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Forever Amber: UK influncer
UK parenting blog

Hi, I’m Amber. I’m a first time mum desperately trying to prove that there’s still life after parenthood, and doing my best to juggle a baby, a blog, and a book-writing career. Yes, I am very tired: how did you guess?

I live in central Scotland with my husband, Terry, and toddler son, Max, and this blog documents my attempts to figure out parenthood, one blog post at a time – while having some adventures along the way. I’m the author of My Blogging Secrets and Closet Essentials, both available on Amazon, and I’ve been writing about my life since I was 11 years old: want to know more?

I also wrote a book...

I wrote a book about crying in the shower, quitting my job, and figuring out how to make a living by writing about my life on the internet.

My Blogging Secrets is the story of how my husband’s kidney transplant changed both of our lives. It’s also a realistic guide to blogging, filled with tips and advice from a full-time blogger.


My blogging secrets
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Parenting & Pregnancy

I used to consider myself childfree for life, but one day I decided I was tired of getting to sleep as much as I wanted and wear clothes without spit-up on them, so I had a baby. Yes, it surprised me too, to be honest.  Baby Max was born by elective c-section in December 2017, after one miscarriage, one ectopic pregnancy, and a lifetime’s worth of health anxiety and tokophobia. I wrote a pregnancy diary for (almost) every week of my pregnancy, and my parenting posts cover my journey so far, as well as providing some honest advice for first-time parents.

Travel & Adventures

I love to travel: and although it’s become a little more difficult now that I’m travelling with a toddler in tow, it’s still one of my favourite things to do. Having lived in Scotland my entire life, I’ve spent a lot of time exploring the country (And, well, visiting all of the Outlander filming locations I can find…), and my posts on Scotland cover all of our adventures here. Once you’re done with those, you’ll also find info on my travels within the rest of the UK and Europe, and to the United States. Finally, although I’m in no real position to be handing out travel advice, I’ve written some anyway, including posts on how to pack a suitcase, what to wear to the airport and more. Or, of course, you can simply choose to read all of my travel blog posts in chronological order: enjoy!

Blogging & Social Media

I’ve been making a living from blogging for over a decade: here’s everything I’ve learned, including how to start a blog, how to grow a blog, how to make money from blogging, and what it’s really like to make a living online.

I try beauty products so you don’t have to

I got 99 problems, and skin like a vampire is one… Trying to find products suitable for redheads is another. Oh, and my habit of getting myself into trouble by buying magnetic eyelashes online, or letting my husband do my makeup, say, is another.  Over the past few years I’ve had my eyebrows microbladed, tried eyelash extensions and hair extensions, and I’m currently in the middle of a smile makeover. I try beauty products/treatments so you don’t have to – so whether you’re wondering whether Alpha H’s Liquid Gold really is as good as everyone says it is, looking for ways to get rid of sleep lines, or on the hunt for the best foundation for pale skin, I’m here to help. Or to TRY to, at least…