Why we’re launching an online womens club

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Some of you might know that Guilty Mothers Club was originally a supper club which was run locally in Manchester. The idea was to bring women together to try and figure out how working motherhood could, well, work. Now, four years on, we’re making some big changes and re-launching as an online womens club. Here’s the story and why we’ve … Read More

Alternative ideas for advent

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I’m a huge fan of Christmas and over the years have concocted plenty of random and alternative ideas for advent. They sometimes leave my husband rolling his eyes, I think if he got his way we’d be right back to a chocolate advent calendar bought half price on Dec 2nd. Anyhow, I thought I’d share some alternative ideas for advent … Read More

Can we talk more about post natal anxiety?

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I’ve always been scared of post natal depression, terrified actually. My Mum suffered with it quite badly, I know friends who have been there, I kind of feel close to the edge most weeks and wasn’t sure I could get much closer. So after Raffi I was pretty relieved that I felt great. Really positive, happy, o.k despite no sleep … Read More

Finding a way to live in the moment

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Sometimes I find it hard to live in the moment. With three kids under six my ‘moments’ include pulling my eldest away from literally climbing up the door frame like Spider girl whilst taking tea out the oven whilst attempting to wipe my 2yo’s bum – who is potty training and enjoying the habit of getting up too soon to … Read More

Why the “Insta-Mum backlash” is a positive thing

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“Insta-mums are slammed by ordinary mothers” shouts the headline from our old favourite The Daily Mail. Describing a pretty un-headline worthy conversation on a Mumsnet forum. Don’t bother looking it up, it’s really not worth your time. Yes, there are some potentially unhelpful comments. Yes, I am in total agreement that as women and mothers we need to stick together … Read More