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October Newsletter 2018 and Christmas Order Prep

Thank you so much for reading our newsletter, it's great to get a chance to tell everyone our news. After taking a week off unplanned for my father-in-law's funeral last month, this month we're all busy planning out our Christmas...Read More
keepsake jewellery newsletter June 2018 Tree of Opals

June Keepsake Jewellery Newsletter and Exclusive VIP Competition

Hello! I'm so excited to tell you all about all the wonderful new things happening here at Tree of Opals in this keepsake jewellery newsletter. From our admin manager, Joanna expecting her first baby, to welcoming Gail our new lampwork...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
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
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
How to make breastmilk jewellery guide by Nic Kamminga, Tree of Opals. Part 1 of 3

How to Make Breastmilk Jewellery (Part 1)

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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