Why adoptive families are like the TARDIS

I’ve come to the conclusion that adoptive families are like the TARDIS: bigger on the inside. To an extent that’s part of being human (or Timelord) – but there’s more than average ‘on the inside’ that goes unseen or un-thought-about by those outside adoptive family life. Is that true for your family too?… View Post

Your self-care questions answered

I asked you for your self-care questions, and you shared your particular challenges, particularly around common themes of time, childcare, guilt, and healthy self-care. Here I share some of the solutions that my family use to carve out self-care time and get a break from the craziness of adoptive family life.… View Post

Dysregulation and the lollipop experiment

It’s been suggested that sucking lollipops can help with self-regulation, so we’ve been conducting ‘the lollipop experiment’ – providing lollies whenever we think our children have needed help with getting into that ‘just right’ zone of regulation. Here are the results.… View Post

Writing to professionals: 7 tips for getting action

Getting professionals to listen to you when you need their help is a common battle for adoptive parents. To give your communication the best chance of being heard, try these 7 tips to make your letter or email as powerful as possible.… View Post

How to find great adoption resources on Pinterest

I love Pinterest. It’s a self-curated search engine for your own specific interests. Lots of parents use it for craft activities, recipes, or home decor ideas, but Pinterest is also a great place to file all the useful adoption resources you find online so that you can find them again when you need them. Here’s how I use it, and a quick guide to getting you up and running.… View Post