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Peel yourself off the ceiling…encouragement after that first week of school-at-home Click to follow this blog. Join 932 other followers. Follow. Hello again, all of you who have been a-sailing on the choppy seas of social isolation and school-at-home!

Morning Prayer for Children & Families There's a new book out, just in time to help families start and end their days as everyone is home together. Common Prayer for Children and Families by Jenifer Gamber and Timothy J.S. Seamans is a simple, yet beautiful book that will assist preschoolers and elementary age little ones learn the sacred practice of daily prayer.

Fatherhood Lessons from the Father A couple of days ago, as I started to do my devotions, I prayed to God to give me some assurance about our current situation. I asked for a word that would tell me that this pandemic would end soon. I asked how all of this would affect my soon-to-be-born son.

Food Wars: Eating from an OT Perspective Eating can be hard for a child. The moment a child begins to establish what they want to eat, they attempt to express themselves in a multitude of ways that aren't always straightforward. Out of nowhere, they start to refuse what is on their plate for what could be an assortment of reasons.

Dear Care and Feeding: How Can I Get My 4th Grader to Talk Seriously With Me About Sex? I have a 10-year-old son who is in 4th grade. I feel as though he is at an age where it's appropriate to start introducing more mature topics, or at least signaling our openness as parents to his questions about those topics. I'm thinking about anything from puberty, sex, and substances to peer pressure, race, and violence.

Parenting in a Pandemic: Child Psychologist Offers Tips for Unique Challenges of COVID-19 As schools and child care centres have been closed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are working through a roster of new challenges. To assist, Eastern Health is offering a webinar, titled ‘Parenting in a Pandemic.’.

Weekend Coffee Share from the Bunker. Welcome to Another Weekend Coffee Share! How do you like my photo this week? I was looking for a cafe scene but couldn't resist the pink flamingo. I hope it lifts your spirits at this challenging time.

How to Protect Your Mental Health During Lockdown #socialdistancing #selfisolation #mentalhealth Now is the time to get to work! Get your knitting gear out from the back of the cupboard and tune up your guitar, this is your moment! Studies show that making time for hobbies can help beat stress, which is the key to improving mental health and wellbeing.

Animals of the World - AD sent for review Animals of the World is a game aimed at players aged eight years of age and over and can be played by two-six players. Playtime typically lasts for around thirty minutes. The card game comes with two hundred double-sided playing cards, six continent cards, a world map and instruction leaflet.

Finding JOY in the Journey This is a photo from our weekend. Taken right before sunset it epitomizes the innocence of childhood, a care free little girl simply experiencing joy in her journey. The photo was taken as we walked around the pond in our backyard. Earlier our neighborhood rang with dogs barking, children laughing and lawn mowers humming with the sounds of spring.

7 Tips To Avoid Mistakes While Publishing an eBook Planning to write and publish an ebook, is not error free process for some writers. They do many mistakes when publish their first ebook. However these mistakes make them to learn and avoid next time.

Meditation: Romans 8:18-28 For a few days now, I have found myself sleeping off and going to bed early while putting the little one to sleep. Sleep is contagious these days. I hope yall have been resting. It takes extra effort to get a lot done with the little one at home. How are you all balancing school, work, and life generally with your children at home all day?

Staying Sane While Your Kids Are Home The understatement of the year is just how out of control this Coronavirus has gotten. With that being said, the kids being home from from school and you've still got work to do while their jumping off the chandelier behind you. Here are some ways that you can still be an awesome parent.

Parenting in the lockdown bubble: Give teachers everything they want, and more They watched a lot of television that afternoon. By day four, things had changed. We adapted, and relaxed. Unable to see her friends, my daughter Facetimes her bestie every day for half an hour. They play with face-changing emojis and show off their toys to each other.

'90 Day Fiance' Nicole's Mom Defends Her Parenting Against Online Critics Tv Shows Ace '90 Day Fiance' Nicole's Mom Defends Her Parenting Against Online Critics News Robbalee Nafziger defends her parenting in recent clapback.

The Toilet Song DAY 16 since school closed. DAY 6 of "stay at home" order. Today I went everywhere and hugged as many people as I could. Yeah, right. Just joking. Went nowhere. Didn't do much. Looked out the window a lot. Knitted, worked on the puzzle and washed the kitchen floor.

Taken by surprise Friday was my first day out of the house in 2 weeks. I drove downtown for a doctor's appointment to have the last of my staples removed. Thankfully the prosthetist was able to meet me at this appointment to fit me with shrinkers and complete an exam required for ordering my first gel liner.

You Are Not Alone When I was pregnant with my second son I became really depressed. I had always suffered from depression, but things got really bad, to the point of suicidal thoughts. I ended up seeing a physiologist and upping my medication, but things didn't get much better after he was born.

Parenting in the Eye of the COVID Storm Out There is swirling chaos, but here, in the eerie calm, we are carefully recalibrating. Taking stock of what's left and what to hold tightly when the tempest returns. Out There, the sheer enormity is overwhelming. Literally beyond comprehension.

COVID-19 Coronavirus UK and World News update 29th March The UK added 2,433 cases today and now has reported a total of 19,522 positive cases of COVID-19. We had in total tested 127,737 people as of 9am this morning. As of 5pm yesterday, of those hospitalised in the UK, we have lost another 209 people to COVID-19.

Our first week of lockdown At the start of the first full week of school closures, we sat down together and planned our day out in half hour slots - the idea being that it would stop the kids from spending too long on one thing and getting bored.

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Our Fixer Upper Renovation - One Year Later A year ago this week, our family made the leap and moved into our house. The hubby and I had previously lived in a small townhouse for over 10 years. T spent three wonderful years in that condo with us, but it was evident that we outgrew the space. We bought an old fixer upper house built in the late 50s.

Thoughtful Parenting: Parenting through COVID-19 Overnight, we have been forced into a starkly different world with new norms. Each of us is experiencing unique stress, but collectively, anxiety and fear are palpable. I am not here to feed that, but rather to acknowledge our present reality and to provide you with practical ways to parent through this unprecedented time.

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