• Kids' stuff
    It’s little C’s day job, being two-and-three-quarters, to test limits and push boundaries …
  • Food & Drink
    H and I used to dine out in style. It was quiet, relaxed, calm and …
  • Mum life
    I spend hours, sometimes days crafting the perfect Press release. During this time, I have …
  • Health & Wellbeing
    My weekends are precious to me. During the week I am torn between two worlds, …
  • Rising to the challenge as a midlife mum

    As superstar Janet Jackson dominates the headlines with news of her first baby at 50, I look at why views are so divided on motherhood…

    The money pit

    Can you remember the Steven Spielberg comedy – The Money Pit? Well my husband and I could have easily starred in the sequel. The house…

    Pregnancy after 40

    When you think about midlife, the word that usually comes to mind is crisis, not new mum. Reflecting on everything, I think I have had…

    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…