Toxic And Bad Mother-Son Relationship Effects Can Be Everlasting. The Story Never Told Before | Indian Parenting & Motherhood Blogger – Parents Article

by Swati Mehra The love of a mother is not always unconditional. Sometimes it leads to a share of pain. Bad mother-son relationship effects can be everlasting. Here is a story which should be told as often as possible Mothers are perfect, and their love profound. Haven’t we heard this always? Everybody loves their mom. Right? Well, maybe not always. There, my friends, exists a world of mommy issues, the companion to the ever-so-infamous daddy issues. Mother’s influence on the…

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The Kind of Mom They Made Me | – Foster Parents Article

I have a serious issue with baking bread. In my mind the world is divided into two kinds of women:  those who bake bread and those who don’t. I have happily been in the “those who don’t” category for my entire adult life. Baking bread has always gone hand in hand in my mind with wearing denim jumpers and believing bowling alleys are the gates of hell. I’m not proud of these assumptions, I’m just telling you how strongly I…

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9 Hacks to Make Twin Life Easier – Parenting Twins Article

Diaper changes, nap times, getting dressed, and meals can be difficult to navigate with one baby. When there are two, and twice as many baby items to juggle, there are twice as many opportunities to derail even the best laid plans. With a little bit of creative planning, and some luck, you can spend less time juggling and more time enjoying double the joy with your twins! twin life easier 1. Buy In Bulk If there is one thing I…

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Spread Too Thin – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Today, instead of putting my son on the bus and going straight to work, I took him to school so I could visit his class for “First Fridays.” First Fridays are a monthly occurrence on which parents are allowed – and encouraged – drop in on school and find out what our kids are working on. Afterwards, on the train – in the middle of wondering WTF common core is all about – I suddenly realized I’d completely forgotten to…

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I’m Not Raising Root Bound Kids | – Foster Parents Article

I partly paid my way through college by working a job on the grounds crew. In the Georgia heat I learned about the pain of fire ant bites, the strength of kudzu that can only be hacked back with a machete, and I learned that sometimes plants can become root bound. I have always loved gardening since I was little, but I rarely knew what I was doing. On that college grounds crew I began to add wisdom to my…

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Losing Teeth and Other Signs of Growing Up – Parenting Twins Article

I remember, about 6 years ago, the twins started crawling. They had a whole world literally at their fingertips and the entertainment possibilities were endless. For small moments of their day, as they fearlessly roamed our apartment, Mommy was off the hook. I felt all those things that moms feel whenever their kids reach new stages in development: Overwhelming joy at this new tiny bit of increased free time, pride in my brilliant “grown up” kids, fear that they’ll get…

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Confession of a Parent of Multiples – Parenting Twins Article

I always say that parenthood is 51% awesome and 49% hell. But describing why the 2% difference is so worth it is really hard. There’s a scene in “The Backup Plan” with Jennifer Lopez that I love. Not her best work, but you know anything with twins I am all over it. So a dad in the park is trying to explain to the soon-to-be dad of J.Lo’s twins that parenthood is a bunch of awful things with a few…

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Second Chances | Herding Chickens and Other Adventures in Foster and Adoptive Care – Foster Parents Article

Paper stars flutter to and fro in time to the rhythm of the air conditioning. A wall of black plastic sits beneath reams of masking tape and fluorescent post-it notes. It’s masquerading as the New York City skyline. This is Pinterest’s creation come to life. This is the middle school’s eight grade dance. I set it up and now I wait for the children to arrive. I chaperoned this event for Sean when he was in eighth grade. At the…

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Honesty Over Ease: Why I Won’t Avoid the Daddy Question – Single Mum, Parents Article

As a single mother by choice I expected the “Who’s the daddy?” question to come up. I’ve actually been surprised at the restraint people have shown when I’ve told them I’m expecting while not wearing a ring and still going by Miss. Sure, in some ways it’s none of people’s business, but as someone who is at times overly inquisitive herself, I understand it’s also natural to wonder. Since I’ve been so open throughout my journey to single motherhood, I…

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Lord, Let me Catch My Children | – Foster Parents Article

A Prayer for My Children as They Make Their Own Choices Lord, let me catch my children. Rebecca Tredway Photography May I always listen to that still small voice that tells me to walk into the room without warning. Let me not avoid that nagging Holy Spirit prompting that gnaws at my heart when I think about what could be on that screen or under that bed or on that phone or in that drawer. Please let me forget my…

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