My best friend’s baby passed away – Stillbirth

My best friend’s baby passed away – Stillbirth

A couple of days ago, I got the worst text message I have ever received. “Hi mate, the baby has died.” I reread the message three or four times to try and make sense of it and to be sure that it wasn’t some sort of hideous autocorrect fail. It wasn’t. My best friend’s...
Toddler Cyber Crime, Kids Rogue Internet Purchases

Toddler Cyber Crime, Kids Rogue Internet Purchases

Note to Self: Airplane Mode Equals Mo’ Money in My Bank Account and can stop Kids Rogue Internet Purchases. “Mummy, please can I play Topsy and Tim?” I’m pretty sure I hear this phrase in my dreams. If you have children who still love Cbeebies, then I won’t have to...
Christmas with my formally estranged mother

Christmas with my formally estranged mother

For most people, Christmas is the time of year we spend with our nearest and dearest.Friends; neighbours; family. We don’t pick our family; they’re entirely ours whether we like them or not. You do things for your family you’d never consider doing for anyone else....
Pregnancy, doing it all over again

Pregnancy, doing it all over again

Hi, I’m Hayley. You likely won’t know my face or recognise my style of writing on this blog because quite frankly, I have been ‘Hayley the HERMIT’ the last nine months. Nine months you say? That sounds like a familiar timeframe for something...