Self-Care Week, Day 4: Sustenance

To mark Self-Care Week, I’m revisiting my series The Seven Components of Self-Care, which first ran from February to April 2015. Nearly two years on, I’ve re-read and updated it a bit, and am reposting it every day this week. If you missed them, you can catch up with part one (sleep) here, part two (support) here, and part three (sports) here. Join in the discussion in the comments or on Twitter using #selfcareweek.… View Post

Self-Care Week, Day 3: Sports

To mark Self-Care Week, I’m revisiting my series The Seven Components of Self-Care, which first ran from February to April 2015. Nearly two years on, I’ve re-read and updated it a bit, and am reposting it every day this week. If you missed them, you can catch up with part one (sleep) here, and part two (support) here. Join in the discussion in the comments or on Twitter using #selfcareweek. Sports I say ‘sports’… View Post

Self-Care Week, Day 2: Support

Welcome to the second in my series on self-care. Every day this week – Self-Care Week –I’m examining a different aspect of self-care, specifically as it relates to adoptive parenting. (This series first ran in spring 2015.) I’ll be using the hashtag #selfcareweek on Twitter and Instagram and would love it if you’d join the conversation. If you missed it yesterday, part one (on sleep) is here. Support Today’s topic is support, which is… View Post

Self-Care Week, Day 1: Sleep

To mark Self-Care Week, which starts today, I’m revisiting my series The Seven Components of Self-Care, which first ran from February to April 2015. Nearly two years on, I’ve re-read and updated it a bit, and will be reposting it every day this week. Join in the discussion in the comments or on Twitter using #selfcareweek. Sleep I’m starting with sleep, one of my favourite ways to look after myself. Pre-children, I… View Post

Why do adopters need to practise self-care?

Self-Care Week starts tomorrow (Monday 14 November) with a focus on health. I believe passionately in encouraging adoptive parents to practise self-care in a very holistic sense (mentally, physically, and emotionally) and will be blogging and tweeting about it all week. (Come and join in using the hashtag #selfcareweek.) What is self-care? Self-care is doing whatever you need to do to look after yourself and ensure you are functioning at… View Post