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
Memorial Gift Ideas Tree of Opals blog by Nikki Kamminga

15 Memorial Gift Ideas

When someone close to you loses a loved one it can be a struggle to find the right memorial gift ideas for them. Nothing can replace someone who has passed away but the right keepsake can bring a bit of...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
How to make breastmilk jewellery guide by Nic Kamminga, Tree of Opals. Part 1 of 3

How to Make Breastmilk Jewellery (Part 1)

Instructions on How to Make Breastmilk Jewellery (Part 1 of 3) The most secretive craft in the world is about to be opened wide to the mums and artists (and dads and doulas) who want to preserve human milk without...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