gratitude

The Cunningham Family: around here: week 14 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

Mopping… the house downstairs and loving how clean it feels when I do so. Working… tirelessly toward spring break, helping the boys get caught up on missing work while at the same time trying to get into our groove with online learning. We are looking forward to a week off next week very much and are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that happens!Reading… lots of books at the same time currently, and finding that I am reading…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 11 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{“I’m not tired” Exhibit A}Jumping… on the trampoline with Carly one afternoon and cracking up over how staticky our hair got.  She looked like a giant ray of sunshine.Building… amazing towers with magnetix after school each day.  These toys have been a great investment- all my kids play with them and they inspire lots of creativity.  This set is a good deal on Amazon.Snuggling… with Grady any time I am on the couch.  He jumps up like he is a…

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 8 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

Enjoying… the flowers Josh got me for Valentine’s day last week.  They just keep getting prettier!Making… and sharing smoothies with Carly nearly every day this week.  I put spinach, apples, frozen blueberries & strawberries, bananas, ice, water and greek yogurt in them, and we LOVE them.Adding… Zyrtec to Logan’s medication list as he seems to be allergic to the cold.  Whenever he plays outside for too long, or without a sweatshirt, he develops a rash all over his torso that…

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The Cunningham Family: around here :: week 3 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

All Day.Every Day.#momlife {feels like 2!?!} Reading… Anne of Green Gables (my book choice for book club!) and listening to Five Love Languages of Children and The Good Earth (another book club book that I just jumped into ahead of time).  Five Love Languages is giving me tons of good ideas for showing love to my many children, and The Good Earth is so much more engrossing than I had imagined.Finishing… Gentle Ben with the boys who really enjoyed it. …

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Practicing Gratitude: What Are You Thankful For? – Parents Article

At Camilla’s 6-year birthday party she was showered with gifts from friends and family. Her parents were overwhelmed with gratitude for the generosity that was shown to their daughter. But when the family arrived home after the party, Camilla became upset, crossing her arms and pouting because “she didn’t get the gift she really wanted.” Instead of appreciating all the presents she did receive, all Camilla could focus on was the one she didn’t get. Gratitude isn’t something that you’re necessarily born with. It’s…

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How to Show a Little Gratitude to YOU! – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

Happy Thanksgiving Friends! Today is the day that most of us have a laser focus on gratitude and many families share out loud exactly what they are grateful for. I love that tradition. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, but when thinking about writing another post on gratitude I couldn’t get Snoop Dogg out of my head. I know that sounds odd but hold on… During his Hollywood Star acceptance speech where most people rattle off a list of…

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Twelve Stops to Make on Your Journey – How To Be A Single Mom – Single Mum, Parents Article

We often impose schedules on our road trips through life, mandatory departure windows and estimated times of arrival. We barrel down the highway, watching the speedometer, eager to reach our destination where the real fun will begin. Our goal is to put miles behind us, covering ground while keeping our eyes on the road ahead; but if we don’t take time to pause and consider our expectations and reasons for traveling, we may miss many important sights along the way.…

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Be Kind and Feel Better, Research Shows • Science of Parenting • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Parents Article

Doug Gentile I wanted to take the opportunity here in our blog to share research by our very own Science of Parenting co-founder, Douglas Gentile. Gentile was instrumental in launching ISU Extension and Outreach’s Science of Parenting. In 2011 Science of Parenting began with audio podcasts and a blog, and we have now grown to a one-stop, online source for trustworthy research on popular parenting topics. Gentile and his team recently published in the Journal of Happiness Studies.   Kindness…

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Week 17 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

{Carly’s first self portrait} {My guy & his dad} {Grandma Carol & Carly May} {He’s always playing with her hair. Melts my heart.} {Uncle Samuel & his biggest fan} Celebrating… Easter by having Josh’s parents and brother over for dinner.  Josh did all the cooking and I baked a carrot cake from scratch with my grandma Beverly’s recipe.  Everything was super yummy and the company was really lovely.  The kids loved their easter baskets (the boys all got pens and…

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Be Thankful Every Day, Not Only on Thanksgiving – Single Mum, Parents Article

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I keep seeing people posting on social media all the things that they are thankful for. And while I think that expressing gratitude is always a good thing; I always wonder why people only seem to do it around a specific holiday? Why only think about what you are thankful for around Thanksgiving? Why not do it all year round, every day? Today’s podcast talks about why remembering to be thankful every single day…

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