Review | Splosh cleaning products

What is Splosh? Splosh is an environmentally friendly range of cleaning products delivered (free) by post. They are sold as sachets of concentrate, so you pop them in a bottle, add hot water, give them a shake, and they’re ready to go. You can either recycle your own bottles or buy the relevant ones in a Splosh starter kit, which is what I did. I liked the ordering process. First… View Post

Thankful Thursday

Welcome to my fourth Thankful Thursday post. This week, I have enjoyed… Reading Why Can’t My Child Behave? by Amber Elliott The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You by Jessica Turner The Well-Fed Writer by Peter Bowerman Writing A blog post about the role of food in self-care, the fourth in my #sundayselfcare series. Notes to send with Message Muffins (I sent the gingerbread doctor to cheer up a couple of friends who aren’t well).… View Post

Weekend in focus: the end of half term

In Weekend in focus I review the weekend and look at our therapeutic parenting successes and failures, with the aim of learning something each time. On Saturday things got going slowly. We started with our usual routine of the girls coming in to our room for a cuddle at 7.30, then taking themselves downstairs to watch CBeebies while we have a lie-in. This usually means half an hour or so of… View Post

The seven components of self-care, part three: Sports

Introduction Welcome to the third in my series of Sunday Self-Care posts. Each Sunday for the next few weeks there’ll be a new blog post about a different aspect of self-care. I’ll be using the hashtag #sundayselfcare on Twitter and Instagram and would love it if you’d join me. If you missed them, here’s where you can find the previous posts: The seven components of self-care, part one: sleep The seven components of self-care, part two:… View Post

Thankful Thursday

Welcome to the third post a weekly series that I’m calling Thankful Thursday. This week, I have enjoyed… Reading Responses to that KFC ad. Rhik Samadder on the rebranding of Lent in Wednesday’s Guardian. Writing This article for Parentdish about the new KFC advert. A blog post about self-care and exercise and adoptive parenting (coming on Sunday). Watching The Great Comic Relief Bake Off (fabulous television). Minuscule (a very silly animation about insects which… View Post