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

And still it rains. And rains. And rains. And still it rains at school. French Homework is to complete a crossword. A French Crossword. Marks will be deducted for incorrect spellings. Dad I can’t even do a crossword in English never mind French. I can remember the sounds but I can’t spell the words. The Teacher knows this but just says I have to try harder. And we have more… Drama Homework is to complete an acting related Word Search…

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Week 46 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

Hosting… a herd of boys on Friday when the twins had their friends (who are also identical twins) over, in addition to their friend Hayden who lives in the neighborhood.  They all had a great time, shooting Nerf guns and jumping on the trampoline.  We ended the night watching Men In Black and I was pleasantly surprised with how well behaved they all were.Spending… Saturday with the kids while Josh worked on his parent’s house with his brother.  They got…

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Week 45 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

Enjoying… a day to ourselves on Saturday when Josh took Logan to the land with him (Wyatt & Jack had slept over at Grandma’s Friday night, so they were already there) by taking a walk in the sunshine and watching Pride & Prejudice while Carly played puppies.  I had a migraine to start the day off, so relaxing with her and watching a movie was nice while my medicine kicked in, and then our walk in the brisk fall sunshine…

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5 Highly Recommended Books For Your Fall Reading List – Foster Parents Article

| Share | Tweet | Pin It | email The leaves are changing, the temperatures are dropping, and the time has changed here in the United States, meaning one thing: it’s fall. We’ve got some great recommended reading to warm up those chilly fall nights. I (Mike) admit it, I’m listening to Christmas music as I write this post. I can’t help it. Once Halloween is over, it’s the Christmas season as far as I’m concerned. My family usually revolts. They…

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Week 43 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

{November TBR} {Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name} {The kid’s orthodontist is so much fun! Haha!} Making… my November reading list & feeling really excited about it. I have read twelve books so far in October, and feel confident I will hit 14 (maybe even 15) by month’s end, so making my reading list for November was super fun because I feel like I will be able to get through so many good books!Remembering… that I…

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Week 42 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

Flashback Photo: Can we even believe how identical the twins look here?I thought Logan was Jack until I looked at Jack.  Just wow. Loving… the fall leaves on all the trees lately.  Carly and I stood quietly for a few moments at the twins school on Wednesday just staring as the wind shook leaves from the trees and they fluttered quietly to the ground.  It felt like magic. Along with the fall, of course, comes some preparation for the colder…

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Week 39 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

{Rock Paper Scissors at the vet with Jack} Painting… two of our three bathrooms on Saturday while Josh had the kids at the land with his parents and brother.  I started with the downstairs bathroom which had been a color called pumpkin marshmallow.  I painted it a soothing green-ish color called Breezeway by Behr, and I love the result.  When we paint the trim, it’s going to look really sharp in there. Then I moved on to our master bedroom,…

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Week 37 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

“Mornings” by Carly Reading… Searching for Sylvie Lee on audio and finishing Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.  Searching for Sylvie Lee had me listening every minute I got the chance. It was really good.  Maybe You Should Talk to Someone was good (I loved all the psychology advice and the therapist’s perspective #totaltherapynerd) but it wasn’t a page turner like I thought it would be.  Just a 3 star book for me.Shopping… for new furniture on Saturday while our…

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Week 26 Around Here {2019} – Parenting Twins Article

{pc: Aunt Roxanne} Having… my sister over along with her kids on Saturday.  It was a really fun day, and I was so glad to spend the day with her.  She even curled Carly’s hair while she was here with my new wand from Ulta, and Carly looked so darn cute! I enjoyed loving on my niece Romy & seeing all the kids snuggled up on the couch together watching a movie during movie night.  They’re just so sweet together.Trading……

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Help Young Children Form Positive Financial Habits • Science of Parenting • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Parents Article

Guest blogger and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance, Sandra McKinnon shares some compelling information on youth and financial literacy. Children form financial habits at an early age. Parents and care providers can influence what those habits will be. University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Karen Holden and colleagues found that habits children learn when they are young form the basis for their future behavior. A study from Cambridge University found that children form financial habits…

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