About Me

Thanks for stopping by My Petit Canard! Here’s a bit about me and how this little blog got started. My name is Emily (here’s a snap of me at my baby shower, about 6 weeks before my little lady arrived) and I’m a 30 year old, first time mum who lives in Surrey. I’m married to a wonderful, generous man with the biggest heart Ive ever known. We’ve been married for four years, and after learning the art of compromise as a wife, I am now learning the art of patience as a mummy.

In July of 2013, I became a mummy to a beautiful baby girl who you’ll often hear me refer to as the little lady. I used to call her My Petit Canard – French for my little duck when I was pregnant. Just to confuse things, I’m not actually French and I don’t speak the language. I just love French, which my husbands family convieniently happen to speak. Ive always wanted to start a blog, but it wasn’t until I had the little lady and found myself with so much to talk about that I actually found myself creating a blog one late evening, as you do!

My blog shares my inner most ramblings, thoughts and experiences as a first time parent, so it felt only right to call it My Petit Canard. I had lots of fun with the little lady on maternity leave, but the time soon came for me to return to work in the city and begin the start of a never ending quest to find the elusive work life balance. From juggling the daily routine, to hanging on to the career ladder, join us on our journey from the city to motherhood, and back again.


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