Deciding to have a baby after loss…

A local women’s charity/organisation is running a campaign trying to capture the full spectrum of motherhood from deciding to become a mother through to being a Grandparent. I wanted to join in because it was a good excuse to do some writing and sharing our stories is something I wish we did more.  This is... Continue Reading →

Why purple?

Today should have been Eilys' 4th Birthday. On her birthday I ask people to wear something purple in her memory. Eilys always had a lot of purple things, she wore a lot of purple and it looked lovely on her. It suited her beautiful colouring. Her pale skin, her gingery/strawberry blonde hair and her intense... Continue Reading →

Writing Through Loss – Week 2

Week 2 of #WritingThroughLoss#InstaWritingGriefGroup is.... The Soundtrack to my Grief I know this doesn’t feel like it is writing but it kind of is. I would like you to compile a list of 5 songs that with help you with your loss or remind you of the one you have lost. Using other people’s words as a... Continue Reading →

Writing Through Loss – Week 1

Week 1 -  Introductions Hello and welcome to #WritingThroughLoss#InstaWritingGriefGroup This is the first task. I wanted to start gently with some intros. Your first task is to write your name and an alliterative word to describe you (this could be in a sentence if you’d prefer) Alliteration is the repetition of the first letter or sound... Continue Reading →

The things I would tell myself…

Baby loss awareness week has made me feel very reflective. I have been thinking a lot of Eilys and about other babies who have died, I have been thinking about how parents navigate grief and how the wider family and friends cope too. Sometimes I feel like that Eilys' death hasn't changed me, that I... Continue Reading →

2 years without Eilys

I can’t believe that it has been 2 years since Eilys died. 2 years. I say these cliches all the time, it feels like forever ago and no time at all. Some days I wonder how I have come to this point. None of it seems real. Eilys was here and now she isn’t. It... Continue Reading →

It’s OK to be not OK

I am a huge advocate of the “It’s ok” movement. Actually I am not sure that it really classes as a movement but you know what I mean. I am forever telling people that it is ok to feel however it is they are feeling and that talking about their feelings is the best thing... Continue Reading →

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