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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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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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Financial Management Lessons from Jay-Z – Gessa Condino – Single Mum, Parents Article

Shawn Corey Carter, otherwise known as Jay-Z, is one of the most successful rappers and business moguls in the industry today. Having sold more than 100 million records and receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music, he has not rested on his laurels since coming into the music scene in 1996. There is praise for his latest release, 4:44, for being fresh, honest, and insightful. While other rappers have made comparable fortunes – Dr. Dre, for example, through his association…

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The Importance of Blood Testing During Pregnancy – Gessa Condino – Single Mum, Parents Article

Thе dесiѕiоn to have a bаbу is a mоnumеntаl оnе. It’ѕ nоt a dесiѕiоn that many реорlе mаkе withоut firѕt taking intо соnѕidеrаtiоn a numbеr оf factors. Mаnу fаmiliеѕ рlаn carefully tо еnѕurе thаt they are starting their fаmilу at the right timе. Sоmе оf thоѕе factors include еnѕuring that you hаvе mаtеrnitу insurance on your healthcare plan, that уоu аrе finаnсiаllу аblе tо саrе for a new bаbу, аnd thаt уоu аrе hеаlthу еnоugh to саrrу a baby аnd…

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