• What a difference a year makes

    Since 2015 had been a year of grieving, healing and trying again following miscarriage, I saw in 2016 with cautious joy. I was 12 weeks’…

    Celebrating in Vienna

    After finding out the results of my Christmas Eve pregnancy scan, my husband booked a break to Vienna to see in the new year. We…

    Celebrating Shab-e Yalda across the miles with family

    It’s a bittersweet reality, but I have learned over the years that I can be close to my in-laws even when we live thousands of…

    Eating out – Persian Delight, Stanhope Street, Newcastle

    Persian Delight was originally set up seven years ago. Food is served fresh, quickly and most importantly – prices are very affordable for mums on…

    Give me strength!

    While some mums are back on their feet in no time after giving birth, I was not. I was suffering from postpartum anemia (chronic iron…

    Bills and maternity leave

    I was reading the other day that new parents face bills of around a quarter of a million pounds to raise just one child to…

    Time for baby boot camp

    Staying fit and healthy was a priority throughout my pregnancy, but when I tipped the scales at my six-week check, I started to worry what my…