Last week I had the absolute honour and privilege of attending the Tommy’s Awards, where I was shortlisted for the Mum’s Voice award. Tommy’s is a charity very close to my heart, having been the first cause I chose to support following my experience of pre-eclampsia in my first pregnancy. To be nominated, over 5… Continue reading The Tommy’s Awards 2016 and why Maternity Matters
I’m not normally one for New Year resolutions, largely because I’m so rubbish at keeping to them, but I do enjoy the sense of a fresh start that the New Year brings. 2015 began with me in the early weeks of pregnancy, with our dating scan taking place only a few days into the year.… Continue reading happy new year!
I received an incredible surprise this morning in the form of an email from Tommy’s, the baby charity, letting me know that I have been longlisted for the Mum’s Voice Award, sponsored by Seraphine, in the upcoming Tommy’s Awards 2016! Last night I was thrilled to congratulate my wonderful friends Susanne of Ghostwritermummy and Leigh… Continue reading the tommy’s awards 2016: mum’s voice award
I started writing my local newspaper column a year ago last week, and the topic of that first one was easy to choose – Black Friday. Last year the day was a veritable free-for-all, as people lost their minds to grab a bargain they didn’t really need at the expense of humanity in general. Shoppers… Continue reading the season of goodwill
Total Miles For MAMA so far: 103/1000 Weight lost this month: 10lb Total weight lost: 1st (hurrah!) On September 13th I began my #Miles4MAMA challenge to cover a distance of 1000 miles by walking, running or exercise bike in ten months, leading up to Jake’s first birthday on July 13th 2016. The aim is to… Continue reading #Miles4MAMA month 2 update
Total Miles For MAMA so far: 66.1/1000 Weight lost this month: 4lb A month ago on September 13th I began my #Miles4MAMA challenge to cover a distance of 1000 miles by walking, running or exercise bike in ten months, leading up to Jake’s first birthday on July 13th 2016. The aim is to raise both… Continue reading #Miles4MAMA month 1 update
There are many sensitive subjects that are considered ‘taboo’; personal circumstances that we just aren’t supposed to talk about in polite society in case other people are offended. Heaven forbid we should make someone feel uncomfortable with our unpalatable problems. In some cases you can appreciate this being the way of things, but a lot… Continue reading we need to talk about baby loss