We were created to help parents - we feature local events, attractions for days out, recipe ideas, new season clothing, advice on the big, medium and small issues and real-life experiences.


I started Something New back when I had my daughter. I'd been publishing a wedding magazine in Dorset called Something Borrowed, and once I became a parent, it seemed like a logical next step. The thing was, I was doing too much crammed into the few hours I had to work, and after a couple of issues, I had to hit pause on it. 

I had my son, and then two years after I hit the pause button, I had a meeting with a friend that kick-started the relaunch of the magazine. Collaborating with local business owner Sebrina brought fresh energy, ideas and motivation to the business, and here we are: bigger and better than ever!!

Things are still hectic, my two children keep me busy in the day (and awake at night LOL!), and I also run my other business, 83 Media, as well. The magazine has given me so much insight into the local community and Dorset is showing itself to be a true gem when it comes to raising a family. We're blessed!