Parenting Takes A Village – Parenting Now! – Parents Article

Parenting Takes A Village This article appeared in the January 14, 2019 edition of the Register-Guard.  We are social creatures by nature. In the earliest years of our existence on Earth, our survival depended on having family and friends in our village to feed, shelter and comfort us. Today’s world is vastly different from the early hunter-gatherer days. But there is one thing that has not changed: our need for social support. Without proper social support, parents are at an…

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Our Anniversary Trip to Tennessee! – Parenting Twins Article

Every year my husband and I get the wonderful opportunity to take an anniversary trip together (thanks Mom!) and this year we decided to go to Nashville, Tennessee! I had the chance to spend a day in Nashville with one of my BFF’s when I was helping her move halfway across the country to Texas. When I visited for a day, I KNEW it was a place Jose and I had to visit together! We have no regrets as it…

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Lessons Learned From a New Hip – Single Dad, Parents Article

Closing in on two weeks since I had total hip replacement surgery – and before anyone asks doing really well.  There are some lessons learned from a new hip installed that are worth noting (if not sharing). “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”  This is what most people who I know who had the surgery said to me going into it.  And generally I agree – I can say there was one minor complication in the hospital, but I woke…

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Evolution of Thankful – Dad the Single GuyDad the Single Guy – Single Dad, Parents Article

As I sat at the Thanksgiving table last night with my kids, my mom and friends I realized while the meaning behind Thanksgiving doesn’t change, we can (and I’d argue should be) aware of the evolution of thankful wrapped in the day. Without going through my entire history – Risa and I were married a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving. After our honeymoon, we came home, ate turkey with our families and headed off for Dallas and what we expected…

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Last Camping Trip of the Season – Single Mom Unschooling – Single Mum, Parents Article

We have a standing yearly camping trip every Labor Day weekend with friends. They’re so close, we feel like family. Their children consider B a cousin. It’s a lovely tradition. Watching our children, their three and my one, grow and change every year is my favorite part. We’ve done this several years and it becomes less labor intensive and more relaxing each time. The children have matured and have more freedom/ autonomy. B has always enjoyed fishing at this campground.…

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