childrens birth times

Do You Know When Your Children Were Born?

It was Huxley’s birthday this week, a cake-filled occasion that seems to have prompted a whole host of questions from Elfie, the older child of the family. All of a sudden she’s fascinated with births, birthdays and exactly how babies come to be (though thankfully, not…

May 19, 2017
Mush app founders

Work That Works: Founders of Mush, Katie and Sarah

Without a doubt, becoming a mum is the loneliest thing I’ve ever done. As many others do I gave up a thriving career – I led a marketing team for a big media company – to spend time at home with my baby.  A baby…

May 15, 2017
digestive health

It Takes Guts

*This blog contains advertising from the makers of IMODIUM If you believe the media and Hollywood, pregnancy and birth is one big beautiful rainbow-covered process. Conceiving generally happens without a hitch, pregnancy involves nine months of glowing skin and beatific wonderfulness, and the birth…

May 12, 2017

Home Tour: Kelly’s Eclectic Family Pad in Bristol

There’s nothing bolder than a house that embraces the cosiness of a dark wall and floor alongside colour and panache, and that’s exactly why I asked Kelly, owner of Folk Public Relations in Bristol, to share her amazing home. Kelly moved with her family…

May 11, 2017
Love + Dating

On Being Ghosted. Again.

You guys, I’ve been ghosted again. I won’t lie, it’s been pretty crushing this time. I sensed it was coming from a week out with someone I’d been calling my boyfriend with trepidation: unanswered phone calls, monosyllabic text messages, all petering out until… nothing.…

May 10, 2017
Tropika Review

Malaysias Finest: Tropika Review

Malaysia will always have a very special place in my heart. A week on the Malaysian island of Langkawi via Kuala Lumpur was the first ‘grown-up’ holiday I went on at the age of 20, and I’ve been desperate to go back ever since.…

May 9, 2017

Win! An Everdure by Heston BBQ Worth £599 from Kettler

Summer is so close I can almost smell it, and over here the season smells like cut grass, SPF 40 and, our absolute favourite, BBQs. In our house we’ve always been a fan of the BBQ, and it’s one of my favourite methods of…

May 4, 2017
better nights sleep

Furnish Your Bedroom Online

I still remember the first piece of furniture I bought online. I was 21 and had just bought my first house, and my ex-husband and I chose a rather fetching pair of sofas from an online-only retailer in the fairly questionable colour of dark…

May 3, 2017
Post-natal depression

Post-Natal Depression, Five Years On

The UK’s first Maternal Mental Health week started yesterday, and in support of opening up the conversations we should be having as new mums and as friends of new mums, I wanted to share my story again. My first brush with formal mental health…

May 2, 2017
Laura Hero of Stockbridge

Work That Works: Laura, Hero of Stockbridge

When you become a mother your world flips upside down. Your whole identity – which for so many of us is based on our careers – is removed from our core, and we’re expected to adapt to a new and foreign persona: MUM. For me…

April 26, 2017
Chalet hotel l'Ecrin review

8 Reasons To Go On A Ski Holiday

Although it was January when we were away on our ski holiday to Tignes with Mark Warner, the memories we created on that trip are still fresh as, well, the driven snow. Despite none of us being particularly competent skiiers and though the trip was…

April 20, 2017