finding an au pair in the UK. Advice on tips on finding the right person and their role in your family

Finding an Au Pair in the UK

Finding an au pair in the UK isn't always easy. As a work at home parent with a full time employed husband means that we've always struggled with childcare. It's difficult to balance the cost of nursery and the logistics...Read More
How I manage childcare as a work at home parent blog by Nikki Kamminga on Tree of Opals

How I Manage Childcare As A Work at Home Parent

People often ask me how I manage childcare as a work at home parent and there's no simple answer. Things change often and I try to be flexible and manage my expectations. I'm a parent first and a WAHM (work...Read More
wave of light free download Tree of Opals designed digital art

Wave of Light

Wave of Light: Baby Loss Awareness 2017 [caption id="attachment_15836" align="aligncenter" width="400"] wave of light graphic free download[/caption] The Wave of Light #waveoflight is a show of love and hope across the world as those affected by baby loss show candles...Read More
Diving into Veganism and plant based foods

Diving Into Veganism

Diving Into Veganism in a Plant-Based Diet Those of you following my business and my blog will know that I struggle with mental and physical health issues and diving into veganism is my way of trying to balance both of...Read More
breastmilk pancakes a recipe by Nikki Kamminga at Tree of Opals

Breastmilk Pancakes

First, make sure you've had a good cuppa and little ones are fed. I always made these pancakes when the kids had woken up from their post-lunch nap so they weren't too tired to enjoy it. I think there's something...Read More

Mama Bear: Being A Step-Parent

Being a step-parent.  I always thought being a Mama would be the hardest thing in the world.  It turns out it's the most natural, fluid and enjoyably hard experience in the world for me.  Starting with the pains of childbirth,...Read More