• Eating out with baby – Pani’s Cafe, High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne

    Pani’s Cafe was originally set up around 12 years ago by two brothers from Sardinia. It was one of the first Italian style cafes in the…

    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’.…

    Older women deserve a choice too #savethemidwife

    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,…

    Eating out with baby – Viona Patisserie, Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London

    While some very fortunate women seem to shed the pounds after giving birth with ease, there are many others like me who don’t. I admit…

    A Persian lullaby to get baby to sleep

    Although my husband and I are what you might consider “late-starters” as far as parenting goes, our journey together has opened my eyes to a…

    Haircare can be a grey area during pregnancy

    There comes a time in a pregnancy when our hormones sometimes get the better of us. For this bottle blonde, that moment came when the…

    Khoresht-e Gheymeh Bademjan – lamb and aubergine stew

    I first tasted Khoresht-e Gheymeh Bademjan during a family visit in Persia. I just loved the taste of it so much, I told everyone I…