‘Family’ – Why we need a better definition

Family…

A beautiful word. A loving word. An innocent word. A word that makes you infinitely bonded to others. A word that reminds you of troubles. A word that is loaded with hard memories. AΒ  word that triggers feelings of loss. A word that you long to long to have in your life…

I started hearing the word family immediately after my son was born. People would congratulate us on our little family. It felt wonderful, to be described as a family, but it also got me thinking – “Were we not already a family before?

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The ‘Happy Ending’ Myth – The Hidden Guilt of the Arrival of A Rainbow Baby

I was unsure whether to write this blog for fear of appearing ungrateful, so first I will start off by stating my immense gratitude to be writing this post from my position. I know how incredibly lucky I am to be alive and well, educated and free to express myself; and to do all of this as a MOTHER  to a beautiful little boy who totally rocks my world. I am relentlessly thankful for every moment ( yes, even the *difficult* ones…).

But…

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