Review | 30 Days of Hope for Adoptive Parents

The title sounds promising, doesn’t it? We could all use a dose of hope, especially as we’re unlikely to be getting much from post-adoption support. Sorry, did that sound too cynical? We’ll come back to that in a minute. The basics This book is a 30-day devotional aimed at Christian adoptive parents and prospective adopters. But it’s not just that – it’s also the author’s own story of the adoption… View Post

What does your self-care look like?

I’ve talked before about how my own self-care is a bit less about posh shower gel and a bit more about trying not to eat an entire jar of Nutella at a single sitting. My perfect self-care scenario involves someone else looking after the children for a weekend, just so I could have prolonged uninterrupted conversations with Pete during daylight hours, maybe go out for lunch, and we could lie… View Post

The self-care book: update

The work on my book The Seven Components of Self-Care continues. I am loving writing it and am excited (read: also mildly terrified) at the thought of getting it out there in the world. The book expands on the series of blog posts I wrote and includes tips and case studies and all the good stuff people said they wanted when they filled in my survey (more of that in a moment).… 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