Top Ten tips for your First Christmas

Well the craziness has well and truly descended on our home and the run up to Christmas seems to be busier that ever with school discos, school Christmas dinners, sleepovers, Christmas shopping, adoption training and life in general. I’ve recently been supporting some families with children newly placed with them and they are looking aheadContinue reading “Top Ten tips for your First Christmas”

A Whirlwind of Appointments

Like many parents this year has been nothing short of living in the eye of the storm or riding a rollercoaster that you just want to get off so everything can just calm down for a while. We have had the drama of home learning, followed by the return to school but not really resemblingContinue reading “A Whirlwind of Appointments”

Did they have to share everything?

Like many thousands of other children right across the UK, our kids have recently gone back to school after a prolonged period of home learning due to Covid-19. We were inundated with emails and letters from the school explaining the different procedures that would be in place to ensure the safety of our kids fromContinue reading “Did they have to share everything?”

But you could use it mumma!

So this is the leaflet that dropped through our front door this morning. It arrived with some other junk mail but this was the one leaflet that the kids were really excited about, more so than the many offerings of fast food. I should have realised at this point that they were planning something orContinue reading “But you could use it mumma!”

What’s an Adoption Information Event?

For anyone who has considered whether adoption could be right for them, you will need to make that initial phone call or send that email to your local authority or chosen adoption agency to tell them that you are interested in finding out some more information. They are likely to want some details from youContinue reading “What’s an Adoption Information Event?”

Mum, can I drink coffee?

This was the lament of our 8 year old Gremlin when faced with another day of home learning during the Covid-19 lockdown with teacher mum. I secretly think she prefers teacher dad but he was out at work as a key worker. After composing myself, I realised she was deadly serious and wondered how bestContinue reading “Mum, can I drink coffee?”