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Happy Fourth Birthday by Debbie Oberlander | MotherhoodLater.com – Parents Article

Happy Fourth Birthday by Debbie Oberlander Four years ago today, I held my beautiful little boy for the first time.  The nurse escorted me to the operating room at noon for a scheduled c-section, and by 12:45 I had become a mother. I felt the warm skin and tender breath of my son, as his grandma held him to my chest.  Amazed at how quickly and efficiently the delivery took place, I reflected that in less time than I have…

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Daddy Makes A Mud Kitchen – Parenting Twins Article

Gav and I have been joking around about making one of these for a while. To be honest I didn’t think he was remotely capable 😂 With all the deliveries we have had recently, we had a few spare palettes hanging around, so he thought it was worth a go! He started off by cutting one in half. One side would be the kitchen top, and then other was separated into pieces to fill in the gaps. Then the 4 cut off…

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How to convince a 3-year-old to answer in the minority language? – Parents Article

  Hello I’m British, living in France for the past 13 years. I speak French to my French husband, and we have two girls, a 3-year-old and a new-born. Our 3-year-old was a late speaker (first words at 17 months) and I am the only person who speaks English to her regularly. I am terrified she is going to become or is becoming, a passive bilingual. She understands everything I say to her, but always replies in French. I always…

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Our Potty Training Journey (Phase 1) – Parenting Twins Article

Craig Family Blog: Our Potty Training Journey (Phase 1) Our Potty Training Journey (Phase 1) I’ve been apprehensive to start potty training too early, as many moons ago I worked in a day nursery. Parents had been known to try and potty train their children way too early, and then the child would end up getting so disheartened by the continuous outfit changes and negative comments, that they would end up being fully potty trained much later than the other…

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8 Things to Keep in Mind While Holidaying with a Toddler – Parents Article

I was quite scared while travelling during pregnancy. My biggest concern was whether I will find a loo at the right time or not? At that time, I did not know that bigger fears were soon on their way. Then after the birth of my baby, I was convinced that travelling with a baby is much more difficult than pregnancy. How will I feed him, burp him or make him sleep? And now that my baby has grown up to…

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Why We Need To Stop Rewarding Our Kids With Junk Food – Parents Article

It’s amazing, when you become a parent, what gets you all riled up and what leaves you completely un-phased. I was at a recent school induction where the parents were up in flaming and flailing arms about teacher reshuffling, play vs. work ratio and school diaries. The one mom even wept through a sob story about how she had to take a weeks leave to assist her child to deal with the trauma of getting a new teacher. As I sat…

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An Open Letter to the Absent Parent | | Single Moms Planet – Single Mum, Parents Article

Absent parent – this letter isn’t for the faint of heart. Your child knows you, gives you a warm welcome and calls you Mommy or Daddy. Granted you’ve been in your child’s life inconsistently, your presence has been sparse but your child knows you. This isn’t because you’ve made an impact the handful of times you’ve seen your child, this is because the parent raising said child is speaking about you in a positive tone. The parent that is parenting…

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2.5 – Single Mum, Parents Article

I’m a rubbish blogger, not just because of other priorities but also because no one is interested in yet another parenting blog, and most of the time life for us is the same as it is for all families. Anyway, as of the last couple of months, my boy now sleeps all night! I feel like a right idiot because it has taken so long and was relatively easy to sort out: I stopped offering him the bottle when he…

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Life With 2 Kids – Rupert Approves – Parents Article

Life With 2 Kids There’s a reason it’s taken me 10 weeks to write this post. When Carter was a newborn I was oh-so-smug about churning out blog posts like confetti. It’s been a whole different ball game this time around. I took a whopping 29 days off before I went back to photography, shooting an 11 hour wedding when she was less than a month old. Not earning a full salary on maternity leaves means maternity leave is less cuddle…

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Oh, Hey There | TwinMomLife: A Parenthood Journey – Parenting Twins Article

Hey all, I’m still around. 🙂  I’ve been randomly popping in on some of your posts lately.  I’m working on setting up a “private”, meaning non real life friends and family, blog.  This way I don’t have to filter so much, and maybe this will help me blog more.  Stay tuned. For now, I’m busy over here still teaching middle school and living with twin 2.5 year old dictators.  Life is a blast. Peace & Love, K Like this:Like Loading……

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