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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