Late 30s F. GSOH. Loves indie music, pizza and swimming outdoors.

WLTM similar M, own hair and teeth preferable.

(I find it impossible to write this sort of thing without sounding like a dating profile. Anyone else?)

Anyway, HELLO! How are you?

I’m Laura. I live in Hull, East Yorkshire with my son Ted (born 2017) and my partner Graham Norton (born a long time ago; yes that is his real name and no not that one).

I’m currently pregnant with baby 2, due August 2019.

I’ve spent the last six years running my own PR & copywriting business (and worked in PR in London and Sydney before that; I lived quite a fancy life once. Sigh.).


About Only Teethin’

I started this site in 2018 to write about motherhood, and it has since expanded to also include articles about building my own business; wellbeing & positivity; style and more.

I was going to say that this site is more than ‘just’ a mum blog, but I don’t want to do mum blogs a disservice. I write a lot about parenting myself, because it is hard and all-consuming and relentless and wonderful, usually all at once.

But – without wanting to sound like a prize twit – I haven’t forgotten (yet…) who I was pre-kids, nor who I still am and who I still want to be.

I aim to write relatable, informative and positive features for awesome women who feel the same way.


Why Only Teethin’?

The site is named after a song by The Charlatans which features the lyrics:

“It’s alright, we’re only teethin’, only young.”

With a nip of artistic licence, I’ve interpreted that as: we shouldn’t be afraid to try new things and go after what we want; we shouldn’t be afraid of failing.

In other words, it’s (usually) no big deal if you do something and eff it up – whether that something is parenting-related or work-related or something else entirely.

You still have time to start again, try again.

I’m aiming to live by it right now, as I attempt to grow this blog and write more.

I’m currently ‘pivoting’ in my career, as they say – moving away from my PR work and aiming to write for a living. It often feels easy to fall into a big hole of self-doubt, and I like to write (hopefully) uplifting articles on here to remind myself that nothing is impossible. Amen.

So if you’re on a similar ‘journey’ – excuse the cliché – I’m right there with you.

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Hello, I'm Laura. I write about parenting, life, style, building a business and finding success on your own terms.

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