Personal posts

Dear Mum, on Mother’s Day (Part 5)

Due to being overwhelmed, and having just moved house when the fifth anniversary came around, I didn't write a post. But today for Mother's Day I'm writing another letter to my mum. Dear Mum (you're a grandmother now too! That's me with my niece in the picture), It's been a while since I wrote. A… Continue reading Dear Mum, on Mother’s Day (Part 5)

Personal posts

Living Without Your Mum on Mother’s Day

For a lot of people Mother's Day comes with a whole host of emotions Hallmark didn't intend. 2016 marks the third Mother's Day without my Mum. I'd love to be able to say it's got better since the first year, but it hasn't. Most of the year I've moved forward immensely from the dark place… Continue reading Living Without Your Mum on Mother’s Day

A young girl sits on her mothers' lap. The girl is looking at the camera, the mother is looking down at the girl.
Personal posts, Well Being & Mental Health

Buckets of ice (on dealing with grief)

Recently, I learned that a friends dad had passed away. Of course I immediately messaged him, reaching out in a way which I hoped would be helpful to him.¬†What he said to me was both honouring and humbling. "Whatever advice you have I'll take over anyone else's" Those words mean so much. To be able… Continue reading Buckets of ice (on dealing with grief)