Laura Crichton. Author of Edinburgh Life with Kids.


I’m Laura – a full-time working Mum, wife, and Mama to three crazy kids.

I was born in London in 1985, and moved to a small seaside town in Sussex at the age of two. After graduating from the University of Aberdeen in 2007, I moved to Edinburgh to train as a teacher. After completing my probationer year, I got a full-time position at an all-boys school teaching Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies. Alongside my teaching responsibilities I coach debating and am an Officer in the Combined Cadet Force.

I was lucky enough to meet my (now) husband – Mike – by the photocopier shortly after starting at the school, and now several years later we now live in the beautiful city of Edinburgh with our children, Katie and Thomas and step-son, Ben.


Edinburgh with Kids is a magazine style lifestyle blog. Primarily for parents who are looking for fresh ideas – although we welcome everyone else too! The blog offers simple, honest, inspiring and down to earth advice.

I always say that if I knew as much about nuclear physics as I do about Harry Potter – I would be quite rich! But I do have lots of random knowledge that is useful in other ways. So if you’re stuck for ideas about how to occupy your kids on a rainy day; what to put in their packed lunch – or even your pack lunch – then this is the blog for you!

Where to start?

You can check out the different ‘sections’ of the blog here:


Style | Food | Design | Fitness | Activities | Parenting


  • Follow along on Facebook for post updates and random musings.
  • Check out Instagram for daily updates of my life with the kids and pictures of our life in the beautiful city of Edinburgh.
  • Check out my Pinterest boards on food, fitness, style, design and a love of family life – sound familiar?!
  • Be part of the blog! I’m always happy to consider guest posts so please just drop me an email – I’d love to hear from you!

AND here are my pretty social media channel icons which you can also click on to follow along:


 Work with me?

I’m happy to consider any requests from businesses looking to collaborate with Edinburgh with Kids. Please do just get in touch via email!


  1. December 1, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    Good to meet you. I write poetry at mine so feel free to visit. 🙂

  2. Belinda Wright
    September 30, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Oooh We’re soooo out of touch – congrats on Thomas. Best to you and Mikey. Regards Bill and Belinda Weigall (sorry Laura, know we haven’t met but have lost Mike’s email…)

    • October 27, 2016 / 3:40 pm

      Hello! Sorry for not replying sooner! Really not kept up to date with the blog enough recently! Mike still picks up his Facebook if you’re on there? Good to hear from you though!

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