the arthwritist

A fun mama coping with an arthritic life 🤷‍♀️

You’ve read hundreds of them, listened to the gory details of your friends’ and watched them all on ‘One Born’ so another birth story won’t hurt, right? Cross your legs and breath deeply as I share MY birth story. SPOILER ALERT- it all ends well. The plan (should there even be one?!) was to go …

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I don’t need to tell you how frustrating these words are if you’ve ever been anxious about fertility or birth, or if you’ve ever suffered a traumatic experience that you are suddenly faced with again. I get it- they’re trying to take the pain, the worry, the whatever-it-is you’re feeling, away. But it doesn’t work. …

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Dear Daughter, Tonight I was sad as we chatted in bed, You shared with me your fears for the future ahead. You’re excited, you said, and your heart’s full of love, But will I still embrace you, will you still be enough? It has always been me and you from day one, A bond unbroken; …

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My first diagnosis of arthritis really didn’t worry me. I’d had some pains in my fingers but the steroid injection had soon stopped that and it was as if nothing was wrong. Looking back over those first few years I can’t say I took it at all seriously. Major denial. I remember the doctor saying, …

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So you want to be a writer? Well, yeah, I do. What experience do you have? Er, little to none. But you’re gonna do it anyway? Yeah.  Following the advice of every meme and #wordlover quote, I’m just going to ‘start’. For me, writing has always been something I have wanted to do and, ashamedly, never …

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