Thankful Thursday

Welcome to another Thankful Thursday. This week, I have enjoyed… Reading The first few responses to the call for case studies for the self-care book. There’s still time if you’d like to be involved. Just note that I now have enough volunteers for the ‘sleep’ chapter, thanks, so please pick one of the others if they apply to you. In the next couple of weeks I’m especially looking for people who are… View Post

Thankful Thursday

Welcome to another Thankful Thursday. This week, I have enjoyed… Reading This excellent post on the Tories’ latest idiotic education pronouncment. Writing My book. (Eeeek.) Eating My own bodyweight in little Lindt chocolate rabbits. Watching Back in Time for Dinner. Such a a great programme about how society and technology and food have changed since 1950 and how they have all affected each other. If you’ve missed it, it’s definitely worth iPlayering.… 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

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

Weekend in focus: homework, church, and how babies come out of tummies

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.  Friday night On Friday after school I took Charlotte to the library while Joanna had football. Charlotte behaved beautifully in the library until we bumped into one of her friends, and then a shrieky game of hide-and-seek ensued. Hmmm. Thankfully it was soon time to… View Post