Tag Archive for Memoir

Beyond the Rainbow

This week I am thirty weeks pregnant, and by now I should now be comfortable and confident in this pregnancy right? Wrong! I still worry, I still have doubts, and I still fear that this promise of my rainbow baby could be taken away from me at any moment. Perhaps that sounds paranoid, but it’s my reality. Many ask me why I… Read more →

The Road to my Rainbow

For the past four years my goal has been to get pregnant with my rainbow baby. It has been all I have hoped and dreamed for, and I remained determined never to give up. I was lucky. I fell pregnant easily, but sadly I couldn’t ever seem to stay pregnant, until now. I count myself even luckier today as I reach my… Read more →

Another Path through the Storm

What would our life be like if we never did have children? That is one very tough question, but certainly something many couples face following struggles with fertility. It is that question: ‘what if’ things had been different? How could our lives have had a completely different perspective.   Now we are facing this. Whilst our journey is not quite… Read more →

Tis the Season

Does the festive season reinforce your struggles with fertility and the lack of options when it comes to starting a family? Sometimes it really hurts. Over time I have seen many babies born and throughout the years I have observed them develop into toddlers and young children. I have watched their development as little people from afar, and yet I… Read more →

Inconceivable

Most romance novels are generally light, feel-good reads with the ultimate happy ending.  But what if they were to also touch on a delicate and topical subject, such as infertility?   Inconceivable, a first novel by Tegan Wren was a truly enjoyed this wonderful and engaging read, and I’m so honoured to have read a copy prior to its release. At first it could be misinterpreted as a… Read more →

The People’s Book Prize

I am ecstatic to announce that FINDING THE RAINBOW has been nominated in the Non Fiction category of the PEOPLE’S BOOK PRIZE!   Each year this esteemed program opens up to three categories (Fiction, Non Fiction and Children’s) and they select ten books in each category which will be highlighted over a three-month period for the public to vote on!   I truly… Read more →

Que Sera Sera

This week I quietly celebrated my thirty-ninth birthday! I certainly don’t feel close to forty years old! Nonetheless, the years just keep getting shorter and that landmark birthday is fast approaching me. It has also now been exactly three years that we started this journey, and we are also, next week, hitting a precipice as we find out if we… Read more →

Forever Friends

Throughout the past two weeks, I have been back to my hometown, just north of Brisbane, in Redcliffe, Australia. Living in the United Kingdom, my visits home are sometimes over twelve months apart. Nevertheless, I always love coming, enjoying the sunshine by the beachside and spending time with as many friends that time permits. I consider myself very fortunate that… Read more →

Breaking the Silence

In recent weeks the topic of miscarriage and infertility has become widespread news; all as a result of social media King, Mark Zuckerman’s astonishing announcement that he too has suffered the pain of recurrent miscarriage with his wife, Priscilla. This highlighted the reality that miscarriage can happen to anyone, and it does! In fact the current statistics state one in… Read more →