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Today is international Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

A miscarriage is a natural and common event. All told, probably more women have lost a child from this world than haven’t. Most don’t mention it, and they go on from day to day as if it hadn’t happened, so people imagine a woman in this situation never really knew or loved what she had.

But ask her sometime: how old would your child be now? And she’ll know.

Barbara Kingsolver

It’s not our job to toughen our children up

It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.

L.R. Knost

Saying goodbye without distracting

The little lady gets so upset when saying goodbye to the folks she loves. I do usually just distract her but this is an interesting alternative that will probably serve her better in the long run.

A Letter To The Mom At The Waterpark

This resonated with me.

Years ago, I used to not do stuff because I wasn’t happy with how I looked. Having a baby freed me from that quite a lot. Partly because I’m so aware that I’m her role model, and I really want to be a positive one in any way I can.

I do care a lot less what others think now, and I also realise that most people don’t give a crap how I look.

But I still have those days sometimes. I’m sure most of us do…

How Life Changes After Pregnancy

I remember my mum trying to tell me what it’s like to have kids. She couldn’t, because I couldn’t imagine, understand or even nearly comprehend what it’s like to have a child.

This is really lovely. It’s the best explanation I’ve read!

What I Wish Parents Would Do

I couldn’t stop reading the Blessed By Brenna blog when I came across it a few weeks ago. Beautifully written about a beautiful family with a beautiful little girl. This post though, it really stuck with me. So I thought I’d share.

Is Having a Baby an Achievement?

I saw a segment on daytime TV this morning (yes, I sometimes watch daytime TV – no shame in that) about whether having a child is an achievement. It was in response to an article in the Telegraph which responded to Rebecca Adlington saying that “bringing a new child into the world is without doubt …

5 Things Your Toddler Needs To Know

“I don’t need you to be perfect. I just need you to be loving and connected.”

“One minute I want to be independent, the next I want you to carry me forever. My connection with you is still the most important thing in my life, so while I need you to let me safely explore, I also need you to be my safe harbour.”

Lovely little article. I read this exactly when I needed to the other day. I’m pretty sure the author wrote it specifically for me.

Now, I’m ALWAYS in the picture!

This is a lovely article. As my friends will know (all too well) I don’t really have a problem ‘staying in the picture’. Even though I don’t really love the pictures of myself.

But there aren’t many photos of me when I was pregnant because I thought I looked too fat, or from those first few weeks when my little scrunchey came into the world, again because I thought I looked too fat. And I wish there were. I learned my lesson from that regret – now I’m always in the fricking picture, no matter what I think I look like!

I want to have photos of me and my kids, and me and my husband, so now I’m always asking my husband to take some. And of course the odd selfie with a toddler always goes down well!

Happy Mothers Day!

It’s Mother’s Day! I never fully appreciated Mothers Day until I became one myself. During my lie in until 9am (I remember when that was early) I started thinking about all the mums in my life… I’m thankful for my own mum. I wouldn’t be who I am today without her, and I’m so grateful …


Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.

Elizabeth Stone

Best Article I’ve Read In A While

I never understood the significance of 1st birthdays until last year. But my husband and I kept another (totally dependent – on us) human alive for an entire year, whilst not knowing what the hell we were doing most of the time.

That is something worth celebrating!

Herd Immunity. That’s What It’s All About.

I’ve been hearing a lot about the antivacs-ers via friends in the US and Australia. Despite the fact that they spell whooping cough ‘whopping cough’, this article explains quite nicely why it’s so important to vaccinate.

Herd immunity folks, that’s what it’s all about. Also, nobody wants your measles.

Daddy’s Doing The Dishes!

Now isn’t this interesting… I don’t doubt it’s more correlation than causation, but still, daddy’s doing the dishes until our new dishwasher arrives on Friday!