Top tips for moving home with a newborn baby

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…

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…

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…

What it’s like to have a miscarriage after 40

Today I’m featuring a guest post on miscarriage. It’s from a 41-year-old lady in the North East who wishes to remain anonymous. Reader story: Today I had a miscarriage. I was eight weeks’ pregnant and just had a gut instinct it was going to happen. It…

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. A healthy choice As a midlife mum, I want to be there…

How to make the best Persian Mast-o-Laboo recipe

Mast-o-Laboo is a variation on the traditional Persian dish Mast-o-Khiar, but instead of cucumber, it’s made with beetroot. H and C both love to eat laboo and baghali beans during the winter. They are traditional street food snacks in Tehran which are sold steaming hot. The…

Can I still 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. Can I still breastfeed at 40? It was clear I was the mother hen of the…