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

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