Holidays

Our Neilson Airone Italy Holiday – Parenting Twins Article

Back in 2015 (pre-children) we went to the Neilson Sivota site, and it was one of the best holidays we’ve ever been on. We always said they we’d love to do it again. We have received the newsletters ever since. Last year we noticed that new sites were opening in various locations. We kept looking up prices, but unlike other holiday companies, you pay for babies. It seemed really expensive, especially going from 2 to 4. Once the boys turned 2 we…

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Midlife Singlemum: Paradise On Earth – Single Mum, Parents Article

The view from our hike stroll. In the Bible, King Saul, Israel’s first King, led a charge against the Philistines at Mount Gilboa (1 Samuel 28:4). The battle ends with the king falling on his own sword and Saul’s sons, Jonathan, Abinadab, and Melchishua being killed in battle (1 Samuel 31:1-4). Wikipedia At Gan HaMa’ayanotI call this one “10” 😋 Our Independence Day holiday – Day 2 took us to Paradise on Earth. (See Day 1 here.)Of course you have to earn your…

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Midlife Singlemum: Gan Garoo – Single Mum, Parents Article

The photo on the Reasons 2B Cheerful post on Saturday, mentioned Gan Garoo in the Beit She’an Valley. The valley is part of the Jordan Rift Valley that runs all the way down the Jordan River to the Dead Sea. Beit She’an is just south of the Sea of Galilee. I love this area of Israel. It’s where I spent a year on a kibbutz for my gap year and it’s absolutely beautiful in the spring. Luckily our Independence Day…

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Midlife Singlemum: R2BC – The Pesach Edition – Single Mum, Parents Article

We went to London for Pesach. I try to keep our travel plans off social media until we’ve returned home but it doesn’t usually work very well. Anyway, lots of reasons 2B cheerful from our holiday. And lots more R2BC from other bloggers over at Becky’s Lakes Single Mum. 1Seder Night We have two of them. Both a lot of fun. DD was in charge of making the place names for the table. The photo shows what she made for…

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Midlife Singlemum: Holiday Guilt – Single Mum, Parents Article

Sunburst from the Chihuly exebition at Kew Gardens Believe me, it’s a thing. It starts before the holiday with things to get done before we leave. Be up to date with work commitments (prep and grading), paperwork (taxes, paying bills, filing, etc…) and cleaning the apartment. The time gets shorter and shorter and we leave for our holiday with work unfinished, paperwork in a pile on the desk, and a whisk round the apartment with a lick and a promise.…

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Beaulieu Motor Museum – The Single Swan – Single Mum, Parents Article

We spent at great day out at Beaulieu Motor Museum in the New Forest Hampshire this February half term.   Cygnet and I watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Christmas Day.  Since then, Cygnet has been obsessed with the film and with the flying car in particular.  When I found out that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is at the Beaulieu Motor Museum we just had to go.  We actually made a bit of a holiday of it.  I booked three…

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Don’t Make Yourself CRAZY This Christmas! – Single Mum, Parents Article

It’s CHRISTMAS TIME!!!!!   I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite time of year! I love all the lights and decorations. I love the smell of cinnamon pine cones at the store! I even LOVE the Christmas music playing on an endless loop. Yes, I am one of those people. However, this is also the time of year where I tend to drive myself a little bit crazy and drive myself into the ground. I also used…

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Holiday Stress Busters for the Whole Family – Parents Article

1. You do YOU!  It’s cliché, but it’s imperative. With all the hoopla you can find online via social media…with perfectly decked out halls and trees, scrumptious looking feasts and pictures of happy families, it’s easy to be misled to believe that everyone else is having the “perfect” holiday. Meanwhile sibling squabbles, a burnt turkey and a tree toppled over by the family cat await you…ornaments strewn from end to end in the house. Remember that what you see on…

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Gearing Up for the Holidays as a Foster Parent – Foster Parents Article

Posted on November 14, 2018 by Plummer Youth Promise The holidays are just around the corner. Like most foster parents, you’re probably eager to share your holiday traditions with your foster child. Here are some things to keep in mind. Remember that the holidays stir up a lot of emotion for almost everyone. Your foster child may struggle with feelings of guilt and sadness. They may worry about their siblings and what kind of holidays they are having. They may…

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Why Good Friday Isn’t Black – Parents Article

I’ve talked to more than one person over the past few days that accidentally referred to Good Friday as Black Friday. We chuckled, and at the same time wondered why Good Friday is good instead of black, and why Black Friday is black instead of good. On this Saturday, wedged between Good Friday and Resurrection Day, I want to share this wonderful post, “WHY WE CALL THE WORST FRIDAY ‘GOOD.’” In it, David Mathis reminds us of why Good Friday is good. God’s…

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