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Look Who We Found!!! | Penniless Parenting – Parents Article

  Look who we found!!!! We were so worried about our dog and the kids were petrified that she’d be hit by a car or something… An hour ago we got a call from a girl who isn’t a dog person but thought they found her. She sent us this picture of her and I wanted to be doubly sure it was her because we had a few false alarms (never knew there were so many dogs that looked like…

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Celebrating Fathers – Review Of The Life of Dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

*** I was given a free copy of Life of Dad for consideration of a review post.  While the item was provided for free, all the thoughts expressed herein are my own. *** When we get to May and June, and the calendar speeds on to its midway point, we come together to celebrate the dads and moms in our life.  As it’s just past Mother’s Day, Father’s Day comes right around the corner.  For me, it’s hard to forget…

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Fitness Fridays For Fathers 2.0: Five Best Home Exercise Items – Single Dad, Parents Article

There are times in life, you cannot reboot a thing often enough.  You can try to ignore it for a while, but it keeps coming back at you.  Nothing represents this truth in life more than fitness.  You can pretend it doesn’t exist, ignore it for a while, and pretend the doctor doesn’t exist.  But at some point, you are confronted with your 40-inch waist, shirts that no longer fit, and a big toe screaming at you for putting too…

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Always Something There to Remind Me – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/PortsmouthFreemasons.org) There’s something appalling—nearly unforgivable—about the things we forget, like, 98-ish percent of our known existence. We forget that we breathe. We breathe more than 23,000 times per day on average. There’s literally NOTHING we’ve done in our lives more times than taken a breath. Yet, we never notice. We forget that we are not promised tomorrow. Today may be our last. This conversation may be the last one you ever get to have with someone. Virtually all of us…

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The Single Father’s Guide: Insanely Simple Crock-Pot Recipe – Single Dad, Parents Article

My fellow, single father brothers, if you’re responsible for cooking for you and your children and you don’t have a crock-pot, get one. Cooking in a crock-pot is one of the easiest and most economical ways to help create a healthy diet for you and your children. From the standpoint of cost-effectiveness, wait until you find a protein that’s on-sale at your grocer’s meat department or at your local butcher. Grab a pork shoulder or beef rump roast and, if…

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New Original Memes by Matthew S. Field – Single Dad, Parents Article

The Single Father’s Guide: New Original Memes by Matthew S. Field New Original Memes by Matthew S. Field If you happen to be a “fan” of The Single Father’s Guide to Life, Cooking, and Baseball on Facebook, then you’ve probably seen most of these. I write down my thoughts, regardless of the time of day, in my “Ideas Become Things” writer’s notebook, which was a gift from a friend for a milestone birthday and which I keep on my nightstand.…

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Monsters Are Afraid of Me – Single Dad, Parents Article

Children grow up fast enough. Sometimes, when my two beautiful daughters were little girls and it was time for them to go to bed, one or both would say with genuine concern, “Daddy, I’m afraid that there are monsters in my room.” A monster under the bed? Of course, I couldn’t have blamed them for that innocent fear in any case, but especially because my two little girls had experienced the most traumatic thing little girls could imagine. My daughters…

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Dating Sucks. I Can Prove It – Single Dad, Parents Article

Dating sucks. It really does. I hadn’t expected to be dating after I married my wife 26 years ago. Fate has its own plan for us and there isn’t much we can do about it. This brings me to real life case of dating sucks. I met Jess on Bumble. I’ve actually met a number of remarkable ladies using dating apps and services, but no, I haven’t met Miss (Ms.) Right . . . which brings me to Jessica. Jess and…

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Gozer the Gozerian & Aunt Flo – Single Dad, Parents Article

What really possessed Regan MacNeil? As a young husband, I would be shocked every 28 days or so by the demonic possession of my beautiful bride by cantankerous imp who I came to know as Aunt Flo. In spite of having grown up in a home with three younger sisters, the vituperous arrival of my late wife’s monthly visitor never ceased to surprise me. I’d walk through the door wearing a hopeful smile after a long a day at the…

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