Stress, anxiety and motherhood

I’ve been MIA for a few weeks due to some health issues but hopefully I’m back now and will be able to commit to blogging as often as I want rather than when my health permits. I really want to share with you all what’s been happening and some of my epiphanies over the last…

6 months postpartum

Getting to the 6 month mark post-baby feels like such an achievement. Idris is doing really well Allhumdulillah, we’ve started to wean and he’s generally a really fun and happy baby to be around. That’s all about the baby, the rest of this post will be all about me. Heads-up, I’m going to over-share, so…

10 weeks postpartum – vaccinations and vacations

  If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know what an absolute disaster the last two weeks of holidays have been. It started with my husband having man flu on day one of the Christmas vacations followed by both children having a cold and now me!  Not only was everyone sick but Idris also had…

Life hacks for the third trimester! 

Pregnancy is wonderful. For most women, even with the sickness and nausea, it’s an amazing experience. Although every experience is individual I find that the first trimester is exciting but nerve wrecking, the second, my favourite, I’m full of energy and really enjoy the changes to my body. It’s also when most mums start to…

38 and 39 weeks 

I’ve not had much time to post anything in the last couple of weeks as I’ve been busy with Aasiya. She’s become super demanding in the past few weeks and because I know after the baby I won’t be able to give her anywhere near the attention she gets at the moment I’m trying my…

33 Weeks – Eid Preparations and Celebrations

Having felt so atrocious in the last couple of weeks I’ve been determined to make the most of anytime I feel remotely “normal”. This last week I woke up on the Bank Holiday and told myself to shake it off and make the most of the week ahead. It was Eid on Friday (a 3…

31 weeks – our first family road trip

This week has been crazy fun/busy. We set off to Pembrokeshire, Wales on Saturday, which is around 5 hours from London and we were both really dreading the journey. Hubby because of the long driveNs me due to my back and we were both concerned about A and how she’d cope with being cooped up…

Styling the Bump

One of the best things about retuning to work was the commute: leaving the house and getting on a bus without a baby felt so refreshing. No need for special seats or any assistance, just me, myself and I, merging in with the other early morning commuters felt so empowering. To be seen as a…