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Gathering Goodies – One Room Challenge Week 4 – Parenting Twins Article

Okay, so although this is only my second One Room Challenge blog post, it is technically week 4 of the ORC. What did I get done this week? Well, a whole lot of gathering of goodies.Bedding? Check. Paint? Check. Plant? Check. Sconces? Check.I have got most of the prints and am either waiting for more to be delivered, or waiting to find a few minutes to fix my jammed printer… Eeek!But also, did you hear the news? HomeSenses across Canada…

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How to Cut Hair at Home: For Kids and Adults – Parenting Twins Article

Save money, time, and keep your family safe by learning how to cut hair at home for kids and adults. Includes a helpful list of products you’ll need to start cutting your family’s haircuts at home. If you want to learn how to cut hair at home we have compiled a great list of products you’ll need to order and video tutorials you’ll want to watch to get ready. Cutting hair for kids is really not as hard as it…

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Foster Care Fortnight Campaign | Lorimer Fostering – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 30th April 2020 by Beth Owen Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network‘s annual campaign to help raise the profile of fostering in the UK. This year, it will take place from Monday 11th to Sunday 24th May. The overarching message of every FCF campaign is that ‘foster care transforms lives’. This year, the theme for the Fortnight is ‘This is Fostering’, which provides an excellent opportunity to highlight the incredible work that Foster Carers and other foster care workers…

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5 Things to do at Home with Young People this Easter – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 9th April 2020 by Beth Owen The Easter holidays are upon us, but things are a little different to normal this year. Whilst you might usually plan trips out with young people, you must now compromise and find fun things to do at home. We understand that this could be a little tricky, so we’ve listed 5 of our favourite Easter activities you can do at home with children and young people! Easter Egg (or Gruffalo!) Hunt A…

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Education for Children & Young People at Home – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 26th March 2020 by Beth Owen If you’re currently trying to homeschool, whilst also working from home, you might feel a little tested. So, if you’re finding education for children and young people hard right now, you may find some of these resources useful. Keeping a Routine In this time of need, there are many individuals who are trying to do their bit to help. We’ve collected together some of the most popular online lessons and classes that…

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Activities at Home to Keep Young People Busy – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 26th March 2020 by Beth Owen There are lots of different activities you can do at home with children and young people to help keep them busy. We’ve put some of our favourite ideas below to get you started! Paint some pebbles Get creative and paint some rocks!Why not grab some nice smooth pebbles and some acrylic paint and let your young people get creative! Painting can be a great way to pass some time, and is super…

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Staying Active at Home | A Blog Post – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 20th March 2020 by Beth Owen Sometimes it can be hard to stay active, especially when you’re at home for long periods of time. Usually, you might head to the gym for exercise, or perhaps you attend weekly classes, or prefer to swim. But, during a period where a lot of us are working from home, you may need to tweak your routine slightly. Keeping fit and healthy can encourage you to work better, especially in a completely…

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Kick-Starting My Spring Cleaning & A Simple Fridge Deodorizer Hack – Parenting Twins Article

Life is busy. Life is unpredictable. I cannot control what curveballs will be thrown at me each day, but one thing’s for sure, if my home is in chaos that energy trickles into my work, my parenting and how I care for myself. Keeping a (fairly) clean and organized home is so important.I’ve recently been on a mission to get a head start on my spring cleaning. Every year I have these grand plans of actually completing everything on my…

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Updating a room with a radiator cover by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

Have you ever considered updating a room with a radiator cover? I’ve spoken about our ensuite bathroom before and how I was desperate to give it a makeover. Although it’s a nice sized room — with a lovely, old cast iron, roll-top bath — it was fairly bland; and uninspiring, to say the least. It certainly wouldn’t be winning any prizes for the most attractive bathroom award, that’s for sure. The base of the bath looked like it hadn’t been painted for…

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Modern Winter Mantle Decor Makeover – Parenting Twins Article

We’ve hit that awkward time between Christmas and spring. The Christmas decor has been put away, and it is was too early to pull out the spring decorations.I don’t know about you, but my house was looking a little bare. I decided to really embrace winter here in Canada and have our home reflect the current season.So, while avoiding anything too “Christmasy” I pulled decorations from around our home and Christmas bins, while avoiding any greenery and red and pulled…

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