Our Best Parenting Decision So Far – Sharing Parental Leave

And just like that, in what feels like the blink of an eye, The Wife is back to work after 23 weeks - two days shy of six months - at home with me and Eli. We knew before we were even pregnant with him that should we get past the 24 week mark again, … Continue reading Our Best Parenting Decision So Far – Sharing Parental Leave

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Progress at a Cost? | Defeating Stillbirth

This past week I've taken a step back from the blog and all things associated, on purpose, for the first time since we started this little corner of the world. It's been a well needed break and has created some worthy food for thought that I've struggled to compose in my head and make sense … Continue reading Progress at a Cost? | Defeating Stillbirth

Tommy’s #SleepOnSide in Pregnancy Campaign to help prevent Stillbirth

Back in September, we were honoured to be invited to a 'Bloggers and Influencers' event to help launch a new pregnancy health campaign, following some groundbreaking research from Tommy's and Prof Alexander Heazell. The event was hosted by Clemmie Telford, from Mother of All Lists fame, and was attended by people with much greater influencing … Continue reading Tommy’s #SleepOnSide in Pregnancy Campaign to help prevent Stillbirth

What if I had #OneMoreMinute with Leo?

A few weeks ago, Child Bereavement UK launched a fantastic new campaign called #OneMoreMinute to highlight the support that they provide bereaved families, and what those families would say to their loved ones, if only they had one more minute. Its heartbreaking, yet so effective in showcasing grief, pain, loss, and love of the bereaved … Continue reading What if I had #OneMoreMinute with Leo?

#AdventToRemember

Last year, to include and remember our son Leo, on what should have been his first Christmas, we created a little project that we called #AdventForLeo. In the lead up to Advent, we planned a number of activities so that we had something to remember him through every day. The thought process was that Christmas … Continue reading #AdventToRemember

When Awareness Raising is Heavy Hearted | Baby Loss Awareness Week 2017

Despite being so pleased with the range of coverage Baby Loss has gathered this week, it's also really really hard. It seems a lot of people in the Baby Loss community are incredibly heavy hearted whilst being really pleased that we seem to be getting somewhere with having the much needed conversations in the mainstream. … Continue reading When Awareness Raising is Heavy Hearted | Baby Loss Awareness Week 2017

Stillbirth Stories : Because Each Story Matters

Almost eighteen months ago, I submitted our story in response to to a call out on Twitter. At that point, I didn't really know much about the project, other than it was endorsed by Tommys and SANDS. Once I heard more about it, it transpired that Nicola Gibson and Emma Beck where working on a … Continue reading Stillbirth Stories : Because Each Story Matters

#LeoForTommysAuction

I wanted to share a fundraising project that we've been working on. If you don't follow us on social media, you may not have seen that we've put together an auction to raise money for Tommys on Instagram. The fundraising focus has now shifted to the London Landmarks Half in March and we are approximately … Continue reading #LeoForTommysAuction

Butterfly Awards 2017

Apologies for the quiet over here lately, we've been busy moving house! I just wanted to put a post up to let people know about The Butterfly Awards if they don't follow along on social media. The Butterfly Awards aim to celebrate and raise awareness of the people, both personally and professionally, affected by Baby … Continue reading Butterfly Awards 2017

The Backdrop to the past Five Years

I went for an early Sunday morning walk and managed to get myself all reflective. We move house in a few weeks - not far, we will still manage to keep some of our regular weekend favourites, but we are moving nonetheless. People have asked how I feel about leaving the home in which Leo … Continue reading The Backdrop to the past Five Years