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Why I Stopped Making Breastmilk Jewellery

As 2018 draws to an end I'm thinking about how to make our jewellery even better. One of the biggest complaints we've ever had is our timescale for orders. Orders for breastmilk jewellery have been taking around six months because...Read More
Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: questions to ask before giving up 

Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: questions to ask before giving up 

Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: questions to ask before giving up  Are you hydrated?  If not, have a glass of water. Have you eaten in the past three hours?  If not, get some food — something with protein, not just...Read More
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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
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
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

Homemade Milk Booster Capsules

Homemade Milk Booster Capsules If you think your milk supply might be low, the first step is to talk to someone trained in breastfeeding. You could get help from local peer supporter, a breastfeeding councillor who has had lots of...Read More