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Sophie and Thomas sitting on the grass in front of a wildflower patch with Sophie holding a photo of Jessica

Siblings – May 2022

It dawned on me the other day that Thomas is now at the age that Sophie was during that last summer with Jessica. When I think of my girls together,…

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Friday Focus 13/05/22 – Mixed

There have been lots of lovely moments this week mixed in with emotional and stressful ones. The mixed emotions were very much to be expected given it was my birthday.…

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Friday Focus 06/05/22 – Tired

I’m feeling a bit tired this week. It’s been a bit up and down overall. My husband was away in Amsterdam for a few days on a work trip so…

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Living with child loss: Helpful and unhelpful responses to grief

Grief is something that many people struggle to know how to react to. When someone you know loses someone they love, it can be hard to know what to do…

Me, Thomas, Daddy and Sophie holding a picture of Jessica at a fun fair

Me and Mine – April 2022

April has been quite a full-on month, emotionally and activity-wise. The build up to the anniversary of Jessica’s death on 14th April is always a hard time, marking yet another…

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Friday Focus 29/04/22 – Routine

Back to school and preschool this week and all the rushing about that comes with our normal term-time routine. It’s been nice to have a little bit of me-time again…

Sophie and Thomas with the wooden sculpture of Jessica at Jessica's forever bed

Siblings – April 2022

The Easter holidays are almost over, most of the chocolate has been eaten and term-time beckons once more. It’s interesting how different Sophie and Thomas are when it comes to…

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Friday Focus 22/04/22 – Full-on

It’s been a full-on couple of weeks over the Easter holidays, trying to keep Sophie and Thomas entertained while navigating the storms of grief around the anniversary of Jessica’s death…

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Friday Focus 08/04/22 – Getting through

This time of year is mostly about getting through the days, allowing the stormy sea of grief to rise up and crash over us. Letting the memories come, letting the…

Jessica on a rocking black swan

#givejoyforjessica on 14 April in memory of a little girl with a special heart

On 14 April, it will be four years since Jessica died. It feels hard to believe that we have lived through four years without our beautiful girl. Jessica spread so…