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

The way forward is sometimes difficult under foot. Another storm is heading our way. Storm Jorge. The world news is grim and unremittingly depressing. Definitely no solace at school. Son scored 14 out of 15 in his Drama spelling test. The one he got wrong was Unferth. Unferth is a warrior who opposes Beowulf. It’s not a word he’s likely to use much in life. I am so pleased with son. I wouldn’t have got 14 and I’m not dyslexic.…

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Daily Self-Love – Home Gym Time – Single Dad, Parents Article

By: Coach, on February 27, 2020 Self-Love is Important Challenge yourself to love you even more! Can you commit to doing this for you? Based on positive psychology and positive self-talk, these 8 exercises will help you every day. Here are the tasks: Pick a motivational phrase to say to yourself when you wake and repeat it throughout your day.Remember positive thoughts attract positive results. Pick a mantra that makes you feel strong and confident. Smile! Smile at yourself in…

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Intermittent Fasting. Weight-Loss Fad Or Panacea? – Single Dad, Parents Article

Four score and seven Christmases ago.  Or was it only seven as I probably wouldn’t remember anything prior to my birth?  I went to the house of my Aunt and Uncle who have had a very successful career in real estate.  Up in the hills of . . . ok maybe I won’t say but you get the idea of the house in the hills . . . I came with my daughter and the person soon to become my…

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

After all the bad weather. The floods. The driving rain. The damaging winds. After three storms. Conditions which have proved too much for the early daffodils. The snowdrops are still hanging on. They are truly wonderful little delicate flowers. Hanging on applies to the humans as well. Son’s anxiety levels are definitely spiking now. He is returning to the outside world after 10 days of safety within the confines of his house and garden. Days of not needing to build…

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Inside Martyn’s Thoughts: A 24 Year Promise: The Brighton Marathon – Single Dad, Parents Article

At the age of 13 I kept falling and no one understood why.I was still young yet the best hospital to deal with me was an adult hospital.I was, with hindsight, out of my depth. At night it would be filled with alarms, electronic noises and cries of distress.Mum stayed in hospital lodgings but could only visit during specific times. It was difficult but I spent most of my time trying to ignore the harder moments.When I wasn’t reading I…

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Give Your Goals a Punch – Single Dad, Parents Article

By: Coach, on February 21, 2020 Yes, a real punch! Many gyms across the country have some form of heavy bag or punching bag. Many of us ignore them either from nervousness or from not knowing how it could help us. If you are worried about using a bag in public, they are carried by most sporting good chains and priced affordably. Here are some benefits you should know. High IntensityIf you have been using HIIT workouts in your exercise,…

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For The Love Of Drawing – Single Dad, Parents Article

Sometimes, I enjoy something so much in life, I have to go back a second, third, and fourth time just to get all of the appreciation I can from it.  With some things, I never stop appreciating them.  For me, I would have to say going to a “mini art school” where they teach me to draw some of my favorite cartoon characters has to rank up there among the best of my all-time experiences.  This only points out the…

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

Photo from Inside Croydon It’s Thursday so it must be Terrible Poetry time thanks to Chelsea Owen. This weeks challenge is set out by Chelsea. “I normally encourage entrants to follow basic rules; today, however, I’ve decided we need to bring back a type of poem that’s terrible for a reason other than cliché composition. I speak of the Little Willie poems. Here are the specifics, copied from the last time we tried these: The Topic is to write a Little Willie poem. The…

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The Card Game (Solo Play) from GoFatherhood® – Single Dad, Parents Article

The life of a mercenary soldier in medieval times might have been harsh and tough, but even before the publication of Le Morte d’Arthur in 1485 the mythos of knights in shining armor has been a part of our culture. You know what I mean, the noble King Arthur, his lovely Queen Guinevere, the Knights of the Round Table, Sir Gawain, Sir Galahad, the evil Morgan le Fay, the kingdom of Camelot, and on and on. These courtly armored knights…

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