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…

Mummy & Mimmy: (Gay) Parenting

Arriving at a campsite recently I went to reception to book us a pitch: ‘2 adults, a dog and a baby under 1 please’. When it was all sorted the lady, opening the gate for the van, said, ‘Ok, tell him to drive down’. By him, of course, she meant my assumed male partner and…

My Love/Hate Relationship with Breastfeeding.

  I am a new mom. My babe is now 14 months old. She is a happy, healthy little bundle of fun. Just walking and starting to explore the world around her. I’ve breastfed my daughter since day 1. Entering pregnancy I honestly didn’t have much of an opinion about breastfeeding. I’ve seen family and…

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…

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…