Today it’s the turn of Three Pink Diamonds, read on to learn more about the mum behind the blog…
Quick 5 – In my life at the moment
Book – Creating Loving Attachments by Dan Hughes & Kim Golding and just about to start reading The New Contented Little Baby Book by Gina Ford.
Music – Pharrell Williams – Happy.
TV programme – New Housewives of New Jersey.
Food – Marvellous Creations Chocolate
Pastime – Baking
What do you wish you had known before you adopted your children?
I wish we were given a deeper insight into how difficult parenting can be and the personal challenges you face whilst caring for children that have already experienced so much. I think if we had been provided with more information then it would have helped me not to feel so desperate and alone in the really dark moments.
Where do you get your blogging inspiration from?
To begin with I wanted to share our story of how we became a family of five overnight. When I found the Adoption Social website and began to share my blogs on a weekly basis I was inspired by the other writers to continue to post about the daily highs and lows of parenting our girls.
What is the best or most memorable piece of advice you have ever received?
To take care of yourself, to be kind to yourself and not to expect too much from anyone, including yourself.
My perfect adoption support would include…
Supernanny, cook, cleaner, chauffer, live in babysitter and an expert on raising adoptive children on hand.
The best thing we did this week was….
Packing a picnic and heading out to a favourite family spot. The sun was shining, kids were playing and my husband and I were able to relax and enjoy the moment.
If you could take your children anywhere in the world to see something where would you go?
I’m not sure I could pick one place, as there are so many wonderful things to see and do. We went to the airport at the weekend to pick up a close relative. Whilst we were there we saw some planes coming into land and taking off. It was great to see the girls’ faces light up with excitement. I think when they are a little older it would be fantastic to travel abroad with them and to give them that experience.