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THE DAY SHIZZLE GOT REAL…

OK, so I’m at that point in pregnancy where I’m done. I’m over it. I’m hating almost every moment I have to spend being pregnant. My husband isn’t just sick of hearing me whinge, moan, groan and creak with every movement, he’s also questioning my desire for another baby. Apart from the fact that it’s a bit bloody late to be asking those questions, I’m not whingeing about the baby. I’m whingeing about the pregnancy. I’m like a four year old staring into the oven waiting (not so) patiently for the cake to be cooked. I can’t bloody WAIT for the baby to come but the cooking bit? Stick a motherfunking fork in me; I’m done. Continue reading

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WHO IS // LITTLE HOT DOG WATSON

I first met Emma at a Mother’s Meeting Business Club. Little Hot Dog Watson hadn’t yet been launched but she was well on her way to creating a beautifully branded product that no one else was offering. Which, let’s face it, is all you need. Fast forward a few months and Emma (and her company) are killing it. The Little Hot Dog Watson sunhat has become this seasons MUST HAVE accessory for all Smalls in the sunshine. With innovative technology (including mosquito repellent…Not. Even. Joking) Little Hot Dog Watson is making staying ‘sun safe’ easy and oh, so cool. We’re delighted to be featuring Emma on the blog today and finding out who is Little Hot Dog Watson.

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WHY THE FUNK DO I DO IT?

Whenever I meet up with friends they always ask me how the blog is going, which is nice of them. And then, just like clockwork, the second question out of their mouth is, ‘Do you make any money from it?’ Once I’ve picked myself up off the floor and stopped laughing deliriously, I explain that no, I simply do it because, well, I like it. It’s probably 45% because I love writing, 45% because I’m a total narcissist and the last 10% is all about the vain hope that someone reading it, somewhere, feels a little better about themselves and this parenting lark because something I said resonated with them.  Continue reading

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WHY I’M GETTING BIRTH BODY READY (AND WHY MY HUSBAND WON’T SHAVE MY VAGINA)

I gave up worrying about whether I was beach-body ready a long time ago. It’s not that I don’t care about how I look in a bikini; fear not, I’m riddled with all the usual insecurities about flabby bits, cellulite, stretch marks, varicose veins and rogue hairs. It’s just that somehow time runs away from me and before I know it I’m on the plane home and I still haven’t tackled any of the above. So, beach body? Whatever….I’ve got more important shit on my plate (like carbs, and chocolate). But, when it comes to my birth-body? Well, that’s a different story. Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER WHEN PREGNANT IN ONE SIMPLE STEP

Don’t worry; I’m keeping this one short and sweet but I did feel compelled to write something just in case I can help any fellow pregnant women out there who have to brave the zoo that is public transport. It can be a veritable war zone out there battling through harried commuters who are plugged into electronic devices striding determinedly down narrow walkways without a care in the world. This total disregard for the small human that you’re busily growing inside you can wind even the most placid of mamas-to-be up into a frenzied puddle of angry hormones but, here’s the thing: your pregnancy isn’t everyone’s first priority and how much can we really blame perfect strangers for not holding your impending bundle of joy in the forefronts of their mind? Continue reading

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HOW TO AVOID BEING A MUM WHO’S A BIT OF A DICK

In good news, parenting is a rapidly changing landscape. Generally speaking, over the last two years there’s been a revolution amongst mothers in particular that has seen them embrace the sisterhood over the motherhood. We’re not lending our support to women because they’re mothers as much as we’re lending our support to women because they are women. That means we’re spending less time defining them by the kind of mother they are and the way they choose to parent and more time celebrating the fact that, as women, we are all in this together and frankly, we need all the love, support, good vibes and fanny power we can get.  Continue reading

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DUMPED BY MY CLEANER & OTHER MIDDLE CLASS PROBLEMS

Yesterday, I was dumped by my cleaner. By text. The shame. I wouldn’t mind except that she was the only cleaner I’ve ever had that cleaned my house like I would. Yes, she was completely unreliable and, despite the fact that she only came once a fortnight (which was more like once a month by the time she cancelled and rescheduled), I held on to her because, well, cleaning my house just once a month is probably more than I would do left to my own devices. Anyway, it’s all moot now – she’s dumped me. I’m 34 weeks pregnant and cleanerless. As far as middle class problems go, it’s definitely up there.  Continue reading

