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Guide To Fake News: Volume 31 – Single Dad, Parents Article

We Interrupt Our Weekly Discussion Of David’s Dating Disasters To Bring You This Special News Bulletin.  Dateline: The Single Dad’s Guide to Fake News!  Puppets!  Yes, puppets have gotten loose in the newsroom and started making up stories about wild, wacky, and wonderful things.  They have taken over the news desk and infected the writing of Toastycritic and others whose love of satire and silly scoops fend off the nightmares of scary people choking each other or devouring one another’s…

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Tired – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

I exhausted myself; it’s why I’ve been quiet. Here in the UK, we have a turn of phrase for being busy; we call it spinning plates. It harks back to the circus act of erecting a number of head height poles into the ground, then balancing spinning plates on them. The trick of it was to wobble the stick in a circular motion, causing said balanced plate to spin and remain in situ unaided. The skill arrived in getting all…

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Single Dad’s Guide To Jury Duty Part 4: The Deliberation Room – Single Dad, Parents Article

Every good thing must come to an end.  Whether you consider Jury Duty a good thing one might debate.  But no one can deny the pull of the Single Dad’s Guide to Jury Duty.  (Shhhh!!!  No comments from the peanut gallery!)  We spent our time covering what to do inside the room you wait for jury service.  We developed strategies designed to get you in trouble before the judge.  And we passed ourselves off as knowledgeable individuals capable of knowing…

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My Invisalign Treatment Begins – Single Mother Survival Guide – Single Mum, Parents Article

Julia Hasche is a blogger, podcast host, author and mentor for single parents. She became a single mother in 2013 when her daughter was just a few months old, and created Single Mother Survival Guide in 2016 to assist newly single mothers in all things they may need to know about. It aims to inform single mothers on relevant issues, support single mothers on their journey, inspire them, and motivate them to create the happy single mother life that…

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How Depression Can Mimic Credit Card Debt and How to Deal Effectively – Parents Article

I have to say that I really like my therapist, and that she gets me and how my mind works, and therapy with her has been so helpful for me. Sometimes, though, she shares an insight with me that speaks to me so well that I feel the need to share it with others. And that happened in our session today. One of the things I struggle with a lot is feeling negatively about myself, and because of that I…

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Be Kind and Feel Better, Research Shows • Science of Parenting • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Parents Article

Doug Gentile I wanted to take the opportunity here in our blog to share research by our very own Science of Parenting co-founder, Douglas Gentile. Gentile was instrumental in launching ISU Extension and Outreach’s Science of Parenting. In 2011 Science of Parenting began with audio podcasts and a blog, and we have now grown to a one-stop, online source for trustworthy research on popular parenting topics. Gentile and his team recently published in the Journal of Happiness Studies.   Kindness…

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Is family counseling the right choice for you? – Single Mum, Parents Article

There are many instances where family counseling can be incredibly useful. The idea of counsling used to be quite a taboo, but times have changed and nowadays most people recognise that counseling and therapy can be helpful for all of us at one time or another. Where does family counseling fit into this, though? Let’s take a look at when family counseling could be the right choice… What does family counseling do? Family counseling is often used to help a…

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My Secret to Conquering Social Anxiety: Being Social – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/HBO) Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from my friend and colleague, Jenee Day. Jenee is a long-time anxiety sufferer who now shares her experiences in an effort to help others via her podcast, YouTube channel, and through her coaching and writing. Jenee is the author of “Fear Itself: How Battling Anxiety Brought Me Inner Peace.” The Fear Itself podcast is also available on most podcast platforms. … Nope. No way. Definitely not. There was no way I was…

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