When Huff Post UK approached me to write a piece on Michelle Obama, miscarriage and IVF, I was completely honoured, overwhelmed and scared; I desperately wanted to give this courageous revelation the words it so rightly deserved. And so, I did what I do, and began to write. I think I cried through every sentence. … More Huff Post UK, Michelle Obama, infertility, IVF & miscarriage
No one dreams of miscarriage, or baby loss. No one aspires to be infertile. And for those who desperately crave a family, no one whiles away the hours wistfully planning for, or fantasising about, a life without children. Yet, for many, that’s the sad reality. Infertility, miscarriage and baby loss are battles so many women … More Baby Loss Awareness week: 9-15 October
Goodness me! It’s here again. Another year has passed and another birthday is fast approaching. And so I’ve, naturally, been reminiscing! About that tiny, and surprisingly hairy, new born I nursed, the infant I weaned and the babe whose hand I held as he learned how to walk. The boy who smiled, and laughed, who … More Reflecting, accepting & screaming
One of the questions I’ve often been asked, by the friends and family of those undertaking fertility treatments, is: What is IVF? Huge topic hey? I am absolutely by no means an expert or a scientist or even have any medical background; I’m merely a person who went through multiple rounds of fertility treatments. But, … More What is IVF?
Well, knock me down with an umbrella; it’s only gone and actually rained. And rained. Oh, and then rained a little bit more! Alongside my feelings of grief, over the missing rays, the warmth of the sun on my skin, and the fact that the Toot Toot cars have come back indoors, I can’t help … More A life more ordinary
When Kylie, editor at Green & Growing blog, contacted me to write a guest post, I absolutely jumped at the chance. Caring about the world is something my family take very seriously and I find it a huge responsibility knowing that it’s part of my role to encourage green behaviour in Sam. Kylie, very helpfully, … More Instilling green values in our children: A guest post by Green & Growing
As Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube” baby, turns 40, this month, we’re reminded of the joy IVF can bring to millions of people worldwide. However, what is often forgotten is that IVF fails. Fact. It’s an incredibly sad truth and one which not everyone is aware of, initially, including me. There’s a huge … More IVF Fails. Fact.
I’m delighted to share my latest post for The Baby Spot with you… My son is my world. I love him beyond belief. I love him so much that sometimes, when I think of him, I can feel my heart swelling and growing, filling with bliss. I enjoy his company; my miniature buddy, with his … More Have a little patience…
There was HUGE excitement in the Cuckoo household last night as we arrived home from holiday to find two, rather large, boxes awaiting our return! I do love the suspense a big box arriving on the doorstep brings, however, this time, I knew just what to expect inside, and know of a little boy who … More Brown paper packages…
The Cuckoo Mama is one! Today! Happy Birthday to me! Wow! And what a twelve months it’s been! Goodness! It’s strange to think of turning one! In some ways it all still seems so incredibly new to me yet, in others, I can’t imagine not spending my nap times writing; tapping away on my trusty … More Let’s learn to sail this ship…