Some ‘mumspiration’ for Mothering Sunday

To mark this Mother’s Day, I have asked some of the other mums in my life what advice their mums have passed on the them and what they hope to pass on to their baby.

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Baby on board! How my body evolved during the nine months of pregnancy

This week I rediscovered my pregnancy series: photographs of my changing body throughout the course of my pregnancy. I was pleased to find that I'd recorded almost every week, from week 12 to the day I gave birth.

Made in Hackney: Sarah Bentley on a life, career and family fuelled by plants

When the opportunity arose for me to interview Made in Hackney founder, Sarah Bentley, on her thoughts on raising a plant-based family as well has her role at the centre of London's thriving organic, local, plant-based food movement, I obviously jumped at the chance. For those unfamiliar with Sarah's work, she is one of the [...]

A family escape to the country

Located on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds, just 20 minutes’ drive from Bath, 15 minutes from the National Trust village of Lacock and a short walk to the local, picturesque village of Bradford-on-Avon, Woolley Grange promised a luxury, family-friendly holiday in a beautiful Jacobean manor house.

Inconceivable? Amenorrhoea, polycystic ovary syndrome and the question of fertility

I wanted to re-post this blog from 2015, which I wrote when I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to have children. Since then I’ve been through a miscarriage and childbirth and I now have my wonderful daughter. This is a reminder that if you are missing your period, don’t be afraid to go to your doctor to get checked out. So often we assume that pregnancy is something that happens easily, yet for so many of us it really isn’t. Every minute I get to spend with my little girl I am reminded how lucky I am that I have reached this point and I am so grateful.

Mother Running Vegan

I would like to caveat this post with the note that if you are a bit squeamish about over-sharing or uncomfortable with discussions of ‘womeny things’, then this probably isn’t for you.

I debated for a while about tackling this subject as it’s something that is quite close to home. After long deliberation however, I realised that one of the main things that helped me when I had my diagnosis was talking to people in the same boat and feeling less alone.

Firstly, some background: it wasn’t until I had a conversation with one of my oldest friends from home, over the Christmas break last year, that I finally voiced my concerns over the fact that for most of my adult life I’ve not had periods. In my mind I’d made excuses for why this was the case, writing it off as being ‘fine’ for a variety of reasons. In…

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28 by Sam Wood

This week I was excited to be invited to the UK launch of ‘28 by Sam Wood’, a 28 minute workout and wellbeing programme designed and run by Australian personal trainer of 17 years (and star of the Australian reality TV show ‘The Bachelor’!), Sam Wood.

Eat it Anyway

If you are fed up of Instagram pictures of avo toast, have no interest in starting your day with hot water and lemon, and are no longer sure whether carbs are meant to be the good guys or the bad, ‘Feel the Fear and Eat it Anyway’ could be the January read for you. In [...]