Hi all. Me again! I have the absolute pleasure of helping out with the Big Pink Link again which means everyone has to put up with me a little more.
I hope you have all had a good week and weekend. As it was Fathers Day we kept the whole weekend very low key and spent the entirety of it in our garden. Although I have spent the last couple of days feeling like I am melting it has been such a beautiful way for us to spend time as a family of four.
Today we even hired a bouncy castle for the girls as a surprise. It was arguably miles too hot (our local weather station said it peaked at 32.7degrees!) but it was the best way to spend a Sunday. We have all spent most of the day bouncing. It is officially my biggest diet tip. There is no way I have not sweated out any less than half a stone today!!
Any way… On with the linky!
This post was so full of honesty and emotion I just had to pick it. Most of the time, when you’re pregnant, you envisage and dream of your kids being born, learning, growing up, going to school and maybe university and then moving out. For that to maybe not be the case, due to disability, additional needs or learning difficulties, must be very hard to cope with and it’s only natural that, as a parent, you will feel anxious and worried for what the future holds for you all. Ann has written in such a heartfelt way about this very subject and as a mum, I could completely relate to what she was saying. I want to wish Ann and her family luck for their uncertain journey ahead and let her know she is a really wonderful mum doing the best she can for her children.
Prabs wrote a really wonderful, heartfelt and emotional post on Facebook after the devastating Manchester terrorist attack and I just had to choose it as one of my wow’s. Hearing from her perspective how her own loved ones have been victims of racists and bigots was both heartbreaking and anger inducing. I have no words of advice, but I did tell Prabs that her writing was wonderful and that I’d be playing a small part by ensuring my children grow up to be compassionate and understanding people who can see the difference between Muslims, who are just loving, beautiful people like anyone else, and insane terrorists. They are not the same, they never will be. Not in their name.
Catherine has recently been diagnosed with Colon cancer, but the sheer bravery and strength she is going through it is amazing. I love how honest she is about what is happening, but clearly staying so positive is helping her.
Wendy at Naptime Natter’s story about how postnatal depression is not what she imagined: Wendy didn’t think PND would ever affect her, but it did and it isn’t quite what she expected. As I have personally not had to deal with PND I have no idea how it would feel and Wendy’s post is brilliant at describing what it’s like suffering from PND.