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November Rain – Office Mum – Parents Article

I am glum. I have no excuse. No reason to be glum. I mean, yes, it’s been raining for 457 days solid now, so that might have something to do with it. This morning, for the first time this week, we could walk to school again. Such joy in that walk. And then back came the rain, like someone turning on the tap mid-morning, just when we’d started to get used to this new, semi-dry meteorological miracle. It’s all a bit November-y…

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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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Gabe & Rebecca’s Story – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

We talked to a Sylvan writing student, Gabe C., and his mom, Rebecca C., to learn more about their writing program experience at Sylvan.   Before Sylvan’s Writing Program Gabe says, “In 4th grade it was hard because I couldn’t get my thoughts down on paper. I kept procrastinating and couldn’t get started with all my [writing] assignments.”  “It seemed like the wires in my brain would disconnect and I couldn’t stay on track.” His mom, Rebecca, remembers 4th grade…

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‘We Regret to Inform You’: A Story About Marriage and Book-Publishing Failure – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/Now and There) I felt that little jolt of hope and nervous excitement in my chest when I saw the unopened email and recognized who it was from. Please let this be it. It wasn’t it. “Dear Matt. You’re not good enough. I’m not interested. Good luck.” Damn it, I thought. I can’t believe this is happening again. … There was a lot riding on the first major non-marriage promise I’d made to my wife, because I didn’t know if…

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Travel Writing Tips to Inspire Wandering Writers – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

“Are we there yet?” “Hey, you’re on MY side!” “Can we please listen to [insert annoying soundtrack here] again?” Summer is time for fun, sun and family trips. And although trips may come with the requisite whining and grating music choices, they also provide tremendous opportunities for learning and personal growth. All children can benefit from spending time in nature, exploring a new city, visiting relatives on a farm or any other escape from one’s usual surroundings. Travel also provides…

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Why It’s Essential to Be Proactive With Your Child’s Writing Skills – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

By middle school, most teachers expect students to know how to write. And yet, many children aren’t prepared. A majority of students lack essential writing skills, such as how to properly structure a sentence and how to correctly use grammar. In fact, by eighth grade, only one in four students is a proficient or advanced writer. Elementary schools are juggling many priorities and only have so many minutes in a day. (We get it!) In recent years, helping students develop…

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A New Home For Godless Mom! – Parents Article

You might be wondering why there are no new posts around here. It’s because my blog has moved. I am so excited to be blogging over at Patheos now! If you want to find new posts from me, head on over to Patheos, where I have been blogging for a week already. Click here for the new home of Godless Mom. All of my contact information is the same, so you can still reach me here: mommy@godlessmom.com See you…

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Do YOU want to work from home part time? – Parenting Twins Article

Create your own BBQ pizza grill: From BBQ to pizza oven! Get inspiration for your home-based business: 9 digital entrepreneurs worth following I’ve been self-employed for about 12 years now, and since my boys arrived I’ve been a work at home mum. Knowing I was expecting twins definitely shifted my career focus. This was for two reasons: I realised just how expensive a day of nursery care for two babies was going to be, and I also knew that I wanted to…

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Get inspiration for your home-based business: 9 digital entrepreneurs worth following – Parenting Twins Article

Get inspiration for your home-based business: 9 digital entrepreneurs worth following – TalesofaTwinMum This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.Accept Read More Privacy Policy This is only a snippet of a Twins Parents Article written by karenb Read Full Parenting Article

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Reflecting On 2016 And Looking Toward The New Year – Single Dad, Parents Article

As I sit at home this new years eve, I find myself reflecting on the last 12 months of my life. First and foremost, I woke up on the preferable side of the ground this morning, so I suppose I have that to be thankful for. But considering this article would not be possible without these fairly obvious circumstances, you are probably more interested in the other things I have to say. Last December, I accepted a job with a…

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