I’m not a ‘Super Mum’

Let me start with a story, because as I began to think through this post I became convicted that I was doing exactly what I'm going to ask others not to do. My sister-in-law had her first child this week. It's been an exciting time, there's something wondrous about the anticipation of a new arrival... Continue Reading →

We’re okay. No really.

I get asked all the time how I'm going, and whilst it's pretty typical small talk, I find the question is often loaded.  I get the feeling people are expecting me to be tired, overwhelmed and emotional - the question comes with a slight tilt of the head and empathetic sigh, a searching for cracks... Continue Reading →

Two platitudes we should re-think.

There's two sayings you're probably familiar with, often said by well meaning people attempting to comfort a friend. I'm certainly no theologian, but I'm going to address these statements from my experience of God and my issue with their inferences. "Everything happens for a reason." There is a saying you'll find in the Christian life... Continue Reading →

Diagnosis Day

In the days after LittleJ's diagnosis of down syndrome, when I was 18 weeks pregnant, I fell into a place of deep grief and began searching for hope. I was stuck between not wanting to accept his diagnosis but needing comfort that our future was going to be 'okay', this required some level of acceptance... Continue Reading →

How can I help?

Throughout my pregnancy, the birth, LittleJ's special care stay and returning home with two babies, friends and family gave us much needed support and love. This post is a list of things people did to help, and a few things I think would have helped. So if you've found yourself in a support role and... Continue Reading →

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