“Anna Jarvis had initially worked with the floral industry to help raise Mother’s Day’s profile, by 1920 she had become disgusted with how the holiday had been commercialized. She outwardly denounced the transformation and urged people to stop buying Mother’s Day flowers, cards and candies.” Now I’d like to see a choice on social media and in our inboxes.Read More
I am so very thrilled to announce that I've been listed as a One To Watch in Digital Tech awards scheme! You can read more about it here..Read More
Last week I was thrilled to be part of the More To Life webinar series. This series offers free digital access, in the comfort of home surroundings, to expert opinion and advice on tackling the diverse range of issues that manifest when living without children. All support and information is tailored to help the More to Life community achieve the most fulfilling life possible. You can watch my video below.
To listen to other recordings in the series and see what’s coming up, you can head over to their main page here where you can also register.
With many thanks to Heather and all the More To Life team who work so hard to support all of us.
Whatever our fertility story, we all may have stayed in hopeless jobs with no prospects because of maternity rights. As our dreams of being mothers or fathers were replaced by desperate longing, so our self confidence and worth nosedives. Employers and business leaders have many ways to help those dealing with fertility issues if we can have a conversation about it.Read More
It’s been a journey of tears, pain and trauma and I expect that to be life long. This is what I have learned and I wanted to share it with you on #timetotalk day.Read More
I’ve been reading a lot about the menopause recently. There’s been some interesting coverage on television about this big change, but often aimed at a mothers. My own mum felt like she has sailed through but I’m nervous. I’ve really stuck my head in the sand about it all. Partly because it does mean no hope… what does it mean to be childless and menopausal?Read More
Trusting others with your feeling isn’t easy. Trusting someone who hasn’t been through childlessness is even more difficult, for you and them. Nobody wants to be grieving at the table.Read More
It’s always good to share coping strategies and I love how the community pull together to share each other’s links.Read More
Michael Hughes and why it’s important to talk about male infertility and make friends despite childlessness.Read More
I’ve often had reason to talking about infertility in conversation but often on a stage. I’ve never been completely sure if I’m a good communicator. Let’s face it, IVF or anything to do with childlessness isn’t an easy subject to convey…Read More
If only it was so simple but once again, a report is published with absolutely no regard to those who are trying to come to terms with not being a parent, for that too is a choice.Read More
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This post talks about IVF and destroying the last embryo and mental healthRead More
What is it like to be childless in Chile? Tere shares her story with you and talks about the impact of Jody Day and Living The Life Unexpected.Read More
Last time I posted on social media I said that we were going to be saying goodbye to our last embryo. I can see from the website that I drafted 4 blog posts and made two videos at the time and didn't know what to say or write. Here's a video to tell you what happened next and explain what happened at PechaKucha Cambridge last night.Read More
Today I am bringing you two video posts. Both have been recorded to mark the 40th birthday of Louise Brown, the first IVF baby and of course, IVF. The first is from Childless Voices and hosted by Jody Day from Gateway Women. In the second, I talk about IVF, us and Bourn Hall.Read More
I’m always so pleased to read inspiring blogs and hear about news from pioneers who are doing their bit to raise awareness of involuntary childlessness. This week I’m telling you all about Brandi from Not So Mommy, the Walking Forward Inspirational Network and World Childless Week too!Read More