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The first time I knew I could do this

Date Posted
30 March, 2021
Author
Emily Delamaine

In this short blog, Mum Emily looks back at her tube feeding journey with her daughter Amelia, how she overcame her fears, and her advice to other families starting a tube feeding journey. I remember when Amelia was around 3...

We cannot ignore family wellbeing any longer

Date Posted
17 March, 2021
Author
Andy Fletcher, CEO for Together for Short Lives

Together for Short Lives received a call to our helpline from a mother in a desperate state. She was shielding at home, as a single parent with three children. Her daughter had a life-limiting condition and very complex needs, which...

I long to hear the word ‘Mum’ again

Date Posted
14 March, 2021
Author
Jane Mckenna

As a mother who lost both of her daughters 21 and 19 years ago now, every day is hard. As the years have passed that awful raw agonising pain has eased somewhat, but missing them gets harder. Always wondering what...

Mother’s Day without my Hol

Date Posted
14 March, 2021
Author
Hayley Smallman

Mother’s Day, a time to sit back and be spoilt by your glorious offspring, your pride and joy. A day to reflect on how much love you have for them and how much they bring to your life every second...

Feeling lost? You’re not alone

Date Posted
14 March, 2021
Author
Lorna Cobbett

“I can’t find it.” “Where did you last see it?” “I can’t remember, I hid it away as it was too painful, but now I want it back. It was my first Mother’s Day card from Essie.” My husband walked...

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