Random memories – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Today’s mobile phone, out of focus, wildlife photo. Another bird flying. Another night and another bizarre dream. An LP (yes vinyl) was being released and I wanted to make sure I got a copy. So I camped out overnight outside a small record shop. During the increasingly wet and cold night the public telephone (just a few paces away) kept ringing. When I picked it up I could hear my partner at the other end, but she couldn’t hear me.…

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Bringing Music Education Into Your Child’s Life: How To and Why It Is Necessary – Single Mum, Parents Article

As parents, we always want what is best for our children. As a single parent, you face more challenges with trying to make sure you can be everywhere and do everything for and with your children by yourself. It is easy to get stressed out and overwhelmed by the weight of things.  Education is something that every parent wants to give their children, to equip them with knowledge so that they can build upon their skills and create a successful…

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Win a Family Weekend Pass for BlueDot Festival by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

OK folks. You may have gathered, from the title of this post, that I have exciting news to share. Let’s have a quick show of hands… who wants to win a family weekend pass for Bluedot Festival?? Yes?!! Read on… You may remember that I wrote about Bluedot back in March. We’re lucky enough to be going along this year (as I’m covering it on the blog), and I’m really, really excited to be able to offer this experience to…

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I Let My Kids Play Tag in the Church Aisles | – Foster Parents Article

My mom played piano and organ for our church when I was a kid. This meant some Saturdays she’d bring my sister and me to the dark, empty church building where we would entertain ourselves for hours while she practiced. We’d roll under the pews, find forgotten communion cups we’d use for our dolls later, play tag between the aisles, and take rest breaks on the stage stairs. And all of this happened with the epic soundtrack of a booming…

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From Foster Care to the Olympics – Kids in a New Groove – Foster Parents Article

Many years before Simone Biles won any of her four(!) Olympic gold medals for her amazing feats in gymnastics, she was a child of foster care, born to a drug addicted to mother and eventually adopted and raised by her grandparents. Last month, Biles wrote an inspiring article for CNN that not only details how she overcame the many difficult obstacles life placed before her to become a champion athlete and representative of her home country, but also advocates directly…

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Playlist Of My Life | DadJack.com Blog – Single Dad, Parents Article

My sister took me to see Depeche Mode at The Hollywood Bowl last night, it was the second of four sold out shows (Which is a big deal)… I’m not going to lie, I walked away a little disappointed.  It wasn’t a bad concert, it was really great.  The band didn’t suck, their performance was solid.  The venue did not let me down, nothing cooler than a sold-out show at the historic Hollywood Bowl! I was disappointed because they didn’t…

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