Name: Samantha Phillips
Star sign: Libra
Who are you? Mother to a rainbow baby, author and blogger
What are your favourite quotes? It is better to be a living dog than a dead king". "Let not the man who puts on his armour boast, but the one who takes it off.
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Wiping off exploded poo from my son's clothes in a nappy malfunction-Yuck. I know!
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Quickly rush to the toilet then choose ONE chore I can get done before Zubéri wakes up…no such thing as free time in my world.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Be the rock my sister needed at the birth of her first baby, four weeks after I miscarried mine.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Definitely learn how to play the piano!
What is something you learned in the last week? Children of identical twins are legally first cousins but genetically they are actually half-siblings...
Biggest achievement so far? Writing my first book Accepting Joy Through Loss. I am a miscarriage survivor after enduring nine years of recurrent miscarriages. I have written this book to inspire others who may not yet have had the priceless joy of enjoying those precious moments that every new-born baby brings to a family, because of a loss they have endured, whilst still having to put on a brave face to convince their family and friends that they are strong. This book deals with the several emotions a parent-to-be goes through when they have lost a baby, the acceptance of lost and the perseverance to one day enjoy the gift of new life. I was told for years by top medical professionals that I would never have a baby. 2016, I turned that fact into an opinion that was proven wrong!
What are you currently working on? My next book, which I'm currently working on, will take a more comical look at the things that first-time parents discover for themselves. From assembling a steriliser, to working out the breast pump and dealing with projectile vomiting. I intend to create a manual of self-help about the things they never warned you of.
Outside of work, what do you enjoy doing? When I'm not working or writing, I enjoy strolling through the streets of London when it is lit up at night. I'm an avid cinema goer, love the theatre and enjoy foreign travel whenever I get the opportunity. I'm yet to go to a live concert though...
You can contact S.L. Phillips on Twitter - @Real_SLPhillips or by Email – email@example.com
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Accepting Joy Through Loss
by S.L. Phillips
Accepting Joy Through Loss, a tumultuous story of self-loathing and self-harming that threatened to wreck a young woman's life and send it spiralling into a pit of despair it would never be able to emerge from again. S.L. Phillips opens up about her nine year journey of recurrent miscarriages, self-harming and disastrous relationships.
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