What to do when your nursing journey stops and some tips on preserving the memories of the milky times you shared with your little one Tree of Opals blog Nikki Kamminga

When Your Nursing Journey Stops

It’s totally normal to be full of mixed emotions when your nursing journey stops. When you stop breastfeeding your little one it can be a bit of a roller coaster whether it was planned or not, and that’s understandable. I’ve...Read More
Why I Still Breastfeed My Three Year Old blog by Nikki Kamminga of Tree of Opals

Why I Still Breastfeed My Three Year Old

Today is Bastian's third birthday and I stopped to think why I still breastfeed my three year old. I never imagined I'd be nursing a three year old one day but looking at our journey it's understandable. NB this blog...Read More
keepsake competition breastmilk ring Tree of Opals header image styled photography

5000 Followers Keepsake Competition

As a thank you to you all as we approach 5000 followers on Facebook we're doing a Memorial and Keepsake Competition. You can win any item of silver jewellery including keepsakes and memorial jewellery. Rules for entry are simple, you...Read More
high functioning depression - how I cope as a successful entrepreneur and charity trustee when my core beliefs have to be continually challenged

How I Cope With High Functioning Depression

High functioning depression is also known as Dysthymia. It can be very hard to spot because someone living with depression may appear, to people on the outside, as someone who is bubbly, entrepreneurial, happy and together, someone who gets things...Read More
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

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