What keeps you on course

By Lesley / April 3, 2018 / 0

It’s all getting a bit hectic in the Pyne household as my dream of holding my book in my hand comes close to being a reality. One moment I find … Read moreWhat keeps you on course

Christmas Survival Guide

By Lesley / November 30, 2017 / 6

It’s that time of year again and you can probably feel the tension and stress building. Maybe the idea of hiding somewhere until January sounds attractive but unfortunately that’s not … Read moreChristmas Survival Guide

Feeling my way through grief

By Lesley / October 9, 2017 / 10

You’re walking down the High Street when completely out of the blue something catches your eye and immediately you feel the grip of grief tightening. It’s like a volcano in … Read moreFeeling my way through grief

The power of finding support

By Lesley / September 17, 2017 / 0

This post is my contribution to WorldChildlessWeek, here are my thoughts on finding support. Let me guess, you’re struggling to come to terms with not being a mother.  You’ve found … Read moreThe power of finding support

What’s made you who you are today?

By Lesley / September 5, 2017 / 0

Here’s a question for you. What events in your life have made you who you are today? And whilst you’re thinking, here’s some help; Take blank sheet of paper; draw … Read moreWhat’s made you who you are today?

Summer Pause and Reset.

By Lesley / September 6, 2016 / 11

This year I’ve spent some time walking in the Yorkshire Dales and it strikes me that so much of life is like going on a hike. You have a destination … Read moreSummer Pause and Reset.


Three years, 105 blogs and two things.

By Lesley / July 7, 2016 / 6

Three years ago last weekend this website went live and I started to stand up and be counted as a childless woman. Three years feels like a big milestone and … Read moreThree years, 105 blogs and two things.

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The warm embrace of belonging

By Lesley / June 8, 2016 / 15

What comes to mind when you think of the word belonging? When I read Brené Brown say ‘There’s nothing better than the warm embrace of belonging ….’ I thought yes … Read moreThe warm embrace of belonging

Worried about the future at the expense of today?

By Lesley / May 26, 2016 / 8

I was recently asked whether, as a childless woman I’m afraid of dying alone. The rationale for asking was – well you don’t have children (or siblings for that matter), … Read moreWorried about the future at the expense of today?

Four things I learned from Brené Brown in Vegas

By Lesley / April 7, 2016 / 26

Have you ever made what seem like great plans and then just beforehand you suddenly wonder what on earth you’ve let yourself in for? That was me recently. If you … Read moreFour things I learned from Brené Brown in Vegas


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