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#BakeItBetter for Great Ormond Street Hospital

#BakeItBetter for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Over at the Silver Linings Kindness Hub, I’ve been helping Great Ormond Street Hospital promote their latest fundraising campaign, #BakeItBetter, which takes place between 17-23 October. I thought it would be remiss of me not to show my support on my own blog too!

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 […]

The Tommy’s Awards 2016: Mum’s Voice Award

The Tommy’s Awards 2016: Mum’s Voice Award

I received an incredible surprise this morning in the form of an email from Tommy’s, the baby charity, letting me know that I have been longlisted for the Mum’s Voice Award, sponsored by Seraphine, in the upcoming Tommy’s Awards 2016! Last night I was thrilled […]

The Season of Goodwill

The Season of Goodwill

I started writing my local newspaper column a year ago last week, and the topic of that first one was easy to choose – Black Friday. Last year the day was a veritable free-for-all, as people lost their minds to grab a bargain they didn’t […]

We Need To Talk About Baby Loss

There are many sensitive subjects that are considered ‘taboo’; personal circumstances that we just aren’t supposed to talk about in polite society in case other people are offended. Heaven forbid we should make someone feel uncomfortable with our unpalatable problems. In some cases you can […]

Navigating the Pregnancy App Minefield

When I was pregnant with Little Man back in 2010 – the veritable technological dark ages in comparison to today – the extent of my online interaction with other expectant mums was a Baby Centre forum for those due around the same time as me, […]

‘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 […]