Moving to another country is daunting enough, but with children there is the added concern of school. We had heard a number of horror stories involving British children in French schools, and with no prior personal knowledge, we had to dive in at the deep end and take that risk, hoping that our children would … Continue reading 14 differences between English and French primary school
Did you know that Wimpy Mum is a bit of a poet and has dreams of writing and selling children's books? Well, here is a link to Wimpy Mum's other blog - "More Than Lollipops" where she shares some of her poems and short stories, written for her children, in the hope that one day, … Continue reading More than Lollipops – Wimpy Mum’s collection of poems and short stories
When Whisky was put to sleep, we initially decided to have him cremated, but during the night that followed, I lay awake, longing for him to come home. The following morning, we decided as a family that Whisky should be bought back to the happy place he spent his final days, and be buried under … Continue reading Rainbows and Butterflies – Part 2
You may have noticed by now that Wimpy Mum is a big believer in signs. Everywhere. Perhaps coincidence or perhaps messages from somewhere beyond our comprehension. Whatever you may believe, I find these signs to be a great comfort and reassurance, as was the case after we lost Arran two months ago, and after losing … Continue reading Rainbows and Butterflies – Part 1
The grapevine has been whispering... and with it come tales of people questioning why Wimpy Mum has so openly detailed her loss and personal emotions via social media. So this blog will hopefully answer this very question.
Grief, I believe, never goes. It never leaves us. Yet we learn to manage, to deal and to live with it. We find ways to fill the emptiness left inside of us when we lose something or someone we love.
A poem to my beloved cat, Whisky x
Wimpy Mum's tribute to her beloved Cat who left for the skies on 4/5/2017...
Wimpy Mum attends a baby shower weeks after losing her baby, and explains why she was just "fine" with it all
Exploring unrealistic adverts for sanitary products and finding thanks for the dreaded monthlies!