book review, Books, Pregnancy loss, Women's Fiction, writing, Writing romance

Book Review: A Vicarage Reunion.

It is unfortunately still something of a taboo so the fact that miscarriage plays such a big part in Kate Hewitt’s latest book, A Vicarage Reunion, feels like an important step to me. Having experienced two early pregnancy losses, I was drawn to this novel – the second in this series – but what kept… Continue reading Book Review: A Vicarage Reunion.

#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?

Crafting, fertility, Freya, love, Pregnancy loss, Sewing

The story of a doll.

Trigger warning: Pregnancy loss mentioned. Give my mum an old curtain, some ribbon and a sewing machine and she will knock out a tablecloth, a set of doll’s clothes and a pretty cushion cover - all in the space of about five minutes. My nan, who sadly died before I was born, was a tailoress and… Continue reading The story of a doll.

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.