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June 5th | Capturing Jewels – Foster Parents Article

June 5th 2018. this day will forever be etched in my mind as the most miraculous day ever. I still shake my head in wonder when I recall it….. part of my journal entry–Today may perhaps have been the best day of all our lives as a family. The day that we found out, after exactly 5 years of waiting, that we are PREGNANT!!!! and that, after 2 years of having the boys in our home, the twins’ mom ‘signed…

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Black Mom Bloggers & Influencers From Ohio {You Should Be Following On Instagram}… – Parents Article

Please follow and like us: Today I am sharing some of my favorite Mom Bloggers and Influencers in Ohio! Often times Ohio gets looked over for a number of things, and although I admit it upsets me from time to time I have learned to roll with and still share and promote the state that I love! Many of my longtime readers know I am from Cleveland, but I spent about 4.5 years in Columbus when I was in college…

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The Protection of Sunscreen | Herding Chickens and Other Adventures in Foster and Adoptive Care – Foster Parents Article

I have always been white. There was never a time when I went out into the sun without first slathering on a layer of vaguely coconut flavored suntan lotion. When I was heading to the beach I remembered the delicacy of my pale skin. It was the only time I actively thought about the color of my skin and made preparations because of it. Otherwise, it never occurs to me to remember that I am white before I leave the…

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Special Moments You Need To Have Your Camera Ready For – Parenting Twins Article

Life as we know it is certainly more limiting, but that doesn’t mean special moments aren’t still happening. With just your iPhone or other smartphone you can still take great photos of your family. Smartphone cameras have come a long way and are producing higher quality images than ever before. I’m sharing some easy and fun ways to take the best photographs you can while enjoying the special moments and memories you’re capturing on camera. It’s simple, all you need is…

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

The weather forecast is saying it’s clear blue sky and no rain today. The clouds and the showers would beg to differ. Another inaccurate weather forecast. It’s clearly the forecasters fault that it’s raining …. It always is. I remember going to a Test Match (Cricket) between England and India. It had been a good weather forecast. But it was chucking it down and play was suspended. With perfect timing the main TV weatherman came onto the pitch to do…

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How to Cut Hair at Home: For Kids and Adults – Parenting Twins Article

Save money, time, and keep your family safe by learning how to cut hair at home for kids and adults. Includes a helpful list of products you’ll need to start cutting your family’s haircuts at home. If you want to learn how to cut hair at home we have compiled a great list of products you’ll need to order and video tutorials you’ll want to watch to get ready. Cutting hair for kids is really not as hard as it…

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

Running round the small garden for what seems like the millionth time and desperately trying to find an excuse to stop for a few seconds. Thankfully a yellow rose is a suitable excuse for a photo pit stop. I’m sat writing this during another brief day pit stop. Son is having a wander round the garden, dreaming and working on what we do next this Sunday afternoon. It will be a short pit stop. Maybe 30 minutes at most. It’s…

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Is It Over? – R2BC – Single Mum, Parents Article

One single poppy(There was a live concert in the street below. Not much social distancing.Israelis are largely voting with their feet on that.)Here are this week’s Reasons 2B Cheerful. It’s an interesting exercise to come up with things when you only venture outside twice a week to go to the supermarket. Thank goodness for facebook and zoom. And You Tube and Netflix of course. The Linky is with Becky on Lakes Single Mum if you want to see what other…

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10 Mental Health Benefits of a Clean Kitchen – Parents Article

Our homes at the moment have become our offices, our hang out spots, our entertaining sources, our playgrounds and much more. But how is it affecting us mentally? Can you spot the mental health benefits to keeping this new found isolation spot clean?  I don’t know about you but I feel the difference between when my house is messy and cluttered than I do once I have had a major clear out and cleaned it top to bottom. Don’t you? …

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

The sun is shining. It’s still cold but we will settle for this. So it’s almost official. School has emailed parents to say that looking at the latest government guidance – which apparently isn’t much – only some Primary pupils and those sitting final exams next year will get any direct teaching over the next few months. The earliest Son will be back in school is going to be September. So it’s time to get our heads round this. Looking…

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