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WHY MY MARRIAGE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MY KIDS

It seems obvious to me but sometimes I look around and I wonder whether I’m weird. I’ll be honest, my husband thought I was weird at first too but this is what I believe: my marriage is more important than my kids. I’m not suggesting I love my kids less than I love my husband. I’m not sure any love for a human that you didn’t heave out of your fanny can come even close to that instinctive, overwhelming, unconditional love you feel for your kids but that’s kind of the point. Right? Continue reading

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WHO IS // JENNY RAYMOND

Jenny Raymond is one of those people that’s quietly pretty damn impressive. Founder of Mamazou.com – a social hub for parents – Jenny is all about supporting her fellow small-havers. After having her daughter, Jenny (much like the rest of us) spent most of her time tearing her hair out with worry and ‘googling’ and checking out Netmums and Mumsnet for all the advice she could get regarding how to keep her Small alive. Her experience on such sites was mixed: not always friendly, or indeed helpful; quick to judge and cliquey. So, like many #mumbosses before her, she decided to create her own. Taking on the giants of parenting forums is no easy task and while Jenny may come across as quite shy, she’s fiercely determined to make sure that Mamazou.com is a safe, social, judgement-free space for parents to support each other.

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MY BIG FAT PREGNANCY

I’m 33 weeks pregnant. I think. It might be 32. To be honest, it’s the second child so I’m not 100% sure how pregnant I am. I could sit down and work out the dates, but I tend to gauge how pregnant I am by the efficiency of my pelvic floor. By those standards, I’m pretty frickin’ pregnant. Needless to say, I’m also pretty large and, while I know that my body is an amazing thing (I mean, it’s building a human atom by atom), I’m also developing a fairly complicated relationship with it as it changes…changes that are happening beyond my control. Continue reading

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#STEAM’ING THROUGH A TUESDAY MORNING

I can’t be the only mama that hates craft. The thought of painting, cooking, baking, sticking and gluing with a toddler is usually enough to drive me to a strong drink and lie down. It’s all tied up with my issues around control and largely it comes down to one thing: the mess. I just can’t enjoy watching glitter go everywhere. Or glue go in hair. Or paint on the walls. I wish I could. I really wish I could relax and enjoy the crazy chaos but it’s like listening to nails scratching down a blackboard. Thank god for Nanny – she does all the crafty stuff and for that I shall always be grateful. Continue reading

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WHO IS // ANOUSHKA BEAZLEY

A lot of the time I get introduced to amazing mamas through other amazing mamas that I know well and love. While this is one of my favourite things, it’s also pretty cool to be able to usher a mum into the #sisterhood fold who perhaps is a little new to the mama scene. Ladies and gents, mums and dads, let me introduce you to London-based mama and author of my new favourite book The Good Enough Mother (available on Amazon) – Anoushka Beazley. I was given the book by my husband’s best friend, via my husband who handed it to me with a mumble about how I should read it because Ben (his best friend) knows I’m into mums. I mean, he isn’t wrong, I just think there’s a better way of phrasing it. Anyway, I digress. Anoushka has created a book about a mother yes, but more importantly a woman, that’s laugh-out-loud in a dark and satirical kind of way…a little bit like motherhood now that I come to think of it. Anyway, read on. She’s ace.

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GO HYPNO…YOU WON’T REGRET IT

If the people who know me well were surprised I was going for a home birth, it was nothing compared to the shock they hid (with varying degrees of success) when I told them I was also going to do hypnobirthing. I was met with many slightly cocked heads, covered in polite smiles and quizzical eyes. You see, I guess they don’t see me as the ‘hypnobirthing type’. I can’t blame them…if you don’t know anything about hypnobirthing you could be forgiven for assuming it’s a bit vagina-whispery and a lot of bollocks. Continue reading

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WHO IS // LAUREN DERRETT

There’s been a real revolution recently surrounding mamas. The world is starting to wake up to the fact that being pregnant, or having a baby doesn’t immediately cancel you out as a human. It doesn’t mean that we don’t like nice stuff or treats or little boxes of love that make you realise that someone, somewhere hasn’t forgotten about you. The Whole 9 Months was founded on this principle. The mama behind it, Lauren Derret, wanted to  show mamas-to-be that there was still room to make them feel special with gorgeously curated gifts for them. We’re big fans of these ‘doula boxes’ and we’re delighted to feature Lauren in our WHO IS// blog.

