My first unofficial return to work day

Today I’m having my first unofficial Return To Work day as a new mum over 40 and it’s not because the office is closing at 2pm and they’re all off to the pub.

Today I’m having my first unofficial Return To Work day as a new mum over 40 and it’s not because the office is closing at 2pm and they’re all off to the pub.

How a meeting of Mumpreneurs was sheer Beautopia

I often wonder if I could go back in time and talk to the person I was when I started my career, what I’d say? These days I’d probably refer that person to Twitter and tell them to use the hashtag #Wednesdaywisdom to find out more! Joking aside,…

Sir Quentin Blake’s scratchy ink pen art stimulates Cyrus’s senses at the Laing …

The Quentin Blake Inside Stories exhibition is at the Laing Art Gallery until Saturday, July 8th. Here’s what we discovered on our family day out.

The Quentin Blake Inside Stories exhibition is at the Laing Art Gallery until Saturday, July 8th. Here's what we discovered on our family day out.

Five tips to help you become a super stay-at-home working mum

Today on Of Saffron & Cyrus, we feature top tips from columnist and personal and professional development expert, Claire Adams, on  becoming a super stay-at-home ‘working’ mum.  Ordinary people who do great things have always been our main sources of inspiration. They influence us in a…

A MUM’S LIFE: New mum stops for coffee – Ouseburn Coffee Co, Fenwicks, Newcastle

Friday’s child is loving and giving…when he isn’t teething. So what’s a pro-coffee mum with a seven-month-old baby (up several times a night) supposed to do? I set myself a challenge to find Newcastle’s most comforting coffee shop (one where I could sip and relax and…

A MUM’S LIFE: Why I celebrate every day as a new mum over 40

I take every opportunity I can to celebrate the fact I’ve become a new mum over 40 – even on my ‘not so perfect days’. Baby Cyrus is growing up so very fast. Just yesterday I shared a picture of him at seven months on Twitter.…

PREGNANCY & BIRTH: The midwife’s perspective

Midwives play a crucial role in the health of both older mums and babies and it’s thanks to them that there are fewer pre-term births, assisted deliveries and greater satisfaction with care. They support women when they are at their most vulnerable and work tirelessly to…