Single mums

Shared parenting schedules

Divorce (or separation) is never pleasant, but when children are involved the situation can become much more complex and emotionally charged. It is difficult to set aside personal feelings and decide upon a schedule that meets the needs of all involved, but that is what MUST happen for the benefit of your children. Although it

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The terrible twos

The terrible two’s is a testing phase for most parents. Some children coast through with nothing more than a few sulks when things don’t go their way. Others crash into it head on overnight with an almighty scream throwing themselves on the floor wildly at any opportunity. I think most children would probably fall somewhere

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Introducing stepchildren to each other

When single parents with kids start a new relationship, it can lead to the blending together of two families. The concept of extra-playmates for your kids sounds ideal, but the success of the long-term merger will depend in part on how the introductions are made. If you are knee-deep in the unification process, then consider

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Finding out you are expecting twins

When heading off for a first scan, most parents-to-be are anxious to know there is a healthy baby growing in there. But if during your appointment you end up finding out you are expecting twins you may be taken aback a bit and leave the hospital with more questions that you arrived with. What causes

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Falling in love with a friend

They say that partners come and go but a good friend is forever. But now and again the two overlap and you find yourself falling in love with a friend. It can happen suddenly or you may come to realise that your feelings for your friend have gradually been growing stronger. Falling for a friend

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Making family dinners work

Family dinners can be times of fun and enjoyment and times of tension too. When these moments becomes stressful it’s easy to make excuses and not prioritise shared meals but research is showing how making family dinners work can help with children’s development. A time to connect Family meals are seen as the times when

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