This week’s word of the week has got to be: Firstly, I took the plunge at the beginning of the week and went self-hosted – launching the blog with a new name and a different design. It’s something I’d been tempted to do for a while and so far I’ve… View Post

Finding joy in the tough times

Finding joy in the tough times

Joy, for me, is more than just being happy. It’s a much deeper emotion and one that isn’t just linked to happy times. Some of my most joyful moments have been during the most difficult times of my life.   My pregnancy with Jessica was an incredibly joyous time. This… View Post

An ode to my dad

An ode to my dad

This coming Sunday (19th October) would have been my dad’s 81st birthday.  I would always try and go home on his birthday and he used to love having all the family popping in to wish him a happy birthday.  I wish I could go home on Sunday and see him… View Post

Heart to Heart – October 2014

Heart to Heart – October 2014

Heart to heart is a monthly link-up for heart families to share stories about their journeys. My eldest daughter Jessica has hypoplastic left heart syndrome and I started blogging about her heart journey a few weeks before she was born. Since her arrival, we have got to know other heart… View Post

Breastfeeding and anti-depressants

Breastfeeding and anti-depressants

The last few months have been a struggle for me on the mood front. With hubby being away so much over the last few weeks, everything came to a head. I was feeling exhausted, tearful, overwhelmed and isolated. I finally realised that I needed to seek help from my GP,… View Post

Monday Memories – 14 years on

Monday Memories – 14 years on

It is 14 years today since hubby and I first got together. 14 years since I walked out of the student house I was living in and told my housemate that I was enjoying being single (having come out of a fairly damaging relationship a few weeks earlier) and was… View Post