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SCHOOL DAZE

I’ve come to realise that this parenting thing is a steep and oh, so constant learning curve. We never have it nailed. Just as we get them sleeping, we need to get them eating. Then they need to walk and talk and before you know it you’re trying to convince them to use a toilet rather than curling down a turd in the middle of the local library (true story). None of this is easy; it keeps you on your toes and, in moments of quiet reflection (read: rocking back and forth in the corner asking, “When will this be over?) you’ll wonder if you’ll ever be able to rest easy again. Continue reading

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WHY I’M HOME BIRTH BOUND THIS TIME ROUND

Three years ago I would have sold my bodily organs before I considered giving birth at home. I thought it was a bonkers idea – something that women who ate hemp and tofu off well-polished rose quartz crystals did in between Oms and tantric sex. Yes, I was obnoxious, judgemental and oh, so very wrong. This time around, I’m avoiding hospitals like Zika-infested mozzies. Why? Not because hospital births are wrong or less good; not because I know ‘better’, but because I’m changing what didn’t work FOR ME the first time around. Continue reading

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WHO IS // KEELY COBURN

Every now and again you meet a mama who you kind of fall a little bit in love with, you know, in a totally spirit animal kind of way. For me, that happened at a Mothers Meeting Business Club when I happened to sit next to the gorgeous Keely Coburn. Mama to three girls, including twins, Keely founded Mama’s Little Secret when she struggled to find breastfeeding tops that were stylish and practical and despite having twins attached to both boobs most of the time, she launched her first collection. Since then, she’s grown her business between the naps and nappies…and what’s more she’s a bloody lovely lady.

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IT’S A SLIPPERY (WATER) SLIDE INTO BECOMING THAT FAMILY

We’ve only gone and done it. You know those hotels? The ones we’ve spent our entire adult life avoiding? The hotels packaged up with charter flights and transfer coaches all wrapped up in a kids club bow with nightly entertainment (God help us)? Yep, well we’ve just thrown our hard earned cash at one of those happy, jolly, Butlins-in-the-sun, type places and, you know what, I couldn’t be more excited. Continue reading

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WHY WE MUST USE OUR GIRL GANG POWER FOR GOOD

Girls…we’re a tricky breed. Put a bunch of us in a room together and it will either be the best, most inspiring and heartwarming night of your life, or it’ll be a Hunger-Games-style, fight to the death, bitch-fest. It’s a sad but true fact that, for some reason, the female of the species have been socially programmed to be, at best, wary of each other and, at worst, downright suspicious and mistrustful. Continue reading

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#OOTD // JUST POLLY

When the lovely Polly Hayward of Just Polly (have you seen our WHO IS // interview?) offered to send me some clothes in an effort to yank me out of my fashion-induced grump, I couldn’t resist. There are some SUPER beautiful pieces on her website but, for the sake of practicality (and for what I could get the MOST wear out of) I went for the ace Michèle Culottes (£55.00), the Kimmy Skirt (£32.00 // currently on sale), and the  Fran Striped tee (£40.00).

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WHO IS // POLLY HAYWARD

If you read this blog regularly, you’ll remember my recent rant about the lack of decent, well-priced, style-conscious maternity wear. Well, like manna from heaven, the lovely Polly Hayward contacted me and offered to send me some pieces from her own maternity collection Just Polly. These pieces go to show that being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style and as if that wasn’t enough, they’re totally comfortable too.

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KIDS ON INSTAGRAM? BIEN SUR

You may, or may not, have heard that the French have got their pantalons in a bunch over the whole ‘posting images of your kids online’ thing as they pass a law allowing kids to sue their parents for posting pics of them online. This week, the ever brilliant Mother Pukka expressed her feelings on the matter eloquently: Instagram is the modern day photo album and as long as we can make the assumption that (most) parents are making choices based on love for their kids, we can let them make their own decisions about whether to post or not. Non?

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WHAT DO YOU MEAN I’M NOT ACTUALLY A SUPERHERO?

