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So I'm a Carer…What Happened to Being Just a Mum? 'Are you his main carer?' I am an unpaid carer who looks after my son who has additional needs, I am not alone in this as my husband is his main carer now. Being a carer full time, part time, occasionally puts great pressure on our lives as individuals, as a couple and as parents.

What your kids really want You want them to be happy. You want them to be successful. You want them to avoid pain. You want to give them opportunities. You want to make sure they feel loved and you want to make sure they are safe. You want a lot for them, don't you? Now, let's consider what all that wanting for them means.

Happy Father's Day Instead of wallowing in a pit of self-pity on the day that commemorates a figure who falls short in my life as well as my daughter’s, I choose to celebrate the people this day is truly meant…

The downward spiral Free to head into the downward spiral of thought, or free to let the thoughts come and go, knowing that another will pop by. Now, I'm not saying I don't suffer. Of course I do, but now I do so knowing full well why. Safe in the knowledge that when I wake up to my true nature - that before thought - I'll find peace and freedom from suffering.

Some Thoughts on Father's Day As the father of two young children I look forward to Father's Day every year. I'm lucky; I have two great kids - lively, thoughtful, caring and loving. Granted, they're not always like this and like many parents, I assume, I spend several hours a week quietly calling them names under my breath and wishing they'd leave me alone!

Two 24/7 Jobs: How This Dad Balances Parenting and Real Estate Juggling parenting and real estate is tricky, says this agent and father. Here is his advice for balancing both.

Happy Father's Day Mumma So I've been MIA again for a couple of months. No posts, not even on Instagram, and very few Insta Stories of Hrishaan as well which a lot of you keep asking about. Honestly.its just been manic. Frenzied, hectic and just about keeping my head over water; manic.

Allowance, housework, and The Kid We recently implemented a three-part economic system with The Kid. Part 1: Allowance. He gets a weekly allowance. It's not as a reward or payment for anything done. In our thinking, it's a means of teaching money management, and it gives him some autonomy in a world where most of his decisions are made for him.

Happy Father's Day #Reflection #Journey I hope all you dads out there are having a nice day today. I am having fun spending time with the kids. I am so thankful they are here and that I have this time with them. I know that there are many other dads who don't have the same situation as I do, and I really feel for you.

Atinylife JuneAgain I probably blogged the exact same whine last year. June 2019 highlights so far include: - waking up at 3:30am and making a ‘June’ calendar from an IKEA paper roll colour co-ordi…

The 1 Piece of Parenting Advice Meghan Markle Can Take From Kate Middleton But Meghan can also take a major piece of parenting advice from the Duchess of Cambridge. It didn't take long for Meghan and Harry to get pregnant once they wed. The couple had previously gushed about wanting to start a family right away, and those close to the two said they were hoping to have children as soon as possible.

Family: some Fathers' Day thoughts From Christina Richards' acknowledgments in 'Genderqueer and Non-binary Genders' 2017. It's Fathers' Day today. I'm deep in thought. As a child, it was a simple day for me. I loved my Dad and had a good relationship with him. I still do. It was easy.

To be a father. " A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society." Billy Graham. Just wanted to give a BIG THANK YOU to all those men out there who father and mentor children of all ages.

COMMENTARY: Involved dads are happier and healthier, these researchers say Being an involved dad makes men happier and healthier and contributes to future generations of family involvement and gender equality: daughters are more likely to have greater career aspirations and their sons are more likely to become good life partners when dads are involved in their young children's lives.

June 16th, 2019 - Hello Summer! It's finally summertime!!! A lot has happened since the last post, here is a quick recap. The boys transitioned from toddler beds to Big Boy Beds, yes - BBB's! I didn't realize how small their room was until I tried to fit 3 twin beds in it. We went with a bunk bed and an individual bed for the boys.

Ways to Share Values Without Lecturing There are times when my kids do things that completely shock me, where I just think to myself, "What's wrong with you, were you raised by wolves or something?" And then I realize, no, they're being raised by me, and it's my job to civilize them. Ooops.

An absent present father. He's very much there, as in, his physical being is. But he has never been a father to me. He's been the first to place restrictions, and the last time I remember having love and attention from him is when I was too small to question his view on life.

Are you "Living the Dream"? Mom life can be tough! I was driving down the road and there was a guy wearing a T-shirt that said, "Livin' the Dream". It was apparent that his dream was different than mine. To start off, he was walking down the sidewalk with a bag of groceries and his pants were hanging down below his boxer line.

SWANSEA: Man thinks wife will have sex with him just because it's Father's Day A Treboeth man has incorrectly assumed that his wife will have sex with him today because it's Father's Day. 41 year old Dad of three Pete Bowen, who has been 'preparing' for the event by trimming his pubic hair, will end the day as he started it when he received another Dad mug, disappointed.

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Silent Sunday #silentsunday #MySundayPhoto #bees Top UK family lifestyle blog. Helping busy families to live better, eat better and choose happy.

MoviESCAPE - Merlin's Magic Academy Escape Room MoviESCAPE is in part of an old mill and, after you've parked up outside, you have to walk through what feels a bit like abandoned corridors to get to it. The extremely friendly and professional host that greeted us explained that the entrance area was in the process of being 'done up'.

The highly effective parenting style of St. Joseph for today's dad They'll be confused and over-react and moan that their life is ruined. They'll go through stages of being embarrassed by me or embarrassed of themselves. The world is a vast place, full of tempests and trials. The still, calm place in the middle of that whole, wonderful mess we call growing up is a father.

A journey between black and white Don't misunderstand me, this isn't a fiction story. Not one of the many threads I've been pulling on or dangling in front of you, dear reader, for months, as I slave away and try to complete them. No, this is a story that is personal to me. It's deeply rooted in my psyche, my emotion, and my soul, because: it's about me.

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