Honest Mum

The Importance of Self-Care

We're all so busy, parenting is 24/7, even if you're not with your kids for 24/7-it's hard to truly switch off.
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Proud In My Bikini

While in Jamaica something a little bit surprising, and absolutely incredible happened.
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Wonderful Women Interview with Fashion Photographer Holly McGlynn

Holly McGlynn is a Dublin-born, London-living fashion photographer. A graduate from the prestigious Goldsmiths, University of London (where I also received my BA and MA from), she was nominated for the Irish Fashion Photographer of the Year 2014 and 2015.
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Blogging Tips

Yes I'm a full time professional blogger but I'm always learning. Some refer to me as an expert but this is an ever-changing, exciting brave new world so not sure about that but let me tell you, parenting bloggers are HUGELY influential game-changers.
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The Power of Great Girl Friends

I've always been a bit of a girl's girl-I'm still friends with many of my oldest girlfriends from school, sixth form and university then from working in the film industry; I love how empowering good female friends can be! I'd be lost without them!
Oliver and Vicki-Honest Mum

You Don’t Have to Be a Martyr to be a Good Mum

You really don't have to be a martyr to be a good Mum. Despite what the media and anyone without a clue, might tell you. Yes motherhood can be tough but you don't have to stop being YOU to be a good mum.
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Addicted to my Phone???

I have a problem. Lately I seem to be surgically attached to my mobile phone. I think we all are (aren't we?). It's been going on for a while now. I see it up and down the land from playgrounds to boardrooms and I don't want to be that girl.
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Back to Work…(a Bit)

When Alexander was 3 weeks old, I was asked if I could pop by and give a lecture on my career as a writer/director at the Northern Film School/Leeds Metropolitan University. Despite being pretty sleep deprived and foggy headed, I agreed. You see overall I felt great-I was buzzing from the birth and physically and emotionally strong enough to go in for a couple of hours.
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Last Night JLS Phoned My Cousin

Last night something amazing happened. My gorgeous friend Jess Huie (publicist and founder of the wonderful multicultural cards and gift company Colorblind Cards) arranged for JLS, friends of hers to call my younger cousin Solos.
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No Boys Allowed?

I remembered something I read on facebook a few months back, today and it really grated on me. A woman I barely knew but met through other mothers, commented after her 20 week scan that she was, "relieved she was having another girl". It startled me a little.