• Mum life August 8, 2020
    Working from home with the kids when the sun begins to creep out means it’…
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  • 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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  • Reasons to stay positive despite the odds

    Sometimes life throws curve balls at us. There are always reasons to stay positive though despite the odds when we’re feeling low. Since 2015 had been a year of grieving, healing and trying again following miscarriage, I saw in 2016 with cautious joy. I was 12…

    12 weeks pregnant and scan on Christmas Eve

    The wait for the dating scan at 12 weeks pregnant is painstakingly long. As a new mum over 40 who had already had a miscarriage, it felt like an eternity. It certainly wasn’t helped by my body playing tricks on me either. My husband and I…

    Shab-e Yalda celebrations with family across the miles

    Shab-e Yalda, the Persian winter solstice celebration, is a time for family get-togethers. But how can you celebrate when your in-laws are 4,000 miles away? Special event It’s a bittersweet reality, but I have learned over the years that I can be close to my in-laws…

    Try some authentic Persian dishes in Newcastle

    If you are tired of the usual kebabs and want to try some authentic Persian dishes in Newcastle, visit one of the places chosen by Saffron and Cyrus. Persian Delight was originally set up seven years ago. Food is served fresh, quickly and most importantly –…

    Persian kachi pudding is great after giving birth at 40

    Persian kachi pudding is one of the most nourishing recipes in Iran for women after they have given birth. It is also given to anyone who has been ill or who needs to regain their strength. Postpartum anemia While some mums are back on their feet…

    Ways to get free baby stuff when you’re pregnant

    Free baby stuff can be a lifesaver if you’re pregnant as a new mum over 40. Babies need a lot of stuff and those things can really get expensive. I read that new parents face bills of around a quarter of a million pounds to raise…

    Buggies bums and tums as a new mum over 40

    Staying fit and healthy was a priority as a new mum over 40 throughout my pregnancy that’s why I took up a buggies, bums and tums class. When I tipped the scales at my six-week check, I started to worry what my post-baby figure would look like.…