Anencephaly, Anxiety, Baby loss, family, glamping, Grief, Holiday, nature, Pregnancy loss, Sunrise, Sunset, The great outdoors

Embracing My Inner Hippie: How Nature Has Helped Me This Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Every October, for the last few years, I've felt like I've been cast adrift. While I still go through the motions of daily life, it's as if someone untied the rope and I am gradually floating away from the world and everything in it.  I know it's because of the anniversary of my first pregnancy loss. The devasting day… Continue reading Embracing My Inner Hippie: How Nature Has Helped Me This Baby Loss Awareness Week.

#mummyfail, Anencephaly, family, Freya, love, Parenting, Pregnancy loss, rainbows

Pregnancy loss – how to explain it to a toddler?

“Who is Oscar? Is that his house? Can I play with Oscar?” Usually when Freya asks a question I don’t have an answer to, which happens quite a lot these days, I turn to my good friend Google for help - all the while pretending I know, really, but it’s educational for her to help… Continue reading Pregnancy loss – how to explain it to a toddler?

Anencephaly, love, rainbows, Sunrise, The great outdoors

Somewhere over the rainbow.

Trigger warning: Pregnancy loss mentioned. Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high There's a land that I've heard of once in a lullaby. I'm not sure how it started. I think, maybe, on one of many sad days following the loss of my first pregnancy, I looked up to see a rainbow and felt...I don't… Continue reading Somewhere over the rainbow.

Anencephaly, Baby loss, Parenting

Gone But Never Forgotten: A Third Birthday.

Trigger warning (and spoiler alert): This post mentions pregnancy and baby loss as well as giving away part of the plot to the final episode of BBC’s Poldark. In any normal week I would have been furious at a story that even hinted at the plot of the final episode of Poldark, which I've been watching… Continue reading Gone But Never Forgotten: A Third Birthday.