Category: Real life stories

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Kidult or elderly primigravida?

Today we’re featuring a guest blog post by Jo Ellis who like many adults is utterly confused about her identity. She is part urbanist and town planner, part compulsive singer, and part elderly primigravida – a mummy-to-be at the age of 41. I was a kidult in my thirties. My God!...

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The story of Mr Bengal, the peeping Tom next door

This is the ins’purr’rational story of friendship, love and a little boy and his mummy who’d really like to get their paws on Mr Bengal next door. The story began the day we viewed our new home. The previous owners had obviously owned a cat and Mr Bengal had obviously been...

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Towie, eggs and finding Mr Right when you’re 34 by guest blogger #Greyeyebrowgirl

At the age of 34, my guest blogger #Greyeyebrowgirl admits that she has still not met the love of her life and has what she describes as “womb ache”. After reading her post (see below), it got me thinking about my own journey. It’s truly amazing how fear grips you when...

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Share your experience of being a mum over 35

Welcome to Other Mums Lives Matter. We all lead totally different lives and have different views on ‘advanced maternal age’, ‘geriatric pregnancy’ and being classed as ‘high-risk’. Perhaps I’m a little over-sensitive having been through it all! I began my blog with the notion to empower women 40+, but I’ve...

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Write a guest blog post for the Of Saffron & Cyrus site

Want to write for Of Saffron & Cyrus? Why not submit an expert or reader guest blog (max 500 words), pitch a topic, or request to become one of our guest bloggers? We welcome personal success stories of pregnancy and birth in older women (naturally or IVF), fertility, fitness, health...

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The consequences of obesity in pregnancy

As the subject of obesity hits the headlines (again), Of Saffron & Cyrus looks at how tipping the scales in pregnancy can lead to mums feeling anxious, distressed and uneasy. One in five pregnant women is either overweight or obese, according to the NHS Choices website, while a UK report on maternal...