Hello and welcome. I’m Tara and this is my personal blog.

What can I tell you about me? Well, I’m 42 and I live in Norwich in the UK with my husband, Mark, and daughter, Freya – my sunshine After The Rain.

This is my space to write about our adventures but also to capture my thoughts on some of the issues that are important to me, including parenting, pregnancy loss, attempting to get fit, and trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Our little family loves exploring, especially our home-county of Norfolk but also further afield. Freya and I also enjoy crafting (even if they don’t always turn out as expected), baking (same deal), creative play and being outdoors.

You can read a few of my favourite posts here:

Thanks A Bunch, Tooth Fairy.

What Every Co-Sleeping Parent Needs.

How To Explain Pregnancy Loss To A Toddler? (Trigger warning.)

The Story Of A Doll.

If Blogging Was Like A Dancing Game… Just Write.

More about us.


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I met my husband in Cambridge (although he lived in Birmingham and I in Norwich) in 2008 and we married on the same date and in the same city two years later.

Freya, our much longed for baby, was born in 2013 by emergency c-section, weighing 10b 3oz (I know!), after two previous pregnancy losses.

In her first few months she was diagnosed as intolerant to cows’ milk protein. She also suffered from silent (and then not so silent) reflux which was awful for her and us. While she is undoubtedly much happier now, sleep remains a mystery.

I work part time as a freelance journalist, with a special interest in green issues. If you would like to know more you can visit my professional website for details. It’s more than a job, it’s my passion and I know how lucky I am to get paid to do something I love.

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This is my personal blog and all opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect that of the organisations I am employed to write for.

All of the photographs are taken by me, unless otherwise stated, so please do not use them without my permission.

If you would like to work with me then please get in touch. I only use no-follow links.

If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

You can email me at tara@taragreaves.com, follow me on Twitter @taragreaves or comment on any post.

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