Guest Posts

Loo Loo Mummy to the rescue [guest post]

Loo Loo Mummy to the rescue [guest post]

Babies have been born since the dawn of time, yet we still seem unable to facilitate clean, accessible baby change facilities for both mums, dads and carers. How is this even possible when we are in the 21st century? It’s crazy to think scientists are […]

#meetoo: How A Gymnast Made Me Flip

#meetoo: How A Gymnast Made Me Flip

I feel compelled to write this blog. Never before have so many words and thoughts flooded my synapses- like a blur of how the blog should look, what I need to say. It’s a tough subject matter and it starts with me sharing views I […]

The Only Girl in the House

The Only Girl in the House

I am wholly outnumbered in my own home. It is an entirely unfair 4-1 divide of the sexes. There is my partner Colin, my two sons Ruairidh and Harrison and even our pet rat Remy is a boy. Yes there are times where I would […]

How do we raise them to be healthy strong independent individuals confident in their own skin?

How do we raise them to be healthy strong independent individuals confident in their own skin?

Inspired by international women day and the fact that I am raising two girls aged 6 and nearly 10. My youngest recently told me watch the Little Mix music video for Black Magic. I actually couldn’t believe what I was watching!! Now maybe I am […]

A Who’la?!

A Who’la?!

The doula, one of the many enigmas of birth. Who is she? What does she do? Why should I consider one? The idea of a doula can initially pose more questions than answers but once you’ve broken through the unknown aspects the role begins to […]

Feeding the family: Getting the balance right

Feeding the family: Getting the balance right

Getting the balance right when working, juggling looking after children and trying to get that home cooked meal on the table for everyone can sometimes feel impossible. My girls are ages 6 and 9 1/2 (that 1/2 is VERY important!!) since their arrival in our […]

You can’t always get what you want…

You can’t always get what you want…

The title of this post could refer to an awful lot of things in life but as our February theme is Work, I’m talking about flexible working and maternity discrimination and frankly it’s more what we need than want that isn’t being made available. What […]

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

When I was 12 I was given a school project to write an autobiography. One of the chapters was, ‘my earliest memory’, and so as a big sister I wrote about the arrival of my wee brother when I was 3. But it wasn’t my memory, […]

Can you really have it all? The reality behind being a working mum

Can you really have it all? The reality behind being a working mum

First of all being a mother is being a mother – working or stay at home, we are all still mums. We are all struggling (if you are not, please tell the rest of us what you are doing differently) but I wanted to set […]

WHEN IS A WORKING MOTHER NOT A WORKING MOTHER?

WHEN IS A WORKING MOTHER NOT A WORKING MOTHER?

I’ve often heard mums discuss how guilty they feel going to work and leaving their babies behind in the care of others. I don’t remember feeling this guilt when I worked. After my first baby, I took a full year’s maternity leave from my job […]

The Choice

The Choice

OK, so this is a bit of a personal one… THE MAMA I’m Ellen, I’m 34, married to my best bud and Mum to our glorious wee boy, Drew.  I’m a certified over sharer. I don’t really think there’s such a thing as too much information […]

Skincare The Hard Way

Skincare The Hard Way

Skincare isn’t something I’d ever considered important as a teen. I’d get away with using baby wipes as makeup remover, scented products galore and cheap moisturiser for the dry bits. It wasn’t until a year ago, when I was diagnosed with dermatitis, that skincare became […]



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