‘Foolishness’ plays a critical role in rehab ~ Special needs disability parenting BLOOM – Parents Article

isn’t usually taken seriously in a medical world grounded in science, expert knowledge and quantifiable outcomes. BLOOM: Why was there a need for this paper? Julia Gray: It came out of things I was observing anecdotally about the clowns’ role at Holland Bloorview, and in other hospitals, and reading in academic literature about how clown practice is framed. I was seeing a strange tension between admiration for the clowns and an attempt to legitimize them by framing them as a…

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Twelve Stops to Make on Your Journey – How To Be A Single Mom – Single Mum, Parents Article

We often impose schedules on our road trips through life, mandatory departure windows and estimated times of arrival. We barrel down the highway, watching the speedometer, eager to reach our destination where the real fun will begin. Our goal is to put miles behind us, covering ground while keeping our eyes on the road ahead; but if we don’t take time to pause and consider our expectations and reasons for traveling, we may miss many important sights along the way.…

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The Pros & Cons of Working From Home – Single Mum, Parents Article

The Pros & Cons of Working From Home As a single mom I struggled for years trying to support my family while working full time. I had to apply for government assistance to afford the child care I needed. I knew that the only way I was going to get out the struggle I was in was if I didn’t have to pay for child care. The only way I would be able to do that was working from home.…

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Inspirational Single Moms in Movies – Single Mum, Parents Article

Inspirational Single Moms in Movies   It’s been a popular storyline for television and film to follow – portraying single mothers as victim, waiting for men to rescue them from precarious scenarios. However, times are changing, and more movies are now presenting single mothers as heroines of their own story. This article takes a look at five inspirational single moms on film. Erin Brockovich – Erin Brockovich According to movie site Fandango, “Erin Brockovich” features the titular character, a down-on-her-luck…

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