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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 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:


Style | Food | Design | Fitness | Activities | Parenting



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I love hearing from readers. Please feel free to write to me, Laura, at edinburghlifewithkids@gmail.com.

I love working with brands and businesses and am happy to create partnerships of all shapes and sizes. You can check out my ‘Work with me’ page or please email edinburghlifewithkids@gmail.com for my media kit.

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  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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