Imposter Syndrome – why it’s ok to not feel like a proper grown up

I'm 36 this year. I'm the age I imagine my aunties to be. When…
28th March 2017/by Timm

Do you believe in fate? 

I thought I'd tell you a story that happened to me quite a few…
19th March 2017/by Timm

When I hated my body

Before I had kids I was a size 8. After I was anywhere from a…
27th February 2017/by Timm

Should I be honest when you ask me if I’m ok?

For the longest time, when someone asks me how I'm doing, I said…
16th February 2017/by Timm

Breastfeeding a two year old – is it controversial?

Ahhhhh other people telling women what they should and shouldn't…
11th February 2017/by Timm
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Tesco changing signs for accessible toilets and Changing Places

I was thrilled to hear that Tesco are changing the signs on their…
9th February 2017/by sam

European Crohn and Colitis Organisation and Boehringer Ingelheim

I was very pleased to be asked to talk at the 12th congress of…
8th February 2017/by sam

Public cervix announcement

Right, people with a cervix, let's talk about vaginal health! Not…
19th January 2017/by sam

Stupid bloody fatigue 

Sorry, I know that isn't the most mature title but I'm pissed…
13th January 2017/by sam
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Dear tea lady,

Dear Tea Lady, I am so sorry that I don't know your name, but…
4th January 2017/by sam
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2016 – a year in review!

I started this year with two hopes, no surgeries and no house…
31st December 2016/by sam
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What to pack when going into hospital for ostomy surgery

Over on my Facebook page, Natalie got in touch saying she will…
30th December 2016/by sam

How to cope when your child isn’t heterosexual 

So recently, our daughter told us that she has a girlfriend and…
28th December 2016/by sam
#MyDailyIBD

#MyDailyIBD – a 365 photography project for IBD Awareness

As we approach a new year, I came up with a fun little project…
27th December 2016/by sam

Can we get this amazing song to Christmas number one?

Have you heard of the Everly Pregnant Brothers? They are a ridiculously…
19th December 2016/by sam

Working and chronic illness

For the past three years since I started on this whole surgery…
7th December 2016/by Timm
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