Weekend in focus: vomit, balloons and a bite on the bum

Saturday The weekend started at 3:25 am on Saturday. Ugh. Pete was off overseas for work for a few days and he was up and out by 3.40. I am rubbish at getting back to sleep after nocturnal disturbances so I drifted in and out of consciousness until about 6.15 when the girls woke up singing, as is their way. Having got us all up and dressed , we then… View Post

The seven components of self-care, part seven: Superfluities

Introduction Welcome to the seventh in my series of the Components of Self-Care. (If you missed the previous parts in the series, the links are below. You can read them in any order.) Each Sunday I blog about a different aspect of self-care. I use the hashtag #sundayselfcare on Twitter and Instagram and would love it if you’d join me. If you’d like to join the conversation on your own blog, you can grab the blog… View Post

Thankful Thursday

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

The seven components of self-care, part six: Spirituality

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

Thankful Thursday

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