Adventures in Midlife Motherhood: Defying the Odds

When you think about pregnancy over 40, the word that usually comes to mind is crisis, not happy new mum. I have had a midlife crisis it seems, brought on by poring over Internet search results on health, fertility and ageing eggs. So Many Questions Before this pregnancy over 40, I had so many questions. What if I was infertile? If my husband was? Perhaps we will never had children?…

From Bump To Baby: A New Mum Over 40’s …

Sometimes life throws curve balls at us. There are always reasons to stay positive though despite the odds when we’re feeling low. The one thing to remember is that you’re never alone. Curveballs Of Life We all feel low at times, but what we need right at this moment is a strong dose of positivity in whatever shape or form that takes. Since 2015 had been a year of grieving,…

Vienna’s Christmas Magic: Navigating with a Bump at 12 …

The anticipation of the 12-week dating scan can feel like an eternity, especially for a soon-to-be mum over 40 with a history of miscarriage. However, Vienna’s Christmas magic beckoned, offering a delightful distraction from the wait. Our Sanctuary: Mercure Hotel Josefshof Nestled in the heart of the Josefstadt District, the Mercure Hotel Josefshof proved ideal for comfort and convenience. A stone’s throw from City Hall Square and the Old City,…

Shab-e Yalda Bliss: Celebrating Persian Birth Night Across 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 even when we live thousands of miles apart. We don’t even speak the same language, but we’re always there for each other. It’s partly…

Review: Family Time at Persian Delight in Newcastle

About Us: We’re a Persian-inspired family, passionate about exploring diverse cuisines (and kebabs, I mean we’re half Geordie after all). This week we visit “Persian Delight” in Newcastle Upon Tyne, where Persian flavours unfold and the kebabs are as good as they come. Kebab Bonding Now for those who don’t know, Newcastle and Persia share a tight bond for their love of a post-night-out kebab – because when the toon…

40+ Mum’s Recovery Journey: Persian Kachi Pudding Delight

Ah, the joys of new motherhood! While some mums bounce back with the grace of a spring lamb, I found myself in a postpartum energy crisis. Enter postpartum anaemia, thanks to a bit too much excitement in the delivery room. Now, living miles away from the in-laws has its challenges, but thank the stars for our lovely Persian friends who swooped in with their secret weapon – Persian kachi pudding.…

Fit Over 40: Buggies, Bums, and Tums for New Mum …

Ah, the post-baby body – a topic whispered among new mums like some mysterious secret society initiation. As a proud and slightly sleep-deprived member of the over-40 new mums’ club, I found myself facing the postpartum scales with the same trepidation I reserved for horror movie marathons. As you may remember if you’ve read my post about my six-week check, I’m in my fourth decade, sporting a stomach that wobbles…

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