Health · Mental Health

World Mental Health Day 2017

It’s World Mental Health Day today and a chance for us all to help break the stigma. Nearly all, if not all of us, will struggle at some point in our lives with a mental health issue. In fact, it really should be a given throughout our lives that we get the support and knowledge… Continue reading World Mental Health Day 2017

Health · Miscarriage · Pregnancy Loss

Babyloss Awareness Week 2017

I’m resharing a post from back in April last year on talking about early pregnancy as we head into Babyloss Awareness Week tomorrow. It’s important we break the silence.  For events to mark this special week, take a look at the Miscarriage Association website here. ———————————————— One of the many excellent points made when Tommy’s… Continue reading Babyloss Awareness Week 2017

family · Fourth Trimester · Parenting

My top five First World moans

This month I have been mostly getting annoyed with those unimportant things in life that still make you want to hurl something through a window as you stumble about in the sleep-deprived fog that is having a three-month-old-baby. Here’s my top five gripes: 1. Baby rocker chair legs (example A) – these stick out further… Continue reading My top five First World moans

family · Parenting · School

A home visit blighted by balloons

It’s the eve of our four-year-old starting school and we had the obligatory home visit a few days ago. The teacher and TA were lovely, and the school have a great way to make the visit seem more exciting by sending you a yellow balloon with a smiley face on it in anticipation of their… Continue reading A home visit blighted by balloons

birth · Health · Miscarriage · Pregnancy after loss

Getting caught up in process, not progress

With Birth Trauma Awareness Week having taken place a few weeks ago and a bit of a hoo-ha about the pushing or not pushing (excuse the pun) of ‘normal’ births in the news recently (there is a great piece about it here), it seems apt that after another difficult birth experience for me second time… Continue reading Getting caught up in process, not progress

Health · infertility · Miscarriage · Research

Saying the right thing

Breaking the silence around miscarriage is a tough thing to do, and one of the problems is that many people feel awkward talking about the subject of loss with those that have experienced it, or are going through it, for fear of saying the wrong thing and feeling uncomfortable. It can also be hard for… Continue reading Saying the right thing

family · Fourth Trimester · Parenting

A day in the life…

The summer holidays are here and so most of my days at present are spent with both an 8-week-old and a four-year-old. I’ve been impressed with the help the four-year-old has been giving me. Happy to fetch things and protective over his new brother.  He’s not doing much for my self esteem though. His most… Continue reading A day in the life…