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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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The ‘C’ word – Parenting Twins Article

My dad has cancer. Even writing those four words feels wrong. I’ve known for a few weeks but still saying it out loud feels alien. Cancer isn’t a thing people close to me get. Cancer is a distant, far away thing that a friend of a friend has. Or a family member of an acquaintance is going through chemotherapy. It isn’t something close to me. Until it is. Thankfully, the prognosis is good. My dad’s cancer, albeit aggressive, should be…

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Spring 2020 Upcoming events with KFCA! – Kitsap Foster Care Association Blog – Foster Parents Article

Hi friends!We have a bunch of upcoming events that I wanted to let you know about!These are also posted on our facebook page (or will be soon)…3/15, 3:30pm – 5pm, playdate at Defy in Silverdale! Limited tickets available; only jumpers need tickets. Community and Family will provide treats. Get your tickets here:https://www.universe.com/events/defy-silverdale-tickets-Y6MGQF 3/28 10-3 conference at Harborside in downtown Bremerton. We will provide lunch, parking and child care! Please email jeanie-johns to secure your spot for child care. Trainings include…

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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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Friday Favs 2/21/20 – Foster Parents Article

Favorite Moment: Watching Theo and Tera make this Valentine box together was a highlight of the week for us all! Theo is the more creative parent, so he had fun making Tera’s unicorn Valentine box dreams come alive. I know… This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by sdevalve@cedarville.edu Read Full Parenting Article

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Adoption Blog 2020 – Hope Connections – Foster Parents Article

Growth mindset in children is a concept that is becoming more popular…in schools and with parents. It is the understanding that the brain can grow and change versus a fixed mindset that is predetermined and is set in stone, no matter what you do. Basically, it is how you face challenges and set-backs.​Growth mindset in children can empower them and greatly impact their success and happiness.This concept of growth mindset in children was coined by Stanford University Professor Carol Dweck.…

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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 talk… – broke-single-dad – Single Dad, Parents Article

As parents, we know that this moment is coming.  In fact, I remember joking about it in the delivery room, staring into the adoring eyes of my eldest as I held her in one hand. Now, nine and a half years later, that moment has arrived. She’s noticed her body changing and the bodies of her friends. Her mother has also attempted to impose a preparedness kit on me, that consists of chocolates and cuddles. Niceties aside, I recognised that a growing…

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Easy, affordable meal planning for single moms – Single Mum, Parents Article

As a single mom, and for so many moms I know, the most stressful part of your day is dinner. And breakfast. And lunch.Shopping, stocking, prepping, baking, warming, and cleaning (or not …) is weighed down with the pressure to make sure your kids are not getting [at least some marginal sum of] nutritional value and you are more or less enjoying some quality time together.Quick meal planning tips:Focus on batch and freezer cookingExperiment with meal delivery services, like HelloFresh,…

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EVENT | FOSTERING INFORMATION DAY – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 18th February 2020 by Beth Owen SALE FOSTERING EVENT Want to know more about fostering? Then why not pop down to our fostering information event at our office in Sale on Tuesday 12th May 2020 for a chat and to meet some of the team! You will be able to talk to one of our Social Workers about becoming a Foster Carer; what the role entails and what support and training you will receive from us as an agency. You can…

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