Guest Post

5 Great Ways To Have One-on-One Time When You Have Twins – Parenting Twins Article

I remember when we found out that we were pregnant with twins. Let me say that a little bit more accurately: I remember when Jenn was pregnant and we found out that we were going to be parents of twins. With singletons, dads know that a zone defense will get the job done. In other words, the singleton is continuously outnumbered. Creating opportunities for alone time and one-on-one time shouldn’t be that difficult. We, twins parents, laugh when we…

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Preventing Discontentment From Growing In Our Hearts…Guest Post! – Single Mum, Parents Article

This past summer, my kids, dog and I went to a cabin by a lake for a week. We enjoyed the quiet mornings and, in the afternoons, went cave exploring and ax throwing. It was a great vacation except for one thing. My son couldn’t seem to enjoy himself on vacation because he wished for something more. You see, we’d previously discussed getting another dog since our toy poodle passed away in February. I’d said we would wait until after vacation.…

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The Overparenting Trap: 4 Ways To Let Go And Let Your Child Grow – Single Mum, Parents Article

Are You An Overprotective Parent? 4 Ways To Let Go And Let Your Child GrowGood parents want to be involved in their children’s lives, but for years educators and psychologists have been asking the question: How much parental involvement is too much? When does trying to help your children in school, sports, and myriad other ways go too far, hurt their development, and become over-protective?The explosive college admissions scandal seemed to answer that question. Television actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to jail for paying…

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How can Your Christian Faith Help You Guide Your Children into Adulthood? – Parents Article

  How can Your Christian Faith Help You Guide Your Children into Adulthood? ​In addition to taking advantage of specific programmes at universities to promote mental health, students can also rely on one powerful tool that can help them feel that they are never alone: their faith. About the Author Jennifer Glenn left her corporate finance job to pursue her true passion of writing. She now prefers to spend more time with her three beautiful children. ​​​ When your child becomes…

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A Good or Bad Habit? (Guest Post) – Gessa Condino – Single Mum, Parents Article

Pacifiers, is this a good or bad habit to give a pacifier to your baby? There are millions of debates about pacifiers online. Yet, people don’t really know if this is a good idea or bad to give a pacifier to your baby. But at the end of the day, what option you choose is what’s best for you and your baby. If you are considering buying a pacifier, then you might need to know about the different types of…

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Two excuses to not become foster parents – Foster Parents Article

Guest post as part of our National Adoption Month series: Post by Gena Thomas________________________________________________________________________________ About four million Americans go on missions trips every year,[i] many of which are to orphanages. We go overseas, hold HIV positive babies, take pictures of them, and then fly home. We tell our American friends and family about how great it was to hold them, how awesome it was to love them, and we smile upon our remembrances. But all too often, that’s where the…

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This is pure joy in foster care. – Foster Parents Article

Guest post as part of our National Adoption Month series: Post by Sarah Harmeyer ____________________________________________________________________________________ Pure joy. There are moments like that in foster care. Moments your heart bursts with love and fullness. Moments the smile just won’t leave your face. It’s those moments, those soul-soaring gifts from our kiddos that we cherish long after the child leaves our arms. It was like that one night with one of mine.My new-to-speaking kiddo was having a tough day. When he’d first…

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Meeting our Adopted Children’s Siblings – Foster Parents Article

This guest post comes from an adoptive parent who needs to remain anonymous. If you follow a few adoption blogs, you may already have seen this elsewhere – the author wishes to share it as widely as possible in the hope that other adoptive parents can benefit from their experience. I am more than happy to support their wish. I need to get this out of my system, but I am doing it anonymously, as there are so many risks…

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And still I am abused – Foster Parents Article

Guest post as part of our National Adoption Month series: Post by Paige May _________________________________________________________________________________________ I have been punched, but it didn’t leave a mark. I have had my ponytail pulled in anger, but I have a lot of hair. I have been lightly stabbed with a piece of glass, but he was just joking around. I have been cornered and had to push my way out, but I shouldn’t have stood that close to the wall. I have had…

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It Just Makes Sense | Dropping Anchors – Foster Parents Article

Guest post from our National Adoption Month Series: Post by Stephanie Erwin __________________________________________________________________________________________ In just a moment, it happened.  I fell in love with a sweet little boy, and two weeks later, he was in our home,  under our care.  Sure, we had talked about fostering – in abstract, “someday” terms, but this….this was REAL, and this boy NEEDED us.  Right then. Us, not anyone else. Little Man had multiple medical needs, and his mother had a bad situation “blow…

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