Introduction Welcome to the third in my series of Sunday Self-Care posts. Each Sunday for the next few weeks there’ll be 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:… View Post

Welcome to the third post a weekly series that I’m calling Thankful Thursday. This week, I have enjoyed… Reading Responses to that KFC ad. Rhik Samadder on the rebranding of Lent in Wednesday’s Guardian. Writing This article for Parentdish about the new KFC advert. A blog post about self-care and exercise and adoptive parenting (coming on Sunday). Watching The Great Comic Relief Bake Off (fabulous television). Minuscule (a very silly animation about insects which… View Post

Twitter nearly came to a standstill today in a debate even greater than the rights and wrongs of the KFC ad. It’s time to settle the argument. Please cast your vote (you can choose more than one)…

In case you missed me tweeting the life out of it yesterday, I wrote an article for Parentdish about reactions to KFC’s latest TV ad, which features an adoptive family. In the article, I quoted a few disgrunted tweets from people who thought the ad was exploitative and/or oversimplified in its treatment of the issue of adoption and the effects of trauma. Some people thought it suggested KFC was a… 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. On Saturday Pete the wonderhusband decided he was going to take the girls out for the morning to give me some peace and quiet. Every now and then he takes them to an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, where they all fill up on porridge and a full… View Post