• Mum life July 26, 2020
    When I said one of my new year’s resolutions was to write a book, …
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  • Family Days Out July 9, 2020
    Dominic Cummings ‘Barnard Castle’ jokes aside, Chillingham Castle is a sight for sore eyes for …
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  • 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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  • BIRTH & BABY: Planning the nursery

    There’s an old saying that in life, all good things come in threes. In other words, the big life events such as having a baby, moving home and job changes usually tend to happen at the same time. Well, that’s exactly what happened to our little…

    PREGNANCY & BIRTH: Why dates and walnuts are great for breastfeeding

    As an older breastfeeding mum, I was on the receiving end of a lot of dietary advice and support from the in-laws in Persia. I knew I needed to consume about 500 extra calories to maintain my health and milk production, but I wasn’t really sure…

    PREGNANCY & BIRTH: Mummy bloggers worth following

    Given that it’s sometimes difficult to know where to look for support in this great blogosphere, I have compiled a list of some of the midlife mummy bloggers out there. My list is made up of bloggers who have given me inspiration and hope during my…

    PREGNANCY & BIRTH: Miscarriage after 40

    Today I’m featuring a guest post on the subject of miscarriage. It’s from a 40-year-old lady in the North East who wishes to remain anonymous, but would like to share her story with Saffron and Cyrus. As it’s a subject close to my heart, I have…

    Why I don’t drink alcohol as a new mum over 40

    Despite drinking alcohol during my younger years, I no longer drink. I’m not a recovering alcoholic, nor am I doing it solely for religious purposes. It’s because I don’t need it in my life. As a midlife mum, I want to be there for my baby…

    HEALTHY LIVING: Mast-o-Laboo recipe

    Mast-o-Laboo is a variation on the traditional Persian dish Mast-o-Khiar. Instead of making this yogurt dish with cucumber, we’re going to add beetroot instead. Beetroot is traditionally used to cleanse the blood and support liver function. However research has shown that because it contains a good…

    PREGNANCY & BIRTH: Will I still be able to breastfeed at 40?

    As I sat in the antenatal class listening to a young mummy-to-be quiz the midwife on breastfeeding issues, I had only one question on my mind which hadn’t been answered. Will I still be able to breastfeed at 40? It was clear I was the mother…