Hello, I’m Sara! Welcome to my blog. Here you will find stories about our adventures, days out, crafts and activities; alongside tales of our expat life, and the challenges and opportunities that it brings. You will also find thoughts on motherhood and identity, and the odd poem and piece of creative writing and A LOT of cakes! A mixed, but hopefully entertaining, bag.
When we relocated to the US back in 2012, I found myself without a job for the first time in 20 years. I discovered that, while I was truly grateful for the opportunity to stay home with the children, each moment of joy was balanced by a moment of ‘gah, this is hard’! Couple that with the cultural differences (it’s not quite like the TV shows you know…); my life changed, a lot. Some days that was awesome, some days not so much. But, that change also resulted in this blog, and every opportunity that has come my way since.
This blog is about, to almost quote a famous song, a Scottish woman in Boston (I most definitely take tea my dear) coping with life, kids, schools and an unexpected language barrier! Tea and cake (preferably in a cafe, on my own…), sci-fi shows and pink fizz keep me sane, after a fashion!
I have three beautiful children, two boys and a girl, who by turns amaze, amuse and drive me nuts. My wonderful husband is fantastically hands on with the kids, puts up with my ‘it’s a disaster’ moments with good grace, can’t keep up with any TV that has more than two characters and has selective deafness…
As this blog has grown it has become a place for me to share my writing. Being a writer has long been a middle of the night dream for me, and to be able to write and have people read, and like, my words has been more than I could ever have hoped for when I started Mum Turned Mom.
I have written opinion pieces. I have shared my thoughts on (and struggles with) writing and mused on motherhood, parenting and identity. I have written poetry and prose; something I haven’t done in many years. And more than that, I have had the courage to hit publish and been thrilled to see my creative writing shared by others, including regular mentions in the BritMums Poetry and Prose round up. How amazing is that?!
It has been, and continues to be, a wonderful journey.
It has also given me the creative space to share a new-found love of cake design. Making, increasingly elaborate, birthday cakes for my kids has become a thing! And, after my Princess Poppy cake went viral, I have begun to focus on creating more cakes with easy to follow step-by-step instructions so that others can make amazing cakes without needing any special skills or tools.
I hope you stick around and read a few stories or get inspired for your next craft or cake. There’s lots for you to see!
Why not start here?
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Scottish mum in Boston | Blogger | Writer | Expat | Drinker of tea and prosecco | Taker of iPhone photos