cherry blossom, miscarriage, memorial tree
Children, Health, Miscarriage

BLAW: What does coping look like?

I'll be honest, not much has changed for me in terms of my reaction to Baby Loss Awareness week since last year. I'm not going to be active on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram talking about miscarriage and baby loss. All I want to say on social media is that I don't want to.... https://www.facebook.com/andsmellysocks/posts/406351987805420… Continue reading BLAW: What does coping look like?

Children, Family, Friends, Miscarriage, Writing

Any advice for entering a new phase?

I can't even figure out what to call this post, I'll come back to it. [I came back to it and titled it with my final thought.] So I started my blog a bit over two years ago, to have an outlet for my thoughts and feelings that I'm not comfortable sharing in real life.… Continue reading Any advice for entering a new phase?

beautiful sunlit trees at Delamere Forest
Children, Family, Miscarriage

Not a birthday

Well, I faced it again. 17th June wasn't baby boy3's birthday and I made it through. No toddler joyfully screaming, running amok, smearing cake everywhere, overtired and spoiled by their family and friends. No midnight wake ups or relief at sleeping through. No teething drool, no funny ways of saying new words. No adjustments to… Continue reading Not a birthday

cherry blossom, miscarriage, memorial tree
Children, Health, Miscarriage

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020

It's Baby Loss Awareness Week. On Thursday 15th October 2020, it's a special day to remember our babies we didn't get to keep and raise awareness. I'll either be taking the day off social media or muting some topics. It's vitally important that we raise awareness of baby and infant loss and miscarriage. Families that… Continue reading Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020

a week in pictures
Children, Crafts, Miscarriage, Science, Work

Staying in, staying safe – week 3

This is a little diary of our third week in social isolation, home learning, and with me working from home and himself on "holiday" this week. See what happened in week 2. Monday I was up bright and early and at my desk before the kids were up. It was himself's actual birthday so he… Continue reading Staying in, staying safe – week 3