Welcome to another Thankful Thursday. Sorry today’s post is later than usual. We’ve just got back from Legoland. We’re all exhausted. This week, I have enjoyed… Reading Lots of good blogs. Like this one. Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. Publishing ebooks For Dummies by Ali Luke. Hebrews. More responses to my self-care survey. (I’d still love another 30, so please keep sharing the link…) Writing One-page profiles of the girls for school.… View Post

Welcome to another Self-Care Sunday! If you’ve been following along recently, you’ll know that last week was the final instalment of my series The seven components of self-care. (If you missed it, start here.) This week, then, a change of format as I welcome adoptive dad, social worker and all-round Nice Chap Al Coates to my blog. Al blogs here and can be found on Twitter as @nadjasmit. I asked… View Post

Welcome to another Thankful Thursday. This week, I have enjoyed… Reading Responses to my self-care survey, which will help me as I turn my Sunday self-care posts into a book. Thank you so much to everyone who has completed it, shared the link, etc. There are several people who have shared really insightful comments and they are very much appreciated. The survey is still open, so if you’re an adoptive parent… View Post

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

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