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March Roundup – on to April! | Blog Post – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 15th April 2020 by Beth Owen March has been a strange month for all of us, including our Foster Carers, young people, and staff. We’re all adjusting to living in a new way, with lots of changes happening quite quickly. In light of this, we wanted to make sure to keep on remembering the good things, and take a moment to applaud the young people for their fantastic achievements this month. We’ve also included an update on the…

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Homeschool and Remote Learning Must-Haves – Single Mum, Parents Article

Take it from someone who has been working from home for years With COVID-19 becoming a life changing reality for so many around the world, we are trying to make sense of it while adjusting to our new way of life until who knows when. Many of us are now stuck at home and forced to learn to work remotely, homeschool some of our children or supervise and provide much needed help to some of them who are also adjusting…

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Resources for Parenting Through COVID-19 – Parents Article

If you have young children, this is likely the first time you’ve had to parent through a pandemic. COVID-19 has completely upturned our daily lives, our routines—everything. And we have concerns about our health, our children’s health, how to talk to our kids about Coronavirus, and where to get financial support during a time of unprecedented layoffs—and some of us just need ideas on how to keep our kiddos busy and engaged all day! There are lots of wonderful resources…

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How to Help Your Twins Develop Their Own Unique Identity — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

Twins will always share a special bond, no matter how it might seem at times to their parents. For many parents of twins, there is a tremendous amount of pressure to raise two well-rounded individuals with their own unique personalities. But when they have this natural bond, what can you do as a parent?  Thankfully, there are some simple things you can do to help each kid become their own unique personality.  It sure is cute to have two little…

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How can parents help kids deal with facts about the Coronavirus? — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

As fear and anxiety spread about the Coronavirus pandemic, many parents are left asking how they can help their kids understand. School closures, shutdowns, and cancellations have left parents and kids alike trying to figure out how to deal. To help parents help their children cope with and understand what’s going on, here are some tips. 5 things parents can do to help their kids deal with Coronavirus fears Even before the coronavirus pandemic, just watching the daily news can…

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One Moms Story — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

I couldn’t get off the couch. I felt dull and heavy. About a month prior, a positive pregnancy test left me elated with anticipation for our third child. The excitement gave way to gloom and winter stretched on, so I blamed the gray sky. When my belly grew faster than my previous pregnancies, I thought maybe it was something physical. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I knew something changed in me toward the end of my first…

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5 Tips for Handling Daylight Savings Time — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

The start of daylight savings, or “Spring Forward,” is fast-approaching!  Even people without young children lament the lost hour of sleep, those of us with children are wondering how much coffee we’ll need to survive the upheaval that is headed our way. And, with twins, there is double the chance they will get even more off-track!  Why haven’t they canceled daylight saving by now anyway? So how can you skate through the time change like a pro?  Here are our…

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Taking the Guesswork out of Pumping for Twins — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

Breastfeeding a newborn is a serious job. Not only is it time-consuming, but it can take a toll on your already exhausted body. Add a second newborn to the mix, and you’ve basically found yourself a new full-time job. In the beginning, many new moms of twins will need to feed and pump as often as every two hours in order to build your milk supply. What many moms find is that pumping is a must to maintain a substantial…

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Managing Screen Time Without Tears — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

I bit my lip. My pediatrician looked up at me after asking how much screen time I allowed my six-year-old each day. I didn’t know. Heck, I felt like a champion arriving at the appointment on time with my six-year-old, four-year-old, and 6-month-old twins in tow. My goal for the day usually involved two things:  keep the kids fed and safe. Screen time was just an afterthought. “Maybe three hours? …I’m not exactly sure.” Honestly, this was probably a conservative…

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Do We Really Need Two of Everything? — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

The holidays are in full swing and as lists are getting checked and double-checked a question that many new twin parents ask is whether they really need two of everything. In this guide, we will take a look at what you might want to double up on this holiday season and when one will probably do.  When You Need Two  The biggest question you need to ask yourself when deciding whether to add one or two of something to the…

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