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Thomas going down the slide guided by Daddy

Thomas’s first trip to the park

That trip to the park when a little one is able to sit in a baby swing for the first time is a lovely milestone moment. I can remember the…

A paper heart with "Jessica" on it hanging from a tree and #365daysofgratitude

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 14

Since the beginning of 2016, I have taken part in a daily gratitude challenge, sharing a photo of one thing I am thankful for each day on Instagram. There have…

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

Country Kids 06/04/19

Welcome to Country Kids. Country Kids, originally hosted by Fiona at Coombe Mill, is all about sharing outdoor family fun. It was one of the first linkies I joined in…

The word 'signs' with a forget-me-not over the 'I', a little robin, butterfly and dragonfly

Friday Focus 05/04/19 – Little signs

In those first awful moments after Jessica died, I remember sitting with her, stroking her hair and asking her to send me little signs to let me know that she…

Sophie doing a bark rubbing on a tree

After-school adventures: going on a nature hunt

Now that the evenings are getting lighter, we are starting to enjoy outdoor adventures after school again. Sophie quite likes having a purpose when it comes to going out for…

Jessica and Sophie sitting and splashing in a tuff tray full of water

#givejoyforjessica – spread a smile on 14 April

The one phrase I probably use most often to describe Jessica is ‘joy-carrier’. She truly was a little ray of sunshine – full of big smiles and spreading happiness wherever…

Sophie wearing the finished Easter crown

Crafting with kids: a simple Easter crown

I thought I’d shared the last of our craft sessions with Jessica but last week a couple of photos popped up in my Timehop reminding me of the last Easter…

A paper heart with "Jessica" on it hanging from a tree and #365daysofgratitude

#365daysofgratitude 2019 – Week 13

For three years, I have taken part in a daily gratitude challenge, sharing a photo of one thing I am thankful for each day on Instagram. There have been days…

Me (holding Jessica's photo), hubby, Sophie and Thomas with the Gruffalo at Chessington World of Adventures

Me and Mine – March 2019

This time last year we were heading off on our very last family holiday with Jessica. We’d decided to go to the Isle of Wight so we could have a…

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

Country Kids 30/03/19

Welcome to Country Kids. Country Kids, originally hosted by Fiona at Coombe Mill, is all about sharing outdoor family fun. It was one of the first linkies I joined in…