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Jessica on her bed in the cardiac ward drawing a picture

CHD: Unwanted stories?

I used to post quite regularly during heart month to try and raise awareness of CHD. Sharing our story to try and bring hope to other families or to raise…

Snowflakes on a red background

Snow day fun: spotting snowflakes

On the few occasions we get snow in the winter, it tends to be the wet kind of snow that is just right for snowball fights and making snowmen. This…

A boy wearing a MedicAlert bracelet

How Heartline can help provide MedicAlert medical ID jewellery for heart children

Disclaimer: Heartline and MedicAlert contacted me to raise awareness of this project. I have not received any compensation for sharing this post.   February is Heart Month. In the past,…

Friday Focus 05/02/21 – Manageable

Things have felt more manageable this week. Changing things around with schoolwork and getting the more difficult ones out of the way first is working well. Thomas having a nap…

Sophie (holding a photo of Jessica), me, hubby and Thomas out in the garden in the snow with Sophie's snowman in front of us

Me and Mine – January 2021

January has felt like a very long month. Lockdown restrictions, broken sleep and the joys of juggling home-schooling, work and other commitments have been a struggle along with the ups…

Jessica standing in front of a tree looking out over a big branch - "Country Kids"

Country Kids 30/01/21

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well and coping as best you can with lockdown restrictions. January has felt like a very long month…

The word 'struggle'

Friday Focus 29/01/21 – Struggle

This week has been a struggle. The days feel both too long and too short. Too long because it feels like we’re wading through treacle most of the time; and…

A bucket and sand toys on the snow

Making the most of the snow: seven snow-day activities

Sophie has been longing for snow since December. It doesn’t snow very often where we are though, which has been disappointing for her. Last Sunday, the snow finally made an…

The word 'slog'

Friday Focus 22/01/21 – Slog

This week has been a bit of a slog to be honest. One of those weeks where it’s just felt all too much. When my patience is running thin, little…

Jessica standing in front of a tree looking out over a big branch - "Country Kids"

Country Kids 16/01/21

Welcome back to Country Kids. I hope that you are all keeping well. Restrictions and juggling home-schooling have made it a little harder to get our outdoor time in lately.…