• 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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  • Sabzeh khordan

    Being in Persia during weeks six and seven of my pregnancy was a real blessing. It meant that although I was suffering with morning sickness, when I was able to eat, I was consuming all the right nutrients for a healthy pregnancy. As part of my…

    Corn dollies and superstition

    Do you believe in luck? Do you have a lucky charm in your home, something you wear or carry around with you? I do. You see, when getting pregnant after miscarriage seemed to be taking longer than I’d expected, I became anxious and more than a…

    Sholleh zard – saffron rice pudding

    Sholleh zard – saffron rice pudding – has a very special place in the hearts of our family. When I found out I was pregnant with Cyrus after having a miscarriage, my in-laws vowed to pray every day for a healthy viable pregnancy. As well as…

    HEALTHY LIVING: Persian chicken, pomegranate and walnut stew recipe

    The pomegranate is a symbol of life, marriage and fertility. It’s also my favourite fruit. I love fruit that’s tart in taste, but pomegranates also have a special significance in my life. They remind me of my gran. She would buy them whenever she looked after…

    PREGNANCY & BIRTH: A story of birth

    After a relatively complication-free pregnancy, I’d expected Cyrus’s birth to be no different. I’d had my meetings with consultants and midwives, I’d drawn up a birth plan and I had chosen to use the midwifery-led birthing centre at the city hospital. I was ready to have…

    Buying and selling houses after giving birth to baby

    Buying and selling houses should really be avoided when heavily pregnant. However I always said that we’d sell our home when we least expected it. Weeks before I gave birth came as a real surprise.  Recovery after little C’s birth was proving difficult. My new small…

    Obesity in pregnancy and how I tipped the scales

    Obesity in pregnancy is a problem. However I want to explain how tipping the scales when your about to have a baby makes a lady feel. One in five pregnant women is overweight or facing obesity in pregnancy, according to the NHS Choices website. A UK report…