Hi! We are the Wildes and this is our very modern love story.

Mostly, this blog is written by Amber – that’s me. Hello!  I have just turned thirty (you have no idea how much that just hurt to type!) and most of the time you can find me in the office, winging it with a cup of coffee the size of my own head and permanent impressions left on my nipples from my new and somewhat sadistic best friend, my breastpump.  Or rather – breastpumps.  Where I once collected frivolous and beautiful underwear, now I have a couple of manky sports bras with holes chopped out for my nipples and a flourishing collection of breastpumps; they seem to be breeding!  I’m one of two mothers to five lovely little characters aged four and under, one set of twins born in 2014 and then a second set born in 2016 and the baby, who joined us in November 2018.

Kirsty is my best friend and my soul mate; she is endlessly patient and kind, creative and fun, and the best mother that our little ones could ever have.  We met when we were teenagers and are completely c-r-a-z-y about each other.

You can find Kirsty on instagram too, by the way – she’s @thelittlewildes for parenting chat and @thebehaviourofthread for embroidery.

And you can find me at @meetthewildes.

We use YouTube for documenting family memories.

From left to right, these monkeys are Embla, Balthazar, baby Vita, Lysander and Olympia and they are entirely as cheeky as they look!

We also have a little dog called Josephine.  She was my ‘holiday souvenir’ years ago; she’s been with us through our whole motherhood journey and even though she’s an older girl now, I simply cannot imagine life without her.

Our Modern Love Story

Once upon a time, two best friends fell in love. We were fifteen years old and the best of friends, and we fell into bed one day when Kirsty was recovering from chicken pox and all scabby and nasty, and I was harbouring influenza but didn’t quite know it (for a little while I suspected that the head-pounding, giddy-sick feeling was just ‘being in love’). It hasn’t all been plain sailing, of course, but thirteen years on we’re still head-over-heels and have five beautiful and VERY noisy children!

Photo by Antonina Mamzenko.

Meet the Wildes was a finalist in the MAD Blog Awards 2015 (Best Photography Blog, Best Pregnancy Blog) and 2016 (Best Baby Blog). It won Best Photography Blog in the BiBs 2016 and was a finalist in the Inspiration category of the BiBs 2018. We love to collaborate on blog and social media content with brands that suit our blog and audience, please email us at meetthewildes(at)aol(dot)com for more information. You can also find us on our YouTube channel! If you would like to work with us on video content, please contact our agents Channel Mum at partnerships(at)channelmum(dot)com.

We welcome media enquiries. Get in touch at meetthewildes(at)aol(dot)com.


  1. October 29, 2014 / 9:18 am

    It’s so lovely to learn more about you both. I kept meaning to swing by after your FB message, but I’m a bad blogger and always get sidetracked. But I am here and am glad I visited. Have followed on Bloglovin. Looking forward to following your journey. Your photography is gorgeous, would love some tips some day 😉

    • November 2, 2014 / 10:36 pm

      Thank you! But I love your photography – it’s very real. Would swap photography tips for advice on getting the best from the GoPro, your videos are ace!

  2. August 26, 2015 / 9:45 pm

    Lovely photos! I’m from an LGBT family, my non-bio mum (size 6 and super slim) used to love telling people she had a newborn baby at home. She was congratulated many times on losing the baby weight so quickly! haha.

  3. April 1, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    What a lovely story!! Life with two sets of twins must be very busy but exciting I’m sure 🙂 xxx

  4. April 20, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    Love it. I bet there’s never a dull day ????

  5. October 13, 2017 / 9:37 am

    I love your photos, the way you capture day to day life. You make it looks fun but I know how hard it is (being a dad of 3)!

  6. May 24, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    I’ve followed you on Instagram for a while and have just found your blog and you guys on Twitter. I’ve been lost in your blog for a while and it’s lovely! What an amazing family you have! My children have unusual names -sorry can’t tell you as they have banned their mum using their identities on social media (oh to have teens!) -but they have lovely meanings and I’m so glad I stuck to my guns whilst choosing names! That are unique; just like my children. Good luck with this pregnancy. I think Wynter would suit this baby as a name! X

  7. September 17, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    I found your blog via the #bibs shortlist – good luck! Your photos are fantastic!

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