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

The weather forecast is saying it’s clear blue sky and no rain today. The clouds and the showers would beg to differ. Another inaccurate weather forecast. It’s clearly the forecasters fault that it’s raining …. It always is. I remember going to a Test Match (Cricket) between England and India. It had been a good weather forecast. But it was chucking it down and play was suspended. With perfect timing the main TV weatherman came onto the pitch to do…

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Judging yourself through your grief – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

I am so thrilled that Katie and Evee have been so kind enough to write another post for me. I know from all the comments that the last one they penned was so loved. Please checkout their blog (The Grief Reality), it’s such a wonderful source of love, human spirit and hope. You might also come across another post from me there today as well. I know how tough this post would have been to write for them. I have…

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The Upside To A Cooking Fail – Parents Article

Perfection. The lasagna looked perfect. All lovely and warm, with bubbly brown bits on the top and layers of homemade ricotta and sauce underneath. Fresh, bright basil torn on top.Seriously, perfect.Two days of cooking. Friends coming over for adult dinner and conversation. I followed the recipe directions, double-checked my work. I watched my time, organized the place settings, and checked that the wine glasses were spot-free.Candles lit. Music on. A special bottle of spicy Spanish wine uncorked and waiting.I felt…

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

As much as I like writing (well my version of writing), my favourite part of blogging is getting to read other blogs. They can make you laugh, cry, think and fill you with renewed hope. One of my favourite blogs is by Katie and Evee. It really captured me as like my son, grief often hits when we are far too young. They talk about it so beautifully. It’s grief with hope, loss with the desire to live again. I’m…

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‘Mum has a boyfriend…’ – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

This one is a mixed bag! strap in, keep up and enjoy! The days between me last seeing the cubs and my weekend had dragged. The Thursday pick-up couldn’t come soon enough. The after-school club collection was the usual long hugs and excited storytelling. The immediacy of filling in the last seven days crammed the next few minutes. Youngest however maintained his usual reserved stance. How was school? ‘Good’ What was your most favourite part? ‘Some of it’ What was…

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I Feel Like My Husband Doesn’t Love Me Anymore – Advice For Wives – Parents Article

I feel like my husband doesn’t love me anymore is something many of us have experienced. Marriages, like most relationships, change over time. It’s heartbreaking when a woman starts to feel that her husband’s feelings for her have shifted. If you find yourself in this situation you may fear that the only path you can take is one towards more emotional disconnection with your husband and then eventually divorce. It doesn’t have to be this way. If you are still…

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Baby’s First Haircut – Why, When, How? Myths Vs Facts – Parents Article

Many parents have received strong advice about their baby’s first haircut. Often that advice is conveyed with apparent authority, but curiously contradicts the very next thing you’ll hear which is expressed with an equally strong sense of conviction. Surprised that this is such a hot topic? There are many theories on when and why a baby should or should not have his/her first haircut. Some theories seem non-sensical, others seem somewhat credible, while others still, are based on cultural traditions…

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Assisted Living – Planning the Move With Your Elderly Parents – Parents Article

Talking to an elderly parent or loved one about the eventual need for assisted living can be difficult. This article gives 7 tips for discussing and planning for your loved one’s needs, in a way that respects their opinions and honors their feelings. In following these guidelines, you should pave the way for a smooth transition for your loved one, from independence to assisted living. 1. Begin this conversation well before a crucial need for assisted living arises. Make a…

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Teacup Pig Advice – Parents Article

Efficient and Effective Basic Caring Tips for Teacup Pigs As most of you may already be aware, adopting small pigs or mini pigs as they are known has now become a craze for pet lovers. They may come in different names such as micro mini, teacup, pixie and miniature Juliana pigs but all refer to an intelligent, social animal that are proven to be great companions as pets. They usually grow to be about 25-45 pounds and may reach 10-15…

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Twelve Commandments For Divorced Parents – Parents Article

As a divorce lawyer and family mediator for more than 30 years, I have had the opportunity to see many divorce and custody cases from varied perspectives: neutral mediator, court-appointed settlement mediator and facilitator, best interest attorney representing children, and advocate for husbands and wives, fathers and mothers. In late 1993, having seen the most common sources of ongoing acrimony between parents, both during the break-up and afterward, I penned a list of twelve commandments for divorced parents. The list…

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