like a rocky year for us in some ways and an amazing year in others. We have out did ourselves on how busy we truly can be and while we keep starting off the year with the intentions to slow down, it doesn’t seem to ever happen. To answer those…

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My Family of Five in June – Parents Article

Happy half way through the year everyone! Can you believe we are gearing closer to Christmas already? I know it’s only June, but we are half way through what seems like a rocky year for us in some ways and an amazing year in others. We have out did ourselves on how busy we truly can be and while we keep starting off the year with the intentions to slow down, it doesn’t seem to ever happen. To answer those…

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Rainy Day Camping Activities for Children – Parenting Twins Article

Last month we spent a wonderful weekend glamping down in Somerset. You can read my full review of our stay at Somerset Yurts here. We arrived in glorious sunshine on the Friday evening, but by Saturday morning rain was in the air. The day was a mixture of showers and sunshine and by the evening the rain had gotten pretty heavy. Not one to let rain dampen our experience we embraced it for what it was and made the most…

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Finding Little Blessings From God – Single Mum, Parents Article

Sometimes it’s easy to miss blessings from God. Or, I should say, it’s easy to overlook the blessings God has for us. We receive the blessing, but we don’t actually “see” or acknowledge the blessing. We are oblivious to it’s presence in our lives.I’ve been guilty of that numerous times. I get busy with the mundane, and don’t consciously register the little blessings from God that wind up in my lap.My daughter, Rachel, loves the beach. She has a special…

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Spread Too Thin – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Today, instead of putting my son on the bus and going straight to work, I took him to school so I could visit his class for “First Fridays.” First Fridays are a monthly occurrence on which parents are allowed – and encouraged – drop in on school and find out what our kids are working on. Afterwards, on the train – in the middle of wondering WTF common core is all about – I suddenly realized I’d completely forgotten to…

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Introducing the two newest members of our family! – Parenting Twins Article

Pets have been something that my husband and I have discussed a lot. We currently have a cat. A white cat called Nala, with heterochromia – meaning she has one blue eye and one green eye. She’s quite stunning. We’ve both had dogs before and although we both love dogs (in someone else’s home), neither […] The post Introducing the two newest members of our family! appeared first on Crazy With Twins. This is only a snippet of a Twins…

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June-July 2019 Family Friendly Community Events – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!June Community Events KidsPlay, produced by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, provides free interactive and educational programming for children and their families in Market Square. This began June 4 and continues throughout the summer, the free events run on Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (with a free lunch and a snack) and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids will meet visitors from the Heinz History Center, Animal Friends, Texture Contemporary…

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