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Interview With Dominic Murphy

Here I talk with Dominic Murphy from Tommys Rocks, We talk about both his early losses, Mental health and the unique way in which him and is partner spread awareness and help in the community .

Quit trying to be a Superhero

A very odd title for a blog but MEN hear me out.!! We are taught from a very young age to suck it up and be the strong one, to not cry and to just get on with things. And when something traumatic in life comes along the first thing we try to do is…

Season 1 Finale

Summary In our season 1 final we discuss support following the loss of a child. We talk about the October 15th campaign and a new campaign by Tommy’s

Interview with Luanne Rimmer

Summary On this very special interview i speak with Luanne Rimmer, Founder of Angel Parents Uk & Hand Made with Love & Making Memories. We speak frankly about her losses , mental health and the organisations she heads 

Is my partners mental health a concern?

Lets face it , Men are a closed book for the best part when it comes to openly discussing feelings , more so when it comes to our mental health, men in general like to fix things and we shut down when we cant, its something you hear daily especially in men following the loss…

Talk to us campaign

Daddys With Angels the leading Male loss Child loss charity that caters to but not exclusively to Male family members following the loss of a child has a current campaign running entitled “Talk to us”. Recently I spoke to Mark Cowdell Angel dad to Nyla ( click for Bio ) Who volunteers for the charity…

Holidays and Grief

The one thing that is absolute in child loss is how much special times of the year suck. Besides birthdays, father’s Day/ mother’s Day , Christmas is the one huge one that we all feel the same about , more so if you haven’t had the opportunity to have more children following a loss . …

Xmas Show

Summary In this show , we discuss our name change , xmas as a angel dad  and other topics and then end with some hobbies talk

Where is Dad in the Grief Pecking Order ?

Sadly the above image is no joke , I really wish it was . On a recent visit to support a newly bereaved family Dan Hill ( Director at Daddys With Angels ) Was taken a back by the complete disregard for the grieving father in the house by a Health Professional . 2020 and…

Change is Needed

“studies indicated that while men tended to have less intense and less enduring levels of negative psychological outcomes than women, they are more likely to engage in compensatory behaviours, such as increased alcohol consumption. Qualitative studies indicated that men often feel that their role is primarily as a ‘supporter’ to their female partner, and that…

Interview 3 With Stewart Jones

Summary Here Stewart talks about the loss of his daughter through PPROM and the support he and his wife received  

Interview 2 Neil Larsen

Summary My co host joins me in a interview to discuss his views on care after loss 

Episode 2

Summary A brief talk about fathers day and some tv and movie talk

Episode 1

Summary Here for our first show , we discuss ourselves , our Angels and our love of films and games 

7th Birthday without you

The 14th June 2020 marks 7 years since you were born and cruelly taken away from us 19 hours later. There is not a day that goes by that I wish I could hold you just one more time. 7 years later I still ask why me , what did I do that was so…

The loss of my son oliver

Summary A somewhat “Sub Podcast” detailing the loss of my son and birth of my rainbow . Please check it out

Promo

Summary Coming soon . A podcast about male bereavement following the loss of a child . We will discuss the effects of child loss from a males perspective , the associated mental health that comes with it .  We will also discuss movies,music and hobbies   Hosted by Warren Morris Dad of Oliver and Neil Larsen…

Would I change the Last 8 Years?

**The views expressed in here are that of my own taken from my own experiences **So for the last few days I have been sat pondering the question “would I change anything that happened in the last 8 Years?” The short answer would be no , now that may divide opinion but its the reality…

Acceptance & Mental Health

12/05/2019 Will go down as the day I truly realised I was finally at peace with the loss of Oliver. I had a conversation with a close friend of mine who was going through the same thing and as we spoke more I realised that about a year ago I think I got to that…

Xmas day struggles of an Angel Dad

25th of December a date that uses to bring so much joy. Yet here I am, teary eyed and dreading the day even though I have my rainbow to see open her gifts . There is a void in the whole day , Oliver isnt here and by all our rainbows milestones and actions we…

The Holiday struggles of an Angel Dad.

As Christmas is fast approching and the pressure of celebrating Christmas is mounting, I want to take a moment to assure you that you are not alone in feeling the way you are. One thing us angel dads understand is the pressure from society into just “manning up” and getting on with it. The very…

When is a loss not a loss?

Never would be the answer With this week been baby loss awareness week ,its a good week to see other people sharing their story’s and experiences. One thing this has sadly highlighted for me is how many Angel mums feel like they are frauds because they lost early on and that they did not get…

Rainbow tears

        The topic of this blog will be based on my experiences of having a rainbow baby. There is one thing almost guaranteed when you loose a child and that at some point someone will say something along the lines of ” Your young you can try again.”or” When are you trying…

I MISS MY BOY

    My name is Scott McCluskey and I would like to give you a brief insight of my life, I had been with my partner for around 3 years before she fell pregnant, I was roughly 21 and she was 20 at 5 and a half months pregnant she started losing blood, so we…

I am Broken, But that’s ok

Just like when you are in a accident and injure yourself you are left with scars , When you lose a child you are forever broken. Let me explain. When you lose a child your world stops, you lose countless years of watching your child grow up, you miss all the milestones that they would…

Lexi Jayne , gorgeous Angel butterfly

I dont know if anyone will ever read this, im unsure if I actually want people too. This is just somewhere I thought I would jot down my idea’s and thoughts as an Angel Parent. Before I go any further, maybe it’s best to define what I mean when I say Angel Parent. In basic terms…

Oliver’s story . a Angel mams journey

I remember when I found out I was pregnant, I was so shocked. I’ve always wanted to be a mum, we just did not think it would be that soon. It was the happiest moment of my life. We did a few home pregnancy tests and they came back negative so I was not hopeful.…

A Tide of Celebration, Sorrow and being an Angel Daddy on Fathers Day….

On the 14th of June each year we have Oliver’s birthday, followed the next day by his angelversary and a few days later fathers day. Now for those that know me I also have a nearly 4-year-old rainbow, In the midst of a day, I should be excited about it consumed with grief, anger which…

Memory Boxes: The first gentle hugs from strangers

There any many organisations out there that do memory boxes for hospitals for children who have sadly passed. This blog will focus on a charity called 4Louis as this is the charity that supplied Oliver’s Memory box, and my first real look into the world of child loss and support. Some of this blog will…

Rediscovering captured moments, lost in time refreshed in memory.

There are not many words needed for this blog, This evening I came across some pictures I had forgotten about from when Oliver had died. I am going to share these below , with a few captions to explain them     My one main regrets is having no picture of me and Oliver ,…

Big Boys DO Cry

    4 words that cause lasting damage on men as a whole “Big Boys Don’t Cry” Let me explain a little. For generations after generations men have had those words uttered to them as they were growing up, showing any sign of emotion was met with mockery and men were made to feel weak.…

Self Care, what not to do

There is a Quote that has been kicking about in my family for years now and its “You can’t take from a empty jar”   As a man when your child dies , social convention is that you take care of your partner , make sure she is ok and support her. In doing this you…

The Loss of a child , A dads Perspective

Losing a child is one of the worst things that can happen, it’s not a pity party like most think, it goes against nature , no parent should ever have to bury their child. It’s not normal and it’s impossible for anyone to understand unless it happens to them . Now I can only talk…

Child Loss: “in painted words and written pictures”

This is not my first blog , however it is the first one I am going to publish on here     Child Loss: “in painted words and written pictures” It is a odd combination of words , some may even be sat scratching their head at the title of this blog, The thing is…

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