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Breathe new life into your blog!

Breathe new life into your blog!

I made the snap decision a few weeks ago to finally make my blog self-hosted, after a couple of years of ‘making do’ with wordpress.com. In fairness, I had never really had a problem with my free site, but I think I had got to […]

The Tommy’s Awards 2016 and why Maternity Matters

The Tommy’s Awards 2016 and why Maternity Matters

Last week I had the absolute honour and privilege of attending the Tommy’s Awards, where I was shortlisted for the Mum’s Voice award. Tommy’s is a charity very close to my heart, having been the first cause I chose to support following my experience of […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I’m not normally one for New Year resolutions, largely because I’m so rubbish at keeping to them, but I do enjoy the sense of a fresh start that the New Year brings. 2015 began with me in the early weeks of pregnancy, with our dating […]

31 & 32 weeks: playing catch up

This week’s Baby size as fruit or vegetable: a bunch of leeks (these are becoming ever more tenuous) Pregnancy symptom of the week: Feeling like a Transit van I’m having to combine the last two weeks of updates into one here – I have literally […]

Join The Club

It’s always fun to be in a club. By which I mean a collective of like-minded people and not an overheated room crammed full of sweaty inebriated students with a sticky floor, migraine-inducing flashing lights and repetitive thumping basslines over which you can’t hear yourself […]

Ode To The Blog: Remembering What’s Important

My blog has been frustrating me for some time now. I love having my own corner of the web to call home but in recent months I feel I’ve been neglecting it in favour of more glamorous pursuits, leaving it unattended to gather dust as […]

‘All Of This’: Taking the Unexpected Path

My mum said something to me yesterday that really made me think. I was sitting with my parents and Little Man in the spectator stands at Gateshead Stadium, cheering on the drizzle-soaked runners making a torturous circuit of the athletics track before crossing the finish […]

#BloggingForChange – for NHS England

My first big post of 2014 is an important one, for me at least. It is a guest post for NHS England about the power of the blog, something I have alluded to before in my previous post Your Vote, My Voice. After writing that […]