Motherhood, Womanhood

Becoming a mum of two – my lessons learnt

I didn't think this day would come, being a mum of two! Today I’m celebrating them and all that they make me ❤️❤️

Motherhood, Womanhood

#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 – An interview with my awesome mum

Shining a light on the most amazing woman in my life, my mum - #IWD2021

Motherhood

Stronger than ever

I catch my reflection and see you staring back at me. I think of all you’ve had to endure, Struggling with what I see. Making me feel insecure. Before you changed, you housed the tiniest of lives, but only for a few weeks that time, And there started a journey full of trauma, an uphill… Continue reading Stronger than ever

Motherhood

Maternity Leave in Lockdown

This isn’t the way imagined my maternity leave would be. In all honesty, I feel shortchanged.

Motherhood

Gratitude: Pregnant and parenting during a global pandemic

If someone had told me last year that I’d be spending the latter part of 2020 on maternity leave, I would never have believed them. I was certain that my body would not be able to take another round of medication or suffer another loss. But as if by magic, although a storm was brewing… Continue reading Gratitude: Pregnant and parenting during a global pandemic

Motherhood

Pregnant after back to back loss

Having suffered two losses in the space a year, the thought of being pregnant again brought as much fear as it did excitement...

Motherhood

A working mum or a mum working? Which am I?

Being an expert in the field of energy and sustainability, making a positive contribution to the world and climbing the career ladder is something I have worked really hard to achieve. But, being a mother and starting a family of my own is something I have had to work even harder at. My fertility struggle… Continue reading A working mum or a mum working? Which am I?

Motherhood

A year of losses

As baby loss awareness week comes to a close, I sit here reflecting one of my toughest years yet. The week marks an opportunity for people across the UK to commemorate the lives of babies lost in pregnancy or during or soon after birth.  The truth is, for those that have suffered baby loss, every… Continue reading A year of losses

Motherhood, STEM

Engineering Motherhood

As someone who studied engineering, I have always been very aware of how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is at the heart of everything we do and rely on. The roads we travel, the food we eat and the buildings we live in to name a few. I never imagined that I would call… Continue reading Engineering Motherhood

Motherhood

5 lessons infertility has taught me

From an early age life’s path was laid out to be quite simple. Complete your education, get a well-paid job, marry a good partner and then start your own family. Luckily for me, three out of four of those were in fact quite simple, but it took us nearly three years of heartache to accomplish… Continue reading 5 lessons infertility has taught me