The Dream Versus The Reality : Letter To My Former Self

I recently read a fantastic letter by Clare over at Mudpie Fridays where she wrote a letter to herself before she had her children.  I love this idea, and as it wasn’t that long ago since the children came home, I…

Living Arrows #4

Living Arrows is a lovely photo series hosted by Donna over at What The Redhead Said which is all about celebrating childhood.  As the poet Khalil Gibran wrote: “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent…

Not Designed For Adults – When Will I Learn?

Today we thought we would head off to a local National Trust property – Belton House.  The kids have been stuck doing really boring things over the last few weeks and we decided it was time to get out and…

Adoption And Why It’s Part Of Our Story

Since beginning my blog, I have had so many people approach and say that they have considered adopting. They come from all backgrounds with so many different stories and reasons as to why they want to adopt. Some have birth children…

Starting School In January Not September

Little Sir has now been in school for all of two weeks.  Last April we talked in depth about delaying his school start for a year, but come September it was clear that he was more than ready to go…

Preparing To Adopt : After Approval Panel

So you have been approved to adopt? That is such an exciting time.  It’s probably taken you a year or so to get to this stage and you have been through so much.  Group preparations where they have told you…

Self Care Is So Important When Adopting

When we were at the beginning of our adoption journey, one of the sessions we attended was listening to people who had already adopted. It was designed so that we could hear what adoption was really like and have the…