As well as the things you’ll see me talking about regularly on the blog, I have other projects I’m undertaking in the background – my labours of love:
Moral Story Books for Children
I’ve recently started a new series recommending moral story books for children. The idea behind it is to share and review children’s books designed to support difficult conversations, which we and other parents love. It’s still early days, but all being well it might just become my proudest achievement.
The plan is to have regular reviews, including guests slots from some of my favourite bloggers, and in time I’ll also add a resources page. You can read more about the project here.
My Passion: Writing
A couple of years ago I published an ebook about breastfeeding, which you can read about here. My greatest ambition is to one day have a paperback published properly, because my writing is deemed worthy! I have a couple of ideas that I will eventually get around to working on properly.
Watch this space…
My Positivity Project
With the day to day stresses involved with being a parent, it’s all too easy to become overwhelmed, and to combat that in 2018 I ran a mini course, My Positivity Project – with a blogging friend. Mim is an expat living in Australia, so coordinating everything was interesting! The idea behind the project can be summed using my mission statement, which is:
Promoting mindfulness and gratitude for a more appreciative life – particularly in and of our children; championing gentle and supportive parenting which models the behaviours we wish to foster in our little ones.
Supporting parents just like us to live more fulfilled lives was a fantastic feeling. I’ve suffered my fair share of anxiety, so I understand very well how challenging my mindset can be – both for myself and those closest to me.
Whilst enthusiastic about our little community, Mim and I both saw the opportunities brought about by our blogs grow in 2018, and we had to make the difficult decision not to conclude My Positivity Project.
Nonetheless, it was a worthwhile venture which I’m proud to have been a part of.