Honest Mum

Why Having Kids Doesn’t Change Your Personality

Close mates of mine are considering trying for bambinos soon and they've been asking me questions, a lot of questions, so this post is for them, and for you, if you're worried that having babies might take over your brain and warp who you are.
Looking For The Postman

Seven Steps To Being Creative When You’re A Tired Parent Who Just Wants to Crash Out

Welcome to the latest installment of Who's The Daddy, a feature which shines the spotlight on the most talented Daddy bloggers, worldwide. It's an honour to welcome the talented Grant Robson of Looking For The Postman with his guest post: Seven Steps To Being Creative When You’re A Tired Parent Who Just Wants to Crash Out.
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How to Encourage Creativity in Children

As a natural, born creative I love nothing more than spending my days writing, producing videos, directing and generally immersing myself in creative projects. I'm so pleased that mine and my husband's creative genes have been passed down to my two sons, Oliver and Xander too.
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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Am I Really An Adult Already?

So today I bumped into an old boyfriend in the post office, as you do (this never happens). It was really sweet seeing him again, especially as the last time we met up was about 17 whole years ago-and now we're 35 and 36 respectively. Wow.
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Raising Modern Sons

Boys, as with girls, are individuals, their personalities and interests vary from child to child based on character, along with socio-economic and cultural influences- yet both sexes are frustratingly so often confined and limited, made to conform to stereotypical gender-specific notions (many archaic and not relevant to today) with children being defined by their sex, homogenised by assumptions and labels.
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My 5 Top Tips To Help Kids Learn A Musical Instrument

There are so many benefits to learning and playing a musical instrument, it really is a gift that lasts a lifetime, a joyous hobby that touches the soul, relaxes the mind and transports you to a different plane.
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Four Creative Hobbies My Kids Love

Just like a bored adult, kids need stimulation, and fun too and while there's a place for watching the box (we adore movies in this house) we love engaging in fun things that help develop little minds and motor skills.
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Party Al Fresco

If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don't, where've you been?!) then you'll know last night saw my family come together for another legendary party at my stunning Auntie Angelou's beautiful home under a marquee in her garden.
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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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Becoming Inspired…

I recently read a superb article in the Guardian on what inspires some of the greatest creatives out there. It got me thinking about what inspires me, whether it's writing a feature screenplay, animation script or this blog right here. Here are my tips to becoming inspired. Happy 2012!
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Directing Music Videos…

Yesterday, I directed a music video.  I mostly direct drama but have made a few music videos in the past (which screened all over the world) and I really love the freedom you have creatively on music promos...