Dear Mum

A letter to my Mum a year after her death. The things I wish I could say.

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Why I’m not the perfect Mum and I don’t try to be.

With social media an image of the ‘perfect insta mum’ has resulted in mums feeling imperfect and failures at not being able to achieve this image and creating a crisis in confidence. Well I have news for you……they’re not perfect either. The wonderful thing about social media is that it is the perfect place to […]

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Group B Strep-What?

This week is Group B Strep awareness week and I’m sharing my experience of Group B strep and how this impacted my pregnancy, labour and daughter. Group B streptococcal (GBS)is, apart from being a complicated medical term, a harmless bacteria which is found in the gut and the vagina. According to the NHS it is […]

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5 Ways To Help Accept Your Grief

When you have lost a loved one carrying on with life can be an arduous task. You’ve finished all the arrangements for the deceased and people slowly drift back to their own lives. I found that this was the time when I truly started to grieve and when I most needed something, anything, to help […]

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How I’ll Make Sure She Knows You.

When a loved one is lost and no longer present, how do you keep their memory alive? The only way we can be together in a photo If you’d have said to me before I got pregnant that my mum wouldn’t be there to meet my daughter there’s no way I would have believed you. […]

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A dream is a wish your heart makes.

When having lost a loved one it’s hard to accept their absence in every form. But how do you prepare for their presence in your dreams where it’s a reality to spend time with the dead? I’ve mentioned in previous posts how close me and my mum were and when you have someone like that […]

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