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Heart Week 2017 – help Tiny Tickers improve outcomes for babies born with heart defects

Raising awareness of congenital heart defects and working with heart charities to help improve outcomes for heart children is something that is very important to me. Each year, I get involved in Heart Week in February to try and raise money for heart charities. For the last couple of years, I have been involved in Tiny Tickers’ fundraising campaign.… Read more

A bouquet of orange and yellow roses

#withkindnessandlove 3 – stories of kindness and sharing some blog love

#withkindnessandlove is my new series for 2017. Each week, I will be sharing some stories of kindness along with some things that have made me smile during the week.  Some weeks I might share a quote that has inspired me, or some suggestions for small acts of kindness that I have come across.… Read more

Birthing without fear: a fight to allow women the right to choose their caregiver

Back in my pre-children days I worked as an independent midwife. I had the privilege of looking after women throughout their pregnancy – from the point at which they booked my care, right through to the birth of their babies and for six weeks afterwards. I loved the fact that I got to know the women I cared for and to be able to give them that continuity of care.… Read more

Jessica and Sophie in matching red coats

A wintry woodland walk at Hughenden Manor

For our last family day out of 2016, we headed over to Hughenden Manor. Having enjoyed the knights and dragons trail there in the summer, we were looking forward to trying the fairytale trail. As we walked the short distance from the car park towards the information hut, we passed several chalk boards with passages and clues relating to different fairy tales.… Read more