Marriage Mondays: Better Together – Parenting Twins Article

Oh I can see  The future you and me we last forever In the rising tide No fear or fight That we can’t face together Darling You and Me We can take the world. – JohnnySwim Guess I’m feeling a bit mushy today! Today I was just thinking about how much I really rely on Jose. Then I started thinking about some of the things we’ve walked through in our life and marriage. I thought about how a lot of…

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All in good time – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

It hasn’t been plain sailing in the BSD household recently, and I’m squarely to blame. Youngest cub has made the quantum leap to being potty trained. A real milestone in the transition from toddler to child. I’m ever so proud of him; he even goes to the bathroom standing up, after observing daddy in some uncomfortably candid moments. I was conscious of this milestone as he entered the schooling system last September. His birthday is in late August and he…

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Editing Scripts – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

After a rather successful half-term holiday break, I haven’t seen the cubs for a few days. They’re with me for the next four days but I’ve missed them terribly. I pick them up from after-school club on what was for me a testing day at work. All stresses fell away after I saw them. Youngest came out first, looking thoroughly fed up; 50% of him seemed to consist of tomato soup, the folly of a white, cotton school top. Driving…

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5 Life skills; prologue. – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

I’d like to give you a short preview of my 5 week series on the life skills I’m trying to impart into my cubs. I’ve thought long and hard about this one and reflected on their upbringing so far. Eldest cub, for the most part was raised in a semi-stable home and relationship, although the signs that her mother and I weren’t going to make it were already there. Her formative years were moulded by the dual influences of both…

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Don’t Let Good Girl Complex Hold You Back – Parents Article

I am sitting in my friend’s living room, cradling a cup between my palms, as my baby toddles between the women in the room. One of these women is sharing her business dreams with us and we all nod and smile and tell her how amazing her ideas are.  We are being completely honest.   Somewhere between the excitement and support I feel for my friend, I’m learning my own lesson about vulnerability. My baby hands my friend a little…

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We Can’t Let Them Get Away With It – Foster Parents Article

Whenever there’s a discussion about ‘inclusion’ or ‘reasonable adjustments’ in education, a cry of “It’s not fair!” will surely follow, like an echo of the playground refrains of our childhoods.  “We can’t let them get away with it!”  If we make exceptions for one child, the argument goes, then the other children will think the rules don’t matter. It will be a free-for-all. Anarchy will surely ensue.  Every single time I hear or read those sentiments, I think of Daniel…

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You Are Fabulous – Single Mom Unschooling – Single Mum, Parents Article

Dear checker, Thank you for boldly being your unique self. My son needs to see as many people like you as he can. I chose your line on purpose. It wasn’t because you had less people waiting. It was because you were you. You were a handsome young man wearing a stunning amount of makeup. See, I have a son who asked for 50 pounds of makeup for Christmas. He’s already bought some and hesitantly worn it at times. But…

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