Letting Go…

I’ve had a busy past few months. We’ve moved to a new house, we’ve had visitors almost constantly since January and my husband has started to travel a lot for work. And through all this are my three kids. Amazing and resilient but also all toddlers (3, 1, 1) who are, well, exhausting and a constant…

Taking a Bite Out of Motherhood

MumPowered: THE INTERVIEWS Full Name: Carrie Belcher (previously Wildman) Occupation (outside/during MUM hours): Owner + Creator of Franklin Wolf Kids names: Jasper + Remi Mum of two, Carrie Wildman didn’t exactly put her feet up when she went on Mat Leave. Instead, she decided to channel her knowledge and interests of her work life (she was…

Am I Jealous of You?

As I sit here writing this, it’s after 10 on a weeknight. My hair is a mess, I’m wearing the most unflattering pair of mom jeans and I’m pretty sure I’m on my 4th glass of wine. Not that the wine part is a bad thing but I’ve realised that, having just turned 37, this…

Sex, Lies and Diaper Duty.

I talk to a lot of mums every week…like a lot. And from couples who are “just trying”, to couples who have older children,  sex is a topic that comes up in almost every conversation. Sex is on every couples’ minds. As it should be. It’s the most intimate part of a relationship and its…

Flying with a Baby: Top 5 Tips

Many people love to travel but if you’re a new mum, the prospect of taking a baby (or multiple kids) on a plane can be terrifying. My little guy was just 3.5 months old when he took his first Trans-Atlantic flight. All I could imagine was a screaming baby in my arms while the people…

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…

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….

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…

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…