Mother’s Day

The Cunningham Family: around here: week 20 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{May 10-16th}   {baby wyatt!} Celebrating… Mother’s Day with Josh out of town helping his sister finish her house to get it on the market.  We were missing him fierce the whole time he was gone (I don’t think I have ever missed him so much, and I lived an entire school year without him when Carly was a newborn-), single parenting during COVID not being my strong suit, but the kids came in strong for my special day, making…

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Here’s to You, Fellow Moms! – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

“This will be fine,” I thought to myself when schools closed. “My sons will hop online a little each week, I’ll shepherd them through the lessons, and we’ll breeze on through to summer.” And why wouldn’t it be fine? I was a classroom teacher. I developed paper-based and digital curricula for two decades. I oversee education for Sylvan, for goodness sake! This will be easy, peasy, lemon squeezie. Looking back to that naïve day in March, my optimism is almost…

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Mother’s Day Edition – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

Mother’s Day has always been a special holiday for me. I remember the excitement of creating a homemade card for my mom and the delighted look on her face when I would hand over my prized, yet amateurish work of art. Back when I was a single mom I received lots of homemade things. And my heart would swell the way I am sure my mom’s did back then, before life got more complicated and handmade cards were replaced by…

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Week 20 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

{That time Carly “helped” carry the watermelon} Enjoying… movie night with the kids last weekend, with homemade pizza & cookies. Yum!!! Loving… my Mother’s Day.  Josh went grocery shopping for me (bless him!) and made dinner for us all.  The kids made me cards and Wyatt brought me a coaster he had made in class.  He drew a mug on it with my favorite colors (yellow & blue) and wrote “Best Mom Ever” on it. The sweetheart.I got to spend…

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Nurture Yourself To Nurture Your Family – Parents Article

Nurture Yourself To Nurture Your Family Why is it that our favorite TV shows and movies love to portray Mother’s Day as this glorious day where moms get to sleep in, eat breakfast in bed, and are showered with gifts and affection? The reality is that you’ve already been up since 5 AM with a sleepless newborn, your toddler needs his 300th cup of milk, and your 10-year old insists that 8 AM is the perfect time of day to make…

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The Cunningham Family: Mama – Parenting Twins Article

This Mother’s Day I am loving this post about motherhood  that my friend Ashley tagged me in on Instagram  that I think everyone should read.   I’ve decided to share it here: Mama, I see you ⁣I see how you worry, Mama ⁣I see how afraid you are of this big world ⁣I know how you wonder, Mama⁣Will she be safe, will he fit in⁣I know how the fear can swirl ⁣⁣Mama, I see you⁣how you feel alone ⁣Isolated in your home ⁣Or…

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Week 19 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

Grocery shopping… with all four kids Saturday to get it out of the way, and feeling amazed at how quickly we were done.  We really can divide and conquer and man, are we fast!!! Taking… Wyatt to a birthday party in the park this weekend and having the best time with all four kids. Watching… Brain Child with the kids on Netflix.  We’ve only watched one episode so far, but the kids can’t wait to watch more.  (We all learned…

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Stories Start with Mom – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

My love of reading came from my mother, who introduced me to all manner of fascinating stories from the comfort of our couch. What has always struck me about children’s literature is how much a mother character—or lack thereof—shapes the story. I was captivated by the beasts in Where the Wild Things Are. Their clawed feet and rhino horns were so intricately drawn that you could stare at the Wild Things for days and see something new at every glance.…

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Exercise A Great Family Connector, Stress Fighter – Parents Article

Warmup provided by Jazzercise Eugene at last year’s Mother’s Day 5K. Exercise a Great Family Connector, Stress Fighter This article appeared in the April 29, 2019 edition of the Register-Guard. Let’s be honest. Pregnancy is hard on the body and postpartum hormones are hard on the mind. As we try to navigate these changes, we are also charged with caring for a newborn baby, sleep deprivation, and all the other demands of being a parent. How can we continue to…

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