• Mum life December 15, 2019
    As new parents, we don’t get out much so making date day count is …
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  • Mum life July 24, 2019
    Handbag essentials tend to change when you have a toddler in tow.
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  • Mum life May 7, 2019
    Mummy guilt, it really does come with the day job.
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  • Mum life March 31, 2019
    The hardest thing about being a mum over 40 after losing my own was that she …
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  • HEALTHY LIVING: How to relieve back pain with this natural ginger remedy

    Find out how to relieve back pain with a natural ginger remedy. Most women suffer from lower back pain in the first few months after having a baby because of increased hormones and I’ll admit I got off lightly in those first few months. It was…

    Find out how to relieve back pain with a natural ginger remedy.

    PREGNANCY AND BIRTH: What it’s like to have a Molar pregnancy

    Today, I’d like to publish a post on the subject of molar pregnancy. It comes following an email I received from a lady over 40 who has recently experienced it. The lady wishes to remain anonymous, which is fine by me, but has agreed to me…

    BABY & BIRTH: Bright ideas for the nursery

    Now any baby’s room inevitably fills up with toys, books and knick-knacks over time and I wanted Cyrus’s space to be neutral enough that all those belongings would look sharp. Forget a pale blue or pink colour palette, bright art and accessories add all the pop…

    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…

    BIRTH & BABY: A sugar-free rice pudding recipe that is great for weaning babies

    My tactics for weaning young Cyrus has pretty much revolved around trying to feed him as much food as possible that we already eat. Among his firm favourites are jujeh (chicken) kebab, which we discovered on a recent trip to London, and soothing Shir Berenj Irani…

    EATING OUT: 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 city and food is as authentic as you can get without getting on a plane. So when my work colleagues from…