I have a very poor attention span when it comes to relaxing and so it has been a surprise to find that spoken word has become a love of mine. I can’t watch TV without having my phone in my hand, get bored part way through magazine articles, and can’t sit still for longer than … Continue reading Spoken Word
Today is Roald Dahl Day and I was asked on Twitter which one of his books is my favourite. The answer came easily; Matilda. There are so many messages running through the book that provide hope and show the power of allowing ourselves to dream. Matilda is five and misunderstood by the rest of her … Continue reading Roald Dahl Day
This blog was written for The Motherload and first published here. We have a cat now. I didn’t really want one, but I was outnumbered. I grew up with pets myself, by which I mean I mostly ignored our dogs and begged and begged for a rabbit then promptly lost interest and left my parents to … Continue reading Do Pets Benefit Children?
This blog was written for The Motherload and first published here. Happiness, anxiety, joy, anger and disappointment all featured heavily in my IVF experience. The process started in 2012 and we were very lucky that in 2014 I gave birth to our eldest daughter. Holding her in my arms for the first time is one of … Continue reading To The Embryos That Were Lost
Life has not felt very easy lately. The house has felt busy every day and at times it has been difficult to entertain the girls, especially through the dreary, wet days of August. My eldest daughter has a childminder but he doesn’t work during the school holidays, and my youngest daughter does not have a … Continue reading Life, Lately
The fire at Grenfell Tower took me back to a night when I was a student at university. The fire that rampaged through my rented house was nowhere near as bad as the one that began in London in mid-June and so I can only imagine the utter horror of being caught in a fire … Continue reading House Fire
Next weekend we will be taking the girls to their first Pride March. We are looking forward to seeing them waving rainbow flags and joining in with the noise and colour of Pride Day, surrounded by love and acceptance. We’ve heard good things about the activities on offer for young children, and are looking … Continue reading Losing my Identity