21 Miles, by Jessica Hepburn

By Lesley / August 30, 2018 / 4

Does motherhood make you happy? I’m guessing you believe the answer is yes, especially as you tried so hard to be a mother. Like many of us, Jessica Hepburn wondered … Read more21 Miles, by Jessica Hepburn

Supporting Word Childless Week

By Lesley / August 21, 2018 / 0

This year I’m really excited to be involved in and actively supporting World Childless Week between 10th and 16th September. World Childless Week (WCW) ‘aims to raise awareness of the childless … Read moreSupporting Word Childless Week

What keeps you on course

By Lesley / April 3, 2018 / 2

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

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?


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