I’ve said it a million times: mamas are superheroes. What I appear to have forgotten is that this is more of a metaphor than a statement of fact to be taken literally. The last 24 hours have proved to me that while my mental strength, emotional capacity and physical stamina are pretty damn awesome, they are not in fact, infallible. There is such a thing as ‘too much’ and, as I sit on my sofa feeling like a 300-year old woman with concrete blocks for legs and a stomach full of drawing pins, I’m feeling a little foolish. Continue reading

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WHO IS // MARK LEMON

Mark Lemon is the author of the increasingly popular Otis & Thea Lemon book series. A dad of two (Otis & Thea!) he penned his children’s books while commuting to Cardiff where he worked as a Retail Operations Manager in a shopping centre. Fast-forward a few months and this #dadpreneur has launched Lemon Drop Books, self-published two successful books with a third on the way and taken the leap to authoring full time. We bloody love featuring the dads as well as the mums and this dad is definitely one to watch in 2016.

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A WHOLE SEASON IN ONE DAY

Summer in London is by far my favourite day of the year. There is no doubt that it elevates the spirits of all Londoners by at least 45% meaning that they go from sociopathically unfriendly to merely indifferent. Which is always nice. Of course, this doesn’t apply to Londoners on the tube when it’s hot. They get worse – they turn feral. And they smell even worse. Continue reading

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LIES, ALL LIES

It seems that today, every time I’ve spoken to my toddler a lie has popped out. I’ve told an unprecedented amount of fibs. I’ve told so many, I keep checking the mirror to examine the length of my nose. My toddler has been (mis)guided through today by a parent who will literally say ANYTHING to avoid a tantrum. So, just to make you all feel a little bit better about yourselves, here are the lies I’ve told. Continue reading

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PISSED OFF AND PREGNANT

I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about pregnancy. I mean really…who the chuff designed this thing? Humans are, without doubt, the most inefficient breeders. Not only is pregnancy riddled with some serious malfunctioning shit, at the end of it you only have two pretty terrifying options: heave the new human out of your woman funnel or have someone cut you open and pull it out. After all these years, surely we could have evolved a more appealing method?

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WHO IS // LAURA WILLIAMS

Laura Williams is the founder of The Modern Nursery and all-round #mumboss oozing style, cool and sass. Having ditched her enviable job at leading British fashion brand, Burberry, after the reality of parenting and working became about as much fun as drinking bin juice, she launched The Modern Nursery. This is a beautiful shop for all things kids – think clean, Scandi-inspired style with more than a touch of pretty. We bloody love mamas building their own empires between naps and nappies so ladies and gents…let us introduce you to Laura Williams.

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A HARD PILL TO SWALLOW

I’ve been pretty open about the fact that I’ve got a history of depression. It’s not a dramatic one. Four or five episodes of depression in the last 10 years. Usually it goes hand in hand with winter. I guess I’m just not one for dark evenings, morning, and rainy days…so sue me! When it happens I go on the pills, I do some therapy and I get through it. More often than not I’m off the pills in 6-8 months and getting on with things, confident in the knowledge that the civil war in my brain is over, until the next time. And it’s likely there will be a next time so I keep the watchtower manned, constantly looking for signs of ambush. Continue reading

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MATERNITY WHERE?

I’m not totally against getting fat when pregnant. I mean, I don’t love seeing cellulite appear on my thighs, arms, ears and last time I checked, I wasn’t growing a human in my ass so I’m not entirely sure why that’s getting bigger as well, but in general, I’m at peace with the reality that my body is currently hijacked and out of my control. I’m not going to be pregnant for ever and, if I’m honest, there’s only so many packs of fizzy strawberry laces I can eat before all my teeth fall out so, when that happens, my weight will probably level out a little. But, the one thing that really, really pisses me off is that the fashion industry is still struggling to help me brand this new bodacious, curvaceous, human building bod. Continue reading

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WHO IS // HANNAH SAUNDERS

Hannah Saunders may be a mama but she hasn’t abandoned her partying ways. Founder of Big Fish Little Fish, she’s gone from being a 24hr party person to a 2-4 hour party person and what a successful shift it’s been. Putting on raves for Small people, Saunders has gone out of her way to recreate the anarchic, free and energetic atmosphere of those long-gone all night dance sessions we once enjoyed meaning we can revel in nostalgia (without the hangover) while our kids run themselves ragged. That, my friends, is what they call a win-win. Having launched in Brixton, Big Fish Little Fish now offer events across the country giving parents and Smalls something different to fill their weekends with. Here’s to Hannah…the party mama.

