Weekend in focus: the start of half term

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

The seven components of self-care, part two: Support

Introduction Welcome to the second in a regular series on self-care. Each Sunday for the next few weeks there’ll be a new blog post about a different aspect of self-care, specifically as it relates to adoptive parenting. I’ll be using the hashtag #sundayselfcare on Twitter and Instagram and would love it if you’d join me. Part one (on sleep) is here, and as the others in the series are posted they’ll be… View Post

Thankful Thursday

Welcome to the second of a weekly series that I’m calling Thankful Thursday. (You can read last week’s post here.) This week, I have enjoyed… Reading ‘How to train your monsters’ – a great blog post on Momastery by Glennon Melton Doyle, who I adore for her no-nonsense loveliness. I’m also still working through Commit: How to Blast Through Problems & Reach Your Goals Through Massive Action by Linda Formicelli. Writing A blog post… View Post

Weekend in focus: the sleepover

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. This weekend we took the girls for their first experience of sleeping over at someone else’s house since they came to live with us two years ago. We’ve taken them away to hotels and holiday cottages before, but sleeping at someone’s house was a bit… View Post

The seven components of self-care, part one: Sleep

Introduction Welcome to the first in a regular series I’m launching here on my website. 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. Part one is below, and as the others in the series are posted they’ll be linked here too. Sleep… View Post