Blogging, Failure, family, Freya, New mum, No sleep, Parenting, Reflux, Things that make me angry

Why Blog?

It's an age-old question. Or it would be if "age" described the 20-odd years that take us back to the 1990s when blogging began, which seems like only last week to me.  Anyway, it's a question that appears to unite all bloggers at one point or another, no matter how big or small their audience. It is asked… Continue reading Why Blog?

Anxiety, Killer clown, Mother bear, Rant, Things that make me angry

Killer Clowns – So Much More Than Just A Harmless Prank.

Hot topic among the bigger kids gathered outside the local shops before school this morning? “Killer Clowns”. The boys were showing a lot of bravado, talking about what they would do if they came across one, but I suspect in reality, like most people, they would be utterly terrified. And rightfully so. I can’t see… Continue reading Killer Clowns – So Much More Than Just A Harmless Prank.

Anxiety, Baby loss, Failure, family, Freya, Grief, Health, love, New mum, Parenting, pregnancy, Pregnancy loss, Things that make me angry

Giving birth – was it the best experience I could have hoped for?

I wrote this the week before Freya's third birthday but didn't post it. I held back partly because I didn't want to cast a shadow over her celebrations but mostly because I was worried it might seem like I didn't realise how lucky I was to give birth in a safe place to a healthy baby, which couldn't be… Continue reading Giving birth – was it the best experience I could have hoped for?

Anxiety, family, Humanitarian, Kindness, love, Things that make me angry

Keep looking for the helpers.

It is usually when things are at their worst that I need to write the most. At the moment, though, with all the awfulness going on in the world, I haven’t known what to say – and, rightly or wrongly, I took a step back, retreated into work and fiction where it feels safe and… Continue reading Keep looking for the helpers.