All Posts By

Clemmie Telford

  • HEALTH, MOTHERHOOD

    HOW MY SON’S TYPE ONE DIABETES DIAGNOSIS CHANGED OUR LIVES

    The moment when Emma Oliver's worst nightmare, of her son being diagnosed with Type One Diabetes, became a reality will stay with her forever. What she describes sounds terrifying. Having being diagnosed with Type One Diabetes herself at the age of 21, she knew what came next, and here she explains the absolute devastation, anger, worry and guilt she has been through since then…

  • HEALTH, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY'S

    HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARIUM: HOW LOSING CONTROL MEANT FINDING MYSELF

    How is it that some people breeze through pregnancy while others have the most horrendous time? I have a fear of being sick so HG is actually one of my worst nightmares, and reading Laura Tweedale's list brought me out in cold sweats. Hyperemesis Gravidarum is completely and utterly deliberating. It's all you can do to survive each day. Plus, nobody can tell you when it's going to end…

  • MOTHERHOOD, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    MY FIRSTBORN HAS LEFT HOME. WHAT NOW?

    Recently I've heard parents talk about the grief they're feeling as their children leave home for the first time. And it's often completely unexpected. This empty nest syndrome, that Caroline Hanson so eloquently explores in her list, is something she always knew was coming, and is exactly as it should be, yet the pain and emptiness she has felt has left her bereft…

  • HEALTH, INSPIRING, LOVE & MARRIAGE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    WHY I TALK ABOUT SEX ONLINE

    When I think back to our sex education lessons at school, they don't half make me shudder. Although times have changed over the 25 years since then, they've still not progressed as much as they should have done. And it's why people such as Debbie are on a mission to educate, support and empower us all.…