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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 9 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{where grandpa fell} Napping… with Josh on Sunday afternoon while the kids had screen time and it was the best nap ever. Sometimes I can’t believe we have kids old enough to entertain themselves for an hour while we attempt to catch up on our lost decade of sleep. (Hah!)Prepping… for Monday, as usual, on Sunday.  Cleaning house, catching up on homework and doing loads of laundry. It always feels good to start the week feeling ahead of the game.Comforting……

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The Cunningham Family: around here: week 7 2020 – Parenting Twins Article

{February 9 – February 15} Avoiding… the grocery store with what Josh called top level avoidance skills (thankyouverymuch) by spending Sunday making tortillas, banana bread and homemade bread, all from scratch, simply so I wouldn’t have to go to the grocery store until Monday.  Haha!Reading… Long Bright River, Terilingua Teacher and Wait Till Helen Comes.  I’m listening to Long Bright River on audio, and it is captivating.  It reminds me of the latest season (Season 20) of Intervention that I…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Hailey and Madison – Parents Article

Meet Hailey and Madison. These two recent high school graduates volunteered in Parenting Now!’s Children’s Program. Let’s get to know them better! Q: What has your experience been like volunteering at Parenting Now!?  What do you feel you learned or accomplished as a volunteer? Hailey: I’ve loved volunteering with Parenting Now! these past two years. The organization was so crucial to my high school experience, it was so nice to have a place to dedicate some of my time to…

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Busy engineer finds happiness in children’s hospital ~ Special needs disability parenting BLOOM – Parents Article

By Louise Kinross Emile Benyamin is an engineer who spends his days taking care of robots. His robots extract DNA from human blood and saliva, so it can be studied in research and clinical labs in hospitals. Emile travels across Canada to train scientists on the robots, and troubleshoot when there are problems. But when BLOOM interviewed Emile, he had come in to Holland Bloorview on a Thursday night to volunteer with young children in our Ronald McDonald Playroom. “Emile…

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5 Easy Christmas Spirit Ideas To Encourage Giving – Parents Article

Giving Feels So Good It Hurts Two years ago, I was moved by a video where children from low-income families had to choose between a gift for themselves or one for their parents. Watch it: Amazing, selfless kids! These children chose a gift for their parents over one for themselves. Are you crying yet? It’s so sweet it hurts.  At the end of the day, these kids willingly give up their dream Christmas gift, just so they can give their caregiver…

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