Ted is named after Ted Mosby from HIMYM and if you’ve seen it you’ll know how much Ted’s story was a journey. When I announced my pregnancy I told it in the style of Ted and the journey that led us to our Ted.
As you may know Ted is due in January 2017 and I run a pub full time, I work minimum 40 hours a week, minimum 5 days.
If you’ve followed me for a while you might also know that after 12 years at my previous Momma Boss job, I was made redundant.
So this means I wasn’t with my employer for 26 weeks when I was 15 weeks pregnant so I’m not ‘entitled’ to any pay. That’s right, zero pay! Read more
I often see posts about things you should never say to a miscarriage momma and having been at the receiving end of these comments I often find myself nodding along. If you can’t think before you speak, it’s probably best if you just don’t speak. Read more
Before I start I must state that I am not a medical professional, this post is my opinion based on my personal research. However, I have emailed a miscarriage researcher on this subject and they did not dismiss my ideas, I was told that they would discuss it with colleagues.
Nor is this post intended to bring detriment to any corporation, it’s an account of my personal experience to raise awareness and encourage women to speak up. I do not mention any employers anywhere in this blog or on my social media, nor do I go by my actual name on blog social media so any connection made is purely coincidental. Read more
Next week, 9th – 15th October is Baby Loss Awareness week. As an amateur ballerina and #misCOURAGE momma, the Tommy’s danceathon is the perfect fundraising event for me and Ollie! I’ve written about my experience to share with Baby Ballet where we go to class and Tommy’s, the miscarriage charity. This is why we’re taking part in the Danceathon… Read more
Remember our wedding? It had a unique theme, the TV programme How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM).
There were loads of references in the wedding and loads of reasons that was our theme. When me and Dave first met, HIMYM was on around series 5 and we hadn’t met the mother yet. I used to say I was the mother because I love the character Ted Mosby. Read more
When we got married in April I did a speech and the theme of the speech was ‘My Greatest Hits’. I’m a retro girl so I had vinyl props. It was basically a thank you speech to my closest friends and family and how they’ve formed the soundtrack to my life. Read more
I have written a few draft blogs lately and decided not to publish because most of them start with, “I don’t fit in with other moms.” My attitude to motherhood seems to be out there in a minority.
I’m going to be brave and write about something that I don’t agree with as it as been back to school week and I’ve seen this catchphrase a lot lately, “My babies are growing up too fast!” Sob! Read more
I haven’t written much for the past few months, simply because me and Dave both have new full time jobs so I just don’t really have time to sit and write for ages! We work opposite hours and look after Ollie between us and my mom usually has Ollie at least one day per week and my sister has helped out during the school holidays too.
I seriously think that when studying for a medical degree, there should be a compulsory module called, ‘Momma Knows Best’. It is basically to teach all trainee doctors that if a mother tells you that there is something wrong with their kid, you pay attention and find out what it is! The whole module would include case studies where doctors were wrong and momma’s were right. Read more