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The word "hectic"

Word of the Week 30/05/14 – Hectic

This week can be summarised in the following word: Coming back home and unpacking from a weekend away, planning a holiday, getting used to the new car, trying to sort…

Silent Sunday 25/05/14

The word "family"

Word of the Week 23/05/14 – Family

This week’s word of the week is: We’ve been spending quite a lot of time with various family members over the last week. My mum came down to stay for…

A flower made from three cupcake cases, tissue paper, pipe cleaner and a button

Cupcake case flower – a simple toddler craft

This week’s craft activity at our Tuesday morning mother and toddler group was making a cupcase cake flower. These are quick and easy to make and great for helping with…

Me holding Jessica in intensive care

Children’s Heart Week Day 7: I am a heart mummy

I am a heart mummy.   From the day I discovered that my little girl’s heart had not formed quite as it should have done, I became part of a…

Me holding a plait of hair to donate to the Little Princess Trust

Silent Sunday 18/05/14

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Windmills in Holland

Children’s Heart Week Day 6: Welcome to Holland

I have seen this essay shared many times by other heart parents, and parents of children with additional medical needs. It is a beautifully written piece and one which helps…

The word 'milestones'

Word of the Week 16/05/14 – Milestones

This week’s word of the week is:It’s been quite a significant week for my two girls. On Sunday, Sophie sat without being supported for the very first time during crèche…

Children’s Heart Week Day 5: Feeding

Feeding is something that can be a big cause of concern for parents of children with CHD. They often require more calories than heart-healthy children but can get quite tired…

Jessica at a few weeks old asleep in a cot at John Radcliffe hospital

Children’s Heart Week Day 4: Hospitals

We’ve spent quite a lot of time in hospital over the last three years. Jessica has been under the care of six different hospitals since she was born for various…