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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
I would describe grief as a living, breathing entity. Quite like the embers of a fire. They can sit, perfectly safe, but present for ages. Then a slow breeze can hit them, provide the much needed oxygen, and slowly the flames will reignite. Give it the right conditions, and you have a fire once again. … Continue reading Rainbows aren’t the Cure | Saying Hello to Grief Again
I'll admit, I've been meaning to write a dedicated blog post about why we are fundraising for Tommy's for quite some time. So, with a week to go until Ride London - I've given myself a kick, and I'm going to give it a bash. Ride London is our biggest event so far, but as … Continue reading Why are we Fundraising for Tommy’s?
For my birthday last year, just eight weeks or so after Leo died, I really struggled to know how to process it, and especially how to answer the question what would you like for your birthday? My brain just screamed my baby, I want my baby. I wrote about it at the time. For anyone new … Continue reading National Trusting through Tough Times