Self-Care Camp for Adoptive Parents

At the end of August I participated in a self-care camp run by The Open Nest and The Adoption Social. There’s a piece about it in the October 2017 issue of Adoption Today, which is hitting doormats this weekend. Here’s the longer version of the article I wrote. The Open Nest and The Adoption Social are both legendary in adoption circles as safe spaces for adoptive families to be themselves… View Post

Halfway Day (or Schedules, scones, and screaming)

Today marks the halfway point of the summer holidays for us: it’s day 20 of 40. It feels like much longer. The words I’m seeing from other adopters are ‘relentless’ and ‘incessant’. These words are used all year round, of course, but the summer seems to amplify those feelings because culturally it is supposed to be a holiday. It isn’t. It’s six weeks of dysregulated children being given nice things… View Post