• Envy

    November 22, 2017

    Photos of families on Facebook. Grandparents cuddling grandchildren. Mums like me, arm in arm with their mums walking down the street, chatting about their day and what they’re going to cook for dinner. Smiling, laughing, making memories. I envy you. Colleagues talking about their mums, their old bedrooms from when they were younger and reminiscing…

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  • Family

    The importance of taking care of your loved ones after you’re gone – A Person Experience 

    December 20, 2016

    It’s not something that many people think about. I mean who really wants to plan their own funeral? However, I think it’s such an important thing to do. Sadly, last month, my sister and I lost our grandad. The last time I’d seen him properly was when I was a child, but I had been…

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  • Family

    Reflections

    November 30, 2016

    Life is a funny thing isn’t it. It’s something we all take for granted. Something we all know is fragile and short, yet every single one of us, at some point or another hasn’t given life the appreciation it truly deserves. To be alive is something truly special. Truly amazing, but more often than not it…

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  • 10 Year Anniversary of Mums Death

    May 22, 2015

    Today marks the 10 year anniversary of my mums death. I was 18 years old when she passed away from ovarian cancer. She’d been battling cancer for a number of years. I can’t remember exactly how old I was when my parents sat me down to tell my sister and I. I can’t remember how…

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  • Talking to children about death

    April 8, 2015

    Last month saw me talking to my children about death. The conversation came around quite unexpectedly and rather innocently. It was a few days before mothers day and I was talking to R and M about that coming Sunday. I told them that nanna would be coming over for Sunday lunch because it was mothers…

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  • Grieving definitely doesn’t get any easier

    September 1, 2014

    In 2005 mum passed away. She left behind a husband and two daughters. She’d fought ovarian cancer for years. When she passed away people would tell me that this feeling of emptiness, loneliness and great sadness would gradually fade away into a terrible memory. I would get over it. The truth? I’ll never get over…

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