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Friday Focus 23/02/2024 – Proud

I’ve had a few proud mummy moments over the last week. Sophie danced really well in both her dance festivals and came away with seven medals in total. We then…

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Friday Focus 16/02/2024 – Half-term

It’s half-term this week and it’s been a busy one as Sophie is competing in two dance festivals this week. Thank goodness for Grandma being available to look after Thomas…

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Friday Focus 09/02/2024 – Moments

We’ve had some lovely moments this week, starting with Sophie’s dance teacher and dance school appearing on Blue Peter, as part of a feature about super dogs. Sophie’s dance teacher’s…

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Friday Focus 02/02/2024 – Autism

We’ve been going through the autism assessment process with Thomas over recent months and this week we had the feedback meeting, which has confirmed that Thomas is autistic. It’s what…

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Friday Focus 26/01/2024 – Meh

This week has just been a bit meh to be honest. It’s grey and gloomy outside and January feels like it’s dragging on. I’ve not been able to get outside…

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Life after child loss: Grief is a box

When it comes to describing life as a bereaved parent and living with grief, there are two analogies I tend to use. The first is that of grief as a…

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Friday Focus 19/01/2024 – Self-care

I’m trying to take a little more time for self-care at the moment. I’ve started getting out for a walk in the mornings after the school run and it’s been…

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Friday Focus 12/01/2024 – Settled

We’ve settled back in to our normal routines with everything being back to normal after the Christmas break. Thomas seems more settled at school this week too which is good.…

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Friday Focus 05/01/2024 – Easing

Happy new year! We’ve been easing back into our normal routines after the Christmas break. Sophie and Thomas are back at school, but their after-school activities don’t start back until…

Me (holding Jessica's photo), my husband, Sophie and Thomas with Father Christmas at Chessington World of Adventures

Me and Mine 2023

Here we are again at the end of another year. I’m grateful for another year of making memories together. I’ll never stop wishing that Jessica was here to be part…