Did the buttercream in a Victoria Sandwich remind you of that time you realised you may not be a mum? Did you find the missing answers to not being a father in a chocolate Swiss roll? Nope, us neither.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
I have long wanted to share a story from a friend who had adopted. I know many who have decided to try adoption as a way to parenthood or have embarked on this after IVF treatment. The author of this piece wrote to me with her story which I hope you'll find as moving as I did.Read More
I learned so much last week when I thought I had more to give. This short video (yes I am being Very Brave!) explains why.Read More
At the time of writing, it has been seven hours since the first post to Morrisons and no reply. The social team, who are available 8am to 11pm, are more interested in comments on their cauliflowers. So me, Mr Walk In Our Shoes, has been on a super hero mission....Read More
It's been very quiet on here, February 18th was the last time I wrote anything which is very tardy. I've been really ill. Big Style poorly with twelve days so far in bed. I'm a long, long way from being better.Read More
The Walk In Our Shoes website has been so helpful this past week but for an entirely different reason to the ones you'd expect!
I've been working with Steph Phillips on World Childless Week. As you may remember, I wrote lots of posts and interviewed a number of Walk In Our Shoes supporters for the first World Childless Week last year and I was proud to support Steph on this venture....Read More
Walk in Our Shoes hit a high of 3,500 page views last week. The site kept up over 2,000 each day which is incredible. Thank you so much - if just one person reads this site and says it made a difference then I'm happy - so you can imagine the joy from reading the stats for this website.Read More
It’s a reaction that I experience a lot. In my research and continued work with Walk In Our Shoes, Childless Hour and Walking Forwards Inspiration Group I hear of many irritations with people who try to fix by making suggestions. I’ve been told to adopt, try surrogacy, offered eggs and relax to help me find peace. Silence is, for me, probably the worst response because it feels like a shared discomfort that can make me question the validity of my feelings.
I absolutely know, that until I went on this journey and experienced miscarriages and failed IVF, that I too would have not known what to say.Read More