Welcome, Hi, Hello!

After debating with myself on and off for weeks, well, months… Ok, a year… I thought I’d take the plunge. Why not? YOLO! What’s the worst that could happen? So here I am, deciding to write a blog that I hope people will enjoy reading, but mostly, one that I will love writing. I hope to share our family’s journey and everything that comes with it – the highs and the lows – with the odd Edinburgh recommendation thrown in.

I’m Lou, I’m 27, and I’ve lived in the beautiful city of Edinburgh since 2014. For me Motherhood was established in August 2015 when our little boy Oscar was welcomed to the world & our lives changed forever.

Oscar Smith, 11th August 2015

As a new mum, living in a new city, social media was a saviour for me – being able to connect with and share experiences with like minded people throughout pregnancy and beyond has been amazing and I have made so many friends along the way. That was why, one day, I decided to change my Instagram name to @TheEdinburghMum, to connect with more people and make more friends – and so far, so good.

So here we are – the next step. Let’s hope I can find something I want to write about and maybe someone will read it. So whether you’re a new mum on the other side of the world whose toddler has just thrown a bowl of food across a busy restaurant and want reassurance that you’re not alone, or if you’re a mum of 10 (with a hell of a lot more stories to tell than me) looking for a fun activity in Edinburgh I hope you can enjoy and relate.

Laurieston Castle, January 2017


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