All the time I am forgetting things. Like why did I go upstairs? Trying to remember the last film I saw, what I did last week. At 48,  my question is, is forgetfulness a symptom of the menopause? Or am I slowly and surely losing my mind? Is forgetfulness a symptom…

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After six years, I am finally learning to accept that my adopted children’s lives have been affected by early life trauma. And the effects may last a lifetime. It’s been a struggle to get to this point. And now I have, I want to understand, and address how early childhood trauma…

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My adopted child has started secondary school.  We have completed our first term. It’s been a huge transition for both of us, a steep learning curve. This is what I have learned, so far. Phones, trainers & trauma: my adopted child has started secondary school I had to learn to…

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I know, it’s everywhere, isn’t it? Self-care. But as a mother to two adopted children, I have realised that self-care is important. Self-care is an essential part of my life. It’s not an indulgence, it’s an investment in me. Self-care, it’s not a self-indulgence, it’s a self-investment in you If…

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Just after our adopted children arrived to live with us. And after had recovered from the shock of becoming a new mum, overnight, to two older, traumatised children. Adjusted to my new reality of a permanent state of exhaustion. I realised things just weren’t feeling right. I was struggling, bonding…

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