You can’t take my sense of humour

You can’t take my sense of humour

Hi.  I’m Emma.  Married to Darren and co-owner of two small humans, Toby (seven) and Chloe (two), and Beagle Arthur (nine).  Lawyer by day- representing nurses, I’m now also an author by night – hopefully inspiring patients, after my unexpected journey with Breast Cancer.  Buckle 

Cancer: the birthday present no one wants

Cancer: the birthday present no one wants

Emma Herring is a freelance writer, editor and communications consultant. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. A routine mammogram leads to a shock diagnosis My cancer was the birthday present you never want to receive. Having reached the age of 50 and celebrated 

Guest blog: The Osbourne Trust

Guest blog: The Osbourne Trust

Who we are I’m Emma and I founded and now run The Osborne Trust, the only national charity that focuses all of our support on the children of a parent with cancer. The Trust was launched in 2014 after my own cancer diagnosis aged 36 years with 

Guest blog: My daughter was 15 when I got cancer

Guest blog: My daughter was 15 when I got cancer

This guest blog is from Gloria whose daughter was fifteen when Gloria was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was 54 years old when I found a lump in my right breast. It was late September and in October 2018 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. 

Guest blog: Mum Guilt

Guest blog: Mum Guilt

People talk about mum guilt a lot. It would seem that you have children and then the sense of responsibility leads to an enormous amount of guilt about everything. Am I doing enough with them? Am I over stimulating them? Are they eating enough fruit 

Clare’s personal story: I didn’t tell my son I had cancer

Clare’s personal story: I didn’t tell my son I had cancer

You’ve been diagnosed with cancer. The big question is… do you tell your kids? As parents we naturally want to protect our children from anything that might hurt, upset or worry them. It’s part of a parent’s make-up. If we could wrap our children in 

Guest blog: Advice for parenting children while going through cancer

Guest blog: Advice for parenting children while going through cancer

This guest blog is from Sara Olsher, founder of Mighty & Bright, a company in the US focusing on support systems for children who are faced with traumatic situations such parents going through cancer or a divorce. Here, Sara talks about why she started Mighty&Bright 

Guest blog: cancer & pregnancy – Mummy’s Star

Guest blog: cancer & pregnancy – Mummy’s Star

In this guest blog, Pete Wallroth, founder and CEO of Mummy’s Star talks about why he set up the charity. He also talks about how it can support parents of babies up to the age of 12 months, and those going through pregnancy whilst diagnosed 

Guest blog: breastfeeding and cancer

Guest blog: breastfeeding and cancer

In this guest blog, Kathryn talks about breastfeeding and a cancer diagnosis. One year ago One year ago today (as I write this) I breastfed Grace for the last time.  One year ago today I was told I had cancer.    I remember it so vividly, 

Guest blog: cancer diagnosis during pregnancy

Guest blog: cancer diagnosis during pregnancy

My story of a cancer diagnosis and treatment during pregnancy. I found my lump a week or two before I knew I was pregnant. It was a hard pea size lump just under my skin. I told myself I would keep an eye on it 

Guest blog: Jennifer Young Beauty

Guest blog: Jennifer Young Beauty

Women don’t stop being women when they are diagnosed with cancer by Jennifer Young, Founder of Beauty Despite Cancer Coming from a scientific background, Jennifer Young is an experienced microbiologist and associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine, who decided to combine her knowledge 

Guest blog: What to do when the trust is gone?

Guest blog: What to do when the trust is gone?

When the trust is gone… Anyone will tell you that once the trust is gone in a relationship, you’re in trouble. It can be very hard to build that trust back up again, a trust that probably took years to grow and nurture. Can a 

Guest blog: 4 Writing Tips to Help You Through Cancer

Guest blog: 4 Writing Tips to Help You Through Cancer

This is another brilliant blog in the series from Confidence Coach, Allie Morgan (see here for her other guest blogs: How to Rebuild Your Confidence After Cancer and How to Talk to Others About Your Cancer). Allie is a Confidence Coach, working with cancer survivors and 

Guest blog: Comparing yourself to other cancer patients

Guest blog: Comparing yourself to other cancer patients

This week’s guest blog is a brilliant blog about the way in which we compare ourselves to others. It’s written by a clinical psychologist with personal experience of breast cancer and it’s a must read for everyone with cancer. At least… One of the things