Welcome to another Thankful Thursday. It feels like it is properly spring around here now. I even put my washing outside on the line yesterday, so it must be true. This week, I have enjoyed… Reading Mothers’ Day cards from my daft children. Charlotte made one in her group at church which said Mummy does X, Y and Z for me, and I want to show my love for her by… View Post

Introduction Welcome to the sixth in my series of Sunday Self-Care posts. 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: support The seven components of self-care, part three: sports The seven components of self-care, part four: sustenance The seven components of self-care, part five: space Each Sunday I blog about a different aspect of self-care. I use the hashtag #sundayselfcare… View Post

Welcome to another Thankful Thursday. This week, I have enjoyed… Reading Posts on CPV (child-to-parent violence). Well, ‘enjoyed’ is the wrong word. But it is lovely to see the solidarity amongst the Twitter adoption community in standing up together and sharing our experiences and saying ‘people need to know that this is a real issue’. We have had to hold both our girls to keep everyone safe and have had no… View Post

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. Win, win, win Friday night was about celebrating successes. Joanna has been going to football club on a Friday night since January. She seems to have a bit of a talent for it, if I say so myself. And this week after school we watched her save two… View Post

Introduction Welcome to the fifth in my series of Sunday Self-Care posts. Each Sunday I’m adding 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: support The seven components of self-care,… View Post