My name is Claire…


Who I am…I am a mid-thirties wife, mother, business owner and writer.

I write here at JoyandPops and for The Huffington Post. Here are some of my favourite posts:

My debut fiction novel, Russian Redemption, was published in May 2016 – please check it out here!

What is JoyandPops all about…I started writing here to raise awareness, and document my experience, of Stillbirth having lost my first child at 41 weeks pregnant. You can read my story here.

Over the past couple of years JoyandPops has grown to explore other areas of my life such as parenting (especially after loss), striving for better health (as a reforming lazy Vegetarian) and documenting our family adventures.


The emphasis is firmly on rebuilding a sense of personal joy and striving to live the best possible life for yourself and your family.

Things I love…hot chocolate (with just a little bit of cream), snuggling with my girls, brief moments of time to write, heavy rain when I know I don’t have to go outside and big dreams (that occasionally come true).

Work with me…I love to write and I consider myself very fortunate to be able to do so as a career. If you have a project you would like to discuss please do contact me.

I always love to hear from readers so please leave a comment or contact me directly at joyandpops@gmail.com.



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