Inside Martyn’s Thoughts: Playing Outside – Single Dad, Parents Article

Being an 80s child I loved the freedom to go outside. I would explore, ride my bike, climb trees, knock for my friends and end up having a gang of kids who lived near by playing all together.It was a good childhood.There was, of course, strict rules from my mum.You couldn’t be rude to adults or other children. If you were in trouble you should stay with your friends, call home, go straight home or call the police.You had a…

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Your Next SUV from GoFatherhood® – Single Dad, Parents Article

I drive a lot of different vehicles and there are always issues or problems. The dashboard layout will be quirky, the entertainment system will feel ancient or clumsy, and the back seat passengers might be treated like second class citizens with a complete lack of amenities. Then there’s the actual drive experience too; a lot of car manufacturers seem to focus on luxury features rather than a solid, tight driving experience when behind the steering wheel. Add on the variation…

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

It’s Sunday so it must be a Swiss Sunday. It’s my little tribute to that beautiful country. I had a completely different set of photos lined up. Proper high alpine ones. But this week I’ve had one image in my head. It’s featured in a few late night dreams. No mountain landscape here. Just one house balcony. The house is in Spiez. It’s on a lovely little street behind the towns Schloss (castle). At least once on every trip we…

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The Art of Getting to Tomorrow When Everything’s Wrong – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/iStock) It was exactly like those initial weeks after divorce. I couldn’t describe what was wrong. None of my feelings made sense to me. Intellectually, I thought my body was overreacting. But our insides—all the invisible stuff that makes us, us—have a funny way of not always doing what our brains think they should. I was robbed on a work trip to Las Vegas. They took my phone, the cash I had on me, and my shoes. I learned after…

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The Art Of Thanksgiving – Beauty Unimaginable – Single Dad, Parents Article

As the calendar turns into November, there comes a time to take stock of everything in our lives.  For some, it comes with the harvest.  As people gather all the food they planted during the year to help them make it through the winter, they look to the heavens or earth and are thankful for what came this past year.  Others, have a more religious take on the holidays, remembering to thank their creator for the amazing things which transpired…

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Food to Beat the Blues – Single Dad, Parents Article

By: Coach, on November 15, 2019 How many times have you run to your favorite comfort foods when you are down? Bags of chips, cookies, or ice cream sound like some of the things you use? The big problem is that the fried foods or packaged foods you might have or want could make you feel worse because they are higher in omega-6 fatty acids. Particular foods can be mood boosters. Mood Foods Pumpkin SeedsThese yummy seeds are loaded with…

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Is Humanitarian Aid the Gospel? What Our Kids Need to Know – Tez Brooks – Single Dad, Parents Article

A few years ago, on Thanksgiving Day, my kids helped feed the homeless with a church in town. After eating, the homeless men and women thanked the servers, then walked away–never hearing the Good News of Jesus. The adult in charge said “We aren’t here to preach. We aren’t pastors. We just want to show the love of God. That’s the news we want to give them. God is love!” I was disappointed and confused. While showing kindness is a…

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Knott’s Magic: 100 Reasons To Visit Knott’s Berry Farm Part 2 – Single Dad, Parents Article

*** I am currently a Brand Ambassador for Knott’s Berry Farm.  As such, Knott’s has provided me with tickets, amenities, and some amazing swag as well.  Plus, some great food.  While I have been provided this stuff, all the information expressed herein about 100 Reasons to Visit Knott’s Berry Farm is my own.*** Hi!  And Welcome back to our 100 reasons to visit Knott’s Berry Farm in the year 2020.  Honestly, it’s good to visit Knott’s Berry Farm almost any…

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Inside Martyn’s Thoughts: My Little Chef – Single Dad, Parents Article

After making Chicken casserole last week Will has stayed in “Winter Cooking mode” and wanted to make a hearty soup for us.  Although we enjoy different homemade soups, Leek and Potato soup is always a massive hit in our house.  So simple to do and with a few little added extras it really stands out for us.  Ingredients Leeks Onions Potatoes  Dijon Mustard  Salt Pepper Garlic Resources Cutting Board Sharp Knife Saucepan Frying Pan Blender Utensils Method Will started the…

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

The Obelisk at Castle Howard. It is over 300 years old and is 24m tall. It has the following inscription VIRTUTIS ET FORTUNAEJOHANNIS MARLBURIAE DUCISPATRIAE ET EUROPAEQUE DEFENSORISHOC SAXUMADMIRATIONI AC FAME SACRUMCAROLUS COMES CARLIOL POSUITANNO DOMINIMDCCXIV I think my translation is pretty accurate. Virtually everyday is wet here. If you have the misfortune to come here you will need three jumpers, extra thick wooly socks and two umbrellas. I could have been built somewhere warm and dry like Rome but…

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