I’m Laura Crichton – a full-time working Mum, wife, and Mum to three fantastic 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 – 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…
Kate Gillies – Columnist/Senior Editor
Caroline Phipps-Urch – Wellbeing Columnist
Hello I’m Caroline (aka The Yoga Crow). I’m a yoga teacher, mum of three boys, wife to a scotsman who has more outdoor/sporting interests than I can think of.
Born and bred a Londoner I graduated from the London College of Fashion in 1998 and worked with Mary Portas for two years at her PR & Marketing agency. I had always wanted to be a stylist (or a racing car driver) and she supported me when I landed a position at GQ magazine and then on Woman’s Journal. After meeting my husband in 2001 in London we made the move to Edinburgh in 2002 and I continued as a freelance stylist and features writer. We had three boys in four years and I knew I would have to find a career change. My love of yoga, born in my early twenties, meant it became the obvious choice. I now teach children and adults from my studio in Bruntsfield as well as teaching in schools and at events.
If I’m not on my yoga mat or planning a class, you find me socialising with friends, connecting with others, at the theatre or reading a book . You will always find me somewhere warm, the term ‘it’s not the wrong weather, it’s the wrong clothes’ does not apply to me…..I’ve tried!
A mutual friend introduced me to Laura, the brains behind Edinburgh Life with Kids, and from that first meeting we hit it off. I’m thrilled to be writing again as I thought my magazine days were behind me.
Aleksandra J. Hannah (Aleks) – Interiors Columnist
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.
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