A Memorial Day Remembrance For 2020 – Single Dad, Parents Article

When it comes to writing, storytelling represents my favorite aspect of it. I love to have people delve deeply into my stories and come out with some larger appreciation at the end. Hopefully they will laugh a lot, cry a little, and maybe moved to emotion or three by the time they reach the end. But even amidst all the stories I tell, some feel harder to write than others. They represent the most personal of stories. And yet those…

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7 Important Life Skills to Teach Your Children – Single Mum, Parents Article

Independence. Children need to be nurtured to become more and more independent as they grow up. Many adults need to learn to be more independent as well. Strive to increase your child’s independence a little bit at a time.Giving your child additional responsibilities as they get older will help with this. Depending on their age they can start doing more and more things around the house – loading and unloading the dishwasher, doing their own laundry, mowing the lawn, cooking…

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Why are teachers villified? Because everyone and their dog thinks they know what we do all day, and it mostly involves their personal memory of being in detention once in 1992 – Single Mum, Parents Article

I try to keep a very clear dividing line between my professional and personal life, and therefore over the years I have rarely, if ever, spoken about my professional life on this site, which is very much a personal blog. However, not only is the line between the professional and personal becoming ever more blurred in these times of being jumped on by a small child whilst interviewing possible employees over Microsoft Teams, but there has been so much in…

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Back On Distance Learning And Summer School, – Single Mum, Parents Article

Sunset over Jerusalem Yesterday, after a major meltdown, I’d had it with distance learning. But DD is far more conscientious than I am about her school work and she wasn’t happy about giving up. Thankfully another mother from our class came to our rescue. Her child, also an English speaker, wasn’t into reading the long texts in Hebrew, so she has been reading them with him and she invited DD to join them via video call.This morning they had sport,…

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

Torrential rain for the last 24 hours. But so in need of a run to clear my head. Head to the woods for a bet of shelter. Unbelievably the rain stopped to give a brief respite from the deluge. Sadly no respite from the school madness. Not even in Drama. DRAMA!! The subject assessment tests reflect Government policy on teaching and testing. Students are required to write the Drama Term and it’s meaning. Correct spellings must be learnt. Tableaux –…

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Midlife Singlemum: Work Reasons 2B Cheerful – Single Mum, Parents Article

I’ve been watching the [refelcted] sunrise. Reasons 2B Cheerful is back with a proper linky and everything. The linky is at Becky’s Lakes Single Mum. Us cheerful bloggers got a bit behind over the summer and then with all the back to school stuff going on the linky lapsed for a while. But a lapsed linky isn’t a dead linky and I’m happy to have it back as it encourages us to post something upbeat at least once a week.My R2BC…

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Scary or Spooky Behavior? – Parents Article

Scary or Spooky Behavior? As parents and people who work with children, we bear witness to a broad range of behaviors. From sweet to sour and everything in between. Truth is, we see the same range of behaviors in adults! If you’ve been around people long enough, you know exactly what I mean.  No Judgment Rather than viewing tantrums, screaming matches, whining and teeth-gnashing episodes as behavior problems and character flaws, what if instead, we looked at them as the…

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

It doesn’t have to be big to have a bucket full of atmosphere. This is Skelton Tower on the North Yorkshire Moors. It’s almost 200 years old and is a former hunting lodge. If you time your arrival at the Tower correctly then you can enjoy the passing Steam Train coming down the North Yorkshire Moors railway. Unfortunately this walking muppet has never managed that. Still you still get views of the haunting Newtondale. The Tower is also a fantastic…

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Midlife Singlemum: A Million Views! – Single Mum, Parents Article

This is where we were when I passed a million views.Gan Garoo in the Beit She’an Valley I got stuck in May. Not for want of things to write. I can’t tell you the number of times I sat on the bus mentally composing a blog post on recent events or current affairs. And then I just didn’t. I could blame it on the unseasonably hot weather we’ve had this month. Or a work project that I couldn’t seem to…

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