Mumpreneurs’ app to combat loneliness on maternity leave

After The Duchess of Cambridge made a heartfelt confession about the “loneliness” of motherhood. Saffron and Cyrus talks to two London mumpreneurs about their new app to help mums connect with each other.

After The Duchess of Cambridge made a heartfelt confession about the “loneliness” of motherhood. Saffron and Cyrus talks to two London mumpreneurs about their new app to help mums connect with each other.

Fitting in at parent and baby classes as 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 pointed in the direction of only one where many of the mums were younger and part of an unbreakable clique. It…

BABY & BIRTH: 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 night tending to teething troubles and it can be hard to motivate myself the next day. It’s not like I can…

BABY & BIRTH: Bright ideas for the nursery

Now any baby’s room inevitably fills up with toys, books and knick-knacks over time and I wanted Cyrus’s space to be neutral enough that all those belongings would look sharp. Forget a pale blue or pink colour palette, bright art and accessories add all the pop…

BIRTH & BABY: A sugar-free rice pudding recipe that is great for weaning babies

My tactics for weaning young Cyrus has pretty much revolved around trying to feed him as much food as possible that we already eat. Among his firm favourites are jujeh (chicken) kebab, which we discovered on a recent trip to London, and soothing Shir Berenj Irani…

A MUM’S LIFE: Why I celebrate every day as a new mum over 40

I take every opportunity I can to celebrate the fact I’ve become a new mum over 40 – even on my ‘not so perfect days’. Baby Cyrus is growing up so very fast. Just yesterday I shared a picture of him at seven months on Twitter.…

BIRTH & BABY: A Persian lullaby to get baby to sleep

Although my husband and I are what you might consider “late-starters” as far as parenting goes, our journey together has opened my eyes to a broader culture than offered by my upbringing in the North East. When H and I got together, I experienced his family…