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

It’s been an exceptionally hard weekend. Today, after another epic violent meltdown, I wrote this email to our post-adoption support team, outlining both the violence and how we feel about our diminishing ability to cope as the severity increases. It seems nothing is working, the help is always excruciatingly slow in coming, and meanwhile we are in the front line, being pelted with our own shoes. Here’s what I wrote…… View Post

The Easter holidays are looming and for many adoptive families that can mean extra dysregulation due to being out of the term-time routines. Enter my free Easter holiday printables to help with predictability and regulation, including a new ‘getting ready’ sheet for nag-free, meltdown-free transitions (we can but try).… View Post

Hello if you’re visiting from Mummascribbles’ blog – it’s great to have you here! Please have a look around and make yourself at home. Keep reading for some suggestions of good places to start. 😊 If you’re a regular visitor to my blog and would like to get to know me a bit better, hop over to Mummascribbles’ blog to read an interview I did with her recently.… View Post

I now have a rather marvellous new members’ Facebook group as well as the public page. Exciting! The Adoptive Parents’ Self-Care Club Facebook group is a place to talk more about self-care and to cheer each other on. There are questions to discuss, mini self-care challenges, and all sorts of self-care shenanigans to encourage you to look after yourself. Come and join in!… View Post