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In Defense of Mom Jeans, No Matter the Size – Parents Article

Do You Own a Pair of Mom Jeans? Oh, no!  The dreaded mom jeans!   Do you own a pair?   I do, and here is why I’m proud to “rock the mom jeans”!   They aren’t size 5, or even a size 10, although “mom jeans” do come in those sizes and some of my best friends wear them!  These mom jeans are filled with legs that have stood the test of time. The Legs in These Mom Jeans Have: ~ Helped build tents,…

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Fitness Fridays For Fathers 2.0: Five Best Home Exercise Items – Single Dad, Parents Article

There are times in life, you cannot reboot a thing often enough.  You can try to ignore it for a while, but it keeps coming back at you.  Nothing represents this truth in life more than fitness.  You can pretend it doesn’t exist, ignore it for a while, and pretend the doctor doesn’t exist.  But at some point, you are confronted with your 40-inch waist, shirts that no longer fit, and a big toe screaming at you for putting too…

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An Open Letter to the Absent Parent | | Single Moms Planet – Single Mum, Parents Article

Absent parent – this letter isn’t for the faint of heart. Your child knows you, gives you a warm welcome and calls you Mommy or Daddy. Granted you’ve been in your child’s life inconsistently, your presence has been sparse but your child knows you. This isn’t because you’ve made an impact the handful of times you’ve seen your child, this is because the parent raising said child is speaking about you in a positive tone. The parent that is parenting…

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The Top 10 Things You are Doing Right as a Parent – Parents Article

The Top 10 Things You are Doing Right as a Parent Warning…there’s no quick 10-point list here that allows you to tick off the boxes and move on. That would be way too easy and require absolutely no thinking on your part. Where is the fun in that?I thought of providing you with a list of 10 things that I’m pretty sure you ARE doing right as a parent, but it wouldn’t be as rich and meaningful as you could…

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My Top 10 Easter Basket List and Giveaway — – Foster Parents Article

Giveaway Alert!!! How are we already talking about Easter? I still have a tote of Christmas ornaments I’m waiting out my husband to take to the basement. Either way, The Easter Bunny will be hopping his way into homes soon enough, bringing goodies and treats to our boys and girls (and a few of us moms). I love celebrating the Easter holiday with my family, my church, and of course, the massive meal afterwards (my plate is ready folks), however,…

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How to Discuss School Shootings With Your Children — – Foster Parents Article

The school shooting that happened in a Florida High School on February 14th should be a shocking event, however, it is unfortunately not. I recall school violence my senior year of high school in 1995, yet, nothing that compares to the atrocities of Columbine, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and now Stoneman Douglas. Somehow, this has become the new “normal”. As a parent, like you, I struggle to make sense of that fact. We are adults and recognize the evil that…

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How to Discuss School Shootings With Your Children — – Foster Parents Article

The school shooting that happened in a Florida High School on February 14th should be a shocking event, however, it is unfortunately not. I recall school violence my senior year of high school in 1995, yet, nothing that compares to the atrocities of Columbine, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and now Stoneman Douglas. Somehow, this has become the new “normal”. As a parent, like you, I struggle to make sense of that fact. We are adults and recognize the evil that…

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8765 Times Seven – Dad the Single GuyDad the Single Guy – Single Dad, Parents Article

There are 8765 hours in a year.  That mean more than 61-thousand hours have passed since Risa passed away – and still time remains an elusive concept to grasp.  Sometimes the hours (and days and months) fly by as I am amazed at what we have accomplished.   Other times, I can feel each of the hours painfully tick by – seemingly without a concern of the one that will follow. Perhaps its due to the time of year when this…

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Peace on Earth Begins at Home – Parents Article

Peace on Earth Begins at Home… It’s a simple concept that can be shared with few words…and a video clip that’s less than a minute long. The message is short, the impact is huge. Peace on Earth begins at home… In the everyday little things we do. Kindness begets kindness. When we shine a light on what is right… We get more of it… And it spreads outwards in all directions. Be a peacemaker. Start now. Never stop. Create a…

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