Lightwater Valley With The Lullaby Trust

As some of you will have seen in my last post, Introducing Silver Lining, The Lullaby Trust is a charity close to my heart. The lullaby trust has been especially fundamental in bereavement support for my husband Fabian through their befriender scheme. Personally, it wasn’t for me as I prefer speaking face to face but…

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The Butterfly Awards – Inspirational Mother

The Butterfly Awards are an amazing ceremony and dinner held each year honouring people within the baby loss community, from midwives, cherished keepsakes and the category I have been shortlisted for, inspirational mother. The event itself is hosted by Finley’s Footprints who offer a range of services including bereavement study days and hope coaching for…

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I’m Dreading Weaning

Having a rainbow baby was not what I expected. There are things that I expected to find difficult that were in fact easy, and things I never expected to burden me with worry. Weaning is one of those things I didn’t expect to evoke so much emotion. I think some of my reluctancy comes from…

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My First Mothers Day Without My Daughter

With Mother’s Day coming up my thoughts recently have drifted back to this time last year. It was such a difficult time losing Silver and Mother’s Day being so soon afterwards. Mother’s Day itself was quite traumatic and my mental health hit an all time low. I’ve never really spoke about it until now. I…

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Last Few Days

I officially have only one full day left of this pregnancy. On Monday morning at around 9am provided there has been no emergencies throughout the night where the theatre has been required, we will be meeting our little girl. I thought it might be beneficial for other rainbow parents if I shared exactly how this…

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28 Weeks Pregnancy After Loss Update – Gestational Diabetes

Twenty eight weeks have flown by. I feel like I’ve blinked and missed this pregnancy, yet at the same time there was parts that felt like they dragged on. Like waiting for the consistent reliable kicks for my peace of mind or approaching that all important twenty week scan. Even in the past two weeks,…

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Finding Me Again

You don’t have to look far to find articles on how social media and technology is impacting society, our wellbeing and our children’s behaviours. I’ve always been very strict with Beau, wanting to protect him from the negative side of technology. Especially when he was younger phones were completely banned from being used in front…

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