So it’s no secret that Danny travels a lot with work and so it’s often left to me to parent on my own. I’ve resisted writing about how to “cope” on my own with a toddler as I’m aware that there are many mums and dads doing just this every day and so I didn’t… Continue reading When you’re alone
Oh God but it can be hard can’t it, to step away from something you feel passionately about? And I get it. I GET IT. You want to argue your point. You think you’re entitled to do so. But let me tell you, lady-with-a-keyboard, sometimes you’re not. Sometimes you need to step back and not… Continue reading Step away from your keyboard
TRIGGER WARNING: this post deals with anorexia and death 29.04.17 Oh, but you were beautiful. Dancing against the župa night sky. Hair in the breeze, arms in the air. Laughing so hard tears squeezed out of your eyes. Doubled over, gasping. This is how I’ll remember you, beautiful Daniela. This illness has robbed you of… Continue reading Daniela
I wrote this the other night after Danny had left for a business trip to America. I don’t often talk about my marriage on here, mainly because I don’t think he’d appreciate it. But lately I have been looking through other people’s Instagram accounts and thinking “Did they have those screaming rows about who cleaned… Continue reading The bones of you
2.12.2017 Someone said to me today: I didn’t realise how all encompassing this has been for you. I didn’t realise how much you were hurting and holding back until I’ve seen you now. Because now there’s a baby. There’s a baby with a heartbeat and there’s been a fetal pole and not just a yolk… Continue reading A journey to a baby
When they’re sick, we stop. When your kid struggles to breathe past the phlegm that’s building in her chest, you’re there. When they’re crying because their tummy hurts, because they itch, because it hurts to lie down, there you are. Your life, your sleep, stops. You stop when they are sick. Because you have to.… Continue reading When they’re sick, we stop.
What a wave of horror those two words denote. Recently shared on social media* I have looked on with tears in my eyes as one after another my friends link together with their experiences of sexual harassment or assault. The idea behind the campaign was to show the scale of the problem. I sadly don’t… Continue reading #MeToo.