November 2017

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The traditional Christmas family portrait Last Christmas I had a great and very simple idea: I was going to take a Christmassy family photograph with my husband, son and baby daughter. Simple, effective, elegant and a little bit cheesy. I could picture the whole idea in my head, sending this memorable moment to my family and friends, all of us smiling, shamelessly showing off the perfect family and celebrating the season. How wonderfully naive I was. So the first lesson in taking the family photograph? The finished result will never be as beautiful as it...

***The author of this blog has asked to remain anonymous*** Today has been day 2 of waiting. Waiting to see what happens with my body & the one implanted. The blood still flows but I don't yet have a conclusive answer about the precious cargo's future. Fed up of being alone, resting, I need to be with nature. I walk accompanied by a sweet & loving dog. I suspect he knows I need caring for, supporting, just company. I can still smile, he helps with this. We walk, him passively but comfortingly beside...

Having a baby is wonderful and amazing but it can really throw a spanner into your relationship! I often hear mums complaining about their partners and it's likely that at some point you'll find yourself getting really annoyed with yours too. You might be annoyed with your partner for not helping out as much as you want. Perhaps you hate the fact that he doesn't look after the baby in the way that you would. Or maybe it's because you find it hard to watch your partner go off to work in the morning...