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Motherhood // The Final Scan

We are sat in a room with fellow grieving mothers and bewildered fathers. Fathers who are not sure what to say, or do. Confused. It’s not all about the mother – they were going to have a child too. How do they comfort their devastated partner? How do they process the news themselves? How can you move forward when the world feels like it is conspiring against you? It is a room full of sadness. Full of turmoil. Full of unjust. The room is partitioned off for us. But the overflow  ...

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Motherhood

Motherhood // And then you were gone.

I did not expect to lose you so quickly. I thought you’d hang around for the next two weeks, as you’d already stayed put for six. What’s another two weeks between mother and child? I wanted you to hang around, so when you were gone, we could preserve a part of you. You could be cremated and we could scatter your ashes in the Lake District. My birthday week was one of the happiest of my life; exploring our favourite place with your brother and sister, happily stroking my  ...

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Busby, Motherhood

Motherhood // Busby’s Dream Pet

Since relocating to Yorkshire almost three years ago (where has that time gone??) we’ve talked about getting a pet A LOT! I’m absolutely desperate for a dog – either a Golden Doodle or a Labradoodle. Nick is hankering after chickens – and he’s even subscribed to a chicken magazine! Busby doesn’t really mind, as long as it’s not a cat. And H-Bear is fairly easygoing, with him being part-puppy and all… With all of this discussion on-going in our  ...

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CMPA, Motherhood

Motherhood // 11 things no one tells you about being an Allergy Parent

For those of you visiting Make, Do & Push! for the first time, my youngest (H-Bear) suffers from Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) and also has a soya allergy. We’ve been living in the land of allergies for over two years now, and it has become the norm in our household, so I thought I’d put together a post about being an ‘Allergy Parent’ for those of you in the same boat – I’m sure you will relate, and for those of you starting your journey, I  ...

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