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THE BATTLE OF WATERPOO

Being a parent is a steep learning curve. By the time you get to toddler-hood, the milestones may be further apart but the curve is just as damn steep and most of the time I spend my life desperately grasping on to anything I can to stop myself from sliding all the way back down. Whatever you call it – poor adulating, not parenting the shit out of life – it all amounts to the same thing: sometimes this child-rearing thing bites us on the ass and then kicks us when we’re down. Continue reading

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MAKE LIKE A TREE AND LEAVE? OR NOT?

So, the second Small is coming. Once again, we are about to embark on a journey that, the first time around, shook us to our very core. I’d be lying through my slightly neglected teeth if I said I wasn’t nervous. Two and half years after our first foray into parenting, we are just about getting it together. I think I’m finally at peace with the fact that it really is possible for something to be the very best thing you’ve ever done while simultaneously being the very hardest, dirtiest, most exhausting thing you’ve ever done. Yawn. Sniff. *wipes greasy hair from unwashed forehead* Continue reading

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WHO IS // CLIO WOOD

This week’s WHO IS feature is dedicated to a Clio Wood – founder of &Breathe post natal retreat – a post-natal getaway joint in a beautiful corner of France dedicated to helping the whole family reboot after project procreation. Now, if that’s not a kick-ass idea, I don’t know what is. With ample childcare options, a focus on mindfulness and a dedication to helping you physically and mentally recover, this is one place I wish I’d known about the first time around. Clio is a mama, a Cambridge graduate, a designer and an all round super human. Here’s a little more…

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FRIYAY? WHATEVER.

It’s Friday. This is usually a day of joy for me. It’s the one day of the week where I get to be in my own house, on my own and get a shit load of whatever the fudge I like done. Mostly I work but sometimes work can bore off and instead I head to the supermarket and buy a big bar of Dairy Milk, a bag of fizzy strawberry laces and Grazia. Judge away. I don’t care. Friday is my day…but not this Friday. Not today. Continue reading

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WHY I’M MY OWN BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

I should preface this by saying that it isn’t a post about motherhood, or parenting, or Smalls. This is a post about me. I suppose, in some ways, it links to my journey as a mother but essentially, this is about me as a human and why sometimes I look at the world around me and I just want to scream. It’s a pretty personal post but one that I’m almost certain you, or someone you know, will relate to.  Continue reading

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iPHONE MAMA…YOU’RE DOING SOMETHING AWESOME

I know lots of mamas just like me. These are mamas that work but don’t go to work. These are mamas that work with a baby on the boob. They write emails while making banana porridge and use the temporary silence that Octonauts brings  to bash out a day’s worth of work. They build empires via their smart phone in the spaces between naps and nappies. These are the stay-at-home-working-mamas (SAHWM). This blog is for you. Continue reading

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ACHY-BREAKY TEETH

I broke my daughter. I know it’s inevitable that eventually, she was going to break or hurt or cut something open. It was inevitable that, eventually, there would be blood and tears and trips to the emergency room but I didn’t expect her damage to be so permanent, or so visible. Continue reading

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NOTHING TO SHOUT ABOUT?

There’s loads of stuff I do as a mama that I’m not TOTALLY proud of. I almost certainly give her fish fingers and baked beans way too much, I’m not great a taking the time to get stains out of her clothes properly, I’m pretty slack on the TV, I occasionally skip pages during her bed time story, I let her watch Peppa Pig on the iPhone while I race around M&S trying to find bras for my ever burgeoning breast and *whispers furtively* I shout.  Continue reading

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NOT SO SMUG NOW: THE SEQUEL

I’m sorry I’ve been giving you all the silent treatment recently. It’s not you; it’s me. I just needed time. And some space. And a little bit of distance. In truth, you wouldn’t have wanted to hear my outpourings of the last two months. Mostly because they were physical outpourings made up of any food I dared to eat because, and here’s the rub of it, I’m planning Not So Smug Now: The Sequel. I’ve spent the last six weeks vomiting and writhing in all sorts of dramatic nausea induced agony as my inner-universe worked its socks off growing another Small.  Continue reading

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WHO IS // LAUREN TAYLOR

I’ve always been a little nervous about reviews – what if the stuff they send me is shit? Balancing integrity and the lovely feeling you get when you receive free stuff is a professional minefield but this wasn’t a problem when it came to Kokoso Baby. The lovely #mumboss Lauren Taylor had just launched her coconut oil company and was blazing the trail. Yes, we were cooking our vegan curries in it but we weren’t yet slathering it all over our babies and ourselves. She changed all that, and Kokoso Baby is now kicking ass in Boots stores all over the country. So, join me as we find out WHO // IS Lauren Taylor, the beauty behind Kokoso Baby.

