How to find great adoption resources on Pinterest

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

Sleep: the best form of self-care?

What better self-care is there than sleep? It’s good for your mental health. It’s when your body repairs itself. It’s one of my favourite ways to look after myself. Are you getting enough sleep? How might you benefit from a few more hours? Here some answers and strategies for achieving it.… View Post

Letterbox contact: an example letter for birth parents

Writing to your child who has been adopted can be difficult for lots of reasons. It can be really hard to know what to say, to know what’s allowed, and to manage the emotions that come up when you think about sending a letter. Using a template like this free downloadable Word file can make it easier because it gives you ideas and a framework to use for what you want to say.… View Post

5 easy ways to help an adoptive family at Christmas

You know an adoptive family. Maybe they’re a part of your extended family. Perhaps they’re your friends or neighbours. You want to help, but you’re worried about doing the wrong thing and putting your foot in it. But unless the adoptive family in question is quite unusual, they are likely to be delighted with any expression of desire to help out. So go for it. With just a few adoption-friendly… View Post

Send me your self-care questions!

Let’s face it, for most of us, self-care is a struggle. It’s so tempting to think of it as an optional extra that it can be hard to prioritise it and make it happen. We sometimes wonder why we should bother with self-care. And when we do it, we wonder if we’re doing it right! We all have self-care questions, challenges and obstacles. So let’s discuss them and work out… View Post