How does it feel when your hero falls off their pedestal?

  Oh Lance Armstrong, how gutted am I; you were the ultimate in marketing/hope story dreams.  The cancer recovery, the seven wins of the Tour De France (my husband is a fan, and I like the bums), the amazing record. We’ve been listening for years about the fact that it was all a lie, but I admit that I really […]

I’ve been accused of being a ‘Yummy Mummy’; Is that bad?

So a few weeks ago someone made a very pointed comment about not liking a children’s farm that I like because it’s so ‘yummy mummy’. Clearly I was being accused of being a ‘yummy mummy’ and not in a good way. To be honest, I was kind of ‘why would you bother to let me know that you don’t approve […]

Problem Corner: Lost Myself and Can’t Find My Feet

The Problem I received an email from a Mum a week or so ago that reminded me so much of what many of us feel at times in our lives: I feel like I’ve lost myself and really can’t do anything, be a good mum, work or even decorate our house which we moved in last year. I don’t really think […]

#DoSomethingYummy: A Warning From My Childhood: The Cinderella Complex

This post is being written as part of the blog prompt for #DoSomethingYummy  from Typecast which is the campaign for CLIC Sargent Charity for children with cancer.  I’ve picked the prompt ‘What kind of family did you grow up in? ‘ I did some research into CLIC and found this info on their site ….. As the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent is […]

How To Be A Good Mother: I have the answer

I reckon I know ‘How to be a good mother’. Mind you I don’t reckon I get it right all the time. But I do think I know what I did when I don’t get it right. Ironically, I was approached for that Channel 4 program with Sharon Horgan on ‘How to be a good mother’.  I was hesitant initially, […]

An Alternative to New Years Resolutions: Your Top 3 Life Priorities

I’m not a fan of New Years Resolutions, I think it’s a time for a detox, clear out and rest. Goals can just add to the weight of things we don’t achieve as Mums. What I use are ‘Life Priorities’   Life Priorities help you to organise your time, energy and money spends for the year ahead and only focus […]

I realised I’m lost without my iPhone!

So I thought I was doing pretty well to go on holiday for 2 weeks and hardly touch my phone at all.  I kept thinking about how well I was doing ‘unplugged’. I was ignoring the quick check of my iPhone in the evenings.  Plus the growing sense of desperation as the button on my iPhone got worse and worse, […]

Do You Choose To Not Inconvenience Your Family?

I’ve made a massive shift recently and am now listening to myself a lot more.  I’ve decided that talking to myself might be a sign of madness, however as it works when I recommend things to my clients, it would probably work for me too!  So big in the Mummy Whisperer manifesto is for Mums to think about themselves FIRST […]

The Mummy Whisperer Blog is now available on Amazon Kindle!!!!

Oooooh, I’m a ‘proper’ writer, I’m a ‘proper’ writer!!!  Can you tell I’m a little excited? Many years ago I did Maths, Physics and English ‘A’ levels, because as a girl if they saw any sign you could possibly do science, they heavily ‘encouraged’ you to do it in my school (there were still only a few of us though). […]

Seriously, Why Am I Crying, He’s Just Starting School?!!!

I cried the last morning morning I dropped curly headed boy at nursery 8 weeks ago. I cried when I picked him up. I cried when I bought his school uniform 3 weeks ago. I cried when I cuddled him last night. And I cried when I dropped him off this morning at primary school. Seriously, what a sap!  Luckily […]