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there and back

going through hard times changes us. we don’t always come out stronger; we do come out different.

sometimes it takes distance to evaluate and digest. time helps to heal. 1,593 more words


My Employer is Giving Premature Baby Mums More Time: Will Yours?

Mum to identical twins and Tamba volunteer, Linsey Wynton, on how her employer, Waltham Forest Council, has introduced extended maternity leave to parents of premature babies. 918 more words

Premature Baby

The Brighter Side

Sixteen weeks, it has been sixteen weeks since our twins came into this world. It seems like a long time I am sure to some, but for me I am just starting to breathe again. 1,545 more words


Austin’s Story and A Very Special Gift

Austin’s Story

Ashley, one of the members of Sophie’s Angels has very kindly offered to let me tell the story of her precious angel, her much loved and very sweet baby boy Austin. 743 more words

Fighting Infant Mortality

Over the past few months, medical professionals on Chicago’s South Side have been trying a new tactic to bring down the area’s infant mortality rate: find women of childbearing age and ask them about everything. 885 more words


Wasn't meant to be...

My first attempt at fiction.   I wrote this short story (very short) awhile ago and contemplated a lot whether to post it or not.  My heart goes out to all the mothers and fathers who have to bid good bye to their precious babies.  964 more words

Sadness Of Losing

Book Review: Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon

via Daily Prompt: Viable

I’ve been meaning to write some reviews of books I read in 2017 and this prompt made me think of the book Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon. 961 more words