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Helpful ways to prepare your child for primary school – Single Mum, Parents Article

Starting school is an exciting time in a child’s life and also their parent’s life. It can also be a time for a little anxiety for children and for parents alike.There are some very simple things that parents can do to help get their child ready for school and hopefully minimise their child’s anxiety and with some luck, minimise their own anxiety as well.In the next couple of weeks there are some simple things you can do to give you…

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10 Back to school tips for separated and divorced parents – Single Mum, Parents Article

Back to school tips for separated and divorced parents.Getting organised for back to school is like a military operation, especially if you have more than one child. So, if you are co-parenting with your children’s father you are forgiven for feel a tad overwhelmed.Getting the school routine right for children living between two homes takes practice, but it is possible. And it is one of the most important things you can do for your kids as separated parents.Here are some…

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10 Holiday Self-Care Tactics You Might Actually Be Able To Achieve – Parents Article

In his classic song, Andy Williams sings “it’s the most wonderful time of the year,” but that’s likely because he’s not a mom putting every last ounce of energy into trying to make the whole experience magical for everyone. Andy has a point, though – the holidays are supposed to be a special and memorable time with the people we care about. The challenge is, how do we avoid getting bogged down in the to-do lists, stresses, obligations and extra…

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My Kids Still Believe In Santa And I Love It – Parents Article

  A few weeks ago, my husband and I and our two boys were wandering around a local sports store when my oldest called me over to check out something he was clearly super excited about. I walked over and saw he was holding a box with an elf in it, similar to your typical ‘Elf on the Shelf’. This particular elf was wearing a Denver Broncos jersey, our son’s favourite football team. As he stood there smiling at this…

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How to go organic on a budget – Single Mum, Parents Article

How to go organic on a budget.Do you grip your wallet a little tighter whenever someone mentions the word organic? Do you look longingly at the organic section in the supermarket as you reluctantly fill your trolley with pesticide-saturated products?And, the million dollar question: Is it possible for a money savvy single mother to feed her family nutrient rich, toxin free organic food on a budget?To say that organic is always more expensive is not necessarily true. And you don’t…

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Spring Cleaning My Home In 2019 – Parenting Twins Article

It’s that time of year again… time to start spring cleaning my home. Actually, I did a poll on Instagram recently and am realizing that I am one of the minority of people who actually leave these “extra” cleaning chores until the spring. But, it works for our family. Recently I started to tackle my spring cleaning and have documented the process on YouTube along the way. Watching someone else spring clean is soothing, motivational and helps remind you of…

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8 Must-Have Products for Summer Day Camp – Parents Article

It won’t be long before school is all wrapped up for another year, and it’s off to camp for our little darlings. If you have not yet ventured into overnight camp yet, then I’m sure your kids are gearing up to the fun local activity of day camp. With so many options out there, your kiddos are sure to have a fun summer full of adventure, learning and new friendships.

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Don’t Make Yourself CRAZY This Christmas! – Single Mum, Parents Article

It’s CHRISTMAS TIME!!!!!   I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite time of year! I love all the lights and decorations. I love the smell of cinnamon pine cones at the store! I even LOVE the Christmas music playing on an endless loop. Yes, I am one of those people. However, this is also the time of year where I tend to drive myself a little bit crazy and drive myself into the ground. I also used…

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UPDATE: Our Summer Vacation and Seizures – Single Mum, Parents Article

Pretty common question right? How was your summer? Did you do anything fun? Take any trips? Typically we ask these questions and are asked the same in return. Normally I answer with the basic answer “We went to the pool, hung out at the zoo … you know summer stuff”. This year, not so much. This year we did go on a trip. Not something we do too often because it can be very expensive to fly 4 of us…

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How To Break Up Boredom This Spring Break – Single Mum, Parents Article

How to Break Up Boredom This Spring Break Spring break is upon us yet again mommies. For some families this means taking a trip somewhere or planning out various activities. But for many of us who aren’t able to get away we have to find ways to keep our kiddos occupied. Which is sometimes easier said than done. For many years in our home it was a constant challenge to find ways to keep them from being bored. Now I…

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