The M Word – My Journey
Welcome to The M Word. I am Nikki, the founder of The Mother of Blog, and The M Word Community. A journey based Blog and support network for those who are struggling with a loss of a child, and also the struggles of infertility and identity with parenthood struggles.
My journey started back in November 2018. After my partner and I sadly experienced our first miscarriage. After struggling to come to terms with our loss, I realised that although we had seen that there were charities out there to help with the loss, there was nowhere I could turn to openly to speak out about my struggles.
I began researching online and throughout it, I had seen quotes and photos of other women speaking openly about their journeys online, and although I could see various comments shared on these photos, the support network between these women and men were still being missed somehow. I still felt like this was such a taboo subject that no one was speaking about and even if there was something online, how many people were speaking to each other about their stories in detail and supporting each other?
So I created The M Word, a blog to share our story in the hope that it would help others who had also suffered the same loss and other losses at that. By creating The M Word I have looked further afield and found another important factor to my life, the mental health aspect of it all. The effects of infertility, struggles, social pressures and the ongoing struggles so many of us go through.
But by doing this, it has now become a passion and created a brand new adventure from which I have found has helped me to create my blog around all things “M Word” related, in the hope that by doing this, it will help others to know that they are not alone on whatever part of the journey they are on.