The grief contradiction – #brokenbutstrong

This blog has been knocking around in my head for a good few months, but it's been brought to a head by a couple of Instagram posts I saw by a brilliant lady I follow called Anna Mathur (@annamathur). Anna put a post up about how she'd been attacked by an online troll with this [...]

What’s ‘normal’ anyway?

A few weeks ago, this blog was shortlisted in the ‘Something Different’ category at the Northern Blog Awards, an awards event for bloggers and other types of content creators in the North of England. We’re on our way to the awards ceremony, which is tonight at the Midland Hotel (swanky!) in Manchester. I'm really excited [...]

Finding your tribe – #togetherforchange

I recently wrote a social media post on the fourth anniversary of Henry’s funeral about how grateful I am to his two godfathers and his godmother for their incredible support in our darkest days, and especially at his funeral where they all took on central roles in the day in the least godparent-like activity you [...]

Briony broke a mirror…

Briony broke a mirror a little while ago, and it got me thinking on the subject of luck, karma, fortune, etc. “Seven years’ bad luck”, we instinctively said, and then both wondered aloud whether seven years of bad luck could be retrospectively applied so that we had significantly less than seven years’ bad luck left [...]

Why we do it

A few different things have happened this week that have me reflecting on topics such as language, the concerns of friends, why we talk about our babies that are no longer here, and society's understanding (or lack of understanding) of stillbirth and baby loss. So I wanted to try and verbalise my thoughts on these issues. [...]