By Wee Seeds Founder, Christina

One of my lasting memories was hearing my son screaming as he left the hospital wing, his cries carrying back down the corridor to where I lay.

I was on the ward after being diagnosed with Type One diabetes. I’d been admitted and speedily hooked up to various drips, including insulin: the drug I would now have to self-administer for the rest of my life.

After two days, and some scary information sessions with the nurses, who showed me how to test my blood sugars, and self-inject insulin, I was sent home to start my new life as Type One diabetic. …


By Christina Cran, Wee Seeds Founder

They say: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But sometimes those lemons just sit in your lap, while you look at them and wonder how they got there. There’s times where getting up and brushing yourself off isn’t possible because the burden is just too heavy. Do you know that feeling?

Last week was one of those weeks. It was also an important week for us here at Wee Seeds (more to follow on that).

Ten days ago, as I sat down to my lunch at home, my son had just been pushed off a substantial drop at school as part of a ridiculously stupid playground ‘game’. He fell onto his arm. I’d not managed to finish my salad when the school phoned, suggesting it’d best be checked at hospital. It was 12.30pm. My husband and I rushed to collect him, driving to the hospital at speed, all the while trying to comfort an extremely distressed 8-year-old. …


#ThursdayThought

By Christina, Wee Seeds Founder

Sometimes one of the most important things we can do is stop & give our kids a big hug. Here’s a lovely wee activity that does just that and helps to create a deep connection between your child and you.

Human connections are so important — yet just now we are deprived of so many of them as Covid-19 keeps us distanced from those we love.

So I though we’d share one of our favourite exercises from the Wee Seeds Toolbox. If you’ve signed up for our mini-mindfulness exercises at weeseeds.co.uk, you’ll find a guided practice led by the lovely eight year old Jocelyn, but I’m sharing a written abridged version here today because I think we all need some Heart to Heart. …

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