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…

Go back to work or stay home?

It’s a question that a lot of us mums are asking ourselves as our mat-leaves come to an end. Is it worth going back to work? I write this, sitting at my computer at home, with my 9-month-old son playing with some toys beside me in his high-chair. He’s so damn cute. (yes, I realize I’m bias)….