Self-care live blog

Thursday 6.00am I have four days of sanity-preserving self-care happening this weekend. I’ll be checking in to my hotel room later today, for a big dose of sleep, reading, spa visits, swimming, Starbuckery, bookshop-mooching, stationery-impulse-buying, Wagamamification, scrapbooking and just doing what I like, child-free, until lunchtime on Monday.  (YES.) I’ll be sharing the joy here, on Twitter and on Instagram, and would love your virtual company. Check back throughout the… View Post

10 easy ways to practise self-care

Self-care is vital – especially for adoptive parents and all those caring for children with additional needs – but it needn’t take up lots of time or cash. Here are 10 easy ways to practise self-care and give yourself a dose of TLC. These ideas won’t change the world, but they’ll give you a dose of sanity for half an hour. 1. Do something differently They say a change is as… View Post

Thankful Thursday

Welcome to another Thankful Thursday, this time on a Friday, because I forgot. This week, I have enjoyed… Reading Blue Like Jazz by Don Miller (loved it). I’ve just started Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans (I follow her blog and really enjoyed her previous books). Writing Case studies for my book. Eating Healthily. Back on the Weight Watchers plan after what we’ll call an Easter blip (to the tune of 8.5lbs). Ahem. Watching… View Post

What does your self-care look like?

I’ve talked before about how my own self-care is a bit less about posh shower gel and a bit more about trying not to eat an entire jar of Nutella at a single sitting. My perfect self-care scenario involves someone else looking after the children for a weekend, just so I could have prolonged uninterrupted conversations with Pete during daylight hours, maybe go out for lunch, and we could lie… View Post

Thankful Thursday

Welcome to another Thankful Thursday. This week, I have enjoyed… Reading The first few responses to the call for case studies for the self-care book. There’s still time if you’d like to be involved. Just note that I now have enough volunteers for the ‘sleep’ chapter, thanks, so please pick one of the others if they apply to you. In the next couple of weeks I’m especially looking for people who are… View Post