• Health & Wellbeing
    I’m a big fan of Persian Chai Gol Gavzaban, which translates to borage tea. …
  • Mum life
    The hardest thing about being a mum after losing my own was that she was …
  • Health & Wellbeing
    Recently I was told that I lack confidence and that piece of advice, however well-intentioned …
  • Food & Drink
    As those of you with fellow little humans will appreciate, it’s often easier to …
  • Why I took Aspirin in pregnancy

    “Patient care should never be a ‘tick-box’ exercise when it comes to being pregnant in your 40s.” Those were my words because that’s exactly how…

    Why a garden was so important when searching for our new home

    As a mum over 40 I remember the days when I spent more time outside than inside as a tot. We didn’t have the new…

    Maternity leave for a new mum over 40

    Before I gave birth to Cyrus in July, I was determined to return to work full-time by January 2017. It seemed like the right thing…

    Fitting in at mother and baby classes when you’re a mum over 40

    Parent and baby classes are more popular than ever, but when I asked a health professional for groups I could get involved with, I was…

    Little C celebrates his first Nowruz in style

    Before I begin this post, it’s important to explain what Nowruz actually is. Eyd-e Nowruz or New Year is the biggest festival in the Persian…

    Little C’s first Chaharshanbe Suri

    One of the elements of Haft Seen is Sabzeh, sprouts. Sabzeh is actually one of the first things that are prepared for the spread as…

    Why networking is vital on maternity leave

    It’s Tuesday and on a Tuesday I like to tweet using the hashtag#Tuesdaymotivation. Now this can sometimes prove difficult when I’ve been up through the…