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WHO IS // MOTHER OF ALL LISTS

Oh how we love Mother of all Lists. Based largely on the theory that baby brain can cope with little else than well-constructed and humorous lists, Clemmie Telford’s blog has blossomed into the go-to blog for sleep-deprived, humour-hunting mamas. Also, she’s a great laugh and the unofficial poster girl for The Body Coach (have you seen that AMAZING picture!?) and one of my fave mama-bloggers. This isn’t a list, but it’s pretty damn good anyway…

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NOT THE HUNGER GAMES

There have been two stories recently that have made me get my panties in a bunch. I don’t mean in a punch-the-wall kind of way but in a that’s-a-bit-of-a-dick-move kind of way. First there was the broo-ha-ha about The Motherhood Challenge, then there was Nicole Kidman and her views on being a working mama. The theme between them all was the same: let’s pit women against women and see what happens. Think of the Likes! Think of the Comments! Continue reading

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CAGE FIGHTING IKEA STYLE

There are certain experiences in life that change us. This change can be temporary or permanent. Travelling the world alone at eighteen, for example, induces a permanent change, often for the better. There are, however, certain situations that we find ourselves, in which it is necessary to adapt our outlook on a more temporary basis in order to survive. Taking the bus home at rush hour in the rain, sitting in traffic jams with family, listening to political speeches: these all require an element of adaptation without which we would simply lose our minds. Continue reading

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WHO IS // SUSIE J VERRILL

Susie J Verrill burst onto the blogging scene with My Milo and Me following the birth of her son, Milo (whom she had with her Olympic gold medallist husband, Greg Rutherford). Like the rest of us, she was bored with the fact that motherhood online didn’t seem to represent her – where were the red-lipped, nike-wearing women who happened to be parents? Where were they hiding? Well, through her blog she found us and we couldn’t be happier about it. Her blog is sassy, rude, funny and oh so real. So, let’s go down the rabbit hole and find out, cock-rings and all, who is Susie J Verrill…

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THAT SNEAKY LITTLE BITCH #BLUEMONDAY

Blue Monday seemed like an appropriate time to ‘fess up about some stuff. While everyone else is trying to bring a little colour to your life on what is apparently the most depressing day of the year, I’m hear to say: You know what? January can suck. It’s cold, it’s dark, it’s notoriously low on the money front and depression is real. So if you’re feeling like shit and wondering what the hell happened to you then maybe my little confession will make you feel a little less alone and, in a roundabout way, make you a little less blue. Continue reading

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WHO IS // THE DOUBLE MAMA

Siobhan Miller is one of those annoyingly beautiful people on the inside and out. She’s got this sort of calm aura which you can’t help but get sucked into from which, highly strung people like me, could learn a great deal. I think I’m busy. I am living everyday on a paradise island with a full entourage to cater to my every need compared to this lady. With an 8 year old, a 9 month old and the third on the way, she did what we’d all do: took on a degree in Psychology, ran her blog The Double Mama, launched a couple of amazing charity appeals and has most recently set up her own hypnobirthing business, The Positive Birth Company. Read on to find out what fuels this mama’s insatiable appetite for life.

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WHAT I DISCOVERED THIS CHRISTMAS

For the first time in our adult life, myself and Jimmy-Plays-Bass woke up in our own house on Christmas morning. After years of spending 8 nights in 6 different beds, driving over 700 miles to visit family in Yorkshire, Devon, Kent and the West Midlands, throwing an inordinate amount of money and cat sitters, not to mention putting our marriage on the line each and every time we got in the car to face the Christmas traffic demons, we finally put our foot down. We chained ourselves to our bed posts and burned our bras (not really) and made the mountain come to Mohammed. Here’s what I learned (in no particular order)

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JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO

How lucky we are as women today, right? How awesome is it that we can go to school, study what we like, vote in elections, build a career, own property, marry who we want, make a family, go back to work, earn our own money? I mean, honestly, when Emmeline Pankhurst donned her sash, raised her placard and demanded the vote for women, how on earth could she have known what she started? Continue reading