A Very Serious Poll of Pancake Preferences

Twitter nearly came to a standstill today in a debate even greater than the rights and wrongs of the KFC ad. It’s time to settle the argument. Please cast your vote (you can choose more than one)…

A bit more about *that* KFC ‘families’ advert

In case you missed me tweeting the life out of it yesterday, I wrote an article for Parentdish about reactions to KFC’s latest TV ad, which features an adoptive family. In the article, I quoted a few disgrunted tweets from people who thought the ad was exploitative and/or oversimplified in its treatment of the issue of adoption and the effects of trauma. Some people thought it suggested KFC was a… View Post

Weekend in focus: the start 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 Pete the wonderhusband decided he was going to take the girls out for the morning to give me some peace and quiet. Every now and then he takes them to an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, where they all fill up on porridge and a full… View Post

The seven components of self-care, part two: Support

Introduction Welcome to the second in a regular series on self-care. Each Sunday for the next few weeks there’ll be a new blog post about a different aspect of self-care, specifically as it relates to adoptive parenting. I’ll be using the hashtag #sundayselfcare on Twitter and Instagram and would love it if you’d join me. Part one (on sleep) is here, and as the others in the series are posted they’ll be… View Post

Thankful Thursday

Welcome to the second of a weekly series that I’m calling Thankful Thursday. (You can read last week’s post here.) This week, I have enjoyed… Reading ‘How to train your monsters’ – a great blog post on Momastery by Glennon Melton Doyle, who I adore for her no-nonsense loveliness. I’m also still working through Commit: How to Blast Through Problems & Reach Your Goals Through Massive Action by Linda Formicelli. Writing A blog post… View Post