My toddler’s an asshole.

Yes – it’s not a typo. At this moment there is no more accurate word to describe him. Now before everyone gets their phones out to call social services, I LOVE my son. And to be fair to him, he still has his lovely moments when he can make my heart melt with as simple…

Mummy & Mimmy: One couple’s story of making a baby – the gay way.

I always wanted to be a mum. I knew that from very early on and I imagined that some day I would have that chance. Being gay didn’t affect that but it did make it a ‘thing’ which needed consideration, research, planning and, of course, money. Fortunately my partner (and now wife, Stacey) wanted the…

The Great Working Mum Dilemma

  It’s a great dilemma indeed. A daunting choice of going back to work post mat-leave or deciding to take the career risk of staying at home with the kids. Or is there some option in between? Almost three years after having my first child, the question is no longer “to work or not to…

Multiple Mum: Naomi Bailey

MumPowered: THE INTERVIEWS Name: Naomi Bailey Mum of: Reuben, Emily, Carey, Grace This story is the stuff of urban legends and whispers of the unthinkable at pre-natal classes. Imagine going to a pregnancy scan for your second child and finding out that you were actually pregnant with THREE! This actually happened, to a lovely, unassuming young…

Are we the loneliest generation of mums?

  As I read through the headline splashed across some of the newspapers this week – “A shocking 92 percent of mums feel lonely” –I can’t help but feel the need to say, “well duh!” I guess I just find it hard to believe that with all the websites, blog posts, vloggers, Instagram dailies etc….

The Morning Maker: Bex Walker

MumPowered: THE INTERVIEWS Name: Rebecca Walker Company: BEXFAST Mum of: Daughter, Tyler Drew All of us mums (unless you’re an absolute body goddess), have battled with the post-baby bulge and at one point realised that our habit of eating cake every day during pregnancy, sadly, can’t last. So once bubba is born, we – mostly…

Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves…

Welcome to MumPowered: The Blog Frankie and I have been friends for over 7 years and one of the key reasons for that is we have always fed off each other’s positive energy. Our belief that we can ‘do it all’ has come from the stories of the many extraordinary women in our lives. In…

My Grandma: Lessons of a Mom and Legend

My last remaining grandparent is my grandma, Betty Patton. She’s still a young pup. She’s only 85. I say only because these days, 80 is the new 65 and she’s living proof.  She travels, she’s part of a few social clubs, and she’s always on the go. She owns a beautiful apartment with a patio…

It’s Been a Long, Tough Summer

Hello…it’s been a while. I’ve been busy. I gave birth to twin girls over a month ago. They were born at 30 weeks plus 6 days. The doctors won’t allow me to round up to 31 weeks as apparently that one day makes a huge difference. I’ve written this entry a hundred times and each…

My Life in Cute Yoga Pants – The Not-So Yummy Mummy 

My son is now almost 14 months old. After my first year of being a mother I can say that almost every aspect of my life has changed. Most of it is for the better…except one part. When I had visions of myself as a mum (long before I was even pregnant) I always thought…

Flying with a Baby: Tips from a mum who’s been there.

Many people love to travel but if you’re a new mum, the prospect of taking a baby on a plane (especially a long-haul flight) can be terrifying. Being a Canadian living in the UK, I have to travel frequently to see my family back home. My little guy was just 3.5 months old when he…

Getting your body back….or not…post pregnancy.

This isn’t a post about my triumphant return to pre-pregnancy form. This is a real-life version of how much it hurts and how much time it takes an average gal (I consider myself an average body size) to get back into her ‘pre-pregnancy’ jeans. It takes months. Seriously…months. Now I’m not writing this to discourage…