Please Buy Your White Kids a Black Doll – Foster Parents Article

I was casually strolling through the aisles at Walmart when I overhead something that made my heart race. I was looking at some dolls, trying to pick a Christmas gift for my daughter and two women right next to me were doing something similar. One woman picked up a doll– the last one on the shelf that made baby noises when you hugged it. And that’s when the interaction started. Woman: Oh, I like this one! I think we should…

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Instant Pot Cranberry Jelly Recipe – Parenting Twins Article

Try this instant pot cranberry jelly recipe to wow your family at the breakfast table this Christmas. It also makes a great gift! This instant pot cranberry jelly is going to knock your socks off! Nat made it at Thanksgiving and it was a hit with her whole family. Cranberry jelly is the perfect condiment to have around the kitchen at Christmas time. The sweetness of the jelly makes this a great spread on toast, English muffins, and other breads.…

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More LO’r, Please. – Rupert Approves – Parents Article

Does anyone else feel like September is the Monday of the year? Yes, the weather starts warming up and the air feels fresher and sweeter, but it’s also a time when everyone seems to hit that end of year slump and daydream about holidays and breaks and a teeny tiny bit of downtime. For us photographers, it also means the start of busy season, so whilst we were counting Rands and Cents in the Winter months, the Summer months mean the bookings…

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5 Gift-Experience Presents They’ll Never Forget – Parents Article

0 Give A Gift-Experience You may still be dizzy from sugar overload after Halloween, but sober up, dear! It’s time to talk presents, especially one that will last a lifetime: the gift-experience.  Because there’s no escaping the fact that the gift-giving holidays are right around the corner. At our house, we’ve been receiving holiday-themed catalogs for weeks, and trust me, it hasn’t gone unnoticed by the littlest members of the family. You know the drill: while they’re busy…

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5 Easy Christmas Spirit Ideas To Encourage Giving – Parents Article

Giving Feels So Good It Hurts Two years ago, I was moved by a video where children from low-income families had to choose between a gift for themselves or one for their parents. Watch it: Amazing, selfless kids! These children chose a gift for their parents over one for themselves. Are you crying yet? It’s so sweet it hurts.  At the end of the day, these kids willingly give up their dream Christmas gift, just so they can give their caregiver…

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Toys For Both Genders This Holiday Season – Parents Article

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you probably already know that the gift giving season is upon us. Giving presents to friends and family can be such a gratifying experience, especially when we find the perfect item. However, it can be difficult not to fall into the gender trap when shopping for kids. Boys like trucks and anything pink is just for girls, right? Well, no actually. These days, kids and parents alike are demanding…

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Simplicity Parenting Toy List | Lies About Parenting – Parents Article

Ready to put the Simplicity Parenting book into action? I remember the start of my journey being exciting but overwhelming. One of the things I was never able to locate (and I research online for a living!) was a Simplicity Parenting Toy List that could offer some advice.A list would have made things so much easier. What I needed was a simple list to help me figure out what to keep from my child’s overwhelming toy collection. In addition, I…

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Maybe This Year Will Be Different; Christmas For An Alienated Dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

As you sit at home with your family on Christmas Eve, watching Miracle on 34th Street or wrapping your last few presents, there’s a father out there who won’t get to see his kid tomorrow. Sure, he put up the old Christmas tree given to him by a friend when they no longer needed it; he even put on the lights and ornaments purchased from a neighbor’s garage sale. He scraped together what little money he had left after child…

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