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Friday Focus 05/04/2024 – Echoes

This week has seen echoes of the memories of our last Easter with Jessica six years ago. Easter Sunday this year was just a day earlier than Easter Sunday 2018…

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Friday Focus 29/03/2024 – Gentler

After the emotional rollercoaster and exhaustion of the last few weeks, this week has felt gentler – at least as far as grief is concerned and my capacity to cope…

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Friday Focus 22/03/2024 – Drained

I’m feeling a bit drained at the moment. There’s the emotional rollercoaster that is a given at this time of year, combined with a bit of a bumpy week even…

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Friday Focus 15/03/2024 – Struggling

I’ve been struggling this week. It’s a tough time of year with all the memories of the last few weeks of Jessica’s life coming to the forefront. Mother’s Day is…

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Friday Focus 08/03/2024 – Books

It’s been all about books this week – reading them, making costumes to dress up as book characters and then enjoying book-themed activities at school for World Book Day.  …

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Friday Focus 01/03/2024 – Heavy

Things have felt heavy this week. I’m struggling to keep the balance of making sure I have time to myself whilst also trying to keep on top of the things…

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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…