About Us

My Petit Canard Family Collage

My Petit Canard is an award nominated family and lifestyle blog inspired by the experience of becoming parents to two little people. Its my space for capturing and sharing the everyday, special milestones and adventures of our little family. I started this blog when I was on maternity leave with our daughter, and here I am three years down the line with a son and a whole lot of lessons behind me. What have I learnt along the way, well that it does get easier but it’s never any less demanding or exhausting. But for every tantrum, every cry and every sleepless night there is an ordinary moment that makes you smile or a magical moment that melts your heart, and for everything else there’s always a half cold cup of tea!

You’ll find my thoughts and feelings on here about pregnancy and birth, breastfeeding, toddlers and being a working mum sprinkled in with some inspiration for your home and every day life. What started as a place to record my thoughts in the middle of the night during a lonely night feed, has become an extension of me that I love to pour my heart and soul into and am proud of as it has grown into a Tots 100, Top 500 blog that is enjoyed and followed by so many wonderful other parents and bloggers.

Meet The Family!

We’re a mini adventure loving family of four who love nothing more than spending time together and creating memories that will last us a lifetime.


That’s me. Owner, writer and editor of My Petit Canard. Lover of fine foods that I don’t get to eat anymore, beautiful handbags that I don’t get to wear anymore and drinker of more half cups of tea than I care to count. I love nothing more than exploring new places at home and abroad with my three favourite people in the world.

Emily by the habour


The husband, or the Mr as he’s often regarded on the blog. He loves his family more than anything in this world, although cars, planes, beautiful clothes and holidays come a close second. My soul mate, best friend, confident and the biggest supporter of everything I do.



Our little lady and first born. The fiestiest but most loving, stubborn, sensitive little thing I have ever known. She loves nothing more than to while away her days doing arts and crafts, playing with her cousins, watching Marvel Avengers or Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse, the biggest passions in her little life right now.



Our little man. 19 months young and counting. A placid and laid back little guy who I am pretty sure is the most gentle soul I’ve ever met. We are still getting to know this little one, but he has slotted right into our little family like he has always been here and completed us in a way we didn’t realise we needed.


I Hope You’ll Stay For A While..

I hope you’ll have a look around and stay for a while. If you do grab a cuppa, get comfy and start with a few of my favourite posts, and if you like what you read make sure you subscribe so that you never miss a post.

I have a Confession.. I’m Having An Affair

7 Lessons I’ve Learnt From 3 Years of Blogging

A Space Worth Waiting For

Birth Story Two: Part 1

Birth Story Two: Part 2

A new Kind of Normal

8 Steps To Maternity Leave Success

A letter To My Little Love

This Girl is My Heart

A Letter To My Body

Work With Us

If you’d like to hear about some of the brands we’ve worked with then head on over to our Work With Us page. If you like to get in touch about working together then please send us an email at; mypetitcanard@hotmail.com




  1. Jenn
    December 11, 2013 / 12:58 pm

    Hi! I am following your blog now! I’m one of your followers on @iJennTn on Twitter. I blog about being a mom, too. I’m over at http://www.mommyproblems.net. Looking forward to reading about your mommy adventures and connecting with you!! xx

  2. March 7, 2014 / 12:02 am

    I have nominated you for the Liebster award please follow this link to my blog if you want to take part: http://newyoungmum.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/liebster-award/ or just head over to my blog. I have nomiated you because I follow your blog and want other people too aswell. Hopefully you can take part if you want to. Keep Blogging! xx

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