Category Archives: family

Judge Me By My Bottle, Do You?

Recently in the online world there has been a hell of a lot of talk of breastfeeding. The usual “breast is best” type messages and one particularly nasty blog about how the writer automatically judges those who bottle feed “by … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Anxiety, baby Eden, baby girl, breastfeeding, bressure, child, children, common sense, family, first baby, formula feeding, happy, health, healthy, Lgbt, SIDS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 76 Comments

5 Years!

Today is five years since our civil partnership. I couldn’t have dreamed up the highs and the lows that we have been through in the last five years. It’s certainly been a roller coaster! I can’t wait for the future … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, civil partnerships, family, marriage | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

My Fertility Specialist Magazine and Our Fertility Story

I was asked to contribute an article for the free, online My Fertility Specialist magazine, and I’m delighted to let you know that you can now read my article as the latest issue is now available. If you don’t know … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, artificial insemination, assistance, baby, baby Chip, baby Eden, baby girl, clinics, Clomid, difficulty, donation, Donations, donor, donor sperm, donors, family, fear, fertility, first baby, gay, healthcare, hospital, inclusivity, infertility, Infertility, insemination, lesbian, lesbians, lgbt, London, Miscarriage, opk, positive test, pregnancy, pregnancy after loss, pregnant, Scan, sperm, Sperm donor, Squishy, stigma, stress, Superhero Donor, support, survival, symptom, symptom spotting, symptoms, trying to conceive, two mums | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Finding Out Who Is In There…

Yesterday (16+5), we had our gender scan. The countdown had been absolutely immense! Both of us were tired of calling baby “Chip” or “they” as people often said “are you having more than one?!”

Posted in 2015, 3d sneak peek, apeekaboo imaging, baby, baby Chip, family, gender scan, girl, lesbian, lesbians, London, midwife, pregnancy, pregnant, Scan, scanxiety, Ultrasound | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Remembering Mum

Sunday (19th April) was eight years since my mother passed away as a result of ovarian cancer. I didn’t have the energy to write about it on the day as I was still processing my thoughts. Amy and I had … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, cancer, family, God, mother, mothers, ovarian cancer, parents, relationship, women | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

National Fertility Awareness Week 2014 – Our Story

This week is National Fertility Awareness Week. As someone who has dealt with infertility (as many have), I think it is so important that people think about and understand infertility a little bit. Understand how upsetting it can be. Stop … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Anxiety, babies, baby, bfn, bfp, child, couple, cycle days, depression, difficulty, doctor, Dogs, Donations, donor, donor sperm, dr, fail, family, fear, fertility, fertility friend, gay, healthy, infertility, insemination, lesbian, lesbians, let down, lgbt, London, loss, Miscarriage, missed cycles, mothers, mum, mummies, mummy, natural insemination, opk, ovaries, parenting, parents, partner, PCOS, periods, pregnancy, pregnant, relationship, Scan, sperm, Sperm donor, Squishy, stress, Superhero Donor, support, symptom, symptom spotting, symptoms, ttc, two week wait, women | Tagged , | 4 Comments

525,600 Minutes – How Do You Measure a Year?

Four years ago Amy and I had our civil partnership. We weren’t exactly quids in at the time, so we just had a small, registry office ceremony and we all went to the pub afterwards – classy! But we proved … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, civil partnerships, couple, Equal marriage, family, friends, relationship, Wedding | Tagged , , | 3 Comments