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 Life with Kids was started whilst I was on maternity leave as a hobby and things have slowly grown from there. As you’d be able to tell from the range of things I enjoy writing about – we live a full and varied life!
The things I write about do have logic behind them though:
I became interested in interior design after working for a decorator as a summer job many years ago. As a result, I have a crazy amount of knowledge about types of paint and have accidentally sold people paint in Farrow and Ball whilst browsing myself! I’ve attempted to give our home a bit of a ‘scandi/boho’ vibe and love to chat design at all times. If I had to quit my ‘day job’ aside from writing, interior design would definitely be my dream.
When life has balance, I aim to get to the gym 3-4 times a week. It gives me a little more ‘head space’ and I like to keep active. I think it’s important to set this example to the kids and love to get them involved as well!
I can’t pretend to do much of the day-to-day cooking (Mike does the majority) but take a keen interest in nutrition and love to get the kids to try new things.
Sometimes, I just write what’s on my mind and hope that people enjoy reading about this too!
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:
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