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

The hardy old rose bush right next to the front door. Against all the odds, it just keeps on giving. In a few hours the school at home project restarts again. One more 7 week push before we finally arrive at the summer holidays. What kind of Britain will it be? The old normal, the new normal or something else. This afternoon was glorious. Hot (for here) and sunny. Unbelievably not a single cloud all day. This is Yorkshire remember.…

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Pitfalls To Watch Out For When Working From Home | – Single Mum, Parents Article

There’s no denying that working from home offers many advantages. In many ways it’s the ultimate freedom; you get to set your own hours, working when, where and how you want. However, there are also a number of potential pitfalls you need to be aware of, and watch out for, or you’ll risk turning your home-based job into an unproductive nightmare. Failing to keep business and private life separate This is one of the most common issues for people who…

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

The sun is shining. It’s still cold but we will settle for this. So it’s almost official. School has emailed parents to say that looking at the latest government guidance – which apparently isn’t much – only some Primary pupils and those sitting final exams next year will get any direct teaching over the next few months. The earliest Son will be back in school is going to be September. So it’s time to get our heads round this. Looking…

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How I Prioritize My Time as a Busy Creative Mum – Parenting Twins Article

Finding the time to be creative is difficult, especially as a parent. Your time can already feel scarce, between working, daycare runs, after school or weekend activities, and the running of a household; finding the time to work on your creative pursuits can feel impossible. Time management is something I’ve struggled with as I’ve started to grow this blog, and improve my writing portfolio. I’ve had to drop limiting beliefs around what I need to feel creative and write, and instead…

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

One of my Running trail runs is tough. It’s a muddy slog through increasingly thick woods. It’s a slow claggy run climbing through undergrowth that sees only glimpses of the sun. It’s very claustrophobic. Your on your own. A little voice keeps telling you to just stop. Why am I doing this. One step forward, two back. But with patience and effort the going becomes easier. The ground levels out. The cover starts to thin and the distant view begins…

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The Childcare Conundrum – Dad and Buried – Parents Article

This post originally appeared on my Facebook page back in August. If you’ve already read it, skip to the end for new evelopments. I had a job interview today. And I had to bring my toddler along. Just kidding. Mostly. I didn’t have to bring him to the actual interview, but I did have to bring him into Manhattan to drop him off at Mom and Buried’s office. Because childcare is expensive. And I’m not working. (Hence the interview.) Every…

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Are You Getting the Short End of the Paternity-Leave Stick? – Parents Article

Source: 1899441/Pixabay Family leave policies vary widely and can be confusing. What allowances are state-mandated? Do dads even know how much time off they are entitled to? Why are fathers not using all of their time when the benefits to their family are so great? In this guest post, Sima Bernstein, EdD, who has studied the problem extensively, sorts out why, in her words, “not using parental leave is a crying shame!”—especially for dads. When I gave birth to my…

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How to Get Back On the Career Ladder after a Divorce · Divorced Moms – Single Mum, Parents Article

  You may have decided to take a break from your career while you were married because your spouse’s salary was more than enough to support your family. And you probably never imagined that you two would ever split. However, after years of being a stay-at-home mom looking after the kids and mastering the art of being a “domestic goddess’, you might feel like you’ve lost your corporate mojo and don’t really know where to start getting back into the…

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10 Tips For Protecting Your Credit During Divorce · Divorced Moms – Single Mum, Parents Article

  Divorce isn’t pleasant for either party. While dealing with the emotions surrounding the divorce, the idea of entering the dating scene again, or starting a new life as a single person, financial issues can seem like an even larger problem to manage. Don’t let finances be overlooked as you handle the relationship aspects of the divorce. When you separate or divorce your spouse, you need to protect your money and financial future as soon as possible. Here are actionable…

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How I Got My Financial House In Order After An Unwanted Divorce · Divorced Moms – Single Mum, Parents Article

  Tax time. As I dropped by the post office to get the right postage for the thick packet of homework to send to my accountant, I smiled to myself, confident that I had my financial house in order. It brought back memories of all the effort it took to dig a new foundation years ago, after my divorce. I no longer get weak-kneed and shaky thinking about those months leading to the divorce. The request for a divorce came…

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